Head of Business Development - Italy

Location: Italy
Contact: Shaun Mogul
Email: email Shaun
Posted: almost 2 years ago

NextWave Partners is working with a leading developer of renewable energy projects worldwide focusing on onshore wind and solar projects. The company constructs and operates renewable energy assets globally and is committed to delivering its projects to the highest safety standards. NextWave is seeking dynamic and enthusiastic individuals with a strong project development background within the Italian market. Relevant experience within the renewable energy field and a deep passion for renewable energy are imperative.


The Development Executive will be responsible for the complete project development lifecycle from origination to financial close. The successful candidate will be involved in solar PV projects. Activities will cover all aspects of development including PPA negotiations, permitting, commercials, landowner and other stakeholders’ engagement and management, site selection, interaction with national utilities to ensure feasible access to the national grid, various government permitting requirements and a number of private sector permissions. The Development Executive will also be part of the companies bidding efforts and bringing Preferred Bidder projects to Financial Close, as well as supporting other teams/ departments as and when required. The view is for this individual to evolve into a Country Manager for the Italian market.

  • Lead and assist in as well as manage a number of solar projects, referred to below as assigned projects.
  • Deliver assigned projects on time, on-schedule, within budget to agreed quality.
  • Ensure that projects are identified, developed and executed in line with the company ́s corporate values, development goals, objectives, and processes.
  • Permitting: Manage the permitting processes for assigned projects.
  • Site selection
  • PPA Negotiation
  • Commercial Document Preparation


  • Educational background in Engineering (note however that the role does not include detailed engineering design work), Banking, Project finance advisory, or Renewable Energy.
  • Minimum 4-5 years’ experience in renewable power development is required. Solar PV experience preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and be comfortable presenting to management at all levels.
  • Liaise with project stakeholders many of whom are Italian speaking
  • Ability to use Microsoft software packages such as Word, Excel, Outlook is essential and the ability to use specialist software packages e.g. GIS, MS Project, SharePoint is an advantage.
  • Proficiency in French would be a significant advantage.

Reaching out

For a confidential discussion on this or any other opportunities available in the market please contact Shaun Mogul at shaun.mogul@next-wavepartners.com - Direct Line: +65 6340 1913 

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