Project Development Manager

Location: Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States of America
Job Type: Permanent
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Contact: Sana Anjum
Email: email Sana
Posted: about 2 months ago

NextWave Partners USA is working with a global renewable energy player which is backed by a leading international private equity fund through its 5 billion$ impact investment platform. This is a critical role in managing Project Development in the USA. Based in Miami, the Development Manager will be responsible for overseeing the development of the client's portfolio of wind, solar and storage projects in the USA, reporting to the head office in Europe.

The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for delivering projects to RTB, with the day-to-day development undertaken by the client’s partners in the USA (for example through development JVs, brownfield purchase deals, long term portfolio turnkey deals). The candidate will use their experience and intelligence to identify risks, assess the quality of work done by the client’s developers, the quality of projects, and guide the client in understanding the risks that these projects face.  The candidate should have a good network of connections in the development and electricity industry in the USA, covering at least one, but preferably more, TSOs.

Responsibilities

  • Overseeing legal due diligence, negotiations and execution of definitive documentation for M&A, co-investments, JV’s, development opportunities, financing arrangements and operations;

  • Leading negotiations of transaction documentation such as SPAs, MIPAs, DSAs, etc;

  • Overseeing negotiations of project agreements such as EPC, O&M, Asset Management, PPA, financing agreements, etc

  • Supporting the internal business teams including M&A, business development, HR, finance, technical and operations as required;

  • Managing general business matters such as NDAs, leases, supply agreements, employment matters, etc.

  • Staying in front of all energy regulatory frameworks and the commercial impact of legislative changes;

  • First point of contact to handle any potential corporate or subsidiary litigation;

  • Overseeing shareholder matters across relevant jurisdictions where the company has active business activities;

  • Managing all compliance, anti-bribery and corruption, corporate policy implementation and corporate regulatory matters for the company and its subsidiaries;

  • Administering the corporate secretarial processes and working closely with relevant bodies to prepare Board and shareholder resolutions;

  • Handling corporate governance processes and maintaining all governance documentation for multiple entities - proactively updating when changes occur and creating new corporate entities in various jurisdiction when needed;

  • Relationship management with corporate external counsel.

Requirements

  • Analyze development risk in M&A opportunities: identify development progress, risk, remaining development work, time to RTB. The candidate should be comfortable analyzing many projects rapidly during the M&A process and give internal feedback to M&A, development, and management on the consequences of that analysis. The candidate should be able to defend a position vigorously where they feel a risk, or the quality of a project, is not being properly accounted for in internal processes;

  • During development, to represent the client in the USA before relevant stakeholders: developers, local authorities, landowners, utilities & local communities;

  • Share and use industry contacts with generators, distribution companies, TSOs, and developers within the organization and use those contacts to the benefit of the business;

  • Represent the client at meetings with electricity market participants where necessary;

  • Track development status of projects in the client’s pipeline, liaising with developers to help to deliver projects to RTB on time;

  • Project scheduling management through activities definition, sequencing, resources, and duration estimation;

  • Management of relationships with landlords, community, and public relations;

  • Ensure the highest compliance about anti-corruption practices along with the relationship with all the stakeholders;

General Skills / Attributes

  • Master’s degree in engineering, law, or business

  • 10-15 years of energy industry experience in project development

  • Full understanding of the development, construction, and operational processes for solar, wind and storage projects in at least one TSO in the USA

  • Excellent knowledge of renewable energy plants construction, operation, and maintenance

  • Comfortable attending lobbying events at local level for stakeholders

  • Experience with dealing with utilities, distributors developers, and generators and a good network of contacts in those companies

  • An ability to perform at a high level in a matrixed organization, working in inter-departmental teams to achieve objectives

  • Solid communication skills: capability to establish technical discussions in different cultural environments

  • Ability to travel through the USA to meet stakeholders

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and able to conduct business and draft documents in English such language at the highest standard. Spanish proficiency is a plus but not required.

Contact

For a confidential discussion, please send in your CV to Sana Anjum at sana.anjum@next-wavepartners.com or call her at +1 (929) 353-7160 (Direct Line).