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Commercial Manager/Investment Manager

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Commercial Manager/Investment Manager
Job purpose

  • Lead renewable energy transactions such as project sales or PPAs from initiation to conclusion

  • Own and/or oversee complex financial and commercial analysis and deliver accurate and timely results to enable good decision making

  • Provide commercial leadership across all UK&I activities and take on line-management in the UK&I Commercial team


Job Summary/Key Responsibilities
Transactions (sales, acquisitions, etc.)

  • Leading on delivery of commercial transactions in the UK and Ireland region across project sales and acquisitions. Project by project, establishing early and trust-based relationships with key internal teams, e.g., Development and Legal. Originating transactions, creating value-optimised structures and negotiating to conclusion.


Financial analysis

  • Operating and auditing financial models for project, asset & company valuations (Excel-based or using proprietary Global Economic Model system).

  • Challenging the assumptions used in financial modelling. Driving the analysis to produce insightful output which support decision-making.


Routes to market

  • Leading origination and negotiation of PPAs

  • Devising and delivering competitive bidding strategies (bilateral or auction)

  • Supporting management of offtaker relationships


Business strategies

  • Leading commercial input into business strategy production: understanding and managing internal client needs and delivery to them, researching and producing market, strategic and competitor analysis across several business streams simultaneously, driving market/competitor analysis to generate valuable insights, overseeing input from junior team members


Investor relationships

  • Supporting the management of investor relationships and maintaining a network of investor contacts.


Other opportunities and analysis

  • Providing strategic/commercial input on Thrive (cost reduction) and other value-adding initiatives.

  • Providing commercial analysis for new sites, life extension, repowering, construction, asset management, operations, acquisition and/or new business opportunities.


Team management and coaching

  • Providing line management and coaching to analysts in the Commercial team and mentorship across the wider business.


Processes

  • Ensuring excellence in the implementation of team processes.

  • Leading team process definition and improvement activities


Knowledge requirements
Electricity market

  • Excellent understanding of the electricity market in the UK and Ireland.


Technology

  • An excellent appreciation of the different renewable technologies and business models.


Network

  • A good network of contacts in the renewables industry.


Contracts/transaction structures

  • Understanding of the contractual structures and principles used in project transactions and PPAs.


Experience requirements
Transactions

  • Originating, negotiating and transacting sales and/or acquisitions


Routes to market

  • Originating, negotiating and closing PPAs and other routes to market.


Financial modelling and other analysis

  • Experience using analytical techniques, discounted cashflow modelling and valuations.


People

  • Line management and coaching.


Project management

  • Experience in project management & delivering on multiple competing deadlines.


Skill requirements
Overall

  • Broad range of commercial and technical skills including an understanding of energy value chain economics, financial evaluation process, business case preparation and interpreting complex data.


Modelling and analysis

  • Excellent numeracy and analytic ability along with attention to detail

  • Strong understanding of financial concepts, e.g., discounted cash-flow models

  • Strong Excel/modelling skills, with experience in financial modelling


Communication

  • Excellent communication skills to represent RES credibly and clearly in meetings with clients, suppliers, contractors and other stakeholders.


Negotiation

  • Ability to negotiate commercial deals which optimise risk/reward and deliver best value.


Organisation

  • Excellent organisational skills to meet demanding timescales on several simultaneous activities.



Qualification requirements

  • Educated to at least degree level in a numerate or business subject.

  • Professional qualifications are desirable, though not necessary.



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