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Technical Asset Manager- Solar

Job Title: Technical Asset Manager- Solar
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South West England, England
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
Duration: Permanent
REF: BBBH25818
Contact Name: Sally Woods
Contact Email: swoods@allen-york.com
Job Published: 5 months ago

Our client is a leading UK-based renewable energy investor. Our client has a dedicated Asset Management team managing a portfolio of assets for their portfolio and third parties.

We are looking for an Asset Manager to join our professional and committed team:

Responsibilities

The successful appointee will take responsibility for the effective and efficient delivery of the commercial management function under the Asset Management agreements for a portfolio of solar PV assets in the UK to protect and enhance their value on behalf of the owners

The Asset Manager will be part of the Asset Management team and will report to the Head of Commercial Asset Management. He will work closely with the wider asset management team and external technical advisers as appropriate

  • Responsible for managing commercial agreements and the compliance of the SPV and the contractors with their contractual obligations including:
  • Power purchase agreements and FIT agreements
  • Ofgem subsidy process
  • Insurance policies and management of claims
  • Meter operator agreements
  • Import electricity agreements
  • Lease agreements and lease payments
  • Loan Agreements
  • Asset Management Agreements
  • Coordination of the formal reporting to the investors by liaising with the Site Management, Operational Performance and Finance Management functions
  • Relationship Management with third party owners
  • Preparation of the annual operating budgets
  • Act as regulatory and electricity market expert within the Asset Management and responsible for issuance of regulatory reports to investors as appropriate
  • Responsible for setting up and managing the Corporate Diary for all SPVs
  • Lead tendering and procurement activities with support of external advisers as appropriate
  • Manage the offsite relationship with the landlords and/or residents and other community relations

Requirements

  • Prospective candidates should be educated to degree level in an engineering or commercial discipline and be able to provide evidence of being / having:
  • An experienced professional with at least 5 years of experience and a demonstrable track record of successfully managing commercial agreements in the electricity industry and experience of setting and managing budgets
  • A good knowledge of the UK electricity market, including contacts with market players, experience of subsidy mechanisms and the relevant administrative processes, and clear understanding of the regulatory principles of the UK market
  • A self-starter with a passion for the renewable energy industry, desire for success and the willingness to challenge the status quo in order to maximise assets' ROI safely following best practise guidelines
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to build rapport quickly and develop long-term relationships with all stakeholder groups. Excellent communication skills and the ability to engage with all stakeholder groups including OEMs, contractors and clients
  • Professionalism, the ability to understand and manage client expectations and deliver high quality service
  • The ability to work with minimum supervision when interfacing with stakeholders but who is also able to work with all members of the group and external client teams as and when necessary to implement initiatives to maximise revenues and optimise performance
  • Robust and resilient character with the ability to operate optimally within a fast-paced, private equity-backed environment