Head of Asset Management

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Head of Asset Management - Australia

BayWa r.e. is the home for change makers. We r.e.think energy – how it is produced, stored and can be best used to enable the global renewable energy transition that is essential to the future of our planet.  At BayWa r.e. we effect change globally. With locations in 30 countries, we have over 4,500 people already working across the world, collaborating with local businesses to proactively shape the future of the energy sector.

BayWa r.e. Projects Australia provides an extensive range of services from project development and implementation, to finance and the operation of large-scale solar and wind farms in Australia. Our experienced team, comprised of local and international staff, is there to take care of your project every step of the way.

About the role

This role will be responsible for managing the operation and profitability of the assigned physical assets of the Company and/or its customers. The Asset Manager will report to the assigned Line Manager within the Business Entity IPP and will represent the view of the Asset Owner of the Business Entity IPP (“dotted reporting line” concept, meaning the asset manager provides a clearly defined scope, reports regularly to IPP management. Personnel supervision i.e. salary, leave, etc. done by local legal entity manager). The successful candidate will be responsible for strategic, risk and compliance management. Other responsibilities are identifying and recommending asset optimization strategies to enhance the performance of the operations of the assigned assets, managing relationships with Company service providers and customers/investors, as well as other assigned duties. Please note that this is a 2-year contract role at this stage.

What You Will Do

Key responsibilities
• Responsible for the operational overview of 2-3 IPP owned PV assets (110MW, 105 MW, 20MW) in Queensland and Victoria/Australia.
• Manage local service providers as well as internal and external stakeholders on a regular basis
• Critical review and challenge technical and commercial performance of IPP assets.
• Responsible for monthly asset management reporting and annual budget planning.
• Engage with colleagues to understand and evaluate asset risks and opportunities.
• Manage financial and technical performance tracking of assets against budget and other KPIs.
• Contribute to enhancing best practice methods, valuation processes, knowledge management, internal tools & templates.
• Take ownership of discrete areas of business development work streams and support the wider team in achieving our goals.
• Ad-hoc analyses and research in various relevant markets.
• Participate in a pool of experts from different Business Units to interact and exchange about current and planned activities, best practices, cross functional analyses.
• Mentoring a small team.
• Organizing and implementing a business plan, the annual budget and the 3-year midterm plan that meets the objectives of the customer/investor.
• Monitoring and analyzing the key performance indicators of the asset portfolio and reporting to the customer/investor including the current and forecast performance of investment.
• Represent the company’s interest at the project level to assure maximum profitability and return on investment.
• Maintain thorough awareness of technical, commercial, and financial issues related to assigned projects.
• Strategic management of relevant contracts on asset portfolio level, including execution of tenders and negotiation.
• Optimizing all elements of the assets commensurate with the appropriate risk profile.

What You Bring

• Creative and pragmatic with an ability to find solutions to challenging problems.
• Organised and able to manage multiple projects and stakeholders.
• Ability to translate analysis into practical and implementable recommendations.
• Entrepreneurial thinking and behavior
• High focus on identifying (market) opportunities and managing risks of renewable energy assets.
• High focus on prioritization, communication, organizational and negotiation skills
• High degree of team spirit and ability to work independently.
• Naturally curious, self-motivated and enthusiastic.
• Flexible attitude and ability to be proactive and act on own initiative.
• Ideally good understanding of energy markets.

What We Are Ready To Offer You

  • A flexible working environment so that you can maintain a positive work-life balance.
  • A diverse and inclusive team with a strong culture focusing on employee health and wellbeing.
  • The opportunity to make a positive contribution to our planet and use your knowledge to set new    standards in Renewable Energy


Is This Role The Right Fit For You?

  • Are you interested in working as part of a multi-cultural team environment, with the ability to work with international colleagues across Asia and Europe?
  • Are you a problem solver, able to demonstrate abilities to take on multiple simultaneous issues?
  • Are you flexible in time and location to travel as required? The position is ideally based in Melbourne, but regular travel to project sites is expected during project execution.
Are our values your values?
  • You are ambitious: To make a positive impact in business and beyond. We create meaningful solutions.
  • You are reliable: For our colleagues, partners, and customers we create trust by being responsible.
  • You believe in succeeding as a team: We collaborate in an honest, friendly, and respectful way. We have fun and celebrate our successes.
You matter to us
At BayWa r.e. we are fully committed to fostering equity and inclusion and embrace the diversity, of all our people, both present and those yet to join us!

We welcome applications from everyone, irrespective of gender, gender identity, national origin, religion, social-, cultural-, or ethnic-background, sex, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other status protected by appropriate law. All hiring decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and qualifications. We are dedicated to being an equal opportunity employer for all by providing an inclusive environment free of discrimination or harassment.

If you as an applicant require additional assistance or accommodation throughout the recruitment process, please reach out to us.


We look forward to your application! 

If you have any questions about the job offer, please get in contact with us.

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