Head of Commercial

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Head of Commercial

Are you a leader in renewable energy? We are.

And we are recruiting a Head of Commercial

Come make a difference, find purpose and drive innovation with us.

BayWa r.e. is a growth-driven multinational headquartered in Germany. We operate in 27 countries with 2400 employees.  We are leaders in the renewable energy sector, active in offshore and onshore wind, solar, storage, hydrogen, and bioenergy.   
At BayWa r.e. we are ambitious, reliable, we succeed as a team and inspire others.
Our Australian offices are in Melbourne, Sydney, and regional centres. We have an established team of highly skilled and dedicated professionals growing our business activities, developing, constructing, and operating our renewable generation portfolio.
We succeed as a high-performance team through respectful collaboration, continuous learning and innovation. Our culture is supportive and actively promotes flexibility, wellbeing and work-life balance.

The role

We have a clear mission to grow our Australian business focussing on utility-scale onshore wind, solar and storage.  To support this, we are recruiting for a dynamic Head of Commercial to lead procurement, contracting and construction.
Location for this role is flexible. However you will need to spend time collaborating with our teams in Tasmania, Victoria, NSW and QLD.
This senior role reports to the Managing Director and manages the Construction team.  You will lead the commercial management of development and construction activities including:
  • Driving innovation and excellence
  • Estimating and commercial overview of development and construction activities
  • Leading or supporting the negotiation of landowner agreements to ensure land access within an acceptable commercial framework
  • Establishing robust contractual and risk management frameworks for project delivery.  Ensuring appropriate risk management tools and reporting systems are implemented and project risks are identified, analysed and appropriately managed throughout the project lifecycle
  • Ensuring internal stakeholders understand project risks and are kept informed through use of effective ‘early warning’ and exception reporting systems
  • Preparation and negotiation of all project related contract documentation
  • Maximising shareholder value from development opportunities by managing them from DA approval through to financial close and on to handover to operations including running procurement processes and competitive tendering
  • Delivery of a portfolio of tightly controlled, successful construction projects to achieve the company’s growth strategy and maximise shareholder value
  • Management and resolution of contractual disputes in a professional and commercially responsible manner
  • Liaising with OEM’s to stay up to date with the latest technological developments and make recommendations as to their applicability and potential value
  • Managing external legal support to deliver agreed outcomes
  • Integrating and contributing to the BayWa r.e. legal and technical teams in Australia and internationally
  • Management and coaching of the Construction team to deliver high performance outcomes, including project delivery on time and to budget
  • Adhering to company policies with a strong focus on the environment, and health and safety. 

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Be a commercially astute problem solver with a passion for renewable energy and a desire to share their knowledge
  • Have a minimum 15 years’ experience managing the financial close and delivery of large complex wind and infrastructure projects including the negotiation of contracts for the procurement of equipment, services and grid connection in Australia.
  • Have a deep, broad, and current understanding of renewable energy, such that they can lead estimating, due diligence, procurement, acquisition and contract negotiation
  • Be an experienced manager of high performance teams who naturally uses a coaching leadership style.  You will lead with enthusiasm, compassion, and be a lifelong learner
  • Min honours degree in Engineering, Construction or Law
  • Willing to travel occasionally

Why you should join our team:

  • You want to make a positive contribution to our planet and use your world class commercial knowledge to set new standards in Renewable Energy.  We are the ideal employer for all who want to make a difference and drive innovation for a sustainable future.
  • We provide a flexible working environment so that you can maintain a positive work-life balance.
  • You will be part of the BayWa group, a family of globally successful businesses with revenues of EUR 17.1 billion
Having a diverse workforce is important to us and we actively encourage applications from people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.


Your contact

We look forward to your application! 

If you have any questions about the job offer, please get in contact with us.
  • People and Culture Manager
  • Ms. Desiree Kisnorbo
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