Solar Developer

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Solar Developer UK

BayWa r.e. UK Limited is part of the international BayWa r.e. group of renewable energy businesses, with our main office based in Edinburgh, and with other locations in Cork and Glasgow. The BayWa r.e. UK team focuses on wind project development, acquisition and construction, both in the UK and Ireland.  We are excellent listeners and offer a wide range of solutions, perfectly tailored to your specific requirements.

As a result of our continued growth in the UK, we are looking to recruit a Solar Developer to support the project development team with green field development, acquisitions, business case development and solar project pipeline delivery. The team focuses on wind & solar development in the UK & Ireland. Applicants ideally should have a background in solar project management and GIS with two to three years of relatable work experience. The position is for an immediate start based, location flexible (BayWa offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Milton Keynes) with salary dependent on experience.


Your Responsibilities

  • Undertake preliminary PV and wind design layouts through specialist software (eg. pvDesign);
  • Engage with technical team on potential site layouts and initial yield analysis;
  • Communicate and engage with relevant DNOs and National Grid in relation to spare grid capacity and potential connection opportunities for identifying new sites;
  • Progress grid applications with in-house technical support;
  • Communicate and engage with landowners to agree land (heads/option/lease agreements);
  • Create accurate and professional standard site identification maps and reports which can be implemented into internal project approval presentations;
  • Develop a template for identified project sites which clearly and concisely contains GIS site investigation results as well as project details including land, planning and grid connection availability; 
  • Attend and grow network at workshops and industry event.

Your profile

  • You are technically and digitally inclined
  • 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;
  • Active listener that shows they understand and value others’ viewpoint;
  • Structured and logical thinker;
  • A team player, willing to provide support to all colleagues;
  • Two to three years’ experience working in a similar capacity within the energy or a relatable industry;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written (presentations, reports, documents) and spoken;
  • Excellent commercial insight and researching competencies for assessing new business models and key value drivers of projects;
  • Building strong, cooperative and productive relationships with the key teams involved in realising projects.
  • Must have a current valid right to work in the UK

Your benefits

  • Company pension scheme
  • Private Medical insurance
  • Modern office environment
  • Online Shopping Discounts
  • Online Financial and mental well-being resource bank
  • Mental Health First Aid support
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Yearly team days 
  • Yearly discretionary bonus scheme 


Your contact

Please apply using the apply now link below. We look forward to your application! 

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