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Lead Project Developer (m/f/x)

Field Energy


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join Field Energy as they are looking for a Lead Project Developer (m/f/x)


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£50000 - £100000

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Rome, IT

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Expires at anytime

Lead Project Developer (m/f/x)

Department: Strategy & Operations

Employment Type: Permanent - Full Time

Location: Italy

Reporting To: General Manager, Italy

Compensation: €50,000 - €100,000 / year


A bit about Field:

To reach Net Zero, we need to solve big challenges. Field will fund, build and run the renewable infrastructure we need to tackle these challenges. At Field, we will show that batteries are a totally viable part of our energy infrastructure - now, not in some distant future. 

And, we have ambitious plans to become the defining new clean energy player in Europe over the next few years, gradually expanding beyond batteries into new asset types.

The role:

The Development Lead role is a critical role for scaling Field in Italy. In this role, you will be building Field’s pipeline of shovel-ready battery storage projects as well as developing our greenfield pipeline. You will work closely with our Italian General Manager and play a key role in deciding which sites we build, where, and why, and ensuring value for money. You will also be key to building and shaping our development team in Italy.

On the shovel-ready / JDA side you will be active in the industry, reaching out to prospective sellers, commercially evaluating their projects and recommending deals to the senior management team. A successful candidate requires a good understanding of the commercial (e.g. capex, opex), technical (e.g. deliverability, project risks) and financial (ROI, IRR) considerations for assessing and acquiring assets.  

On the greenfield side you will take projects from initial identification and inception through to consenting and EPC handover. This begins with sourcing, screening and selecting sites and the role will involve landowner negotiations and legal agreements, grid connection submissions, design input through to managing external planning and technical consultants to gain consent.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Rapidly build and prioritise our robust pipeline of shovel ready Italian battery storage projects / JDA opportunities

  • Build relationships with developers so we become regarded as preferred buyer

  • Maintain an extensive pipeline of development projects

  • Position Field in Italy to become the first buyer to evaluate the most attractive new sites

  1. Conduct high level site analysis in addition to financial and operational evaluation of new sites

    • Undertake high level due diligence of prospective sites (land/lease status, planning status, grid status, local constraints, key costs)

    • Complete high level site valuations

    • Assess if a project achieves our target IRR using Field’s in-house financial model

    • Understand key drivers for a site's financial attractiveness, including site-specific revenue, operational expenditure and capex considerations 

    • Estimate and control project construction costs and timeframes

    • Understand any project risks and non-financial factors in a site’s assessment, including any post-acquisition work

  2. Prepare non-binding offers and issue to sellers; once offer has been accepted liaise with sellers to manage the project through to acquisition

    • Suggest acquisition strategies for projects at different stages of development

    • Make recommendations for any conditions precedent to an acquisition closing

    • Manage and communicate bids / non-binding offers to tenders well and seek agreement within limits of negotiation

    • Work with Field’s Financial Planning and Analysis team to refine and update our Site Assessment Financial Model to ensure our bids remain competitive

  3. Conduct high level site evaluation to establish which greenfield sites to progress development work on

    • Undertake high level due diligence of prospective sites (land/lease status, planning & environmental desktop status, grid status, local constraints, key costs)

    • Complete high level site valuations and understand how site constraints can impact CAPEX and project financials

  4. Engage with landowners to secure greenfield sites, manage grid connection applications and authorisation process / planning permissions

    • Visit and engage with Landowners to sell our company and vision for their land.

    • Manage and drive Heads of Terms with Landowners and Agents

    • Work with the Grid team / external consultants for the submission of distribution and transmission connection applications

    • Manage and drive technical, environmental and planning consultants to submit planning applications to gain consent for the developments

  5. Shape the creation of the Italian development team and lead the team once in place

Skills Knowledge and Expertise

  • 5+ years in business development or technical roles for electricity projects

  • Experienced in project appraisal using financial models, including an understanding of key metrics including IRR / ROI

  • Electrical engineering background preferred

  • Exceptional project management skill set


  • Competitive salary

  • Pension

  • Medical cover

  • Competitive holiday entitlement

  • Annual learning & development budget to spend as your choose

  • Choice of laptop and other tech to support your needs

  • & many more coming soon!


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