Director of Business Development

Job Title: Director of Business Development
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago
Salary: 50000 - 100000
Reference: OS3
Contact Name: Omar Sheikh
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 22, 2016 16:52

Job Description

Our client is looking for senior leaders to join an exciting new venture – to launch and grow a renewable energy business platform, focussing on wind and solar power generation in the USA.

The Director of Business Development will identify and arrange business structures for renewable energy projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare a Business Development strategic plan to enable the company to achieve its short and medium targets, in line with budget and time frames
  • Monitor and approach the renewable market to develop commercially attractive opportunities to ensure the growth and achievement of company targets
  • Drive new market analyses
  • Source and secure viable wind and solar projects with strong fundamentals in target markets, for the evaluation of acquisition prospects
  • Create and maintain effective and supportive relationship with internal and external stakeholders
  • Record project updates and progress reports. Identify potential risks and present solutions and mitigation measures
  • Adhere to all health and safety policies and requirements
  • Assure project-specific financial models capture all corresponding development

Key Requirements:

  • University degree in relevant disciplines (i.e. economics, engineering, business administration)
  • Strong understanding and proven track record of successful development of US wind and solar projects
  • Experience in developing projects through the full life cycle
  • Experience in acquiring renewable power projects and leading them to successful completion
  • Strong drive to deliver results
  • Flexibility to travel as required, supporting the US business plan