BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

Our client is a key company within the energy sector now expanding very rapidly in Chile. For this reason and in order to carry out the business plan,  the company wants to incorporate a BD Specialist to our team who will be located in Chile and will focus on execute the development of pipeline until obtaining the RTB status. Experienced throughout Wind and Solar PV project development process from greenfield all the way through to construction, the successful candidate will also have a strong track record in project development in Chile, deep knowledge of the Chilean Energy Market, great interpersonal skills, autonomous, and budget management. Main accountabilities include:

Project Development

  •  Identifying Project and Partnership opportunities to grow pipeline
  • Prospecting large sites for Wind and Solar PV projects
  • Negotiate the fields and close land lease agreements with owners
  • Identify and secure the mining rights and easements required for the project, HV Infra, roads or pathway
  •  Lead the open access process through SAC/SUCTD until obtain the connection approval in CoordinadorManaging the environmental process fully supported by the Environmental Lead in order to obtain the RCA on time and on budget Electrico Nacional. This implies internal and external coordination to elaborate prefeasibility study or connection.
  • Local travel to sites visits
  •   Develop and strengthen the relation with stakeholders
  • Managing development process for secured projects

    Internal Tasks

  • Working closely with the Chilean, Latam and Europe engineering teams to develop utility scale projects
  •  Internal pipeline management and reporting
  • Financial modeling of opportunities
  • Defining development budgets
  • Managing costs and cashflow within the development budget

    Other Relevant Activities

  • Negotiating, implement and monitor sub-contractors
  • Identifying, negotiating and managing co-development agreements
  • Analysing and reviewing commercial viability based on projects’ technical design and costing
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  • In-depth knowledge of Chilean energy market regulations
  • PPA and SPA negotiations

1. ACADEMIC LEVEL

Degree in Business or Engineering 2.

REQUIRED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • At least 7 years’ experience in the development of renewable projects (Wind and large PV Projects)
  • Previous relevant experience and understanding of the permitting processes, applications and regulations in the Chilean energy market
  • Knowledge of the Chilean energy sector, specific regulation, auction mechanisms, PPA dealing, merchant schemes and high development experience in the country of utility-scale
  • Proven experience in negotiating and closing commercial transactions with landlords, developers, equity partners, final consumers
  • Knowledge of project finance
  1. SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE
    • Strong knowledge of wind industry and solar business globally and it ́s different technologies. BESS knowledge would be a plus
    •  Strong analytical skills, capable to focus on the more relevant topics prioritizing and to properly identify the key risks
    • Excellent team-player, capable to actively support the fulfilment of team objectives with a clear supporter attitude
    • Flexible attitude, with the ability to effectively manage unexpected changes
    • Good communication skills, capable to communicate clearly and effectively and to manage executive communications
    • High motivated professional, able to work under pressure and autonomous
  2. LANGUAGES

Fluent in Spanish and English is mandatory

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5. SKILLS / COMPETENCES

  •   Initiative/Proactivity
  •   Personal Responsibility
  •   Business Focus
  •   Strategic Thinking
  •   Commercial Awareness
  •   Analytical Skills
  •   Communication
  •   Building Relationships
  •   Influence Negotiation and Impact

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