Senior Development Manager

Environment and Renewable Energy

Job Description

Senior Development Manager


As a Senior Development Manager, you will be responsible for driving the growth and expansion of the company's business through strategic planning, relationship building, and effective sales techniques. Your primary focus will be on identifying new business opportunities, developing, and maintaining key partnerships, and maximizing revenue generation. This role requires strong leadership skills, excellent communication abilities, and a deep understanding of the industry and market trends.




  • Accountable to moving the project pipeline of investments from the initial investment approval, through the investment decision (financial closing) and all the way to the attainment of the rtb status and sale of the project (when applicable).
  • A matter expert for the development team and interfacing with engineering, legal and financial management for staffing and execution.
  • Leading the main project development activities and escalations from the developers’ team, including site visits, full risk assessment management and mitigation plan, vendors and client management including contracts execution and tracking.
  • Leading the permitting process by joining the steering committees and proactively solving any incoming issue.
  • Leading the approval of project development budgets and ensure timely monitoring, cost reduction and mitigation plans; support the financial team where relevant in invoicing and payment processes.
  • Full reporting on the status of the project pipeline.
  • Leading relationships with external stakeholders, including long term planning with development partners, originators, clients.
  • Leading the presentation of the new projects to the investment committee – including inputs to financial modelling - with proper risk assessment and recommendations for investment.
  • Supporting in the update and tracking of the business development plan.
  • Reviewing and negotiating all kinds of agreements required for the project development process.
  • Supporting the sales team in dealing with rtb projects sales, where applicable.
  • Handing over rtb projects to the construction team once reaching ntp, where applicable.
  • Supporting the project finance team along with epc team in due diligence to gain financing.
  • Actively participating in and supporting m&a activity, mainly due diligence.
  • Good in understanding of the tso and local grid networks.
  • Leading the new project prospecting supporting the development team in the effort of originating relevant investment opportunities.
  • Building and maintaining a network of contacts in the energy generation and storage space.
  • Attending internal and external meetings and always represent the company in a suitable fashion according to the company code of conduct.




  • Proven experience of project development for solar pv and/or bess in Italy (including site control, securing interconnection, permitting process, etc.), at least 5 years.
  • Good quantitative and qualitative skills in project management, technical risk assessment, financial risk assessment at project level.
  • Impressive impact with the team members for coaching and leading by example.
  • Good motivator, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Proven knowledge of the electricity market in italy, including but not limited to interaction with grid operators (terna and e-distribution), knowledge of the Italian regulation for permitting (au, paur and pas), land agreement management.
  • Knowledge of solar/bess technology and costs (e.g., panels, bos, epc, o&m). Basic knowledge of ancillary technologies. (e.g., batteries, t&d networks, hybrids, etc.)
  • Fully accustomed to work in an international corporate environment with very good interpersonal and communication skills, strictly following internal processes, respecting compliance policies, etc.
  • Fluency in English & Italian.


How to Apply:

The Senior Business Development Manager plays a pivotal role in the company's growth and success. By leading the business development efforts and fostering strong relationships with clients and partners, this position contributes significantly to the organization's expansion and market presence.

Join our Candidate and become a part of their team. If you are a dedicated and passionate individual looking for a new challenging role, I would love to hear from you.


Please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and qualifications to Aarifah Madaree

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Georgia Sumnall