Careers

Why are we here?

At Renewco we exist to create value both economically and environmentally, our view is that we are responsible for creating a sustainable future for our planet and its population.

We develop high quality renewable energy projects that will accelerate the deployment of clean energy assets that will enable countries to de-carbonise their power systems.

We are proud to be at the heart of the global energy transition and our contribution across Europe, U.S.A. and beyond will be significant.

If you work at or with Renewco, we want you to be passionate about our purpose. If it resonates with you, then please read on…

Our DNA is made up of 4 key ingredients, we are:

  • Entrepreneurial – we seek out opportunities. We understand the risks involved in development and how to mitigate them. Our approach is flexible and tailored to each market and opportunity
  • Experienced – we have skills across the board in the team from development, finance, off-take. Clever people, good brains, years of experience enable us to provide the right expertise at the right time
  • Trusted Partner – we have a history of working together, a successful track record of delivery and the financial backing of SSE Plc
  • Ambitious – we are comfortable setting big and bold goals and objectives

Vacancies

Green Hydrogen Manager or Director (dependent on experience)
Closing Date: 30/11/2022

Job details:

Renewco is now looking for a dynamic senior team member to drive Renewco’s growth plans in the green hydrogen space across its core markets in Europe and United States where the governments have recently announced ambitious support plans to transform their energy landscapes.

The key responsibilities of this role are:

  • to build and implement Renewco’s strategy and know-how in green H2 across our core markets, including the supporting of data analysis, technical due diligence, H2 and business case modelling
  • to originate and structure green hydrogen offtake agreements while linking up these offtake agreements to the development of large-scale renewables-to-hydrogen projects together with Renewco’s in country development teams
  • to seek and establish relationships with the relevant project delivery partners such as engineering consultants, electrolyser manufacturers, H2 pure players, industrial gas companies, gas market operators and midstream gas companies
  • to build a green H2 delivery team while growing the project pipeline

Therefore, the ideal candidate is expected to have:

  • a solid business network across the hard-to-abate industrial sectors and
  • a solid experience in natural/industrial gas sales or operations, in industrial processes, or alternatively in procurement divisions of hard-to-abate industries

Further qualifications and experience:

  • University and a master’s degree in engineering or business
  • Minimum 8 years of professional experience
  • Experience in negotiating agreements and contracts
  • Experience in renewable energy development or investment is a BIG PLUS
  • Commercial understanding of hard-to-abate sectors and economics of green H2
  • In depth understanding of the regulatory environment affecting the energy and hard-to-abate industries
  • Excellent analytical skills, commercial acumen and demonstrated achievement
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Culturally adaptable to working in different countries

 What we offer:

  • Competitive base and attractive bonus
  • Remote and flexible work with travel
  • Career and personal growth opportunity
  • Fun and collaborative environment

 

Senior Project Developer - UK
Closing Date: 30/11/2022
Department Development – Solar Type of contract Permanent
Reporting to Head of Solar and Storage Work pattern Full time
Direct reports Nil Location Flexible – preferably London, Edinburgh or Glasgow

Job details:

 To proactively develop Renewco Power’s business in the UK focusing on growing a large-scale development pipeline. This new role within Renewco will focus on opportunities for large scale PV development in the UK as well as potential storage projects. The role will be to grow the company’s development pipeline and support the financial closing process.This position is based in the UK and requires regular travel.

Experienced through the PV project development process from greenfield through to construction, the successful candidate will also have a strong track record in project development, great interpersonal skills and budget management. The role will involve:

  • Greenfield development – establishing Renewco development projects in the UK. A thorough understanding of the development process, including land acquisition and securing grid connection.
  • Co-development – identifying local development partners, work with senior team to negotiate and manage co-development opportunities and overseeing the development process.

Key activities and responsibilities:

  • Identifying and securing land for large scale ground mount solar projects
  • Identifying project and partnership opportunities to grow pipeline and negotiating and managing co-development agreements with support from the senior team
  • Managing development process and budgets
  • Research grid status and availability and liaise with DNOs
  • Negotiating sub-contractor roles responsibilities and contracts
  • Negotiating key development contracts
  • Analysing and reviewing commercial viability based on projects’ technical design and costing
  • Developing an in-depth knowledge of local market legislation, regulations, support schemes
  • Managing local development partners
  • Internal pipeline management and reporting
  • Supporting financial analysis of opportunities
  • Delivering developed RTB projects to defined budget and schedule
  • Identifying and closing project acquisitions
  • Presenting projects to the internal investment committee

Qualifications and experience:

  •  3-5 Years’ experience in Solar developments in the UK
  • Excellent understanding of all parts of the PV Development cycle
  • Negotiating agreements and contracts experience
  • Thorough understanding of the UK planning regulations
  • Great communication skills
  • Working well under pressure
  • Strong attention to detail

 

Business Development Manager/Originator - Italy
Closing Date: 15/12/2022

Job details:

Italy has been identified as a core market for Renewco to expand its business into. We are looking for a business development director to join our highly successful development team and grow company’s large scale development pipeline. This new role within Renewco will focus on opportunities for large scale PV development in Italy. The role will be to grow the company’s development pipeline, to develop the PV projects, and support the financial closing process. Renewco is perfectly placed to exploit the exciting new opportunities in this market, and this new role will present the successful candidate with a unique chance to support and grow that business. This position is based in Italy and requires regular travel within Italy.

The successful candidate will have

  • experience throughout the Italian PV project development process from greenfield all the way through to Ready-to-build;
  • a strong network and successful track record in Italian project development and origination of projects offering great interpersonal skills and budget management.

The role will involve co-development and pipeline acquisition – identifying local development partners, negotiating co-development agreements and managing the development process. A thorough understanding of the development process is required including land prospecting and grid availability research.

Key activities and responsibilities:

  • Identifying Projects and Partnerships opportunities to grow pipeline
  • Prospecting large sites for ground mounted and agri PV projects
  • Managing development process for secured projects
  • Research grid status and availability and liaise with E-Distribuzione and TERNA
  • Negotiating land agreements
  • Negotiating sub-contractor roles responsibilities and contracts
  • Negotiating key development project contracts
  • Identifying, negotiating and managing co-development and land agent agreements
  • Analysing and reviewing commercial viability based on projects’ technical design and costing
  • Market research and developing an in-depth knowledge of local market legislation, regulations, support schemes etc
  • Managing local development partners
  • Internal pipeline management and reporting
  • Financial analysis of opportunities
  • Presenting projects to the internal investment committee
  • Defining development budgets
  • Managing costs and cashflow within the development budget
  • Knowledge of electricity market

 Qualifications and experience:

Whilst there are no mandatory qualifications required for the role, the successful candidate will have 5 years + experience with the origination and development process for large scale solar power plants in Italy, as well as permitting regulations and grid liaison.  A good understanding of all parts of the Renewable Industry, PV development cycle is essential and experience with negotiating agreements and contracts is highly desirable.

Experience in business development, pipeline building and a track record when it comes to delivery and contractual negotiation and closing are vital for this role.

The successful candidate will have seen a number of generation schemes from greenfield through permitting, financial close and into operation.

MEET A FEW OF THE TEAM



Phil Nurse
Senior Investment Manager

Q: How much scope are you getting to do stretching tasks at Renewco?
Despite our small size, Renewco covers such a wide range of markets and technologies (and we are always exploring more), it can be challenging to keep pace.  However the strength and energy of the team makes this challenge quite manageable.

Q: How did you enjoy working on the U.S. deal?
It is always satisfying successfully closing a deal but trebly so in this instance.  Not only is it a significant milestone for Renewco in terms of size, territory and funding but it has also resulted in what will be a meaningful and fruitful partnership with Beaufort Rosemary.

Q: What 3 words would you use to describe Renewco?
Ambitious, Agile, Proactive.



Daniel Perez
Technical Director

Q: What is the most interesting part of your role at Renewco?
I find really thrilling the way Renewco is thinking in the future of the energy sector and how we are putting together the foundations of the projects that will make that future come true.

Q: How do you connect with your colleagues given we are in different country and often remote working?
In the renewable energy sector, most of us were already used to work in international projects with co-workers in different countries, time zones or on-site during construction. Additionally, the pandemic has pushed everyone to remote working accelerating an existing trend, so working in Renewco with a great team of experienced colleagues is easy.

Q: What three words would you use to describe working at Renewco?
Integrity, Experience, Future.


Michael Mackay
Developer Onshore Wind


Andrew Crossland
Battery Storage Manager

How do you like to work?

At Renewco…

  • We are agile – our lean structure means we can move at pace and call on external resource as and when we need it. This enables us to respond to the dynamic markets we operate in
  • We have a ‘can do’ attitude – we value innovation and creative solutions to overcome challenges
  • We are comfortable with debate – we value debate and challenge. No-one’s voice is more important than the other and ego’s are left ‘at the door’. When decisions are made, we all stand by them
  • We are collaborative – we support each other in the pursuit of Renewco’s goals. We roll up our sleeves to get the job done
  • We act with integrity – we say what we do and we do what we say