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The Solar industry has expanded significantly in recent years, and this upwards trend shows no indication of slowing down. Solar energy is all around us and we’re only just scratching the surface of its potential.  

In this dynamic and rapidly evolving sector, our mission is to bring exceptional people to integral roles, roles that will change the course of the world. We are dedicated to connecting talent with opportunities in the dynamic solar sector, contributing to the ongoing transformation of the energy landscape. 

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Senior Development Manager - Southwest - Solar/BESS
£70000 - £95000 per annum + 30% bonus
Gloucestershire
Permanent
Hybrid

Senior Project Developer - Bristol - Solar/BESS - salary is competitive with a 30% bonusPiper Maddox are working with a global developer for renewables to expand their UK division to work on their solar, and BESS portfolio.You would be coming in as a Senior Project Developer and this role would see you managing existing sites within their pipeline up to RTB. This position would be great for someone that likes to be hands on in their role, and enjoys interaction with all areas of a business.This business pride themselves on having a fantastic company culture, whereby staff retention is high, and people report on having a high level of job satisfaction. If you've been finding your current role has been lacking this then fingers crossed this wouldn't be the case here. Everyone is valued no matter the level, and development plans are personalized around the individual.They also have multi-million pound backing which removes red tape, and provides fast and quick decision making so projects can go ahead.Another big selling point of this company is the way in which they engage with local communities surrounding their projects. A big part of their mission statement is to educate the next generation on why these developments are important, and make sure as much info is provided as possible. By involving younger people it highlights that they take everyone into consideration.They also work with ecologists and charities to make sure wildlife, and natural landscapes are not impacted by developments and enhanced as much as possible. I know this should go without saying, but you'd be shocked how much this is not at the forefront of everyone's decision making.What would your role look like, and not be limited to?:-Directly managing the companies dev pipeline of solar and BESS.-Working closely with internal teams to ensure pipeline is moving along.-Working with external parties such as landowners, DNOs, planning authorities.-Weekly reports on pipeline.-Working to mentor more junior members in their UK division.-Keeping up to date with any policy/legislation change that could affect how a pipeline is delivered to.-Helping support on selling projects.What makes this company different from others in the market?:-Their high level engagement with local communities to ensure the next generation are educated on the importance of renewable energy.-High staff retention, and highly rated job satisfaction/internal opportunity.-Working very close with ecologists and local charities to make sure wildlife, and natural landscapes are not impacted by their projects, and are enhanced to their maximum potential.-Large amount of funding which removes red tape and allows for fast decision making.-Gaining exposure to other areas of the business outside of the UK.-Competitive salaries and fantastic benefits package.If you're interested in learning about this role and how you could get involved then please reach out to me with your CV and we can set up a call to discuss.Bayleigh Angelb.angel@pipermaddox.comPiper Maddox is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

1 day ago
Grid Connection Manager
£80000 - £85000 per annum
England
Permanent

Grid Connection Manager (UK & RoI)UK based- Commutable to the London office 4 days a month of your choiceGlobal leader in solar development, construction and operations.With a development pipeline of over 15GW, 4 projects set to enter construction between 2026 & 2027 and 5 projects already in construction, an opportunity to join this global powerhouse is not one to be missed. For the last 15 years, the organisation has exponentially grown, now on set to reach their 25GW by 2025 target. Their projects are currently averaging at 50MW across both solar and storage. They also have a proven track record in the space, now standing as a global leader operating across 19 countries. They have one of the strongest track records in the space, and they have accredited this success to several factors. Priding themselves on their culture and remaining true to their original mission of meeting the rising demand for electricity through net zero sources. At the heart of the group, are their key values, aiming to include and empower every single member of the organisation. They are more than just profit also, supporting charities and foundations globally too.Recently, they have gained more investment from a key partner, allowing them to expand their operations even further. They currently work across the entire project lifecycle; developing, building, managing and operating assets as well as owning their assets and managing these. This role will be across all off these markets, giving you the opportunity to oversee grid connections at early development stages into construction and even asset ownership and operations. The role:This is an integral role in one of the most exciting teams within the group. You'd have the opportunity to work with lots of other key departments in the organisation including construction, development and other technical teams. You'll be joining a team of existing grid managers to cover their extensive pipeline, each member taking on a segment for them to concentrate on. There is an air of flexibility to this role as the team is adapting to specific skills you may be able to bring to the group. Their pipeline is incredible extensive, so there will be plenty of flexibility for you to concentrate on where your skills lie, whilst giving you progression to work on new projects!For this role, it is essential for you to have skills in grid connections within the UK market at distribution level. Any skills at transmission level would be advantageous for the team, as well as knowledge and experience on Irish markets. On top of this, work with ancillary services would be beneficial. As they are an IPP, you would have the opportunity to work on projects at early stage developments and feasibility stages. You'd also have the opportunity to work on projects through to construction stages as lots of their projects stay in house. For more information, apply or drop an email to c.mccarley@pipermaddox.com and we can discuss further. Piper Maddox is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

1 day ago
Planning Manager - Solar/BESS - Remote
£60000 - £65000 per annum
London
Permanent
Remote

Planning Manager - Solar/BESS (including DCO work) - Remote - up to £65,000Piper Maddox are working with a European Solar/BESS developer who are looking to add a planning manager to their UK team, this person would have direct reports within the existing team.They have a total project pipeline of 3.5GW split across multiple large scale transmission, and multiple distribution projects as well. Plus a decent portfolio of solar + BESS due to go into construction across 3 sites.They have a much more 'relaxed' approach to how they work. Everyone does quality work but if something goes wrong they won't play the blame game. They also have a great work-life balance, so if this is something your current role does not give it might be worth considering.Another perk of this company is they are well funded and listed on the stock exchange so you'd be safe in knowing that projects will receive the funds to be able to see them be built out and operated.Some responsibilities include and are not limited to the following:Preparation and coordination of planning applications, including pre-application and EIA screening and scoping reports.Policy research and evaluation.Organizing and attending public consultation events.Liaising and assisting with the wider team.Liaising with external consultants, stakeholders, and local authorities.Proven technical abilities and demonstrable knowledge and understanding of Planning and EIA/environmental legislation in the UK.*Experience with renewable energy or DCO/NSIP projects is desired*Bayleigh Angelb.angel@pipermaddox.comPiper Maddox is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

1 day ago
Development Manager - Bristol - Solar
£45000 - £65000 per annum
Bristol
Permanent
Hybrid

Project Development Manager - Bristol - Solar - up to £65,000Piper Maddox are working with one of the UKs leading developers of renewable energy. With multiple of grid connections in their pipelines, and multiple NSIPs in various phases of development, it is a hugely exciting time for the team.This company has put together a strong team of renewable energy professionals in the development, planning, design, grid, and engineering spaces. They are now looking to add to their in house capabilities with someone to focus on the whole project development life-cycle from initiation through to RtB.2023 was a massive year for this company, they celebrated some massive project milestones and are on a huge upwards trajectory to expand further - hence the need for this position.Your role would be centralized around being hands on with the whole development life-cycle for renewable energy developments. You would also be responsible for engaging with landowners and managing the development process on land issues; managing and mitigating project risks and schedules; site surveys and communicating progress to all stakeholders. This would be a fantastic opportunity for someone with a renewable energy development management background to join up with a highly ambitious team where you would have the opportunity to work on nationally significant renewable energy projects.Bayleigh Angelb.angel@pipermaddox.comPiper Maddox is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

4 days ago
EV Key Account Manager
£30000 - £35000 per annum
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Permanent
Hybrid

As the world transitions towards sustainable energy solutions, the demand for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure continues to rise. We are seeking a dynamic and results-driven Account Manager to join our team in managing relationships with key clients in the EV charging industry. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in sales, account management, and a passion for promoting sustainable transportation solutions.Responsibilities:Client Relationship Management:Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with existing clients in the EV charging sector.Serve as the primary point of contact for client inquiries, concerns, and escalations.Understand clients' business needs and provide tailored solutions to meet their objectives.Regularly communicate with clients to ensure satisfaction, identify opportunities for upselling, and address any issues proactively.Sales and Business Development:Develop and execute strategies to expand our client base within the EV charging industry.Identify potential leads, conduct prospecting activities, and convert leads into active clients.Collaborate with the sales team to create compelling proposals, presentations, and pitches.Meet and exceed sales targets by effectively managing the sales pipeline and closing deals.Product Knowledge and Expertise:Stay informed about the latest developments in EV charging technology, industry trends, and regulations.Educate clients about the features and benefits of our EV charging solutions.Provide technical support and guidance to clients regarding installation, maintenance, and operation of EV charging infrastructure.Cross-Functional Collaboration:Work closely with internal teams such as product development, marketing, and customer support to ensure alignment in client strategies and initiatives.Gather feedback from clients and communicate insights to relevant teams for continuous improvement of products and services.Collaborate with colleagues to resolve complex client issues and deliver exceptional customer service.Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Sales, Marketing, or related field (preferred).Proven experience in sales, account management, or business development, preferably within the EV charging or renewable energy industry.Strong understanding of sales principles and techniques, with a track record of meeting or exceeding sales targets.Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.Ability to build rapport and establish long-term relationships with clients.Technical aptitude and ability to learn and understand EV charging technology.Highly organized with strong time management and prioritization skills.Willingness to travel as needed to meet with clients and attend industry events.Benefits:Competitive salary with performance-based incentives.Comprehensive healthcare and retirement benefits.Opportunities for professional development and career advancement.Flexible work environment with the option for remote work.Contribution to a sustainable future through involvement in the EV charging industry.Piper Maddox is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

5 days ago
Grid Connection Manager
£50000 - £65000 per annum
Liverpool, Merseyside
Permanent
Hybrid

Grid Connection ManagerPan- European IPP, onshore wind and solar PV. Up to £60,000 DOENorth- West UKGrid Connection Manager position within a leading European Independent Power Provider, working across Italy, Spain & Bulgaria. The group has over 15 years of industry presence, working across these locations to secure a pipeline of over 1.4GW. For the last 15 years, the group has expanded their knowledge across Europe to work in new markets to develop, construct and own their assets. These have been mainly onshore wind projects, as well as Solar PV. They began their expansion into the UK 2 years ago and have already seen success with their first project enter construction this year. They have a long term relationship with an investor in the space, as well as being traded on the stock exchange. They specialise in renewable energy projects, with their mission being at the heart of their work. This is simple; to lead the charge for renewable energy production and sale through high quality, and being a reliable partner. Now they have expanded to the UK and ROI they are looking to double the team throughout this year. With the wider organisations support and key management with knowledge of the UK & ROI market, this growth is a really exciting time to join this group. The UK team is relatively entrepreneurial as it grows, and yet you'd have the support of wider design teams that work on the Southern Europe projects. You'd also be present to see the team expand even more throughout this year, able to play a crucial part in this growth. The role:This opportunity is a crucial position for the team as they have ambitious plans for growth throughout the coming years. They aim to expand their pipeline with an additional 200MW year on year through their own developments as well as project acquisitions. This role is a real blend of technical and commercial, and you'll have scope to broaden the position even further due to the entrepreneurial nature of the team. The main attributes you'll need to have are:- Understanding of the UK grid codes, completing G99 applications. - Establishing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders (wider design and development teams, DNOs, TOs, and ICPS.)- Experience with non-contestable designs and Balance of Plants- the ability to complete these would be advantageous, but interpretation would also be suitable.- Ability to liaise with DNOs and TSO- Ability to manage the existing grid portfolio and to expand on this. If you're interested in this position, apply or send an email across and we can discuss further!Piper Maddox is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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Max Fronicke
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Sam Rosenthal
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Michael Wald
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