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Location: United Kingdom, Scotland

New Business Assistant -Scottish Power Renewables

United Kingdom, Scotland
£40,080.00 per Year

Job Description

JOB TITLE: New Business Assistant- Scottish Power Renewables.
LOCATION: Glasgow City Centre with travel throughout the UK and ROI.
SALARY/RATE AND BENEFITS: £40,080 PAYE

YOU WILL IDEALLY HAVE THE FOLLOWING:
*Experience of working with land agreements is essential.
*Stakeholder engagement skills, to include experience negotiating with landowners, instructing agents, managing consultants and liaising with internal departments.
*Familiarity of working with Heads of Terms and Options and Leases in a renewables environment
*Familiarity with GIS
* Understanding of renewable energy site feasibility and development awareness; including essential requirements for new energy projects

COMPANY INFORMATION: Scottish Power Renewables

ROLE INFORMATION:

ScottishPower is part of the Iberdrola Group, one of the world's largest integrated utility companies and a world leader in wind energy. ScottishPower is the first integrated energy company in the UK to generate 100% green electricity. Our focus is on wind energy, smart grids and driving the change to a cleaner, electric future and we're investing over £4m every working day to make this happen. We're committed to speeding up the transition to cleaner electric transport, improving air quality and over time, driving down bills.
ScottishPower Renewables is at the forefront of the development of the renewables industry through pioneering ideas, forward thinking and outstanding innovation. Our ambitious growth plans include offshore windfarms in East Anglia with our team leading the Group's international offshore development. With over 40 operational windfarms, we manage all of our sites through our world leading Control Centre at Whitelee Windfarm near Glasgow.

At ScottishPower Renewables, we know people are central to building a better future, quicker and we are seeking new talent to join our team.

Purpose
To aide in the organic growth of the SPR Pipeline.
To assist in the search for new sites across the UK and ROI to build a pipeline of renewable energy projects (onshore wind, solar, hydro and energy storage) capable of allowing the business to meet its strategic growth targets. This will involve liaising with teams of consultants and land agents to initially identify sites and undertake pre-feasibility studies.
ACCOUNTABILITIES
• Assist with site search and feasibility work including preparing or arranging preliminary layouts, assessments of grid, access and energy resource for all technologies
• Assist with the instruction and effective management of land agents, consultants in relation to securing land agreements.
• Keep the New Business Managers fully apprised of opportunities and ensure all internal knowledge is captured.
• Ensure all key decisions are supported by sufficient due diligence and investigation
• Proactive approach to health and safety management including development of pre tender/development plans and completion of audits and actions
• Assist with any due diligence activity on property matters in relation to any acquisition opportunities
Skills and Requirements
• Professional Qualification or experience preferably related to land/property, legal or energy.
• Ability to use GIS packages (and other standard PC packages) and read and interpret maps.
• Up to date Renewables technical and market knowledge.
• Experience and understanding of commercial and property agreements and negotiations.
• Assisting with negotiation of land contracts
• Health and safety knowledge and awareness
• Excellent interpersonal skills, operating confidently at all levels internally and externally.
• Ability to translate technical detail into commercial impact.
• Full driving licence.

MINIMUM CRITERIA
• Professional Qualification or experience preferably related to land/property, legal or energy
• Familiarity with Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
• Renewable energy site feasibility and development awareness including main feasibility requirements for new energy sites

We celebrate and support diversity and are committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.

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