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Energy Development Manager

Meadowfield, Durham preferred or Hamilton, Scotland

£ Competitive Salary

We are currently looking for an Energy Development Manager to join an expanding renewables business and team, ideally based in Durham or possibly Hamilton, Scotland.

You will define how we commercialise our interests in flexible energy assets and provide commercial and technical advice to the project teams whilst also supporting the achievement of the Renewables Business Plan objectives by informing, aiding and on occasion, delivering business development proposals for new energy technology assets.


DEVELOPMENT – Energy Generation and Flexible technologies/opportunities

 Project and Prospect Support (Up to key Review B) As a member of the Business Team identify and secure profitable and deliverable development opportunities through to Key Review B, including:

  • Review societies needs in the built environment, transport, and energy space to identify new development opportunities for BRL or Group. This includes understanding markets, technology, policy, and culture.
  • Work with the Development Director, Head of Energy Management, the Grid & Operations Director, and the Renewables Commercial Manager to devise project / commercial answers to new development opportunities and bring forward a business case for their investment where strong underlying project fundamentals exist. 
  • Ensure all new and existing generation (as directed) and flexibility proposals up to and including Key Review B have robust and optimised commercial propositions to inform investment decisions, ensuring all technical and commercial elements are correctly represented, including market value and cost of delivery.
  • Take responsibility for evolving the site finding criteria for new prospects from the learnings across the portfolio and market intelligence, always ensuring we have the best criteria applied.
  • Support the Development Director by investigating and as agreed bringing forward proof of concept projects. 
  • Establish the site finding criteria to inform the business teams, including commercial and locational drivers for new development opportunities as instructed by the Development Director.
  • Work in support of the Head of Energy Management in assessing private wire opportunities, ancillary services and direct consumer sales including market engagement, off-taker canvassing and other opportunities in diversifying revenue streams.
  • Work across the Group to identify mutually beneficial opportunities for the co-location of infrastructure, provision of services, as well as renewables / energy / green enhancement of their activities. Support the Property businesses in maximising the value in their projects pertaining to decarbonising / electrification of heat, co-location, and residual / ongoing services.

Project development (Post Key Review B) – Support to the Renewables Projects teams for the development of projects through to pre-construction stage, this service to include:

  • For solar and flexibility projects, act as the commercial project champion working with the relevant Project Managers, to ensure:
  • Projects have optimised commercial strategies.
  • Commercial and technical learnings across the portfolio are applied as part of a dynamic, ongoing review of the commercial propositions on projects, seeking to add value wherever possible.
  • The business, through the Development Director, is informed if the underlying commercial fundamentals on a project are significantly challenged relative to the agreed investment objectives.
  • Engage with the relevant supply chain, technical and commercial advisors, and key technical stakeholders for all technologies/projects to ensure commercial decisions, i.e., value assumptions and cost of delivery are fully always informed.
  • Attend public exhibitions and providing technical and commercial input to public consultations.
  • Participate in project reviews to advise on the interpretation of technical and commercial information. 

Project Delivery Post Consent Through to Sale or Operations

  • Liaise with the internal and external delivery teams to help resolve outstanding technical, commercial, or legal issues as required, helping ensure all technical and commercial matters are resolved sufficient to allow Financial Close.

Development Management 

  • Line management responsibility for our Commercial Analyst and our Graduate Analyst.
  • Ensure the BRL Health and Safety Plan and all relevant Health and Safety legislation and guidance (internal and external) are always adhered to.
  • Work with the Development Director to identify areas for work process improvements and efficiencies and help implement agreed initiatives.
  • Liaise closely with the procurement, construction, and operations team to help ensure best practice is adopted on all technical and commercial work across all development projects.
  • In the event of the Development Directors absence, lead team meetings as agreed.
  • Represent the company by attending conferences and/or working groups as required.

You would be joining a growing and dynamic team who work in a collaborative and close-knit environment with everyone buying in as necessary to deliver the businesses aspirations for value creation, growth, and diversification in the renewable energy generation sector.



  •  At least 5 years of experience in either the UK power sector or possibly the oil and gas sector
  • Post graduate degree in an appropriate discipline, renewable energy, energy economics, mechanical or electrical engineering
  • Awareness of UK renewable energy markets
  • Regulatory and contract knowledge and experience
  • Previous experience of managing a team
  • Highly numerate with proven analytical skills
  • Understanding of complex commercial modelling techniques
  • Advanced standard MS Office suite, notably Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Commercial awareness
  • First class written and verbal communication skills
  • A creative thinker with the ability to think outside the box
  • Confidence – comfortable to speak your mind and put your ideas or findings forward
  • Structured – can breakdown complex problems and collate evidence from multiple sources to frame conclusions
  • The ability to build rapports and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to multitask and work at pace
  • A passion for renewable energy & desire to play an active part in reducing climate change
  • Proven project management skills and comfortable managing competing priorities
  • A systematic, organised approach to work with a pleasant but results driven attitude
  • The ability to project manages incl. working with multi-disciplined teams, sometimes virtually
  • Good judgement, showing logical route-cause decision making and attention to detail
  • Results orientated and solution focused, with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with tight deadlines.
  • The ability to work independently but enjoy the interaction and camaraderie that coming to the office provides
  • A positive ‘can do’ enthusiastic attitude towards addressing the technical challenges facing Banks Group
  • Comfortable with regular travel, sometimes at short notice
  • First class communication skills with the ability to liaise with senior management and technical functions
  • Excellent people skills
  • Professional approach
  • Flexible & responsive
  • Competitive salary
  • Annual bonus depending upon Company and individual performance
  • Continuing professional development, including training opportunities
  • Generous annual leave increasing with length of service, plus public holidays
  • Cash allowance in lieu of a company vehicle
  • Company pension scheme
  • Health and wellbeing discounts
  • New car discounts with certain dealerships

The deadline for applications is 10 September 2021.  Interview process comprises of first stage interview. Successful candidates will be invited for second stage interview which will involve PPA profiling.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter detailing your relevant experience to: Human Resources, The Banks Group, Inkerman House, St John’s Road, Meadowfield, Durham, DH7 8XL, or by email to: For further information contact The Banks Group Human Resources Department on 0191 378 6100.

The Banks Group is committed to equality of opportunity.

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