Project Director - Joint Venture, Hydrogen

London, UK /
Octopus Energy Generation ☀️ – Investment Management /
/ Hybrid
Help us make a big green dent in the universe. We're on a mission to drive the global renewable energy revolution, and we need loads more people to help us make our vision a reality.

A unique opportunity for a project development professional to co-lead an innovative joint-venture, working on behalf of leading UK clean energy investors to deliver some of the UK’s first industrial green hydrogen projects. The HYRO joint venture has been established between Octopus Energy Generation (OEGEN) and RES UK & Ireland

As the Project Director, you will be expected to take a lead role in structured working groups with the JV partner (RES), to take a lead role in decisions made for the JV (alongside the RES lead), and to interface with the board and report key recommendations.

You’ll also be responsible for developing a one-team high-performance culture and ensuring the team is built to deliver a successful joint venture

What you'll do

    • Lead the origination of new customer (offtaker) relationships
    • Develop and maintaining existing and new relationships throughout the project delivery stages
    • Lead development of an origination strategy with understanding of sectors and organisations which are suitable for hydrogen applications
    • Identification, screening, and development pipelining of new sites for green hydrogen projects originated either through customer-led or site-led methods (interfacing with the RES team to deliver this)
    • Provide technical oversight on behalf of Octopus with core delivery led by RES (with external parties for appropriate roles)
    • Negotiate and conclude hydrogen offtake agreements
    • Manage the JV budget and other commercial aspects of project development
    • Lead the investor/HYRO interface
    • Oversee project modelling, valuation, impact of commercials

What you'll need

    • Knowledge and experience working with/for renewable energy developers and investors
    • Experience in hydrogen is desirable but not essential
    • Familiarity and experience with investment committee governance and processes strongly preferred
    • Knowledge and experience of key development risks that should be considered by any investor, with the ability to communicate these risks clearly and recommend mitigations
    • Experience with the origination, development, and structuring of offtake contracts (such as power or gas)
    • Ability to originate and develop customer relationships
    • Project management capability and track record in managing/delivering complex projects
    • Experience working with regulators and/or government departments focused on energy (desirable but not essential)
If this sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.

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