Business Development Manager Solar Netherlands – BA Wind

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Vattenfall is one of Europe’s largest electricity generators and producer of heat and operates in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. Our strategy is to reduce emissions from power generation with a road map to achieving climate neutrality by 2050.

Vattenfall is now looking for the right person to fill the position as Development Manager Utility-scale PV for the Netherlands within BA Wind.

Are you looking for a diverse workplace characterized by team spirit, flexibility and an open atmosphere and do you want to be part of a fast growing and dynamic business? Then this might be your new challenge.

Your responsibilities as Development Manager for realization of Utility-scale PV projects in the Netherlands:
  • Greenfield development of PV farms: scouting of new opportunities, securing land positions, permits, subsidy and preparing everything necessary for final investment decision;
  • Lead & establish relationships with land owners, project developers and civil servants;
  • Negotiations with land owners and authorities, initiate respective studies and drive the permitting process forward;
  • Take a leading role in technical and commercial negotiations and developing project finance solutions;
  • Create, align and maintain good, long-term relationship with all other departments involved in the project development;
  • Lead and coordinate projects, incl. external suppliers, on time, cost, scope and required quality;
  • Report progress against the objectives set for the projects;
  • Help promote a safety conscious, high energy, motivated organization and a culture of entrepreneurship, creativity, integrity and professional team development;
  • As the battery business in NL ramps up, support them with: negations with land owners and authorities, electrical studies in the pre-building phase, permitting processes. 
Your qualifications as Development Manager Utility-scale PV
Candidates will have had a number of years of experience and a proven track record in successful PV Development. In addition, you’ll need to have:
  • Multi-skilled self-starter, with high levels of energy & commitment to deliver;
  • Academic or Master’s Degree in Engineering, Economics, Business Administration or similar;
  • Excellent project management skills(regarding organization, resource management, personal leadership, project economics and time-management) with the ability to prioritize and work under pressure;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to function well in a team environment and be able to build and develop long-term relationships with all stakeholder groups;
  • Ability to adapt easily to different environments (political stakeholders, farmers, government officials, business partners) and manage these different settings;
  • Creative, problem solving and result oriented;
  • Well-developed communication skills, especially report writing and the analysis and presentation of complex technical issues in a clear, concise format;
  • Dutch as mother tongue, fluent English acquired;
  • The successful candidate has to be prepared to – on occasion - travel and work out of office hours.
Our offer
Good remuneration, a challenging and international work environment, and the possibility to work with some of the best in the field. You will be working in interdisciplinary teams and you can always count on support from committed colleagues. We offer attractive employment conditions and opportunities for personal and professional development.

The location of the position is Amsterdam. Travel within the Netherlands will be required according to the needs of the projects.

More information
For more information about the position or the recruitment process you are welcome to contact Kay van Emstede, Senior Recruiter, phone +31615604138 or mail

We welcome your application in English, including CV and cover letter via the application button at this page. Last day to apply 01 October.

Our organisation
Energy is our contribution to quality of life – day after day. With around 20,000 colleagues Vattenfall provides comprehensive electricity and heating offerings to several million customers in northern Europe. For the work ahead we need people who are fully dedicated to our customers and to a sustainable society – people like you.

We look forward to your application! 

Last updated: 2017-09-11 19:45