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Lead Development Manager

  • Job reference: 923619
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: GBP75000 - GBP80000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Building, Construction & Infrastructure
  • Date posted: 10/05/2019

Lead Development Manager - London/South East, Permanent


This is a new role in our rapidly growing Distributed Energy team. You will develop pipeline, project and relationships to drive revenue and EBIT growth in this sector. Our solutions bring energy services to the grid and to industrial and commercial customers, and may include technologies such as gas-fired power, solar PV, battery storage and private wire solutions, or a combination of the above. You will collaborate with customers, internal support teams, partners and supply chain to ensure commercially strong and competitive bids are delivered on time.

You will also take the lead on strategic partnerships and potentially M&A activities, managing assigned relationship and commercial activities to support the DE team in growing P&L and market share.

Your Skills and Experience

You will be an experienced developer, with track record in securing sites, connections, planning consent and managing a pipeline of opportunities. You have demonstrable success in both business development and project development in the energy sector, in particular managing complex projects with multiple internal and external stakeholders. Having good knowledge of the energy and power markets, and related policy and regulatory regimes in the UK is essential, with knowledge of both distribution networks and power generation / storage solutions. You may also have experience of B2B business development which would be ideal.

You will be entrepreneurial, commercial and flexible and bring a track-record of developing strong relationships and developing sophisticated solutions that meet customers' and stakeholders' needs. Inquisitive and able to challenge convention. Able to communicate with different audiences and level.

You do not need to have an engineering background but need to be able to work with technical concepts with regards to DE solutions, understanding engineering systems and performance of energy assets.

Our Company

The Enterprise Division comprises four companies: Contracting, Rail, Telecoms and Utilities.

Enterprise Utilities develops, invests in and owns and operates energy infrastructure for the long-term. We are in a unique position to deliver distributed energy services, drawing on our expertise to create solutions tailored specifically to each individual business' energy needs. Whether it's reducing costs, creating new revenue streams, increasing network resilience, achieving environmental commitment, or mitigating risks, we've got what it takes in this fast moving market. We bring capital, expertise and a long-term partnership approach to the market.

Excellent benefits package on offer, for further information please contact or call 0207 061 3983

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.