Project Development Manager - Energy Storage

Climate17 are working with a company that is an employee-owned entrepreneurial energy business. Our client's focus is on providing flexible generation and grid stability services to support the UK energy sectors transition to net zero. They have developed and built some many separate power assets in the last 6 years and operate a portfolio of over 650MW of flexible generation on behalf of several investors, as well as one of the first dedicated grid stability plants in the UK.

Our client seeks an individual who can strengthen and complement their highly experienced project development team. They have a role for an experienced Power Plant Developer (renewable, storage or conventional) who can manage all aspects of the project development process.


Reporting to the Development Director the individual will work within the development team to develop power generation, storage, and grid services projects. The initial focus for the role will be to develop a series of lithium-ion energy storage projects.

  • Identifying sites and working with the in-house team as well as third party providers to assess feasibility of the site in terms of planning, property, and connections.
  • Negotiating property heads of terms.
  • Arranging and managing electricity connections.
  • Arranging and managing the planning process, including any necessary environmental modelling.
  • Arranging and managing contractor quotes for EPC, contestable electric connection works, and any balance of plant.
  • Supporting the financing process and ensuring a smooth handover to project delivery team.


The strong preference is for an individual with similar experience within the power sector. This could be from energy storage, peaking power, AD, waste to energy, biomass, solar or wind development. It would be an advantage if the individual has experience of developing battery storage projects. However, the person may also come from a connections background without having specific project development experience.

  • A committed self-starter with a robust and thorough approach to their work.
  • A determined and resilient individual who can push through setbacks.
  • A good communicator with strong interpersonal skills, capable of managing the various stakeholders on projects.
  • Comfortable running multiple developments.
  • Ideally a graduate mechanical or electrical engineer, although this is not a pre-requisite.
  • Someone with a good degree of commercial common sense.

This is a job for someone who can make things happen and who will enjoy working in a relaxed but focused entrepreneurial environment. We believe diverse teams achieve better outcomes and are open to flexible working patterns.

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