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Commercial Analyst, solar asset management

London, UK
Commercial Analyst – solar asset management, Central London. competitive salary plus discretionary bonus, very good career development prospects.

The opportunity

This is a crucial role with a leading solar energy asset management firm based in Central London.  

The firm is very successful and growing, they operate a fleet of utility scale solar energy power plants for asset owners across the UK and in international markets.

The work environment is international, fast paced, hard-working and the company offers excellent opportunities for personal development - the office is in the heart of the West End.
The role

The scope of the role is quite broad covering four key elements: property, due diligence, regulatory requirements and commercial contract management.

You’ll be responsible for ensuring that the assets under management are fully compliant with all their respective property agreements and you’ll develop an excellent understanding of their obligations and terms.

There will also be a focus on due diligence by supporting the onboarding process for new assets and managing aspects of the in-house Final Acceptance Certification (FAC) process.

You’ll also support the interface with Ofgem in terms of monthly generation submissions, issue resolution and supporting any audits.
Finally, there will also be an element of commercial contract management for the SPVs.

There is a strong focus on property documentation so a legal/commercial law background would be advantageous. 
About you 

You are a confident, high calibre operator, comfortable in a fast paced, high intensity environment and able to communicate clearly and concisely with stakeholders at all levels of business.

A track record in managing property/land agreements (e.g. Leases), including a full working understanding of their terms and an ability to extract the key characteristics to track and be fully compliant with the conditions and obligations, is essential. 

Ideally you have worked within a solar energy asset management, generation environment or other forms of renewable energy and be familiar with onboarding new assets, Final Acceptance Certification (FAC), contract defects period and general SPV management.  

Experience of managing commercial contracts, e.g. market benchmarking, awarding and contract management once awarded, is also essential.

Operating as a collaborative and effective team member, you must also be able to take ownership of projects and issues arising and manage to positive conclusions for the business and our clients.

Essential requirements 
  • Minimum 5+ years in a similar level role 
  • Educated to degree level 
  • Experience of understanding property agreements and their obligations to ensure compliance 
  • Managing due diligence and working with internal teams and external advisors 
  • Contract management 
  • Financially literate with a background in finance would be an advantage
  • Able to produce accurate work with a strong attention to detail 
  • Systematic, highly organized workstyle 
  • Hardworking and flexible approach to work (it’s not a 9-5 culture) 
  • Advanced standard MS Office suite, notably Excel, Word and PowerPoint 
  • Strong organisational, change management and business processes skills 
  • Right to work in the UK 
This role is offered on a fully employed basis, with a competitive base salary (negotiable based on experience and value)
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