Jobs: make your next move now

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PROJECT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, ENERGY STORAGE – ALBANY, NY, USA

Hyperion Executive Search is a specialist recruiter in the energy storage, e-mobility, renewables and cleantech markets.

The company

Our client is an energy storage development company currently in the start-up phase with a focus on utility-scale battery storage projects in the northeastern United States, with expansion to other jurisdictions imminent. The company selects project sites, secures all necessary permits, procures full battery systems, and oversees construction to move battery storage projects into operation.

The company is building its first project (a 20MW battery storage project in Saratoga Springs, NY) in the fall and plans to bring a new system online every three to six months for the next five years.

The role

We are supporting the company in its search for a project development manager. The successful individual will be responsible for day-to-day aspects of utility-scale battery storage project development, from site identification through to commencement of construction. This individual’s focus will be to identify, secure and develop commercially-viable utility-scale battery storage project development opportunities to meet business objectives.

Duties

The successful candidate will be able to:
  • Coordinate contract land managers and personally conduct land acquisition duties, including identifying prospect sites, researching land ownership, contacting landowners, preparing and executing necessary paperwork.
  • Research all necessary permitting for selected sites; coordinate of permitting consultants and attorneys; represent company at permitting hearings.
  • Assess project need for public relations and outreach, and work with the project team to draft and carry out public relations activities.
  • Coordinate electrical engineering consultants and work with utilities and independent system operators to scope electrical interconnection studies and shepherd them through the process.
  • Perform project management duties across projects including scoping projects, creating schedules, creating budgets, coordinating project team members (internal and external) and using appropriate methods for monitoring and controlling project progress.

Qualifications

  • 5-8 years’ experience in project development – preferably in the energy sector.
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Familiarity with and ability to stay current with changing regulatory environment.
  • Understanding of contract terms and ability to recognize discrepancies.
  • Ability to work professionally with clients, vendors, employees, managers and supervisors.
  • Familiarity with professional and industry best practices.
  • Ability to work independently with limited oversight.
  • Advanced ability to solve complex problems.
  • Ability and willingness to travel and work as needed.

For a full job description and a confidential conversation regarding any of these posts, please apply or contact Ross Hoare or David Hunt at Hyperion Executive Search.

RESBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, BATTERY STORAGE, AACHEN, GERMANY

Hyperion Executive Search has been retained by RES to help expand its energy storage team in Germany.

The company

RES is the world’s largest independent renewable energy company.

At the forefront of renewable energy development for over 35 years, RES is active in onshore wind, offshore wind and solar, and technologies that will be enablers to a low-carbon future: energy storage and transmission.

RES is headquartered in the United Kingdom and operates across the globe. RES has developed and/or built over 16GW of renewable energy capacity worldwide and supports 3GW of operational assets for a large client base.

RES develops, builds and operates renewable energy projects and, with an installed capacity of over 200MW, it is also one of the world’s leading project planners for battery storage systems.

In Germany, it offers its customers intelligent solutions for clean energy supply and turnkey energy storage systems.

The role

RES has been at the forefront of utility-scale energy storage systems both in Germany and worldwide.

The business development manager will work with utilities, investors, owners and operators of storage systems to provide expert EPC and asset management services.

RES partners with leading equipment manufacturers to offer best-value technical solutions, including its own proprietary energy management controls platform.

Forging strong relationships with potential clients is vital to the success of this role.

The business development manager will work closely with the head of energy storage and an expert team of engineers, commercial and legal support staff and project managers.

Responsibilities

  • Developing strategies for market development for megawatt-scale battery storage systems.
  • Developing relationships with utilities, grid operators, investors, owners and operators of energy storage projects.
  • Developing and maintaining customer contacts in the commercial and industrial sectors.
  • Managing bids for participation in public and private sector tenders, with the involvement of an interdisciplinary and international team.
  • Negotiating planning, EPC and service contracts.
  • Developing greenfield/brownfield sites for the construction of battery storage facilities.
  • Working with other renewable energy developers to act as strategic storage partner.
  • Representing the company at relevant trade fairs, conferences and events.
  • Implementing key account management methods.

The person

The energy storage market is hugely dynamic, with a large range of potential business models and revenue streams.

Key to the success of storage projects will be their application to high-value-adding purposes as well as their cost-effective design.

The successful candidate will have to be flexible and creative to thrive in this dynamic and ever-changing market. They will have:

  • A consultative business development approach, offering turnkey technical solutions.
  • Experience in large-scale conventional or renewable power projects.
  • Knowledge of large-scale energy storage systems, ideally.
  • A structured and independent way of working.
  • Strong self-motivation.
  • A strong understanding of all common commercial terms.
  • The ability to negotiate complex contracts.
  • Experience of being a team player who appreciates the dynamism and culture of a young company.
  • Excellent presentation skills in German and English.
  • Very good command of written and spoken English.
  • Very good Microsoft Office user knowledge.
  • Several years of professional experience in the field of business development or in technical sales in the energy industry and/or in the capital goods sector.
  • Studies in industrial engineering, renewable energies, electrical engineering or in a comparable field.

The opportunity

This is a fantastic opportunity to play a key role in driving utility-scale energy storage systems in Germany.

RES offers a highly expert team of energy storage professionals who are able to guide clients through all stages of a storage system’s development, construction and operation.

This is an opportunity to join the leading company in this space and help shape the future of energy storage.

For a full job description and a confidential conversation please apply or contact Ross Hoare or David Hunt at Hyperion Executive Search

 

SENIOR DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, BATTERY STORAGE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, NY, USA

Hyperion Executive Search is a specialist recruiter within the energy storage, e-mobility, renewable energy and cleantech markets.

We have a simple purpose: to find the best people, for the best companies, achieving the best results, for the best possible future of the clean energy and mobility transition. 

The company

Our client is an energy storage development company currently in the start-up phase with a focus on utility-scale battery storage projects in the north eastern United States, with expansion to other jurisdictions imminent.

The company selects project sites, secures all necessary permits, procures full battery systems and oversees construction to move battery storage projects into operation.

The role

We are supporting the company in its search for an experienced project developer to join its team in Albany, NY, as it looks to build a robust pipeline of energy storage projects across the United States.

The company is building its first project (a 20MW battery storage project in Saratoga Springs, NY) in the fall and plans to bring a new system online every three to six months for the next five years.

Duties

  • Coordinate contract land managers and personally conduct land acquisition duties, including identifying prospect sites, researching land ownership, contacting landowners, preparing and executing necessary paperwork.
  • Research all necessary permitting for selected sites, coordinate permitting consultants and attorneys, represent company at permitting hearings.
  • Assess project need for public relations and outreach and work with project team to draft and carry out public relations activities.
  • Coordinate electrical engineering consultants and work with utilities and independent system operators to scope electrical interconnection studies and shepherd them through the process.
  • Perform project management duties including scoping projects, creating schedules and budgets, coordinating internal and external team members and using appropriate methods for monitoring and controlling progress.

Preferred skills/experience

  • Five to eight years’ experience in project development, preferably in the energy sector.
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Familiarity with and ability to stay current with changing regulatory environments.
  • Understanding of contract terms and ability to recognise discrepancies.
  • Ability to work professionally with clients, vendors, employees, managers and supervisors.
  • Familiarity with professional and industry best practices.
  • Ability to work independently with limited oversight.
  • Advanced ability to solve complex problems.
  • Strong computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, desktop mapping).
  • Ability and willingness to travel and work as needed.

For a full job description and a confidential conversation please apply or contact Ross Hoare or David Hunt at Hyperion Executive Search.

 

HomeACCOUNT MANAGER, ENERGY STORAGE

Hyperion Executive Search is working exclusively with Hanwha Q Cells to recruit an account manager for its new energy storage solution.

The company

Hanwha Q CELLS is a vertically integrated and fully bankable solar provider with a global footprint and market access.

Based out of South Korea, it operates in more than 40 countries worldwide, with four research and development centres.

Hanwha Q CELLS, as an affiliate of the Hanwha Group, with assets of more than $150bn, is a trusted and bankable solar partner for customers worldwide.

Its cell production capacity of 8GW and solar module manufacturing capacity of 8GW (as of Q2, 2017) makes it the largest cell manufacturer and one of the biggest solar module manufacturers in the world.

Looking to the future, the company has ambitions of becoming a top-five energy storage system (ESS) provider globally by 2020. Q Cells has recently launched its next generation of energy storage products, Q.Home+.

The product portfolio provides a range of solutions for the residential and small-commercial market throughout Europe.

The scalability of the product, with premium Samsung lithium-ion batteries, is coupled with a 10-year product warranty.

The storage comes in AC and DC-coupled versions, making it ideal for retrofit and new solar-plus-storage markets.

This is complemented with remote maintenance capabilities and exceptional cycle strength, putting the product in a prime position to stand out within the market.

In addition to the storage system, Q Cells provides all the important components for the optimum use of the solar system. Q.Home Manager allows users to control and monitor their system via an interactive smartphone app.

The role

The ESS solutions account manager is responsible for identifying, engineering and capturing the best possible opportunities to present the company’s ESS products in relevant market segments, and to maximise revenues and profit margins in line with the business plan.

The ESS solutions account manager will complete tasks including:

  • Managing and developing existing and new sales channels in UK and Scandinavia, with a focus on partners, from business development, prospecting and qualifications through negotiations and signing the deal to post-sales support.
  • Measuring, monitoring and managing partner sales performance and providing the updates to the company.
  • Coordinating appropriate pre-sales, professional services and support resources to successfully deliver value and solutions to clients.
  • Negotiating and closing terms and conditions of agreements.
  • Developing a full solution offering alongside ESS (for example with solar modules) and supporting other sales functions from time to time.
  • Supporting sales activities within the team (for instance with module sales opportunities) to achieve cross-solution selling.

The person

  • You have sales experience in the energy storage industry, especially in the residential and small commercial segments, and can present a proven sales track record.
  • You have already gained work experience in the development and execution of direct sales to installers and/or sales partners and can provide market insights and implications for ESS market developments within the UK.
  • Alternatively, you have very strong technical sales experience in the solar PV industry, specifically with inverters and/or energy management systems.
  • You have completed your studies, majoring ideally in sales, or you can present equivalent business experience.
  • You are open to the idea of regular business trips within the UK, and less frequently to Germany and Scandinavia.
  • You have a convincing manner, plus experience and skills in negotiating agreements.
  • You are a business hunter type, ambitious, highly motivated and able to respond flexibly to a fast-changing environment.
  • You have very good communication skills and enjoy working in a team.
  • You have demonstrable experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and customer relationship management systems.
  • Business-fluent spoken and written English skills round off your profile. Other foreign language skills are welcome.

Character

  • Self-motivated
  • Passionate
  • Accountable
  • High communication skills
  • High work ethics
  • Highly engaged
  • Goal orientated

The opportunity

Hanwha Q CELLS represent an enormous opportunity within the solar photovoltaic and energy storage industry. It is disruptive and ambitious in becoming a top-five ESS provider from 2020 onwards.

Energy storage is fast becoming theinnovative market, with phenomenal growth predicted for the years to come and a focus on project, utility and residential capabilities.

For a full job description and a confidential conversation please apply or contact Ross Hoare or David Hunt at Hyperion Executive Search.

 

SAFETY AND QUALITY DIRECTOR

Hyperion Executive Search has been exclusively retained to recruit this exciting new role for Fluence in Germany.

Job description

We are seeking people for our team who thrive in a fast-paced environment, are ready to grow with the company, and willing to demonstrate deep ownership of their work as we continue to build the most resilient, clean and cost-effective power system.

In this job, you will report to the chief operating officer and be responsible for driving the thinking, programme development and culture around safety and quality management.

To do this, we need a person with practical, hands-on experience in field and production work, the capability to lead high-impact programme implementation and the interpersonal skills to motivate behavioural changes.

Responsibilities

Develop standards:

  • Work with project, construction and service managers to develop safety standards and quality review programmes.
  • Work with the technology team to review safety and quality standards in product development. Serve as a proactive team member for the elimination of risks in design and production where possible.
  • Lead the Fluence Safety Committee to develop company-wide safety standards that represent industry best practices and comply with applicable regulations.

Lead implementation:

  • Initiate and lead programs to create a sustainable, world-class safety and quality culture. Communicate and engage people at all levels and roles in safety and quality.
  • Develop and conduct training on a variety of topics related to safety and quality programs, initiatives and awareness.
  • Lead activities related to achieving or maintaining ISO or other certifications.
  • Analyse trends, identify and build action plans to improve safety and quality initiatives, and present recommendations to chief operating officer and other Fluence leaders.

Maintain and improve:

  • Conduct or oversee the investigation of work-related incidents, ensuring complete reporting and recommendations for remedial action.
  • Perform energy site inspections in conjunction with project and service managers.
  • Identify non-compliance issues and proactively work with team to recommend/implement corrective actions on potential health and safety hazards.
  • Prepare and maintain budgets related to safety and quality initiatives.
  • Maintain a system of record for safety and quality initiatives.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, industrial management, safety or a quality-related discipline from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of five years of leadership in field, production or other relevant area of experience, in electric power, construction or manufacturing. Experience with battery energy storage projects a plus.
  • Five to 10 years of experience in safety technical areas such as fall protection, lockout-tagout; electrical (arc flash, personal protective equipment, troubleshooting, high voltage); flame-resistant protective clothing requirements, grounding and bonding, confined space entry; and hot work permitting; trenching and excavation; scaffolding; craning, hoisting and rigging, conducting hazard assessments, incident investigations, developing hazard control programmes and developing and publishing written safety and compliance programmes.
  • In-depth knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations (federal and applicable state programmes), enforcement directives and American National Standards Institute, National Fire Protection Association, Association Advancing Occupational and Environmental Health and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health consensus standards.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, build relationships across levels and functions, and influence at all levels of an organisation.
  • Global leadership skills and the ability to champion change, enlist the support of others and handle conflict in a constructive way.
  • Ability to manage, lead and coordinate multiple projects at once.

Behaviours and outlook

  • Willing to exemplify the Fluence values: responsible, agile, leading and fun.
  • A great teammate, always willing to help and ready to collaborate with others.
  • With demonstrated examples of ownership over your work and the ability to influence others.
  • Able to create value by understanding overall business objectives, and willing to be judged on your contributions.
  • Able to travel 10% to 25% of the time.
  • With good written and spoken English; German writing or speaking a strong positive, additional language skills are additive.

For a full job description and a confidential conversation please apply or contact Ross Hoare or David Hunt at Hyperion Executive Search.

 

SENIOR EMBEDDED SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

Location: Erlangen, Germany

Hyperion Executive Search has been exclusively retained to recruit this exciting new role for Fluence in Germany.

Über Fluence

Energiespeicher sind der entscheidende Baustein, um Energienetze zu stützen und das Versprechen auf kostengünstige erneuerbare Energien zu verwirklichen.

Fluence wurde von Siemens und AES, zwei Industriegiganten und Energiespeicher-Pionieren, mit dem Ziel gegründet, die globale Energiewende zu beschleunigen und zu gestalten.

Fluence vereint technologische Kompetenz, einzigartige Erfahrung auf dem Energiespeichermarkt und eine globale Reichweite, um bewährte und wettbewerbsfähige Energiespeichersysteme für eine sich schnell wandelnde Branche anzubieten.

Mit mehr als 10 Jahren Erfahrung, der weltweit größten installierten Kapazität von Energiespeicher-Projekten, einer globalen Reichweite in mehr als 160 Ländern und einem umfassenden Angebot an Technologien und Dienstleistungen rund um Energiespeicher, steht Fluence bereit, Netzbetreiber, Stromerzeuger und gewerbliche Großverbraucher zu unterstützen.

Ihr neues Aufgabenfeld: herausfordernd und zukunftsorientiert

  • In dieser Funktion verantworten Sie die Konzeption, Programmierung, Dokumentation und Pflege von Embedded Software Aufgabenpaketen für Umrichtersysteme von stationären Energiespeichern.
  • Sie führen komplexe Anforderungsanalysen eigenständig durch und nehmen die Planung und Abschätzung der resultierenden Aufgabenpakete als Grundlage des Pflichtenheftes selbständig vor.
  • Die Erstellung von Spezifikationen, Realisierungskonzepte und Designunterlagen liegen in Ihrer Verantwortung.
  • Sie arbeiten eigenverantwortlich an der softwaretechnischen Umsetzung von Software-Modulen und sind damit verantwortlich für Design, Implementierung und Test von Softwarekomponenten für den Einsatz in einer echtzeitgeprägten Embedded Umgebung.
  • Die Verantwortung für die Softwarepflege, -dokumentation sowie Betreuung des gesamten Aufgabenpaketes liegt bei Ihnen.
  • Sie wirken bei Softwareintegrations- und Systemtests mit und sind beteiligt an der Inbetriebnahme im Labor sowie bei Pilotkunden.

Ihre Qualifikationen: fundiert und adäquat

  • Sie verfügen über ein erfolgreich absolviertes Hochschulstudium der Fachrichtung Informatik, Elektrotechnik oder einer anderen technischen Naturwissenschaft mit einer Regelstudienzeit ≥ 4 Jahre.
  • Langjährige Berufserfahrung im Bereich Softwareentwicklung für Control Systems / Embedded Systems im industriellen Umfeld wird vorausgesetzt.
  • Sie können sehr gute Kenntnisse in der Softwareerstellung für Embedded Systems und in zugehörigen Engineering Tools vorweisen.
  • Ein versierter Umgang mit den Programmiersprachen C, C++ und C# ist erforderlich.
  • Sie verfügen über umfassende Kenntnisse in Echtzeitbetriebssystemen wie VxWorks.
  • Gute Simulationskenntnisse in Matlab/Simulink sowie in der Regelung von Umrichtersystemen ergänzen idealerweise Ihr Profil.
  • Ihre Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse sind verhandlungssicher in Wort und Schrift.
  • Eine positive Grundeinstellung, strukturierte und engagierte Arbeitsweise, hohe Motivation und Begeisterung sind für Sie selbstverständlich.
  • Methodisches Vorgehen, Teamfähigkeit und Eigeninitiative runden Ihr Profil ab.

For a full job description and a confidential conversation please apply or contact Ross Hoare or David Hunt at Hyperion Executive Search.

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ABOUT HYPERION

Hyperion Executive Search Ltd is a specialist recruiter within the clean energy, energy storage, e-mobility and cleantech markets. We help our clients achieve their strategic goals by helping them to attract, attain and retain the key talent they need.

In a young market where talent and experience is scarce it takes knowledge, skill and integrity to uncover hidden talent, those not flaunting their wares on job boards. Those too busy doing a great job with their present employer to reply to job ads, and too mindful of letting their CV be cannon fodder for scattergun recruiters.

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