Current vacancies - Portfolio Manager

We are seeking a portfolio manager to lead the safe operation and performance of our renewable electricity generation and storage portfolio.

Full time, permanent position. Flexible working considered.

Closing date: 5pm on 22 April 2024

Salary: £65,000 - £80,000 per annum depending on experience.

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Role description

As we continue to grow our business, we have an exciting opportunity for a Portfolio Manager to join us. The new position will be responsible for leading the safe operation and performance of our renewable electricity generation and storage portfolio, as we add diversity, extend project lifetimes and repower. This is a great opportunity to make an impact in a growing business.

To be suitable for this position, you will have management experience in operating renewable energy projects, ideally wind, solar, hydro and battery storage.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage contractors and the suite of project documents necessary to operate the company’s portfolio of clean energy assets and ensure safe and efficient long-term productivity.
  • Maximise revenue through optimised asset performance, power price agreements (wholesale market, direct wire, corporate and ancillary services) as well as eligible warranty or insurance claims.
  • Scope, structure, procure and manage suppliers, third party professional services, negotiate new and renewal terms.
  • Manage external asset managers and contractors to ensure site services are being delivered in line with health and safety requirements.
  • Work with the investment team to extend life and repower existing assets and transition new projects from investment stage into operations.
  • Manage, promote and oversee site activities which put Thrive policy into practice – areas such as community engagement, biodiversity, net zero and sustainable procurement.
  • Work with the Head of Operations to develop and adhere to annual project budgets.
  • Manage monthly site performance information for the purpose of internal reporting, analysis and feedback for ongoing asset optimisation.

Skills / experience required:

  • The health and safety of our sites, employees, contractors and local community are paramount. You must have a proven track record of working with UK HS&E regulations (including CDM and WTSR).
  • Strong experience as a manager in renewable electricity generation and / or battery storage operations.
  • Proven track record of negotiating and executing key project documents such as service contracts, land leases and power purchase agreements.
  • Demonstrable technical awareness of the renewables / battery storage sector including warranties and availability.
  • Proven experience of contractor performance management.
  • Proven experience of procurement and management of legal and technical advisors.
  • Advanced Excel and knowledge of Office 365 essential.
  • Analytical and inquisitive mind set, keen to challenge and with a proactive approach.
  • Some travel will be required to project sites, external meetings and conferences. A full UK driving licence would be an advantage.

Benefits:

  • Salary in the range of £65,000 - £80,000 per annum depending on experience.
  • Bonus scheme.
  • Attractive pension scheme.
  • Private health care, Life Assurance, Permanent Health Insurance.
  • 33 days annual leave (increasing with length of service), inclusive of bank holidays, with the option to buy and sell holidays.
  • Climate Perks journey days for sustainable holiday travel.
  • Hybrid working.

Location 

Central Bristol office: hybrid working options; flexible working considered. 

APPLICATIONS

Closing date for applications is 5pm on 22 April 2024. Please send a CV and cover letter to recruitment@thriverenewables.co.uk

Thrive is an equal opportunity employer. We promote diversity, are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and encourage applications from global majority candidates. 

Please note, to be eligible for this role, you must be entitled to work in the UK. No agencies please.