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Solar Project Developer

Pertemps Thames Water



£65000 - £75000/annum


Posted: 20/01/2023

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Who are we?

Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to our 15 million customers by supplying 2.6 billion litres of water through 32,000 km of pipes, keeping taps flowing and toilets flushing. 

At Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to life, so our business is always open.

Thames Water Utilities strategic goal is to become an energy neutral utility company – reducing our reliance on external energy supply, increasing our energy security and providing cost certainty for customers which in turn, helps reduce our carbon emissions towards net zero by 2030.
As part of this ambition we are investigating all options to improve and expand our renewable energy generation, including through deploying solar PV and potentially battery storage.
We are already the largest producer of renewable energy in the UK water industry and have committed to our customers to increase year-on-year the renewable energy we produce. 

These are exciting opportunities to contribute to the solar PV and storage programme within Thames Water Ventures Renewable Energy Team.
What you will be doing?

Proactively work with Thames Water and third parties to identify and release potential value on Thames Water and third-party land.
Development pipeline plans, including securing necessary internal and external resources to manage the delivery of the pipeline.
Evaluation of project feasibility, based on key project parameters (yield, CAPEX, OPEX and expected electricity prices) continuous optimisation of project performance in close cooperation with our engineering team.
Ensuring Health, Safety and Environment compliance with requirements.
Progress and grow a solar pipeline by identifying, screening and developing high quality and safe projects across the Thames Water estate;
A clear approach to programme management across the pipeline to ensure that screening, development and construction are managed in a structured and systematic way and that risk is transparent and effectively managed;
Proactively work with Thames Water and third parties to identify and release potential value on TW and third party land;
Contribute to studies to understand the impact of floating solar systems on raw drinking water reservoirs;
Work collaboratively across the business to build exceptional stakeholder relationships with both internal and external stakeholders to drive down risks.What you will bring to the role?

This role is instrumental in the Renewables Team and the successful candidate will be comfortable working under pressure. The ideal candidate will be someone who comes with 3-5 years of renewables and development experience.
Ideally possess a Professional qualification in engineering.
Have excellent knowledge of processes required to identify, develop and deliver renewable energy schemes from inception to delivery.

 What's in it for you?

Our competitive salary and package include a bonus, car allowance, private healthcare, an excellent contributory pension and 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with length of service.  
Thames Water is a dynamic, rewarding, and diverse place to work, with opportunities around every corner.  If you join our team, you’ll enjoy a fulfilling career, flexible working arrangements and a wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing. We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion, and Disability Confident Leader employer.  

Find out more about  working at Thames Water.
We’re also proud to embrace and promote diversity and believe that creating a workforce that reflects the communities we serve will help us to thrive.  We encourage applications from everyone and offer extra support for those who need it throughout the recruitment process.

We deliver life's essential service so our customers, communities and the environment can thrive. This means, that when a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of your role, you’ll be required to participate in a rota to provide Customer Incident Support, as requested by the Company from time to time. This may be by supporting our customers on the frontline as an Ambassador or being part of the team managing the incident as a Control Tower Lead. This is incredibly rewarding, and you’ll be given full training – it’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business and meet colleagues.
Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date. This is so we can manage all the applications properly and give candidates a positive experience. Once closed, we can’t consider any further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment

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