Business Development Advisor (Renewables)

Business Development Advisor (Renewables)

bp has set out a new strategy that will shift the company from being an international oil company focused on producing resources to an integrated energy company focused on delivering solutions to customers.

At the heart of our strategy is low carbon electricity and energy, building scale in renewables and bioenergy, seeking early positions in hydrogen and CCUS, and building out a customer gas portfolio to complement these low carbon energies.

As the Commercial Developer in Gas & Low Carbon Energy (G&LCE) you will play a pivotal role in reshaping bp’s business. You will be at the heart of bp’s strategy implementation, driving growth through delivering new low carbon investments.

You will be responsible for originating, assessing, analysing and delivering new offshore wind opportunities through analytical, commercial and negotiations skills. You will be a key member of the deal teams and/or leading deals, working closely with the commercial structurers, integrators and bp functions, including Mergers & Acquisitions, bp Treasury and Tax.

Key Accountabilities:

In your role as Business Development Advisor, your responsibilities will include some of the following:

• Performs market/policy and financial analysis for offshore wind projects to understand subsidy regime, competitive landscape, growth opportunities, grid connection, PPA market and project financing landscape
• Identify, assess and execute business development opportunities, using a strong command of technical and economic evaluation and investment appraisal processes; provides succinct recommendations on deal structure, risk mitigations and value optimisation
• Project manage business development opportunities, including greenfield (lease rounds) and M&A
• Deliver or contribute to negotiations of contractual agreements with third parties on commercial, project, joint venture and M&A transactions
• Develop offers in order to deliver value for partnerships, and helps to develop a framework for offers to ensure sharing of processes across different locations
• Deliver or contribute to internal governance for the investment decisions
• Work across offshore wind and other renewables technologies (onshore wind, solar, storage, biofuels/-energy/-gas) and the wider G&LCE, incl. hydrogen, gas to power and CCUS
• Collaborate with other business segments to encourage knowledge-sharing and continuous improvement, and builds relevant external partner, supplier and consultant relationships

Essential Criteria:

• Self-start with working experience in either of origination, deal and contract negotiations or economic evaluation
• Knowledge and understanding of offshore wind or other renewable energy sector
• Strong project management experience and an ability to work as part of an integrated project team with an ability to influence decision-makers at all levels
• Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
• Ability to think strategically with an investor's mindset 
• Team player
• Ideally a degree in technical, finance or business discipline however not essential with comparable experience

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Flexible working will also be considered.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions. Please contact us to request accommodation.


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