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Commercial Project Manager WIND ENERGY

Reference No.: COMMGD


  • Date of placement: 16.10.2020
  • Localization: Gdańsk, ()
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  • Position: Commercial Project Manager WIND ENERGY

Our client is an international investor in the renewable energy sector. For one of their wind farms in northern Poland they are now looking for a Commercial Manager/Asset Operations Manager with a financial background. 

In this position you will be responsible for managing commercial, accounting,crossover commercial / technical challenges and analytics to optimize the operational and financial performance of the wind farm. Your role will be of an interface between the fields of law, technology, landowners and authorities. In depth knowledge of company accounting is also necessary.

The role will focus on the commercial, financial and legal oversight, meaning a 360° view on all major aspects of the wind farm. This will involve administering, complying with financing and power purchase agreements, ensuring invoicing is performed on a timely basis, project budget monitoring and financial reporting, cashflow management, and projection and ensuring all appropriate insurances are in place.

Furthermore, the position will require managing all financial transactions, from fixed payments and variable expenses to bank deposits and budgets.

The role requires clear communication between all parties involved in the project and extensive liaison with contractors and outsource service providers to deliver the oversight required. Experience in renewable energy assets and projects would be an advantage but is not a must. We are looking for someone with a similar management background in other types of real estate/plant under operation. 

To perform at the required level in this role, you will ideally have a financial or commercial background with a sound understanding of wind farms in the operational phase and have a demonstrable record of commercial management and project finance. With at least three years’ experience, you will need strong organizational and communication skills and an ability to work closely with a technical project team.Ability to negotiate is also necessary.

You will be based in Gdańsk, with some travel activities to the windfarm or other destinations if necessary.

Your responsibilities are:

Handling commercial and some administrative issues of an SPV such as:
Ensuring project budget monitoring,financial reporting and forecasting
Plan and coordinate the development of a 5-year plan
Liquidity planning and cash calls
Approval of invoices
Coordinate and manage the year end closing process
Preparation of financial statements in time
Accompanying the annual aud its of the annual financial statements
Financial and asset accounting,payroll accounting
Manage balance sheet sand profit/loss statements
Handle monthly,quarterly and annual closings
Reconcile accounts payable and receivable
Coordination and processing of payments
Contract management: considering all contractual claims and obligations in a respective tool and tracking of these contractual claims and obligations 

o Registration of insurance claims and settlement of insurance benefits o Ongoing contact to accompanying financial institutions/banks

Billings with the grid operator

  • -  Maintain good relations to local communities, landowners and authorities

  • -  Ensure that all members of the project team are conform to contract procedures.

  • -  Be responsible for the effective and proactive management of the contract mechanisms including client communications, variation pricing and scheduling, identification of project risks and opportunities.

  • -  Address integrity risks and ensure improvements to operational performance are delivered.

  • -  Develop claim strategy and develop claim on eventual commercial issues.

  • -  Take personal responsibility for quality and accuracy related to terms and conditions and commercial risk management.

  • -  Identify and manage risks to the business case; work with experts across the company to mitigate the risks and realize the opportunities to maximize the lifetime value of the asset.

  • -  Reporting to shareholder (in written and via regular calls) and preparation of partnership meetings

    Your qualifications are:

  • -  Bachelor’s / Master’s Degree in Business or Financial or equivalent experience.

  • -  Fluent English language


Commercial Project Manager WIND ENERGY


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