Lightsource bp is a global leader in the development and management of solar energy projects. We are a 50:50 joint venture with bp with a mission to help drive the world’s transition to low carbon energy. With solar set to increase tenfold in the next 20 years, they are well-positioned to capitalize on this growth. By joining the Lightsource bp team, you will ‘be the change’ on the world’s energy transition to a more sustainable future. They pride themselves on their entrepreneurial spirit as we continue to push the boundaries of an ever-changing energy landscape. By choosing a career with them, you can expect a challenging and fulfilling role surrounded by people who are passionate and have brilliant ideas about sustainable technology, innovation and making the world a better place.
Our track-record in the solar industry is based on our experience in delivering numerous award-winning projects that are recognized as pioneering, innovative and the best-in-class. This position will play a huge part in this ambition, generating opportunities and managing the development / permitting of Large-Scale Solar projects in Australia & New Zealand.
To generate business, develop solar, wind and/or BESS projects and carry out supplementary tasks to ensure that the Business Development team reach their set targets.
To manage the development of a portfolio of in-house developed, introduced and/or acquired projects from initiation to financial close.
To develop new business opportunities.
To develop strong working relationships and liaise closely with other business divisions including engineering, planning, grid, project management, legal and finance to assist in the development of projects.
Assist other developers by carrying out supporting activities when needed.
To understand and develop company strategies and develop business and business practices accordingly.
To work with the Development team and other departments to improve processes and efficiency.
In addition, the Employee will perform such other duties, appropriate to the position as the Company may from time to time require.
Excellent communication and negotiation skills required.
Understanding of renewables industry, energy and environmental issues.
Technical understanding of solar, wind and BESS development and construction.
Understanding of environmental planning constraints.
Understanding of commercial activities including financial models, funding arrangements and legals.
Varied experience in private and public sector, showing adaptability and ability to learn quickly.
The company is a place where you can be yourself and grow; a place where your ideas and opinions matter.
They pride themselves on being an inclusive community, where every individual is valued and treated with respect.
The culture is driven by their core values. From operating safely to ensuring our solar projects are responsible and promote biodiversity.
Alongside a competitive salary, we offer a variety of benefits including annual bonus, retention bank, health insurance, pension and other local benefits.
Beyond your day-to-day working life at Lightsource bp, there’s a variety of initiatives that will contribute to your own personal development. Initiatives to get involved with including our charitable causes, supporting our solar honey project or our sustainability initiatives.
Our Core Values
Lightsource bp truly cares about creating a sustainable future through safe, responsible and meaningful low carbon energy projects. Their core values of Safety, Integrity, Respect, Sustainability and Drive are the guiding principles for everything they do.