Senior Business Development Manager

Job Type
Emp Type
Full Time
Environment and Renewable Energy
Functional Expertise
Salary Type

Job Description

Leap29 are currently assisting a leading, international Renewable Energy company who are hiring for a Senior Business & Project Development Manager to join their team in Lyon.

The successful candidate will support the advancement of the company’s strategy to strengthen the project pipeline and to assist in overseeing projects from identification through the whole process.

Main Responsibilities

  • Identify high potential solar projects;
  • Assist throughout identification, evaluation, and assessment of solar projects for investment;
  • Negotiate and sign lease agreements;
  • Deal with authorities to get all necessary permission to build and operate solar plants;
  • Communicate and take care with our engineers for the technical design of each plant;
  • Manage relationships with local authorities, utilities, and the regulators;
  • Interact with legal, tax, technical, and insurance advisors;
  • Control projects until ready-to-build status and participating in the auction and sale process.


  • 4-5 years’ experience in energy sector or project related environment (M&A experience is an advantage) on the French market
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, Technical, Law, or relatable area.
  • Familiarity with the authorization process for zoning, environmental/ building codes, and land/ grid connection conditions;
  • Ability to assess energy projects from an economical and legal perspective;
  • Ability to work independently and proactively approach stakeholders;
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Outlook, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and ERP systems;
  • Fluent French and English language knowledge;
  • Driving License (Category B)

If the opportunity to be a part of a highly skilled, international team is of interest to you, please apply directly through the link or contact Georgia Sumnall:


Georgia Sumnall