Head of Business Development Renewables Northern Africa

Requisition ID:  12360

Casablanca, MA, 20036

ENGIE is a global reference in low-carbon energy and services. Together with our 170,000 employees, our customers, partners and stakeholders, we are committed to accelerate the transition towards a carbon-neutral world, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally-friendly solutions. Inspired by our purpose (“raison d’être”), we reconcile economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet, building on our key businesses (gas, renewable energy, services) to offer competitive solutions to our customers.


You are looking for a meaningful job? Come and live a ENGIE business experience!

· Engie in an ambitious international group focusing on the energy transition with a clear zero carbon target.
· ENGIE’s purpose (“raison d’être”) is to act to accelerate the transition towards a carbonneutral economy, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally-friendlysolutions. The purpose brings together the company, its employees, its clients and its shareholders, and reconciles economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet.
·Joining ENGIE is the possibility of taking part in projects of great scale and taking responsibilities in a group of world size, which applies the advanced technology.

What ENGIE North Africa offers you :
· The opportunity to have a meaningful job where you can make a difference.
· The chance to continuously evolve as a professional, coupled with a variety of training opportunities.
· Relevant career opportunities to get you where you want to be, with the knowledge you need and to continuously improve your skills in an international environment.
· Continuous mentoring – you will work with passionate people and receive both formal training as well as day-to-day mentorship from your manager
· Engie wants you to find a balance between work and private life by offering home working and an informal no-nonsense environment.
· A career management plan with opportunities to grow in an international environment.

. Continuous mentoring – you will work with passionate people and receive both formal training as well as day-to-day mentorship from your manager.
· Dynamic and inclusive work environment – employees are the core, we value every individual and encourage initiatives, promoting agility.
· Attractive and competitive package.
· You will get the chance to work into a multicultural environment in a cosy and comfortable working space and hybrid workplace enabling the employees to feel at home while having moments to concentrate or chat!
ENGIE North Africa is hiring a Head of BD Renewables Northern Africa. As part of team in the North Africa Region based in Casablanca, you will report to the Managing Director Renewables MENA.

Key Responsibilities / Accountabilities
• Build a solid mid to long-term pipeline of renewable project opportunities in North Africa with reliable relationships with the key stakeholders
• Lead the team responsible for progressing project development(s) in the portfolio following identification and origination and prior to financial close in order to achieve the short and long-term goals of the business.
• Lead negotiations and secure land tenure agreements and necessary statutory project approvals.
• Monitor and ensure that development of pipeline assets achieve their budget, schedule and quality targets, including by identifying, mobilizing and managing resources for each project, acting as project lead and presenting to relevant steering committees.
• Participate in the business strategy, business planning and objectives setting processes.
• Manage the progression of engineering and grid connection activities in accordance with development goals and in collaboration with engineering team.
• Ensure that projects’ commercial risk and reward are correctly balanced.
• Maintain and foster knowledge of industry trends, technological advancements, and policy changes related to renewable energy project development, and incorporate relevant innovations and best practices into project strategies.
A Master degree in Finance, Economics or Engineering.
Experience and Skills
• 10-15 years of relevant working experience within the power generation industry
• 10 years of BD experience, with demonstrable track record in the development and implementation of non-recourse financed IPPs
• Previous experience in the energy sector in Northern Africa
• Knowledge of power technologies including OCGT, CCGT, and renewables i.e. solar, wind, hydro, biomass, and water desalination (RO) technologies
• Contract negotiations skills, including negotiating partnership agreements, offtake agreements, EPC agreements and various transaction agreements
• Result-oriented, energy, enthusiastic and drive to meet personal objectives, with an open, transparent style and flexible approach.

Ability to work within tight timelines and to affirm project leadership
• International, multicultural and multidisciplinary experience.
• Strong intellectual capacity and able to deal with complexity
• Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills, and other soft skills
including mentoring, being a team player, ability to work with diverse experts and seek consensus
• Presence and interpersonal credibility to represent ENGIE in contacts with key
stakeholders, JV partners, external organizations and/or bodies and other stakeholders Technology
• Proficiency in MS Office
• Advanced knowledge of Power Point, MS Projects and Excel
Communication and working Relationship
• All internal stakeholders of ENGIE in Northern Africa, AMEA and Renewables
• Working relationships with BD, Strategy and CSR department, project finance and financial advisory, Tax, Insurance, Engineering and Legal will be an essential requirement as part of the project development interface activities and programs.
The role will require various direct and indirect relationships with clients and customers,
Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), contractors, consultants / advisors, lenders, competitors, system operators, regulators, as well as government and other stakeholders.
English, French, Arabic is a plus
• Place of residence: Casablanca, Morocco
• Frequent travel through Northern Africa, Europe and Dubaï
• Primary focus will be Northern Africa
• Contract: full time, permanent

ENGIE is an equal opportunity employer, promoting diversity and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. All applications are screened based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without any regard to origin, age, name, religion, marital status, health, disability, political opinions or citizenship. Our differences are our strengths!

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Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full - Time
Professional Experience:  Senior (experience >15 years)
Education Level:  Master's Degree