Head of Project Management – Solar & BESS

  • Alternative Energy
  • Full Time
  • London, UK
  • £100000 - £120000 per annum, Benefits: Plus bonus, long term incentive, and benefits GBP / Year


Our client is a fast-growing, vertically integrated renewable energy company, focused on developing, building and operating large-scale solar and BESS projects. They are a dynamic and entrepreneurial company, comprising of a growing team of highly experienced industry experts.
They are looking for a Head of Project Management to play a pivotal role in overseeing and coordinating the successful execution of their solar energy projects, and leading and growing the team.
You will be responsible for ensuring that projects are delivered on time, within scope, and in adherence to quality standards.
This leadership position would suit someone with a strong blend of project management expertise, attention to detail, and team management/development skills.

  • Accountable for the project management deliverables of the DNO project portfolio.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive project plans, including timelines, budgets, and resource allocation.
  • Oversee the end-to-end project lifecycle, ensuring timely completion and delivery of solar energy projects.
  • Oversee all aspects of Contractual and Commercial agreements for contract execution with supply chain for the execution of projects.
  • Lead, motivate, and mentor a team of project management professionals, fostering a collaborative and high-performance culture.
  • Provide guidance and support to ensure team members achieve project goals and personal development objectives.
  • Acting as primary interface with other Department heads to streamline resource and task allocation.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including engineering, finance, and legal, to ensure seamless project integration.
  • Identify potential project risks and develop mitigation strategies to ensure successful project delivery.
  • Ensure project Finance, payment, actuals and forecast is up to date and aligned with Company cash flows and Supply chain applications.
  • Implement and enforce quality assurance processes to guarantee the highest standards in project deliverables.
  • Conduct regular project reviews to assess performance and identify areas for improvement.


  • Significant experience in renewable energy, ideally in development and construction
  • Experience leading a team of high-performing PM’s and SPM’s
  • Strong attention to detail, demonstrable experience in managing risk
  • Commercial management experience delivering projects within budget
  • Able to promote a positive working culture within the team
  • Forward thinking, a problem solver and solution provider
  • Strong organisational and communication skills
  • High performer, willing to work with an agile, fast growing business.

About Us
Climate17 is a purpose-led, international Renewable Energy & Sustainability recruitment firm. We provide specialist talent acquisition services to organisations
seeking to reduce their environmental footprint, as well as those working towards the decarbonisation of the energy sector.
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