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Senior Business Development Manager Netherlands


About Lightsource bp


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, we are well-positioned to capitalise 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.

We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit as we continue to push the boundaries of an ever-changing energy landscape. By choosing a career with us, 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.


About the role


To date we have developed over 3.8GW of projects globally and are focused on significantly growing our pipeline which currently stands at 16GW across Europe, Asia, The Americas and Australasia with an ambition to develop 25GW of Solar PV by 2025.

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 The Netherlands.


Duties and responsibilities


  • Identify, pursue, cultivate, and develop new business opportunities with external developers. Manage a pipeline of projects from Exclusivity through to FC.
  • Identify, pursue and develop new business opportunities together with third parties (developers).
  • Run financial models and using price indicators to negotiate commercial terms which meet company’s margin requirements.
  • Accountable for reporting about the progression of greenfield and co-development pipeline.
  • Manage the progress of early-stage and mid-stage projects through the permitting process, working in close cooperation with the internal legal, technical and planning teams where necessary.

  • Coordinate and oversee the legal, technical and tax due diligence of projects, liaising with external consultants.
  • Understand company strategy and develop business accordingly.


Who we’re looking for



Knowledge of the renewable sector and experience in developing Solar projects in The Netherlands is required




  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in a similar role is essential
  • Proven track record of:
  • Originating project development opportunities
  • Originating suitable lands
  • Negotiating co-development agreements with local developers
  • Developing and managing projects, deadlines and task-related resources
  • Adapting to new challenges and learning swiftly
  • Completing tasks on schedule with excellent quality.
  • Negotiation skills and communication skills


Why you’ll make a great member of the team        

Personal qualities


  • Commercial awareness
  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Communication skills
  • A strong work ethic
  • Entrepreneurial mind-set: hands-on mentality and ‘getting things done’ attitude
  • A proactive individual who is result driven
  • Strong attention to detail and able to problem solve and work well under pressure in a deadline driven environment


Why you’ll want to work for us 


Our company is a place where you can be yourself and grow; a place where your ideas and opinions matter.


Be you


We pride ourselves on being an inclusive community, where every individual is valued and treated with respect.


Be responsible


Our culture is driven by our core values. From operating safely to ensuring our solar projects are responsible and promote biodiversity.


Be recognized


Alongside a competitive salary, we offer a variety of benefits including annual bonus, retention bank, health insurance, pension and other local benefits.


Be inspired


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 or supporting our solar honey project.