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Land Acquistions Manager Italy

Job Title              Land Acquisition Manager

Department       Development Italy


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.


What You’ll do (the role)            


To network with farming and landowning communities to bring new opportunities for PV projects. The Land Acquisition Manager will be responsible for sourcing agricultural real estate investment opportunities in specified regions of Italy. This responsibility includes identifying quality opportunities with attractive risk adjusted returns. To develop and maintain strong relationships with the farming and administration community.

Duties and responsibilities

  • To identify suitable sites for solar park development and successfully negotiate the acquisition of land with landowners and agents
  • Establish relationships with landowners and introducers who have been in receipt of promotional materials from our marketing department through a mixture of cold and warm calling.
  • Manage the pipeline of early-stage projects through exclusivity into Option involving Development Managers and internal legal team where necessary
  • Ensure new business opportunities are pursued to their maximum potential
  • Assist the Business Development and Senior Development Manager by carrying out supporting activities when needed
  • To understand company strategies and develop business and business practices accordingly


Who we’re looking for



  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills required.
  • Understanding of renewables industry, energy and environmental issues in Italy.
  • Solid understanding of commercial activities.
  • Varied experience in private and public sector, showing adaptability and ability to learn quickly.
  • Experience in wind sector will be an advantage.



  • Driving licence cat.B
  • Excellent communications skills both in Italian and English Proficient in MS Office (Advanced skills in MS Excel)
  • Advanced skills in working independently or with limited oversight
  • Advanced skills in solving complex problems
  • Negotiation skills are welcomed


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 recognised

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

Be inspired

Join an agile, international team working across 15 countries to power the future and positively impact people, communities, ecosystems and biodiversity across the world.

Our core values

Lightsource bp truly cares about creating a sustainable future through safe, responsible and meaningful low-carbon energy projects. Our core values of Safety, Integrity, Respect, Sustainability and Drive are the guiding principles for everything we do.