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Head of Hybrid Projects Australia and New Zealand

Job Title              Head of Business Development Hybrid Projects - ANZ


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 date we have developed over 5GW 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.

In Australia LSbp is a leading solar developer having reached financial close on >1GW and with an additional 4GW in greenfield pipeline. LSbp has also recently entered the NZ market through a partnership with Contact Energy. This position will play a huge part in our growth, generating opportunities and managing the strategy of the development of our wind and BESS projects.


Duties and responsibilities


  • To strategise, identify and commercialise LSbp hybrid projects – PV, BESS, wind and green hydrogen
  • To enhance the development of Lightsource’s pipeline of in-house developed, introduced and/or acquired sites
  • To develop new business opportunities
  • To develop strong working relationships and liaise closely with other business divisions including engineering, planning, grid, project management, legal and finance to assist in the development of projects
  • To understand and develop company strategies and develop business and business practices accordingly.
  • To work with the Development team and other departments to improve processes and efficiency.


Who we’re looking for


Knowledge & Experience


  • Understanding of renewables industry and energy market
  • Strong understanding of BESS and wind economics and development
  • Understanding of commercial activities including financial models, funding arrangements and legals
  • Varied experience in private and public sector, showing adaptability and ability to learn quickly
  • Experience in a similar role is essential


Why you’ll make a great member of the team  


Personal qualities


Professional and Technical - Ability to develop and update professional knowledge and skills. Ability to apply professional knowledge and skills in advancement of business objectives. 

Services - Carries out development of Solar sites. Quickly and successfully implements changes and improvements in operational activities and services. Effectively carries out tasks that are required by the Development team in addition to carrying out own role. 

Strategy - Adapts to changes in Lightsource’s and Development team’s strategy whilst developing own strategy to achieve personal goal of competently developing projects. 

People - Assesses own development needs and develops self to improve job performance and fulfil future potential. Contributes to the team ethos of Lightsource.

Information and Communication - The ability to evaluate and convey complex information to others in an effective manner through persuasive communication, negotiating skills and clear presentation skills in both verbal and written contexts. 


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.