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Commercial Manager

RES Group Australia

Closing date 23 March 2023

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Employment Type

Full Time

Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

Lead and manage the co requirements for the project closing processes of large scale Renewable Energy Projects

• Work across a portfolio of large-scale wind, solar, battery storage and hybrid projects

• Amazing career development opportunities

• Permanent role - Brisbane/Melbourne/Sydney based role

RES Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land, sea, and waters, of the areas that we live and work on across Australia. We acknowledge their continuing connection to their culture and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

About RES

RES is the world’s largest independent renewable energy company. At the forefront of the industry for over 40 years, RES has delivered more than 23GW of renewable energy projects across the globe and supports an operational asset portfolio exceeding 12GW worldwide for a large client base.

We are driven by our vision to create a future where everyone has access to affordable zero carbon energy. We are proud of the 21 million tonnes of carbon offset each year by our global portfolio of renewable energy projects and we are proud of the people that developed and built them.

At RES we celebrate differences as we know it makes our company a great place to work. We embrace the values of an innovative and diverse workforce and recognize that inclusion sets everyone up for success.

We are committed to maintaining an environment where everyone feels that they belong by demonstrating a culture of care and respect in what we say and what we do. Applications are highly encouraged from Indigenous Australians, people from a range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people with disability, any gender and age, and applicants from the LGBTIQ+ community.

What we offer

We recognize that our people are our most important asset. We are dedicated to the personal and professional development of our employees via training and development opportunities and sponsored education. We also encourage better work-life balance through flexible working. Some of our other benefits include a competitive bonus and parental leave entitlement, 25 days leave, financial contribution towards annual skin checks, flu vaccinations, eye care, professional trade subscriptions, professional body membership, paid volunteer days and a charity matching scheme.

About the Role

Reporting into the Senior Commercial Manager, the Commercial Manager will help shape the commercial approach the business takes and ultimately lead the realization of the value of the project pipeline by working alongside our Development Managers to ensure that RES’ wind, solar and storage projects are structured effectively, bankable and valuable.

About You

You will be a proven leader who has exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills, including the ability to set priorities, meet tight deadlines and work effectively under pressure with high levels of accuracy and atention to detail. Engaging effectively with industry technical experts, applying professional relationships and external expertise to develop successful collaborations will be essential in this role.


• Lead and manage the commercial requirements for the project closing processes, including the project management of the closing process.

• Ensure the closing process is well managed, with clear and robust project management of all project stream / deliverables, including implementing effective management plans for key commercial and project risks.

• Lead the review of the key bankability concerns that wind, solar and storage projects face when in the early, medium and final stages of development.

• Gradually become an expert on the key project documents (EPC, O&M, Grid, PPA, Share Sale Agreements, Syndicated Facility Agreements) in order to ensure the contracts speak to each other and contain terms that will be acceptable to equity and debt partners.

• Attend key external negotiations of key project documents.

• Work with the Senior Commercial Manager to take ownership of all of the contractual and commercial gaps between the key project documents in order to ensure the project has a bankable position to take to market.

• Develop working relationships at all levels in the organisation including with Executive Leadership Team.

• Maintain networks and relationships with key energy industry representatives and external stakeholder

• Promote and pursue excellence in health and safety compliance across the business and with external stakeholders.

• Act as an exemplary role model to encourage the avoidance of risk taking behaviours across the business and provide the personal commitment never to "risk it".

Experience & Qualifications

• Minimum graduate level degree in Engineering, Law, Finance or similar

• Experience taking large scale renewable energy projects, Infrastructure projects or power generation projects from conception to completion

• Able to make decisions assessing complex commercial and technical inputs;

• Capable of assessing risks and formulating action plans;

• Senior stakeholder management;

• Proven negotiator

• Demonstrates strategic leadership capabilities

• Sound knowledge and understanding of relevant Australian standards and regulations

How to apply

If you are interested and believe you have the required experience, please apply now with your updated CV or call 02 8079 0900 for a confidential discussion. ACRWORLD have been engaged under an ongoing exclusive partnership agreement with RES Group Australia and any direct applications received will be forwarded to ACRWORLD to manage. Applicants will be selected by RES Group Australia for interview.