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Senior Commercial Manager

RES Group Australia

Closing date 23 March 2023

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Employment Type

Full Time

Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

Senior Commercial Manager

Short Description:

Supporting the Development Director, you will Lead and manage the commercial activities across a portfolio of RES owned renewable projects.

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

• 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 porfolio 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 recognise 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 contributon towards annual skin checks, flu vaccinatoons, eye care, professional trade subscriptions, professional body membership, paid volunteer days and a charity matching scheme.

About the Role

The Senior Commercial Manager will lead our commercial activities for the portfolio of RES-owned projects that are not being developed within a joint venture. This is an engaging and varied role combining aspects of deal structuring, contract negotiation, procurement strategy, route to market activities (including offtake, sourcing equity and debt financing) and policy engagement.

About You

You will be a proven leader who has exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills, including the ability to set priories, meet tight deadlines and work effectively under pressure with high levels of accuracy and attention to detail. Engaging effectively with industry technical experts, applying

professional relationships and external expertise to develop successful collaborations will be essential in this role.


• Supporting the Development Director for the portfolio of RES-owned projects to structure and deliver the developments through to sale, ensuring these are delivered in a manner that aligns with the investment criteria of the end investor and procuring the necessary internal commercial approvals.

• Working with the group Strategic Procurement Director to define and deliver the procurement strategy for the portfolio of RES-owned projects.

• Providing commercial direction and oversight of the structuring and negotiation of high-stake contracts, (equity sale/debt raising, joint development agreements and/or development sale agreements as applicable).

• Managing a small commercial team that will provide dedicated support to this role.

• Project managing internal specialist functions and external advisors (e.g. legal & finance) as required to provide appropriate standards of documentation, compliance and risk management.

• Collaborating flexibly with all internal stakeholders to deliver on the development strategy.

• Be 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

• Understanding of and passion for the role that renewable energy developments can play in the transion to Net Zero

• Understanding of the contractual structures and principles used in agreements, government support mechanisms, project transactions and partnership agreements.

• Broad range of strategic, commercial, and technical skills including an understanding of energy value chain economics, financial evaluation, business case preparation and interpreting complex data.

• Experience in creating and executing strategies for new ventures, working knowledge of wind, solar and storage projects.

• Experience managing highly effective teams and fostering an environment of support and continuing professional development.

• Ability to lead and coach people in a matrix environment.

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