| June 11, 2024

Development Manager (Italy), Renewable Energy and Project Development

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  • Full Time
  • Italy

Website Matrix Renewables

About us

Matrix Renewables is a renewable energy platform that was founded by global alternative asset manager TPG through its impact investing platform, TPG Rise, in 2020. Headquartered in Madrid, Matrix Renewables focuses on developing, constructing and being long-term owners of renewable energy assets.

Matrix Renewables’ current portfolio is comprised of 9.3 GW (operational, under construction, ready to build, under development) of renewable energy projects and storage across North America, Europe and Latin America.

TPG Rise is a $16 billion impact investing platform focused on investing in and supporting the growth of world-class businesses that deliver positive and measurable social and environmental impact globally.

TPG is a leading global alternative asset investment firm with offices in Austin, Beijing, Boston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Luxembourg, Melbourne, Moscow, Mumbai, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Singapore, and Washington D.C. TPG’s investment platforms span a wide range of asset classes, including private equity, growth equity, impact investing, infrastructure, growth venture, real estate, secondaries, and public equity.

The Role

At Matrix Renewables we are looking for a highly motivated individual to play a key role managing our Project Development in Italy. Based in Rome, the Project Manager will be responsible for overseeing development of Matrix’s portfolio of projects in Italy, and mainly in the Regions assigned to him, reporting to Matrix Senior Development Manager in Italy. This is primarily a project level role. The Candidate should use their experience and intelligence to identify risks, to assess the quality of work done by Matrix’s developers, and to guide Matrix in understanding the risks that these projects face. The candidate should be mature enough to be able to represent Matrix’s interests with the local teams and stakeholders, being confident to proactively defend Matrix even if that position is opposed by the developer or stakeholders. The Candidate should have a good network of connections in the development and electricity industry in Italy. The candidate must be familiar with all aspects of the development of renewable energy projects in the country, either wind or solar. During the development phase, the candidate will collaborate with in-house Matrix and external teams to ensure that projects obtain all the permits, authorizations, and licenses necessary to reach Ready to Build (“RTB”) status, on time. Part of the role will also be to manage timing between project RTB and PPAs from Matrix’s assets.

Key activities and responsibilities:

• Management of relationships with landlords and tenants

• Management of community and public relations in respect of the Project

• Management of the entire value chain of the permitting phase, following the filling of the documents and the obtainment of the permits.

• Represent MATRIX before the following stakeholders: local authorities, at political and regulatory level, landowners & local communities, developers, and occasionally offtakers. The candidate should have experience working with Stakeholders and be comfortable in that

setting, able to manage sometimes difficult or confrontational situations. Good industry contacts with large generators, developers or distribution companies will be a positive

• Ensure that Matrix development team is tracking development status of projects in its pipeline, liaising with developers to help and assure that the delivery of projects to RTB reaches on time. Delivery of the budget committed with our investors is the main key responsibility of this role.

• Project scheduling management through activities definition, sequencing, resources, and duration estimation.

• Leading & closing Due Diligences and active red flag solving in order to close and acquire efficiently the projects when reaching RTB to our developers. Assure closings are done & executed on time.

• Leading & growing our new greenfield projects portfolio.

• Budgeting and funding management. The candidate shall be entitled to control the funding activities and budgeting to follow what is stipulated in the contracts, having also control on the Matrix “money at risk” exposure per developer.

• Assist the finance, EPC & accounting teams, to close the respective contract / deals.

• Management of relationships with landlords and tenants

• Management of community and public relations in respect of the Project

• Help to implement ESG Company policy at local level in compliance with modern standards, regulations, and best industry practice. Flag to HQ any ESG issues as soon as possible, gather information related to them and where instructed interact with stakeholders if appropriate

• Ensure the highest compliance about anticorruption practices along the relationship with all the stakeholders

• Smooth handover of development activities to Matrix operations department

General Skills / Attributes:

• Master’s degree in Engineering, law or business

• 5 years of energy industry experience in a project development, project administration, project management, , contract administration, deal execution, project finance or other commercial role

• Full understanding of the development, construction, for solar projects in Italy (Including Sicily)

• Comfortable attending lobbying evens both at the national level and local, in both political and civil service spheres

• Experience with dealing with utilities, distributors and generators and a good network of contacts in those companies

• An ability to perform at a high level in a matrixed organization, working in interdepartmental teams to achieve objectives

• Solid communication skills: capability to establish technical discussions in different cultural environments

• Fluent in English & Italian. Spanish will be much appreciated.

• Ability to travel through Italy & Spain to meet stakeholders around Matrix projects

If you are interested in applying, please send a cover email and CV in English to: [email protected]

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To apply for this job please visit matrixrenewables.com.