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Country Director

Job title: Country Director
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Manila, Capital District, Metro Manila
Industry: Renewable Energy
Start Date: 25/09/2020
Salary: 0.00
Reference: 30628
Contact name: Jennifer Wong
Contact email: Jennifer@formativesearch.com
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Formative Search is working closely with a client who is spending billions to become a truly diversified energy giant, promoting the use of Renewable Energy. Making the move to cleaner energy, they are providing all-in-one solutions to the development and construction of its renewable energy projects becoming the leading IPP globally with its solar, wind and hydro assets.

In Asia, where the focus of this energy transition is taking place, they have engaged us on a search for a Country Director on the ground to manage all aspects of delivery on their projects. This person will supervise all key workstreams of projects, from development to financial close, through construction and operations.

What will you do?

  • Lead the company's investments in the Philippines, manage risks and maximize value

  • Ensure delivery of existing projects, through development, procurement, financing, construction and operations

  • Manage / supervise all contracts in relation with our investments. High contracts literacy: ability to understand, manage and negotiate multiple complex contracts (PPA, equipment supply and construction, financing, …)

  • Manage all financial matters in relation with the company's investment: accounts, budgets, financing. Build reporting, budget and performance monitoring tools

  • Manage all corporate matters in relation with the company's investment

  • Work in good intelligence and close collaboration with local partner

  • Represent the company with all stakeholders including local partner, banks, public authorities

  • Solid power / renewable energy experience backed by strong financial / investments background

  • Project management experience in the Philippines and internationally

  • Draft detailed request for proposals, select and coordinate advisors and contractors

  • Manage all projects / company related information and documentation

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills; capability to produce quality reports and presentations to synthetize results and help management decisions

  • Coordinate and report effectively with management and technical teams overseas

What do you need?

  •  Minimum 7-10 years of relevant experience in power / renewable energy investments and financial / project management

  • Track record in delivering power projects from development through procurement, construction, financing, and operations

  • Very hands on individual, with entrepreneurial mindset and strong sense of ownership. Capable to work independently and do what is required from menial to strategic tasks to meet deadlines and deliver value

  • Methodological, process and detail oriented; ability to conceive and implement methodology and processes to improve the performance of an organization

  • Ability to travel to sites, across Philippines including residency permit

  • Strong command of Microsoft Office

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English


This is an excellent opportunity to join a major energy company that has been very active in the region. If this is something you might be interested in, feel free to reach out at jennifer@formativesearch.com and we'll be in touch shortly.

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