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Head of Special Projects

Job title: Head of Special Projects
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Industry: Renewable Energy Sustainability
Start Date: 11/08/2022
Reference: 32001
Contact name: Adam Carabetta
Contact email: adam@formativesearch.com
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Formative Search has continued to support one of largest Energy companies in the world, as they grow their international presence in New Energies. As they have successfully started to develop major projects in Renewable Energy across both established and emerging markets in Asia Pacific, bringing on an experienced Renewables and Power professional to coordinate this portfolio is now one of their top priorities. So working with the executive management in the regional hub of Singapore, our client has asked us to exclusively lead the search for a Head of Special Projects.


The Head of Special Projects will be expected to:

  • Support strategic planning initiatives for the group, helping to identify, prioritize, and execute on investment opportunities, and communicate opportunities and ideas in real time to the broader team;
  • Directly negotiate and provide oversight to associated team­ members/parties that are negotiating a variety of contracts associated with energy projects;
  • Develop contractual strategies consistent with project, regional and broader objectives and market design/ risks and maximize the bandwidth of the internal and broader teams;
  • Implement creative project financing and deal structuring to differentiate the platform;
  • Drive project developing efforts individually and with the broader team to meet objectives as set in the Company's business plan;
  • Drive business development (e.g. exploration, identification, evaluation and prosecution of new opportunities to include M&A) efforts directly and in conjunction with the broader team;
  • Utilize your track record, experience and industry relationships to develop new opportunities;
  • Coordinate with and drive internal and external parties (i.e. all development work-streams and support functions) to minimize execution and operational risk in financing negotiations and contracts;
  • Whether in a direct or influence management role, provide guidance, direction, and education to all team members and be instrumental in managing team resources to meet annual financing (as well as M&A) objectives;
  • Develop and monetize counterparty relationships (i.e. key financing parties and counterparties broadly in the market).


The Head of Special Projects should:

  • Come with a minimum of 12 years of experience in managing Energy / Infrastructure businesses, with solid exposure to Renewable Power.
  • Display strong initiative and great comfort working in unstructured environments, as well as capable negotiating, and project/process and team management skills.
  • Have a deep understanding of value creation in renewable energy power assets and markets in the APAC region.
  • Show proven ability to structure complex financial transactions (including tax, equity structures), with a clear understanding of potential legal and credit issues, as well as an appreciation for the associated origination, operational and technical implications.
  • Experience negotiating and executing structured financings associated with the development and sale of renewable energy assets.
  • Share their understanding of power markets, policy and regulations, vendors, consultancy service providers, and power economics in Asia.
  • Have demonstrated ability to build relationships with financing partners and counter-parties, at the individual and company level.
  • Ability to summarize and present complex issues and opportunities into succinct and actionable terms.
  • Come with a track record of a minimum of 500 MW renewable project development experience, preferably on a global scale, mixed with the APAC region.
  • Capability to implement process within an interdisciplinary team setting and to prioritize tasks to align with goals and effectively manage competing deadlines.

Someone who has been involved in a senior project development capacity within the Renewables landscape in Asia, will be really a great fit for this role. The successful Head of Special Projects will be covering the most dynamic economies of the 21st century in New Energy, and will be presented with some amazing opportunity as the industry flourishes. The compensation will be attractive in line with this role, and based in the global hub of Singapore.

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