Macquarie Capital EMEA - Construction Director

London (Greater)
01 Jul 2020
01 Aug 2020
Full Time
Contract Type

Reporting directly to the CEO of the newly created Development Business, the Construction Director is responsible for the construction of onshore renewable projects focusing primarily on Solar projects in Europe.

The business has a pipeline of more than 5GW of solar projects to deliver over the coming years, and you will be primarily responsible for the execution of construction projects from tender phase to completion. In addition, you will be actively involved with the teams responsible for the origination and development and engineering design of the projects as well as our external partners, government authorities, lenders and contractors.  You will work with the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) partners to maintain the highest quality and health and safety standards during the delivery of works and ensure compliance with the engagements made. 

You will utilise your experience in resolving contractual disputes and technical problems in a timely manner through effective collaboration and close liaison with external parties, providing a deep and accurate knowledge of the projects deliverables, including reporting and the management and structuring of robust HSEQ procedures, processes and supervision. 

Based in London, you will work closely with an experienced team across various countries in Europe so will be expected to spend significant time in other locations in Europe as needed with deal counterparties, contractors, advisers, shareholders and key stakeholders in the wider renewable energy sector.

The successful candidate will have significant (ideally 15+ years) of international experience (ideally across EMEA), with significant experience of having worked in an EPC or Civil Works main contractor environment in the Energy & Infrastructure sectors (preferably power & renewables, but also potentially oil & gas or civil works).  You will bring a proven track record in delivering the construction and commissioning of complex renewables projects to demonstrate technical expertise and pedigree.  You will have strong deal making experience and commercial and contractual acumen with track record of managing complex contracts using both Common Law and Civil Law in an international context (e.g. FIDIC contracts).

Additionally, you will possess strong literacy with respect to project assumptions (including schedules, predicting future performance, contingency levels) and a demonstrable track record of successfully managing a portfolio of major infrastructure projects in order to show evidence of managerial gravitas.  Experience in coordinating the activities of multi-cultural JV partners and the ability to represent the Development Business’ interests on the asset-level Board for each project will be a key requirement. A degree in Engineering or Business-related field would be highly advantageous, as would additional language skills (French, Spanish, Italian) including excellent written and spoken English.

If you possess an entrepreneurial mindset, a self-starter attitude and the gravitas to command the respect and trust of Macquarie’s partners external parties, we want to hear from you!

About Macquarie Capital

This role is in Macquarie Capital, specifically within the Green Investment Group. Macquarie Capital provides advisory and capital raising services to corporate and government clients involved in public mergers and acquisitions, private treaty acquisitions and divestments, debt and equity fundraising and corporate restructuring. The Green Investment Group was acquired by Macquarie Group in 2017, creating one of Europe’s largest teams of dedicated green infrastructure investors. It is a specialist in green infrastructure principal investment, project delivery and portfolio management, and related services. Its track record, expertise and capability make it a global leader in green investment across a broad range of technologies including onshore and offshore wind, solar, waste-to-energy, and energy efficiency/storage

Macquarie Capital offers global capability in M&A Advisory, Debt and Equity Capital Markets, Principal Finance, and Equity Trading and Research underpinned by deep specialist expertise across a range of sectors. Our people are empowered to think innovatively to address client challenges and originate opportunities, thinking beyond individual transactions to become a trusted adviser and partner over the long haul. From origination to execution, our unique combination of ideas, capital and expertise is transforming opportunity into reality for our clients and partners around the world.

With staff in 35 offices transacting across 31 countries, Macquarie Capital is a truly global business. A role in the team will expose you to a dynamic working environment and the opportunity to contribute to high-profile transactions whilst working in a business with the best people in the industry.

The Green Investment Group was created following the integration of the Green Investment Bank with Macquarie Capital’s renewables team to create one of the world’s largest team of specialist renewables investors. The combined business are specialists in green energy principal investment, project delivery and portfolio management and related services. Our unparalleled track record, expertise and capability make us a global leader in green investment, dedicated to supporting the growth of the global green economy.

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion 

Macquarie understands the importance of diversity and inclusion - our long history of success has come from being different. At Macquarie we value the innovation and creativity that diversity of thought brings. The one thing we all have in common is our focus on high performance. If you're capable, motivated and can deliver, we want you on our team.

Macquarie is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, gender identity, marriage, civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race (including colour and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief.

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