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Offshore Project Business Manager

  • City: Swindon, Wiltshire, UK
  • Phone: +447962420898
  • City: Swindon, Wiltshire, UK
  • Listed: 02/08/2009 12:23 am
  • Expires: This ad has expired


* Employer: RWE npower renewables
* Posted: 31 Jul 2009
* Reference: NRL039
* Location: Swindon, Hamburg
* Sector: Energy Companies,
o Offshore
* Contract: Permanent
* Hours: Full Time
* Position: Offshore Project Business Manager
* Salary: £40,000 – £50,000 + car allowa

Department: RWE Innogy GmbH/ RWE npower renewables – OFFSHORE

Number of posts: 2

Location: 1x Swindon

1x Hamburg

Salary: £40,000 – £50,000 + car allowance + bonus

Reference: NRL039

RWE Innogy pools the renewable energy expertise and generating plant of the RWE Group. The

company plans, builds and operates renewable power generation facilities, and aims to vigorously

grow its renewable energy capacity in the UK and Continental Europe.

The Offshore Project Business Manager (OPBM) is responsible for the commercial management

of offshore wind projects within RWE Innogy (RWEI) from development through construction to commercial operation.

The OPBM heads the commercial management team within offshore projects, which comprises of

the finance, commercial and project controls functions.

Main Purpose of the Job

The OPBM is responsible for the following key activities:-

 Delivering sound scheme economics of offshore projects.

 Providing the overview/ co-ordinating role in offshore projects prior to scheme sanction.

Offshore Project Business Manager

 For all commercial aspects of all offshore projects which also comprises of the finance and project controls functions.

 Commercial & economic modelling of internal and external offshore Wind farm projects and

investment project appraisals.

 Financial and commercial reporting.

 Development and implementation of ‘Project Cost Book’ and ‘Project Financial Model’ for large

or complex offshore wind projects.

 Produce scheme papers & manage the RWE sanction process for offshore projects.

 Economic optimisation of offshore wind project schemes, ensuring each project is

economically optimised taking into account all health, safety, environmental, technical and

commercial risks.

 Manage cost control of projects during the development and construction phases.

 Manage & co-ordinate other commercial and financial functions within RWEI and RWE to

ensure optimised positions are achieved for all offshore projects in all aspects.

Principal Accountabilities

The OPBM will be responsible for developing and implementing the overall Project Commercial

Management Plan (CMP) for the project. The CMP shall develop and implement the overall

commercial strategy, policy and procedure. The CMP will be supported by a number of guidance

notes (Financial Management, Procurement Management, Scheduling, Risk Management, Change

Control, etc).
He or she will be responsible for all commercial aspects of the Project with project accountability to

the Project Director and functional accountability to the Offshore Business Manager. The OPBM

will be responsible for ensuring the commercial performance of the Project as well as developing and leading the commercial team.

He or she will provide commercial support and advice to the Project and other projects (as

required), contributing to the commercial strategy for the RWEI offshore business. They will

manage the production, including economic optimisation, of the projects scheme papers and manage the sanction process.

Provide input into the projects creaming curves.

Liaising with other ‘commercial’ functions within RWEI and RWE to ensure optimised positions are achieved.

Knowledge & Skills

 Analytical and detail conscious.

 Experience in project financial & risk management modelling.

 Familiar with principles and practice of investment appraisal and corporate financing.

 Commercially aware, preferably with some deal/negotiation experience.

 Familiar with financial statements and accounting principles, possibly a qualified accountant.

 Advanced financial modeller in Excel, preferably with structured/project finance experience.

 Ability to develop, gain agreement and implement commercial strategies within large

construction project environment with multiple stakeholders.

 Degree qualified, with commercial management experience ideally within an engineering,

manufacturing, construction or generation environment.

 Excellent communication capabilities and able to communicate effectively both verbally and in

writing in English.

 Excellent analytical skills with the capability to transform findings into solutions, hence output


 Excellent IT skills and experience

 Good written & verbal communication skills

 Fluent in English is essential; abFluent in English is essential; ability to speak German is desirable but not essential.

 Able and willing to work

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