Business Development Director

Business Development Director

  • Location

    United Arab Emirates

  • Sector:

    Energy, Power & Renewables

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  • Published:

    almost 3 years ago

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Our client are a leading tier one international power producer who have a significant portfolio of assets worldwide. BWP are supporting the development unit of the business who are bidding on multiple large thermal power projects and renewable energy plants. They are looking for a Business Development Director to be based in the UAE.

You will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating technical and commercial disciplines to optimise the competitiveness of bids for major plant projects in the Middle East and Africa
  • Conceptual and detailed design, EPC design reviews and commercial contract negotiation (EPC, O&M, PPA etc.)

Core Competencies

  • Requires a technical profile to lead the full life cycle of development concept, tender and bid to financial close for power and water plant projects
  • International project experience as well as taking major projects to financial close
  • An understanding of the IPP model and commercial awareness of various contracts EPC, PPA etc with an understanding of project finance
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills

Key Requirements

  • Engineering degree
  • 10 years’ experience in taking major projects to financial close
  • Based in the UAE permanently
  • Fluent in English


  • Master’s degree (Mechanical or Electrical)
  • Multiple technology experience – fossil fuels (coal, gas etc.) and renewables – solar and wind
  • Additional languages advantageous

This is an excellent opportunity to work in a small dynamic and experienced team of power development professionals and lead transactions from tender to a financial close with the aim to build on an existing portfolio of assets in Africa and the Middle East.