Global Director Hydrogen

Global Director Hydrogen

Northland Power

Hamburg, Amsterdam or London

Position:

The Director, Hydrogen is responsible for establishing and developing Northland hydrogen business globally. This position will be responsible for developing and implementing a business strategy for Northland’s entrance into the hydrogen market. This position reports directly to the Executive Vice President, Strategy & Investment Management and is expected to work closely with Northland’s Regional Development Offices. The position is expected to be based in Northland’s Hamburg, Amsterdam or London office.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Develop a business plan and strategy for Northland’s hydrogen business with an initial focus on Europe, and with global responsibility;
  • Source and originate business opportunities relating to hydrogen including, for example, acquisition of development platforms, formation of strategic partnerships and project development (working through Northland’s established investment criteria and investment committee process);
  • Monitor and analyze market development and develop strategies to pursue opportunities;
  • Lead initial triage, due diligence and negotiation of identified business opportunities;
  • Partner closely with Northland’s development leads globally to complete investment due diligence and technical, commercial and financial project development;
  • Evaluate technical aspects of projects and liaise with Northland’s Development and Operations teams to ensure thorough technical analysis of potential project;
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key market stakeholders at senior levels;
  • Oversee employees hired and/or contractors retained to advance project development due diligence and acquisitions;
  • Develop concise investment opportunities profiles, including strategic fit and benefits, expected project economics, returns and risks to the development, finance, legal, operations, construction teams, senior management and the investment committee as required;
  • Provide regular updates to Northland’s Investment Committee, Management Committee and the Board of Directors, as required.

Education, Experience & Skills:

  • Director experience: has a strong base of experience in business development and can work independently to build a new business and subsequently lead the business; minimum of 15 years of work experience with at least 5 years focused on a relevant sector (renewable energy, hydrogen, renewable fuels);
  • Sector Knowledge: currently has a thorough understanding of hydrogen (green/blue/grey), including policy and regulations, electrolyser technology, transportation, off-taker uses and PPAs, EPC, and general project technology;
  • Financial analysis: has deep experience in financial analysis including financial modeling, is an expert in project valuation (DCF model); understands and can navigate through project finance;
  • Business acumen: has a thorough understanding of how to evaluate various types of business opportunities and a demonstrated ability to establish and grow a new business;
  • Communication: an effective communicator who expresses ideas clearly and concisely, promotes the free flow of information, and is a willing and patient listener who can conduct meetings and public consultations with ease and skill;
  • Relationships: knows how to build and maintain co-operative relationships, is experience in working in a matrix organization, manages conflict and confrontations skillfully, and shows a genuine interest in others and a sensitivity to their needs;
  • Vision and Strategy: has a clear vision of Northland's goals and his/her personal goals, and a strategy for obtaining them; develops long-term objectives and balances them with immediate needs;
  • Education: graduate degree; an advanced degree is considered an asset.

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