Technical and Commercial Management

Proxima Scandinavia is part of the Pan-European renewables service provider group belonging to a leading listed Swiss Utility.

Who we are

Based in Oslo, Proxima Scandinavia is an independent service provider covering the wind industry value chain, from late-stage development, through construction management, and to technical and commercial management for wind farms in operation.

 

The opportunity

Due to increased activity and recent reorganization, Proxima Scandinavia is currently looking for a TCM (Technical and Commercial Services) Manager to provide management services for Wind Energy Assets in Scandinavia (mainly in Norway). The suitable candidate should have industry experience preferably as service provider or as Investment/Asset Manager, or as an operator/analyst in energy markets.

 

Key Responsibilities

The role will require the successful candidate to directly manage and take responsibility for the services provided to the currently managed portfolio, on a day-to-day basis from an energy management / commercial, financial, and technical stand-point.

 

Duties will include

Duties will include:

Taking complete responsibility for a portfolio of Wind energy parks, with focus on:

  • Management of existing power purchase agreement (PPAs - both Virtual and Physical), and certificate offtake contracts (Elcerts, GOs)
  • Performance of energy market analysis
  • Support in negotiation of new power / certificate contracts

Other activities to be performed with reference to the portfolio of Wind energy parks consist of:

  • Management of other operational contracts and services on a daily basis: O&M, land lease, municipality, grid
  • Plant performance monitoring and improvement
  • Operation and maintenance supervision, including site visits when need be
  • Financial Services: accounting, controlling, and reporting, preparing/reviewing the budget and relevant forecasts
  • Managing external debt facilities, including ongoing reporting / compliance management
  • Cash flow management / liquidity planning for the managed SPVs 
  • Leading the production of reports outlining financial performance, risks and technical issues
  • Enhancing current management practices and procedures
  • Claims management (supporting the Investment Manager of the customer on major claims)
  • Management of the governance / compliance matters of the SPVs, and of Proxima Scandinavia
  • Ensuring wind portfolio risks and issues are managed, mitigated and reported appropriately
  • HSE responsibility

With reference to possible further asset investment by the Swiss Utility group in the Nordics:

  • Supporting the Asset Business Development team in originating/due diligencing/validating investment opportunities in renewable assets
  • Supporting the Asset Business Development/Asset Management team in the onboarding process of further assets under construction / in operations

The extent of the activities directly performed by the candidate will depend on relevant working experience and seniority.

The successful candidate should have

  • Deep understanding of energy markets (NordPool /Elcerts /GOs) to manage existing contracts, to perform market analysis and to support negotiating new contracts
  • Experience in TCM / asset management within the renewables industry, with preference to wind assets
  • Technical and/or financial background (engineering or relevant qualification)
  • Understanding of financial and technical reporting
  • Ability to review and reassess priorities in response to challenging situations and deadlines
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Availability to be present in the Oslo office (generally for minimum 3 days per week)
  • Fluent language skills in Norwegian and English, with the ability to draft and manage contracts and reports in both languages. Knowledge of Swedish is a plus.