Point and Sandwick Power (PSP) is a trading subsidiary of Point and Sandwick Development Trust (PSDT). PSDT has received funding from the Climate Change Challenge Fund to retain a Wind Farm Development Director for PSP. The role is funded is funded until March 2011 and will be financed on a consultancy basis rather than as a direct employee of PSDT.
The main role of the Wind Farm Development Director will be to take the 9 MW Beinn Ghrideag project from its current conditional planning consent to construction and operation by March 2011.
The specific tasks to be undertaken include the following:
- Meeting the conditions of the planning consent, including overcoming the current outstanding objection by National Air Traffic Services
- Negotiating the Section 35 Agreement
- Negotiating the Lease Agreement with the Landlord
- Co-ordinating all legal and technical advice for PSP
- Leading commercial negotiations with turbine suppliers, power purchasers and civil contractors
- Leading negotiations with commercial lenders
- Managing all applications to public and charitable funders
- Securing commercial and financial closure
- Managing the construction and operational commencement of the Beinn Ghrideag wind farm
- Developing opportunities for further community-owned wind farms in the Point and Sandwick area
- Managing community and stakeholder consultation in respect of all wind farm projects by PSP
- Managing PSP external communications with stakeholders and with the general public
- Providing a secretarial service to the PSP Board
- Providing regular reporting to the PSDT Board
Essential qualifications for the role are experience in managing wind farm projects and in community-owned business development. Desirable qualifications are knowledge of Gaelic and of the Western Isles.
Interested applicants should email a CV and a covering letter, including estimated costs and timescale for completion of the project, to Councillor Donald John MacSween at: email@example.com
The closing date for applications is 1pm Friday 22nd January.