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Onshore Power Infrastructure Head - JP Full-time Job

2 weeks ago   Administration, Business and Management   Tokyo   10 views Reference: VWPe98N8dLy
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Head of Onshore Power Infrastructure for Japan is accountable for all onshore power infrastructure (OPI) activities in the country and delivering the business plan for the country. This person will eventually hire and lead a team of 2-5 direct reports (Shell staff and contractors). She/he will manage their workload, priorities and interactions with functions and other Shell business units, including finance, legal, technical, real estate, strategy, contracts and procurement, engineering, strategy, ethics and compliance, and Shell Energy Japan.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and get agreement/alignment on a 5-year business plan for Japan: indicatively [US$0.2 billion] in headline investments, including annual targets (in megawatts and cash flow from operations) and resources (in budget and personnel), inside and outside OPI. (20%)
    • Hire, develop, mentor and retain high-performing individuals.
    • Monitor and report on the performance of team via tools such as Salesforce. Review business on quarterly basis to assess strategy and performance against key metrics.
    • Sit on Asia OPI leadership team. Maintain support for the country strategy and its implementation from GM OPI, FM Global Renewable Solutions, and AGC New Energies.
    • Demonstrate visible leadership and care for HSSE.
    • Be a credible and compelling spokesperson for OPI and the wider Shell New Energies group to external parties.
  • Deliver at least [>100] MWp of solar projects (manage a larger pipeline pipeline) to NTP at 8-12% equity IRR by 2023(70%).
    • Source and lead external developer relationships required for turnkey project development
    • Responsibility for project development of all options under control in Japan (Land options portfolio)
    • Lead project development for specific projects by managing the permit application process towards regulatory authorities including local stakeholder management, make grid applications, Forest Permits, and bring projects to NTP.
    • Lead team of 2-5 project developers and technical staff in abovementioned activities.
    • Support EPC manager to get individual projects to COD.
    • Explore and develop business opportunities in new market segments in Japan (e.g., BESS, onshore wind).
    • When required, identify, negotiate, provide commercial advice and due diligence support in order to acquire renewable power projects in Japan.
    • Manage internal and external resources needed to develop firmed & shaped asset-based renewable generation and/or other new products, working with Shell Energy, for supporting the growth of SEJ
  • Work closing with Shell Energy Japan (SEJ) to support SEJ with sourcing offtake agreements [10%]

Relevant Experience:

  • Knowledge of the solar market in Japan, including competitive landscape and market rules.
  • Track record in originating, negotiating, developing and closing investment opportunities
  • Experience with fit-for-purpose application of Shell’s Opportunity Realization Standards
  • Experience in greenfield development activities: negotiating and concluding land lease agreements with landowners or their representatives, coordinating site specifics with financial and technical colleagues and lead optimization, managing the permit application process towards regulatory authorities.
  • Good understanding of project economics, value chain and project development


  • University degree; Master’s in business administration (MBA) preferred.

Required Skills/Competencies:

  • Fluency in Japanese and proficiency in English.
  • Commercial acumen.
  • Proficient in writing business proposals, pitching business cases, and public speaking.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and lead effectively across multi-functional teams and interface with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, based in various locations, whilst maintaining a high work level of work ethic and being able to work autonomously.
  • Culturally sensitive and ability to build strong relationships with Shell, partners and stakeholders.
  • Ability to build and motivate teams to drive performance improvement.
  • Willingness and ability to work against challenging targets in what can be a continuously changing external environment and in which deals under development will be ‘firsts.’
  • Can-do attitude; be a self-starter; patience and resilience.
  • Able to travel for work
Company Description
Shell is a global energy company. Around 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries work together to power progress through more and cleaner energy solutions.
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