New Energies Business Development Analyst - M&A in Renewable / Cleantech for Tier 1 Global Energy Company

Posted 31 January 2024
Salary £150k-£300k plus excellent relocation package, benefits
LocationDubai City
Job type Permanent
Discipline Energy and Utilities
ReferenceNew Energies Business Development Analyst Renewable /Cleantech
Contact NameRichard Stewart

Job description

​Our client occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. They have the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. With their significant investment in technology and infrastructure, they strive to maximize the value of the energy they produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance their value to society. Headquartered in the Middle Eat and with offices around the world, they combine market discipline with a responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that they supply. They are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.


Our client are seeking a New Energies Business Development Analyst to join the Merger & Acquisition Department. The Merger & Acquisition Department is responsible for executing M&A transactions originated by different business lines of the company and approved by their corporate management. The Business Development Analyst’s primary role is to support the screening, planning, analysing, developing a new business venture and executing mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures and divestments they are involved in with a focus on renewable and low-carbon energies.

The Analyst will evaluate transaction proposals and actively manage the execution of such projects. The Analyst will be actively involved in valuation, due diligence, negotiations and structuring of transactions leading to final deal signing and closing.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct market study, screen the targets and build a business case.

  • Conduct assessment on the strategic fit and the potential risks.

  • Conduct detailed due diligence on different aspects of target companies (with support from relevant organizations in the company),

  • Perform valuation of target companies based on different methods (with support from other organizations in the company) and evaluate the business plan of the targets,

  • Independently handles business proposals, draft the Non-Binding Offer (NBO), develop a negotiation strategy and commercial terms for the transaction and reflect as such in the term sheet.

  • Negotiate and develop definitive agreements (with the help of law department and other relevant organizations in the company),

  • Validation activities to progress proposals through stage gates, prioritize business proposals against investment criteria and NBD portfolio strategy,

  • Manage all aspects of transaction execution including management of the overall project such as selecting, onboarding and working with advisors,

  • Manage the overall stakeholder management including working with internal organizations, consultants and potential partner(s),

  • Assembles initial offerings to potential investors, lead investor selection activities, and coordinates with their subject matter experts to draft Memorandums of Understanding (MoU)/Letter of Intent,

  • Provides administrative direction in the development and review of legal documents which include head of terms, MoU, Cost sharing agreements, and shareholder agreements and manage business portfolio,

  • Ensures compliance to process stage gates and approvals, approves contract payments and variations within limit, provides administrative direction and personnel management to all assigned Business Development Analysts and performs other miscellaneous duties as directed.

  • Support law department in anti-trust clearance activities and internal proponent organizations in the post-acquisition integration activities, and

  • Perform other miscellaneous duties as directed.

Skills and Expertise

  • Good interpersonal communication skills

  • Working knowledge of a variety of MS office tools

  • Time-management skills, ability to meet deadlines and to work under stress

  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Attention to detail with a high degree of control and emphasis on quality

  • Strong team player: demonstrating initiative, dynamism and creativity

  • Fluency in English (and other languages if possible)

  • Solid understanding of commercial business models in various sectors e.g. oil & gas etc.

  • Experience with risks reporting and risks dashboard

  • Understanding of portfolio management principles

  • Solid understanding of accounting fundamentals

  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification are advantageous

Minimum requirements

  • A successful candidate will hold a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Accounting, Economics, Business or Finance from a recognized and approved international program. An MBA and/or an equivalent qualification will be a plus, although not a requirement.

  • An ideal candidate will have extensive experience of business development which some of which will ideally with a focus on renewable and low-carbon energies.

The ideal candidate is expected to have:

  • A strong background in new energies and renewables business development and M&A, and should have demonstrated in previous roles, extensive experience in financial valuation and modelling, due diligence, commercial negotiations and transaction structuring etc.

  • Adequate understanding of financial analysis of companies and valuation methodologies; commercial principals of a transaction; different types of transactions, and

  • Industry expertise of knowledge of specific venturing activities such as commercialization, spin-offs or joint venturing, project development, financial valuations and modelling, facilities planning, strategy development or relevant experience.

Working environment

Their high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly. At our client the people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, they are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, they invest heavily in talent development.