Managing Director, Germany

Project Development Germany, Germany


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Managing Director


Who We Are 

The energy transition is accelerating, broadening, and deepening. But bottlenecks remain. High-quality development projects, advanced by management teams with the experience and capital necessary to deliver investable infrastructure at scale remain a scarce resource in many global markets.

​Bluestar Energy Capital is focused on addressing this scarcity. Through a combination of establishing our own regional development platforms as well as controlling investments in existing platforms, our mission is to be one of the largest investors of project development capital globally.

Owned by a management team with an extensive global track record in wind, solar, and storage, we bring both institutional scale and an owner’s attention to detail to managing project and market risk.

​We are patient, creative, and invest at the scale needed to drive the energy transition.

BEC is headquartered in Chicago, IL with offices in Austin, TX, Dublin, Ireland, and Sydney, Australia.  The company was founded in 2022 by Declan Flanagan, who remains the controlling shareholder. 


About the Role

As part of our expansion into the European market, the Managing Director will lead market entry and execution as BEC seeks to replicate its US and Australian Regional Development Platform model in Germany with an emphasis on battery energy storage systemsInitially reporting to the CEO, this role will be hands-on with market analysis, site selection, and project development, as well as JV partnership.  This is a blank slate opportunity with support from Bluestar’s executive, commercial, and legal teams based in Dublin and Chicago.

  • The Managing Director is ultimately responsible and shall be in charge of all day-to-day matters of the DevCo
  • Identify areas suitable for the development of utility-scale BESS (Battery Energy Storage System) solutions 
  • Advance project development activities, both through individual contributions and by building a team of internal and external subject matter experts. These activities may include but are not limited to land acquisition, fatal flaw analysis, permitting, grid interconnection, field-based environmental and engineering studies, initial design, energy resource analysis, stakeholder engagement and management, and project marketing. 
  • Evaluate BESS costs, systems architecture, operational capabilities, and warranties.  
  • Maintain project plans and regularly report on project budgets, schedules, and financial metrics to ensure Bluestar’s leadership has a clear understanding of the project- and portfolio-level risk and status. 
  • Assist the BEC leadership team in originating and developing partnerships with investors, development partners, and other commercial opportunities.
  • Lead efforts to engage industry partners and develop relationships with local authorities, landowners, subcontractors, financial institutions, and utilities in Germany
  • Research and open an office in Germany
  • Priorities and responsibilities will change as the company matures. This position is not limited to the responsibilities outlined above.  


About You  

You’re motivated by the idea of being employee number one and having the opportunity to build a portfolio of energy projects from the ground upYou bring robust experience in renewable energy development along with strong financial and commercial acumen.


  • A university degree in a quantitative discipline preferred
  • 10+ years of experience in a development role with a renewable energy company or consulting firm focused on energy.
  • Proven track record of taking greenfield projects through key milestones up to construction; energy storage experience highly desired
  • Prior experience supporting new market expansion or other blank slate experience is highly desirable
  • Prior experience working for an international business and knowledge of other European energy markets
  • Ability to work in different time zones
  • Intercultural awareness and proven cross-cultural working experience
  • Superior communication skills both verbal and written
  • Prior leadership experience
  • Fluent in German and English (written and verbal)
  • Currently located in Germany, with an ability to travel within Germany and abroad up to 30% of the time.
  • Are you missing some of these? Don’t let that stop you from applying. We’re growing and always looking to meet people aligned with our mission who could be a good fit for the organization.


A diverse and inclusive team is critical to innovation. Please get in touch even if you don’t match these qualifications 100%.


Bluestar Energy Capital is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.