Role description

Would you like to be at the heart of developing the new generation of nuclear reactors?

We are supporting our partner – Moltex Energy – in seeking a Commercial Development Director to join their growing team in their efforts to contribute and respond to the world’s critical necessity of clean energy. They have the technology to transform the energy landscape, ushering in a new age of clean, low-cost energy for all.

Position summary

As Commercial Development Director, you will lead marketing, public relations and business development activities to position the company for commercial and technological success.

The Moltex Stable Salt Reactor (SSR) has the potential to dramatically reduce the cost of nuclear energy generation and contribute to averting climate change. In this role, you will be pivotal in bringing the SSR to market. It will be a demanding but rewarding journey.

What Moltex offers…
Moltex boasts a diverse team of professionals collaborating daily across time zones. For those on board, it is going to be a challenging and rewarding journey. The office is in Birchwood, Warrington with various nearby amenities. Moltex employees have access to a full range of benefits including:

  • Learning and development resources
  • Excellent growth opportunities
  • 25 days annual leave
  • 8 statutory holidays
  • Company pension scheme with options
  • Free, secure onsite parking
  • Close to travel networks and within walking distance of Birchwood station

Responsibilities

  • Develop political support for the SSR, influence policy positions and decisions, and ensure technical advisors are well-informed about the technology
  • Work closely with the Chief Financial Officer to support the pursuit of private equity investment and, in future years, the establishment of project financing for concept realisation, regulatory and licensing phases and the first and subsequent reactor builds
  • Build relationships with potential site owners, operators, and other key stakeholders
  • Represent the organization at carefully selected external events and industry functions that position the company for commercial, political and technological success
  • As a member of the executive management team, you will contribute to the development of corporate strategy by providing insights on how to market the technology and grow the business

Skills, qualifications & experience

You will be a highly articulate and a passionate communicator possessing strong verbal and written communication skills, combined with excellent influencing and presentation skills.

  • Experience developing corporate strategies and a strong business acumen
  • Marketing, public relations, and sales experience in a complex business, including experience in dealing with both public and private sectors
  • In-depth understanding of government structures, processes and decision-making
  • Experience implementing business development and strategic initiatives in fast-paced environments and highly regulated industries (understanding how and where to expedite processes is key)
  • Ability to effectively articulate technological concepts and their benefits to both technical and non-technical audiences

Desirable

  • Experience in the nuclear industry or in clean energy technology
  • Experience securing private equity investment

Moltex is an equal opportunity employer. Moltex prides itself in having a team that promotes diversity, inclusion, leadership, mindfulness, high initiative, energy and passion.

For more information about the role and organisation please click the “Apply for this position” or contact Daria Farcas at d.farcas@thomas-thor.com

6+ years’ experience in international technical recruitment. Enjoy working on senior level technical roles that prove challenging to fill. Specialized in the nuclear industry – new build projects, having a particular interest in advanced nuclear technology. Focused on building strong relationships with candidates and clients to ensure a positive candidate experience and effective account management.

Daria Farcas
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