Junior Project Developer (Renewable Energy)

Posted 03 November 2022
Salary £25-30k DOE
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & InfrastructureEnergy Storage & DSR
Contact NameSilas Hope

Job description

This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved with the development process and gain insight from more senior team members through hands on experience across the full life cycle of renewable energy projects.

You will work as a member of the Development team assisting the Acquisitions Manager in securing the necessary permissions to enable the construction of renewable energy projects, including onshore wind, solar, energy storage and anaerobic digestion. This involves four main stages: Identifying suitable sites for renewables in the UK, signing an option to lease with the landowner, securing a commercially viable grid connection, and securing an implementable planning permission and discharging planning conditions.

The company headquarters are located in Stroud, Gloucestershire, and this role will require you to be in their offices for at least a couple of days per week. The company has a flexible hybrid working policy in place, so there is also the possibility to work form home on some days. Given the nature of this job, nationwide travel is required, so you should be able to drive and possess a full UK driving licence.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the Planning & Development Team Manager in the project management of a portfolio of renewable energy projects, including the preparation of planning applications and the discharge of conditions.

  • Ensure that any material planning objections or concerns about the proposal are addressed in the pre-application stage.

  • Undertake visits across the UK to development sites and attend meetings with councils, landowners and consultation bodies.

  • Preparing for and attending public Information Days and Committee Presentations.

  • Provide an efficient service to External Customers (eg. Landowners) and Company staff.

  • Keep up to date with current legislation, policy development and other issues relevant to the position within the company and renewable energy industry.

Ideal candidate qualities:

  • Knowledge of, and interest in the renewable energy industry.

  • Understanding of Planning system.

  • Experience of report writing.

  • Ideally degree qualified, with 1-2 years post qualification experience.

  • Possess a full driving license and be willing to travel across the UK to meet with landowners and their agents as required.