Project Developer - Wind Energy & Solar PV

Project Developer - Wind Energy & Solar PV

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  • Sector:

    Renewable Energy & Infrastructure

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  • Salary:

    Competitive Salary (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Tatiana Dupont

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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  • Consultant:

    Tatiana Dupont

Project Developer

Location: Cardiff or remote in Wales with travel

Salary: £50k


My client is looking for an experienced Development Manager, preferably from the renewables industry, with demonstrable expertise leading projects across several technologies and a degree in planning, land, or other environmental issues.


As a Project Developer, you will assist in the development and origination of a portfolio of projects (PV Solar and Onshore Wind technologies) until planning permission is granted. Playing an active role in a virtual project team to complete all key planning and consultancy tasks required to pass through each gateway in the process, you will also act as a subject matter expert (SME) for the project and provide consents and approvals expertise.



  • Assist the Project Development Manager to successful delivery of development projects through to planning being approved as mandated by each project gateway.
  • Assist with the management of virtual project teams to ensure the right skills are available to successfully deliver the requirements for each project gateway.
  • Prepare updates and support presentations to project boards to enable decision making and progress through project gateways.
  • Contribute to the submission of any required environmental and technical assessments to support the project feasibility and consent applications. Liaise with external consultants who will contribute to these activities.
  • Collaborate with third party developers within a project to ensure work is aligned and meeting agreed objectives.
  • Support the negotiation of heads of terms with landowners and subsequent option and lease agreements. Liaise with stakeholders including land agents and internal and external legal resources.
  • Assist the process of securing access for development projects to the grid to ensure long term financial viability of the project.


The person:

  • Relevant university degree. Other appropriate qualifications may be considered.
  • Knowledge and exposure to project management methods
  • Experience of working in virtual or matrix project teams, ideally as project manager.
  • Strong team-player with good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • The enthusiasm to grow and learn, including areas such the changing policy affecting our projects.
  • A commitment to ensuring the highest standards of project development, consultation, and community relations at all times.
  • Willing to work on projects throughout the UK and Ireland, including short stays away from the office.
  • Ideally experience of working in the renewable energy, electricity generation, land, planning or environmental sectors.