Project Development Manager

Posted 23 February 2023
Salary Competitive Salary (DOE)
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & Infrastructure
Contact NameAlina Pajonczyk

Job description

​Green recruitment has partnered with a global investment fund who is seeking a skilled and experienced Project Development Manager with expertise in utility-scale renewable energy to join their team in New Zealand. The ideal candidate will be responsible for day-to-day management of all development steps, whether supported by internal functions or external consultants, including the securing of project rights, permits and achievement of development milestones.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the entire project development cycle, including site selection, environmental impact assessments, engineering, permitting, construction, and commissioning of utility-scale renewable energy projects.

  • Build and maintain relationships with stakeholders, including landowners, government officials, contractors, and investors, to ensure project success.

  • Identify new business opportunities, conduct market analysis and feasibility studies, and develop strategies to maximize returns on investment.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including engineering, procurement, construction, and finance, to ensure project timelines and budgets are met.

  • Manage project risks, including the identification and mitigation of potential challenges, and ensure compliance with relevant regulations and industry standards.

  • Prepare and present reports, presentations, and other project-related materials to internal and external stakeholders.


  • 2+ years of experience in project development and project management preferably in the electricity sector.

  • Tertiary Qualification with Project Manager Experience/Qualifications

  • Demonstrable experience in utilizing project management tools (i.e., MS projects, Primavera, excel) to track project development progress, budget, and timelines.

  • First experience in contract management vis-à-vis project development service providers, consultants, developers, and contractors.

  • Good understanding of environmental and social risks considerations specific to renewable energy projects and/or experience in consenting, and construction is a plus.

  • Proven track record of effective communications with project stakeholders, including internal investments committees, external project developers, energy customers, landowners, government officials, utility representatives, and community members.

  • Solid understanding of current regulations as well as permitting rules in New Zealand (Australia in addition is a plus),

  • Analytical skills required to understand the economic, technological and consenting issues of renewable projects.

  • Thrive in a cross-cultural communication and accountability in a highly dynamic environment.

  • Ability to travel as required.

This is a great opportunity to join a global investment fund that’s well financed and is looking to own assets long term in the New Zealand marketplace.

If this looks like the role for you, please send your CV over to a.pajonczyk@greenrecruitmentcompany.com

Applications for this position will close on 09.03.23.