Project Development Manager - Onshore Wind

Posted 12 November 2023
Salary Competitive Salary (DOE)
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & Infrastructure
Contact NameTom Hudson

Job description

​Our clients goal is to develop world class renewable energy assets in markets where we can make a real difference. They bring extensive experience to a diverse development platform. They develop assets in transitioning mature markets, supporting the global shift to a sustainable energy future.

They have established a portfolio of renewable energy projects across four countries with a capacity of 4 GW. Their team has grown to 40 staff in the past two years, and they continue to expand.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a highly motivated Project Development Manager to join their dynamic team in Helsinki. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in driving the development of Onshore Wind Greenfield projects from inception to execution. With a deep understanding of the renewable energy landscape in Finland, you will spearhead project feasibility assessments, permitting processes, stakeholder management, and overall project coordination.


  • Lead end-to-end project development activities for Onshore Wind Greenfield projects, ensuring projects are delivered within scope, timeline, and budget.

  • Conduct thorough feasibility studies, site assessments, and resource analyses to identify suitable project sites and assess their potential.

  • Oversee permitting and regulatory compliance processes, collaborating with relevant authorities to secure required permits and licenses.

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with local communities, stakeholders, and governmental bodies to ensure project support and alignment.

  • Manage project risks and opportunities, proactively identifying challenges and implementing mitigation strategies.

  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams including engineering, finance, legal, and environmental specialists to ensure seamless project progression.

  • Prepare and present project updates, reports, and proposals to internal and external stakeholders, including investors and partners.

  • Stay informed about industry trends, market developments, and policy changes to ensure our projects remain aligned with evolving market dynamics.


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field.

  • Fluent in Finnish and English, with exceptional communication and negotiation skills.

  • Proven track record of successfully leading and delivering complex projects, ideally in the Finnish energy landscape.

  • Strong understanding of land acquisition, permitting, regulatory frameworks, and environmental considerations related to renewable energy projects in Finland.

  • Demonstrated ability to engage and manage relationships with diverse stakeholders, including local communities, authorities, and investors.

  • Strategic thinker with exceptional problem-solving skills and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances.

  • Self-driven, organized, and able to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

  • Flexibility for occasional travel within Finland as required.

Professionals with transferrable skillsets can also be considered for the above role.