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Project Development Manager Solar PV

Project Development Manager Solar PV

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    Nicolas Hübner

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    21 days ago

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  • Consultant:

    Nicolas Huebner

The Role:

  • Establish relationships with stakeholders such as landowners, project developers, local energy cooperatives, municipalities, spatial planners and other advisers, suppliers etc.

  • Identify and secure land positions in favourable locations (through options for lease agreements or purchases), either directly with landowners or indirectly via land agents or other third parties

  • Liaise with our Grid Specialists to identify areas with power offtake capacity to enable grid connection for our large-scale solar PV projects

  • Liaise with spatial planners and other advisers to prepare permit applications

  • Secure irrevocable planning permissions and licences from relevant authorities as well as permits from any relevant stakeholders required to develop the facilities at the land positions for construction and operation of the projects

  • Liaise with third party stakeholders such as energy cooperations and municipalities to establish local community engagement

  • Coordinate project specifics with financial and technical colleagues

  • Apply for relevant subsidies

  • Help to build a body of knowledge and continually drive the evolution of best practice to deliver a competitive edge

  • Create relationships within the renewable energy sector with a view to acquire suitable projects at various stages of development

  • Create and monitor development budget and programs

  • Report regarding project status, progress, timeline, quality, feasibility, project risks and budgets

The Individual:

  • Proven track record in project development, preferably with large scale solar PV projects

  • Master or bachelor degree in a relevant area of expertise

  • Affinity with technical and financial feasibility of projects and an understanding of key factors required to develop a viable project

  • A good understanding of the transmission and distribution networks and the relevant grid connection application processes

  • Strong negotiation, influencing, and commercial skills

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to engage with a wide range of stakeholders from diverse backgrounds

  • Fluent in Dutch and English in word and writing, mastery of additional languages is an advantage

  • IT literacy and familiarity with Microsoft applications including Teams, Sharepoint, Word, Excel and Powerpoint, in addition to GIS mapping tools such as Google Earth