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Project Development Manager - Solar PV / Wind

Project Development Manager - Solar PV / Wind

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  • Sector:

    Renewable Energy & Infrastructure

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  • Contact:

    Nicolas Huebner

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

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  • Consultant:

    Nicolas Huebner

Great opportunity to join an International IPP in Italy as a Project Development Manager to project manage and to progress a portfolio of development projects, propose to the management new development strategy and support to the origination team in identify possible optimizations on ready-to-build/operational assets to be acquire.


The Opportunity:

  • Project managing all development stages for their development portfolio (from land securing to environmental studies to permitting to dealing with recourses and reaching financial close)
  • Building the portfolio by identifying new greenfield opportunities and competitive processes including actively participating in M&A processes
  • Ensuring a consistent focus on developing best in class sites (as measured by LCOE)
  • Following and continuously improving processes for the whole development lifecycle
  • Managing and delivering development programmes for their portfolio to ensure that budgets are met, timeframes are kept to and quality is optimised
  • Managing the procurement and contract management processes including contract negotiations e.g. for promises to lease and technical/environmental contracts
  • Producing regular development portfolio reports
  • Maintaining and proactively manage portfolio risk registers
  • Working with the internal and external engineering and technical teams to ensure the optimal solution (in terms of LCOE) is incorporated into all projects e.g. site layouts, technology choice, design requirements etc
  • Helping keep up to date financial models and reviewing all assumptions to ensure the project economics are robust
  • Developing, managing and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders (including co-developers and development partners)
  • Actively monitoring the market for new opportunities e.g. in other technologies

The Individual:

  • Experience of developing renewable energy projects in Italy (ideally both PV and wind) from site identification to permitting to achieving financial close
  • Experience in technical support to M&A processes for assets both in late stage of development and ready-to-build and operational (ideally both PV and wind)
  • Knowledge of the Italian renewable market and renewables’ regulation
  • Strong network of relationships with other developers to form JV
  • Strong network and relationship with TSO (Enel and Terna) and local authorities.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to build strong relationships with colleagues and external counterparties across all levels and across diverse cultures.
  • Strong commercial acumen/track record
  • Solid planning and organising skills to include effective prioritisation, resource management and working remotely
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deliver high quality work to tight deadlines
  • Proactive and enthusiastic, with a positive attitude and a drive for high standards