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Solar PV Project Development Manager

Solar PV Project Development Manager

  • Location

    Province of Palermo

  • Sector:

    Renewable Energy & Infrastructure

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  • Salary:

    Competitive Salary (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Jessica Brisley

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:

    Jessica Brisley

The Opportunity:

Opportunity to join an International IPP who are seeking a Project Development Manager to support the local team in the development and origination of large scale Solar PV Projects.


The Role:

  • Identify and originate project development opportunities on behalf of the business to grow a pipeline of solar PV
  • Lead the full development of the projects until the ready to build status
  • Perform technical/ financial due diligence assessments, lead deal structuring and handle commercial negotiations with local developers for greenfield development
  • Manage relationships with authorities, grid operators, regulators, market operators and other relevant stakeholders
  • Manage the full process of permitting and authorizations requested
  • Manage the grid connection process
  • Land prospection and land lease agreements negotiation with landowners
  • Coordination of the technical studies required to file the different authorizations to build and operate solar farms
  • Prospection of possible local partnerships to support the development


The Individual:

  • At least 3 years of experience in greenfield development in Italy (including land securing, securing interconnection, permitting process, acquisition of greenfield projects, etc)
  • AutoCAD, Google Earth, and similar cartography tools knowledge
  • Demonstrated understanding working with solar PV technologies and costs
  • Proactivity in looking for new opportunities via greenfield or acquisitions
  • Knowledge of the electricity market in Italy, including but not limited to interaction with grid operators (REE and distribution companies), knowledge of the Spanish regulation and development roadmaps
  • Good knowledge of regulatory framework (greenfield) in Italy
  • Good knowledge of the grid and the grid connection process in Italy
  • Good financial and analytical skills (proficiency in Excel is a plus)
  • Good local network with grid operators (REE and distribution companies)
  • English and Italian proficiency (mandatory)