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Company Overview: 

A world free of fossil fuels. If you share our vision, then join us on our mission. 

This is your opportunity to make a real difference in averting the climate crisis, in an organisation that is at the forefront of the global transition to renewable energy. 

Mainstream Renewable Power is a recognised global leader in renewable energy; and the pride we all get from developing, constructing and operating our projects is one reason why we are officially recognised as a Great Place to Work. 

Now we are looking for people who can power our progress to a new level. If you want to make a real difference in the world, working with our extraordinary team across six continents, check out our newly created role. 

Summary of Role:

The Business Development Manager – Project Origination will be responsible for building a viable pipeline of renewable energy developments in Australia ready for consent. You will play an active role in the full range of development activities from project inception through to the commencement of construction for renewable energy projects including wind, solar PV and battery storage.  Activities will cover devising development strategies, identification of greenfield development opportunities, securing land tenure, managing the initial site feasibility process and assisting with obtaining consents, community consultation and stakeholder management.

What you will do?

  • Provide input to the greenfield renewables development strategy & build a pipeline via a sound understanding of current market dynamics, such as influence of Renewable Energy Zones, power system planning and other policies.
  • Identify and develop renewable energy prospects consistent with the company goals and objectives.
  • Develop, maintain and promote the business case for each development project.
  • Develop plans for taking sites through their feasibility studies, such as onboarding relevant consultants and contractors for environmental surveys, wind monitoring etc, while utilising internal and external resources to deliver quality outcomes in accordance with Mainstream’s Global Development Standards, corporate values and processes.
  • Deliver assigned tasks on time, budget and to agreed quality.
  • Negotiate and secure property agreements with landowner(s) to provide appropriate rights to develop, construct and operate renewable energy facilities.
  • Provide support to the Development Manager to secure all third-party consents necessary to build and operate renewable energy facilities where relevant.
  • Initiate the early stages of the grid connection process as required (Connection Enquiry).
  • Maintain effective communication with all external stakeholders and the project team and prepare and present progress reports to senior management.
  • Ensure greenfield project opportunities are developed in accordance with Mainstream’s policies and procedures.
  • Participate in community and stakeholder consultation on relevant projects.
  • Assist in high level viability appraisal for project acquisitions on an ad-hoc basis.

What we require?

  • Degree qualified in a relevant discipline.
  • Significant renewable energy industry experience (10+ years) in Australia.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the renewable energy industry, policy and regulations.
  • Good understanding of the development process including site identification, constraints analysis, grid connection and permitting process in Australia.
  • Good knowledge of the conceptual design drivers influencing site selection & viability of utility scale renewable energy plant, such as energy resource effects, hub heights & power transmission system export potential.
  • Knowledge and experience in negotiating and securing land tenure desired, but not essential.
  • Commercial and technical risk management knowledge.
  • Good project management skills with experience managing internal and external resources
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Strong organization and planning skills.
  • Use own initiative to propose work methodologies and solutions to problems.
  • Ability and willingness to work effectively independently and in a team environment.
  • Able to maintain the respect and confidence of team members.
  • A self-starter with a "can-do" attitude who demonstrates hands-on accountability for their area of responsibility.
  • Excellent persuasion skills, a good networker and a good negotiator.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Ability to use Microsoft software packages such as Word, Excel, Outlook is essential.
  • Driver’s license required.
  • Flexibility to travel interstate as required.

Why you really should click that button 👇 

We offer you the opportunity to work in a dynamic and entrepreneurial organisation, to be part of a diverse workplace with regards to gender, age and cultural background in the most exciting industry in the world today. You will receive a very competitive total benefits package including an excellent base salary, bonus scheme and share options. 

Career development 

  • Training opportunities 
  • Secondment and relocation opportunities 
  • Career progression (16% promotions across the Group in 2021)  

Shared financial success  

  • A competitive, industry benchmarked and cost-of-living linked salary, reviewed annually 
  • Annual bonus  
  • Share options 

Work/life balance 

  • WFH in a hybrid working arrangement 
  • Allowance for WFH set up 

True diversity & inclusion 

  • Equal opportunity targets  
  • GWEC Women in Wind and Mainstream Women in Renewables programmes  
  • You can be you, whatever your gender, colour or sexual orientation 

Care for health & wellbeing  

  • Generous health insurance coverage and allowance where applicable 

These are just some of the reasons why we are officially certified as a Great Place to Work.  

Apply for this job now and see how we can energise your career! 


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