APAC Australia

Summary of Role :

The Senior Development Manager will be responsible for 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 all aspects of development including the identification of new development opportunities, securing land tenure, obtaining consents, community consultation and stakeholder management.

What you will do?

  • Identify and develop renewable energy projects consistent with the company goals and objectives
  • Develop, maintain and promote the business case for each development project
  • Ensure projects are developed in accordance with Mainstream’s policies and procedures and in accordance with all applicable legislation
  • Project manage effectively and professionally all relevant development activities utilising internal and external resources to deliver quality projects 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
  • Secure all third-party consents necessary to build and operate renewable energy facilities
  • Manage aspects of the grid connection process
  • Maintain effective communication with all external stakeholders and the project team and prepare and present progress reports to senior management
  • Manage community and stakeholder consultation on relevant projects
  • Coordinate the technical aspects of the due diligence process, reviewing early stage opportunities including teasers and IM’s and assessing project viability

What we require?

  • Degree qualified in a relevant discipline
  • Significant renewable energy development experience (3+ 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 and experience in negotiating and securing land tenure
  • Commercial and technical risk management knowledge
  • Good project management skills with experience managing internal and external resources
  • Good 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
  • Good 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 on a regular basis is essential
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