Mainstream Renewable Power is a renewable energy development company with operations in North America, South America, Mexico, South Africa and Ireland. Our core business is to develop, build and operate renewable energy plants thereby helping to build a sustainable future – globally and locally. We are seeking skilled and motivated individuals to join our Development Team in Chile.

Key Responsibilities

As Project Manager, you will be responsible primarily for managing projects through its Development Phase up to Financial Close is achieved, when the projects are handed over to the Construction Project Manager. Your key responsibilities comprise of the following:

  • Managing the project through its development until financial close process
  • Controlling the project budget and schedule
  • Lead the relationship with landowners, communities and stakeholders until Financial Close
  • Preparing the engineering package with the engineering team
  • Preparing the procurement package with the procurement team to tender for the construction contracts
  • Closing out any development issues to the point where the project can pass financial close test

For the above you will need to:

  • Liaise and cooperate with other functional and regional teams
  • Engaging and managing technical and engineering consultants
  • Define and coordinate the preliminary engineering, environmental licenses and grid connection processes during development and preconstruction phase
  • Liaise and cooperate with external parties – banks, independent engineers, contractors, authorities, etc.
  • Significant autonomy in work, but a strong reporting and approval process using Mainstream’s procedures and processes (based on PMI® PMBOK®)
  • Interaction with the relevant in-house teams – Solar & Wind analysis, GIS, engineering, Grid connection, environmental, permits and construction
  • Participate in company knowledge sharing groups which focus on sharing of expertise globally

Education and Experience

  • Degree in Engineering (electrical or civil) with a minimum of 5 years experience
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) or a Chartered Engineer (CEng)
  • Managing project development and construction experience in power generation industry. Experience in renewables is an advantage
  • Strong project management skill set required including contract management, contract administration, scheduling, planning, financial control and management
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Candidates should be comfortable presenting to management at all levels
  • Candidates should be capable of managing internal and external resources
  • Ability to use Microsoft software as well as specialist software packages such as AutoCAD, MS Project and SharePoint
  • Fluency in English & Spanish
  • Certification as Project Management Professional (PMP) is an advantage


  • Project safety –implementing and enforcing Mainstream’s SHEQ processes and procedures
  • Overall project leadership through the relationship with your contractors and consultants.
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