Hydrogen Development Manager

  • Reporting to: Hydrogen Business Development Manager.
  • Department: Technical Services, O&M and Hydrogen Business Unit.
  • Job Location: Santiago, Chile.
  • Travel Required: Frequently.

Company Overview:

Mainstream Renewable Power is a renewable energy development company with operations in North America, South America, Colombia, APAC, 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.  During the last couple of years, Mainstream Renewable Power has embarked on the development of Green hydrogen generation megaprojects as part of the new company strategy to complement its renewable energy knowledge with the growing market of green fuels that will sustain the future green economy.

Summary of the Role:

The development of these new projects requires the conformation of a multidisciplinary team with experience in different fields that go beyond renewable energy, an area where Mainstream has great expertise. For this, the company is looking for professionals of excellence who can contribute with their knowledge to the creation of projects at the forefront of sustainable development and that will lead the country and the planet to build a green economy and future for the next generations.

As Hydrogen Project Manager, you will be responsible for the optimized development of infrastructure related to hydrogen generation and the production of ammonia or other green fuels. You will have to know the safe handling of these fuels, fully understand the processes and follow up the latest technologies. Meet the main equipment suppliers and define the strategies to achieve the best performance and savings of the projects.

What will you do? 

  • Managing the project through its development until financial close process
  • Coordinate the engineering and development with head office in Dublin and Oslo.
  • Preparing the engineering package with the engineering team.
  • Dealing, negotiating and quoting all key components of the project with Vendors and manufacturers.
  • Controlling the project budget and schedule
  • Lead the relationship with landowners, communities and stakeholders until Financial Close
  • 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.
  • Review and search for new opportunities for Hydrogen, ammonia or e-fuel projects.

For the above you will need to:

  • Liaise and cooperate with other functional and regional teams
  • Coordinate with the team the that will be handling the other components of the projects (Port and Water Infrastructure Development Manager, Energy Supply Development Manager), engineering team, environmental team, etc., the optimized development of the projects.
  • 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, construction, procurement and commercial.
  • Participate in company knowledge sharing groups which focus on sharing of expertise globally.

What we require? 

  • A high standard of commitment with Safety, assuming safety as a priority value in all its task and responsibilities.  (Mandatory).
  • Our preferred candidate will be educated to engineering degree level, with 7+ years of working experience in development of Hydrogen, ammonia or fuels and infrastructures projects.
  • Chemical or mechanical engineering degrees are preferred.
  • Managing project development and construction experience in power generation industry.
  • 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.


  • 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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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 

  • Excellent training (an average 54 hours a year)  
  • 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 
  • Annual Aguinaldo 

Work/life balance 

  • WFH in a hybrid working arrangement 
  • Annual leave, plus a community or charity workday each year 
  • Paid maternity, paternity, adoptive and bereavement leave  
  • 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  

  • Complementary health insurance  
  • Life, disability and catastrophic cover  
  • Free Employee Assistance Program 
  • Employee Wellness Programme

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