• Reporting to       Portfolio Manager
  • Department        Development & Construction
  • Job Location       Santiago, Chile
  • Travel Required Frequently

Company Overview:

Mainstream Renewable Power is a leading developer of renewable energy projects worldwide focusing on onshore and offshore wind projects as well as emerging renewable technologies. Mainstream will construct and operate renewable energy assets globally and is committed to delivering its projects to the highest safety standards.

Summary of the Role:

The company is looking for a Senior Development Project Manager who will work in look opportunities in LATAM, carry out the projects to Financial Close and keep relationship with landowners, communities, authorities and intern team. The successful candidate will join the Development Team in Chile and will report directly to the Portfolio Manager.

What will you do? [Key Responsibilities and Activities]:

As Senior Development 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:

  • Review opportunities for wind and solar project in LATAM
  • 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.

What we require? [Key Skills, Knowledge and Experience]

  • 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 renewable Projects.
  • 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.

What we offer?

We offer you the opportunity to work in a dynamic and entrepreneurial organisation, in a growing market in a fast paced industry.  You will receive a very competitive total benefits package including an excellent base salary and  bonus scheme.

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