APAC Australia

Department: Development

Job Location: Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane

Reporting to: Head of Development, Australia

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 Senior Development Manager will be responsible for delivering a viable pipeline of renewable energy developments in Australia ready for construction. 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, community consultation & stakeholder management and overseeing, alongside the Development Manager, the activities required for the consents process.

What you will do?

  • Provide input to the greenfield renewables development strategy & build a development 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 and neighbour agreements with landowner(s) to provide appropriate rights to develop, construct and operate renewable energy facilities
  • Direct and provide support to the Development Manager to secure all third-party consents necessary to build and operate renewable energy facilities
  • Initiate the early stages 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
  • Ensure greenfield project opportunities are developed in accordance with Mainstream’s policies and procedures

What we require?

  • Degree qualified in a relevant discipline
  • Significant renewable energy industry experience (10+ years) in Australia
  • Very good understanding of the development process including site identification, constraints analysis, grid connection and permitting process in Australia
  • Experience preparing Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and preparing information for submitting the development application
  • Good knowledge and experience in negotiating and securing land tenure
  • Good project management skills with experience managing internal and external resources
  • Strong organization and planning 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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