Renewables Development Manager – Wind Energy


Renewables Development Manager – Wind Energy

UK Wind Energy Development Manager

On Request

Sector: Onshore wind

Category: Engineering

Diversity and Inclusion

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The Company

Our client is a well renound international developer, owner, and operator of energy generation assets and they are investing heavily into their renewables portfolio. They have ambitions to achieve mulit-GW growth year on year.

Flexibility, appreciation, and respect are at the core of this company’s culture whilst they work to shape positive change within the energy market.

This is an exciting opportunity to join and support a rapidly growing division within a very experienced and credible international business.

The Role

As a wind Development Manager you will be able to develop new business models, and to work on technological solutions for a modern, sustainable, and future-oriented energy supply.

In this role you will:

  • Work in a team to identify and grow our onshore wind pipeline across UK and RoI through acquisitions, partnerships and greenfield development;
  • Identify, negotiate and secure development partnerships;
  • Undertake detailed assessments of a site’s renewable development potential, including a detailed examination and interpretation of environmental, policy risks and business case;
  • Manage the full project process from conception, EIA production and review and application submission, potential appeal and discharge of consent conditions in a diligent and effective manner.
  • Able to manage project lifecycle, produce project programmes, manage budgets and produce high quality status reports;
  • Ability to manage and communicate effectively with external consultants and be able to understand and interrogate third party information;.
  • Be experienced in managing the consultation processes, including preparing for and attending pre-application council consultations, managing statutory and non-statutory consultees;
  • Liaising with the public and organising and delivering public consultation events and concisely presenting projects to surrounding communities..
  • Understands the relevant planning processes in each UK jurisdiction and how cost, time and policy factors influence projects commercially or economically.
  • Be an active member in the growth of the renewables team locally and across the EU.

Candidate Profile

To be successful within this role you will need the following:

  • Relevant education or experience within environmental, business or planning discipline;
  • Previous experience within Wind Development Projects, or other renewables experience;
  • Experience in identifying and delivering new development projects in the UK and RoI;
  • Track record of developing business to business relationships and acquiring development partnerships;
  • Demonstrable experience in delivering planning approvals with UK and Irish planning systems;
  • Experience of NGET/DNO connection processes;
  • Experience in managing consultants and external suppliers;
  • Using GIS systems as well as third party/statutory sources of spatial, environmental and planning information;
  • Excellent communication skills in an international environment and the ability to influence effectively at all levels;
  • Willingness to travel to existing sites, councils and regions within EU;
  • Prepare and write high quality concise documents to convey project progress, status and financial information to internal and external project stakeholders.

What next?

To apply or to learn more about this role please apply via this advert and we will be in touch to discuss further.

Jamie Braddock

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Jamie Braddock


With more than 11 years’ experience delivering specialist recruitment and Executive Search projects in niche and highly regulated sectors globally, Jamie is responsible for leading our activity supporting Renewable Energy and De-Carbonisation projects across the UK and Europe.

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