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Project Development Manager - Wind Energy

  • Job reference: 934041
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Renewable Energy
  • Date posted: 10/02/2021

Our client is a is a growing, renewable and sustainable energy company based in Scotland. They are expanding their portfolio of projects and their team has grown significantly in recent years with valuable experience from across some of the UK's biggest infrastructure projects.

Job Purpose:

The Project Development Manager will be responsible for the management of the development of projects up to the handover to the construction manager of onshore projects in the UK and wider Europe. The Project Development Manager will ensure a smooth transition from the pre-construction to build phase. This will include management of all internal and external service providers for: consents, landowner relationships and agreements, procurement, construction management services, grid, site investigations and project design and stakeholder relations.

The role will also support the wider due diligence and business development activities which will be undertaken to support the delivery of new development/operational assets into the portfolio. Given the Company's portfolio growth aspirations, it is foreseeable that regular support of the acquisition of projects will be required next year.


  • Development and implementation of project execution plans
  • Generate project programmes and budgets and delivery according to the same including weekly management and monthly board reporting as required
  • Manage procurement of WTGs and BOP and all necessary ancillary services for construction
  • Managing design and survey activities as required to inform the procurement process
  • Securing / managing connection to the local/transmission grid network and securing compliance with grid connection agreements
  • Manage acquisition of all necessary land rights and landowner relationships
  • Manage delivery of all consents and condition approvals required for construction including CDM2015 obligations
  • Support delivery of the business case for FID
  • Work closely with the construction manager of onshore projects to ensure a smooth transition into the construction phase
  • Oversee risk management and creation and updating of the project risk management register
  • Representing the company in community settings and in front of large landowner or community groups

Experience Required:

  • High degree of commercial focus while not overlooking the importance of focus on the details
  • Exemplary oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, with a strong inclination toward team building and participation
  • Ability to work across a number of projects/workstreams
  • Ability work within MS Office software
  • At least five years' experience in delivering development projects through FID to construction
  • Experience in renewable energy projects including turbine, balance of plant and grid procurement
  • Track record of delivery to budget and programme
  • Experience in undertaking due diligence for acquisition of renewable energy projects
  • Educated to degree level (Engineering, Finance, Legal, Environmental or a Commercial Specialism)

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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