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Project Development Manager


Scotland, United Kingdom

Renewable Energy

13th January 2021



Project Development Manager


  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Work with the clients legal, consenting, procurement, comms/stakeholder management, policy and regulations and asset management teams to support delivery of the project through to the construction phase.
  • Support the wider due diligence and business development activities which will be undertaken to support the delivery of new development/operational assets into the clients wider portfolio. 
  • 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 WTG’s 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.


  • Strong interpersonal skills including engagement with regulators, communities and landowners
  • High degree of commercial focus while not overlooking the importance of focus on the details
  • 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)
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