Senior Wind Development Manager


RWE Renewables Australia Pty Ltd.
To start as soon as possible, full time, permanent


The Senior Development Manager will be responsible for the development of RWE’s Renewable Energy projects in Australia.  This role will be focused on onshore wind projects ensuring that projects progress from conception to final investment decision. The Senior Development Manager will also be involved in strategic development, by providing commercial and planning advice to guide the projects from feasibility through to the construction and operational phases.


Key Responsibilities 

Project Management and Coordination

  • Responsible for the overall delivery of wind projects through to construction phase  
  • Coordination of internal Engineering, Construction, Finance, Legal, HSE (Health Safety and Environmental) and Community Relations team
  • Management of external consultants to facilitate project development
  • Management of projects to budget and agreed timelines
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with project landowner
  • With assistance from legal counsel, negotiate tenure documents to secure all land required for the project
  • Manage/implement tenure agreement process
  • Responsible for stakeholder and community relations to ensure the successful delivery of project development
  • Coordinate with internal stakeholders across procurement, budgeting, project tracking and investment approvals processes

Development Strategy and Assessment

  • Work with the Head of Wind on desktop and field-based investigations into development constraints on short listed prospect sites and projects in feasibility stage
  • Provision of accurate and timely strategic assessment of development issues (across all development aspects: land, permitting, grid connection, procurement, resource assessment), risk and opportunity
  • Management of development issues as they emerge within projects with the appropriate stakeholders
  • Development and maintenance of relationships with stakeholders including local, state and federal Government staff (including AEMO (Australian Energy Market Operator) and respective NSPs (Network Service Providers)) and local community representatives
  • Preparation of project reports on progress, budget, schedule, issues, risk and opportunity
  • Attendance at community events and discussion of key development considerations
  • Liaison with landowners and neighbours regarding key development matters
  • Monitoring of development legislation and regulations
  • Assess the technical and commercial viability of projects and identify acquisition opportunities 
  • Coordinate the development of project reports and investment cases


Experience and Qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience in wind development (pre-construction phase) with solar experience advantageous
  • Tertiary qualifications in engineering, town and regional planning, environmental planning is preferred 
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and development application processes
  • Strong experience in a project management position within the renewable energy industry
  • Understanding of the grid and NEM requirements to ensure successful development of renewable energy projects
  • Ability to work autonomously and within a team
  • Skills and experience in negotiation and an ability to influence outcomes and decisions
  • Ability to operate at a detailed level, to organize and multi-task, with a dedication to seeing projects through to completion
  • Understanding of local community dynamics, with the ability to negotiate effectively with landowners, regulators, utilities, and other stakeholders
  • Acting comfortably in cross-cultural teams, collaborating across country boundaries with a sense for diversity and inclusion
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills


  • This position can be based in Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne  (flexibility with location), with regional and interstate travel requirements. 


Apply now with just a few clicks: ad code 86169, application deadline 26/04/2024.
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As one of the world’s leading companies in the renewable energy space in Europe and Australia, RWE Renewables Europe & Australia is proud to be paving the way for a greener future. We’ve got over 1,400 employees, all developing and promoting renewable energies across 12 countries. They specialise in the construction of onshore wind turbines, solar plants, and battery storage systems. And they all share the desire to redefine how millions access energy.

We’re well set to hit our 50 GW by 2030 target, and go climate neutral by 2040. That’s thanks to our community of experts currently building Europe and Australia’s largest onshore wind farms – as well as a pipeline of exciting projects across solar and PV. And the focus isn’t just on harnessing clean energy – but also the new technologies that can push our GW ever higher.

Now, we’re looking for more people with the skills and ambition to drive the energy transition. Join RWE Renewables Europe & Australia.
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