Junior DCO Development Project Manager Solar & BESS UK


London, City of London, GB, EC2R 8HP


RWE Renewables UK Management Ltd., London

To start as soon as possible, full time, permanent


Functional area: Project Development 


RWE UK Solar and Storage – Junior DCO Development Project Manager


An exciting opportunity for a Junior DCO Development Project Manager to join a leading solar PV and co-located battery storage developer. Specialising in the development of large-scale, grid-connected solar and battery storage farms, you would be instrumental in delivery within the UK market.

As a Junior DCO Development Project Manager, you will be supporting the coordination of Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects through the consenting process, from inception all the way to readiness for construction.

Joining an exciting and positive work environment, where you will be joining a dynamic and forward-thinking team at the forefront of a growing industry as the UK looks to drive a Net Zero agenda.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Support DCO PMs in managing the planning application process.
  • Undertaking and managing the consultation process with the Local Planning Authority and the local community.
  • Scoping, budgeting, and appointing the external consultants and legal teams responsible for supporting and securing the DCO.
  • Managing the grid connection process, supported by Grid Manager.
  • Working alongside the Design Team and Development Commercialisation team to optimise the project.
  • Managing changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs using appropriate verification techniques.
  • Managing a multi-disciplinary team from an early stage through to ready-to-build post-consent, including but not limited to; land referencing; legal teams across planning, property, and CPO; planning and environmental; compliance, and other communication/stakeholder management.
  • Working through the pre-application phase with each sub-consultant/legal team to ensure the application remains on time and budget for a formal application.
  • Once the DCO application has been submitted, the candidate will be expected to manage and orchestrate the response through the examination phase, stepping in to represent where appropriate.
  • Discharging planning conditions and handover to construction.
  • Creating and maintaining comprehensive project documentation.
  • Performing other duties, appropriate to the position as the company may require from time to time.

Skills and experiences required:

  • Team player with great communication skills and a structured way of working.
  • Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate they have supported developers/project managers for DCO/TCPA projects.   
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in utility-scale solar farm development and infrastructure projects, or related discipline. Whilst prior experience of renewable energy projects, would be preferred, this is not strictly necessary.
  • Successful track record in project delivery and managing multiple stakeholders.
  • Developing and managing work projects, deadlines and task-related resources.
  • Adapting to new challenges and learning swiftly.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Project Management, Engineering, or related discipline.
  • Ideally a Master’s Degree and/or Professional Membership in a related discipline.
  • Proficient with MS Office and comfortable at creating models in Excel to assist with your designs/assessment.
  • Initiative, a “can-do” attitude, and a high desire to succeed.
  • Valid Drivers’ Licence (preferable).
  • Eligible to live and work in the UK.


Apply now with just a few clicks: ad code 86841, application deadline 26/07/2024.  

Any questions? Contact in Recruiting: Lee Harbin, lee.harbin@rwe.com


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