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Head of Development (m/f/d) Netherlands


Zwolle, OV, NL, 8041 BL


RWE Windpower NL BV, Zwolle

To start as soon as possible, Full time, Permanent


Functional area: Renewables; Project Development 


As Head of Development Netherlands, you will be responsible for the business success and growth of RWE Renewables in the Netherlands for Onshore and PV/Storage technologies​. You will build up a project portfolio in the Netherlands with strong focus on origination and deliver best in class project development to ensure renewables projects for financial investment decision (FID) with the right LCOE level​.


 Your Tasks:

  • Developing and delivering upon a high-quality pipeline of projects up to the investment decision and handover to the construction teams​
  • Leading the team of Origination, Development PV, and Wind to ensure:
    • Developing a pipeline strategy to deliver growth targets for onshore, solar and storage (co-location)
    • Delivering project pipeline from origination until financial investment decision
    • Ensuring all origination milestones are completed at cost competitive levels and ensuring compliance rules for handover to development team
    • Ensuring all project milestones are completed at cost competitive levels and ensured compliance rules to proceed to investment decisions
    • Managing the pipelines for all regions balancing regional distribution and project maturity
  • ​Building-up strong strategic relationships with stakeholders like partners, service providers, landowners, customers, and relevant authorities
  • Exploring different growth opportunities in the market to foster the growth such as Partnerships, project/pipeline acquisitions etc.
  • Supporting H2 for RWE developments in the Netherlands


Your profile:

  • Excellent university degree; MBA or similar post graduate degree is a plus
  • Extensive relevant work experience and successful team leadership experience in an international/corporate business environment
  • Relevant experience in developing renewable onshore wind and/or PV plants
  • Proven track record in delivering projects and subsequent growth
  • Knowledge about the Dutch renewables market with a solid networking
  • Proven track record in setting up performance and result oriented work organizations and their continuous improvement towards business requirements 
  • Ability to inspire teams to achieve the targets set up to contribute to the Onshore and PV growth in the Netherlands   
  • Entrepreneurial mindset to identify and progress with opportunities and the ability to operate successfully even in uncertain and/or unclear business environments
  • English and Dutch language skills are mandatory


Your Leadership Skills:

  • Team Leadership: Ability to lead, inspire, manage and delegate effectively
  • People Development: Ability to develop themselves and their people to their full potential
  • Performance Orientation: Self-motivated to drive the business, increase performance and deliver results
  • Strategic thinking: Push the boundaries to grow the business
  • Continuous Improvement: Constantly optimizing the business
  • Integration Management: Ability to lead teams through change processes
  • Working Together: Ability to collaborate globally in cross functional teams
  • Communication skills: Ability to effectively communicate internally & externally
  • Open mindset: Self-reflective personality, able to learn and act on feedback
  • Hands-on mentality: Actively involving him-/herself, pragmatic and fact focused attitude

Promoting diversity (40x40) special offers for parents & children (40x40) flexible working times (40x40) cafeteria/canteen (40x40) health services (40x40) company sports (40x40) Free parking (40x40) shareholding (40x40) staff events (40x40) training/human resources development (40x40) career promotion (40x40) support of extra-occupational studies (40x40) attractive remuneration (40x40) accessibility (40x40) employee discounts (40x40) social commitment (40x40) International exchange (40x40) Graduate programme (40x40) good transport connection (40x40)

Apply now with just a few clicks: ad code 56739, application deadline 31/08/2022.

Any questions? Richard Bateson,


We look forward to meeting you!


We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications, irrespective of gender, disability, nationality, ethnic and social background, religion and beliefs, age or sexual orientation and identity.


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RWE represents change, innovation and sustainability. As one of the world’s leading generators of electricity from renewable energy sources, we aim to be carbon-neutral by 2040 and to enable a sustainable life for people around the world. To achieve this, we are looking for dynamic and motivated people to join us in creating a sustainable and secure energy future.


RWE Renewables GmbH, based in Essen, Germany, is RWE’s youngest subsidiary and one of the world’s leading companies in the field of renewable energies. With an international team of around 3,500 employees, we are drivers of the energy transition – and provide electricity for a sustainable life. Our total capacity of more than 9 gigawatts results from onshore and offshore wind parks, photovoltaic plants and battery storage. We focus on growth: on the American continent, on the European core markets and on new markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

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