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Project developer - Wind energy

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  • Join the world’s leading wind energy solutions provider
  • Excellent career development opportunities both nationally and globally
  • Sydney based, with frequent travel

Vestas offers you challenging career opportunities within a global organisation. As the world's leading supplier of wind power solutions, we have delivered more than 101 GW wind turbines in over 80 countries. Over 24,600 employees are eager to welcome new, dedicated colleagues on our journey to a more sustainable future. Would you like to join us?

Vestas is currently recruiting for a Project Developer to initially focus on the identification of prospective sites and negotiation of land access. This will require working with wind engineers, landowners and other stakeholders.

Reporting to the Head of Development, this role will have an initial focus on the identification of prospective sites and negotiation of land access. This will require working with our wind engineers, government agencies, landowners and community stakeholders.

The development group at Vestas is responsible for identifying, acquiring and developing wind farm projects. Vestas’ aim is to develop projects which will be owned by others but will be built and maintained by Vestas.

Vestas is the world's largest wind turbine vendor. Development is a new function in this market-leading company. As a result, we offer the best of both world's; a small team start-up environment in a well-resourced and supportive company. You will have the chance to be a part of shaping the development function with the opportunities that growth brings.

Responsibilities

The role will have an initial focus on the identification of prospective sites and negotiation of land access.

Responsibilities will include;

  • Project screening
  • Landowner identification and access negotiation
  • Fatal flaw/risk assessment
  • Stakeholder identification/management including agencies and community
  • Budget management at a project level
  • Accountability for safety compliance at a project level

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree within a numerate discipline or Land Management

Competencies

  • Previous experience within the renewable energy industry (Wind is highly regarded)
  • Understanding of rural landowners and land access issues
  • Professional verbal and written communication/negotiation
  • Strong relationship-building skills, both internal and external
  • Able to negotiate in a non-adversarial manner
  • Resilient and able to operate independently in rural locations
  • Team orientation
  • The clear and confident communicator in a one to one setting
  • Advanced MS Office

What we offer

  • Contribute to the renewable energy sector
  • Join the world’s leading wind energy solutions provider
  • Excellent career development opportunities both nationally and globally
  • A workplace that embraces diversity and inclusion
  • Flexible workplace arrangements
  • 13 weeks paid primary carers Leave
  • 3 weeks paid secondary carers Leave
  • Employee assistance program

Additional information

  • Primary work location: North Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Frequent travel is required (rural locations)
  • Requirement to work outside of standard business hours to project needs
  • You must have the full Australian working rights to live and work in this location to apply for this position

To apply for this role please submit your formal application via the link below

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Vestas is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a safe, diverse and inclusive culture.
We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians with relevant skills and experience to apply to our advertised vacancies.