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Project Developer

CWP Renewables

Closing date 23 July 2021

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Employment Type

Full Time

Canberra or Newcastle

About us:
CWP Renewables is the leading renewable energy developer, owner and asset manager. The company has over two decades of renewable energy experience, with development activities coordinated from its NSW base in Newcastle and our Construction and Operations centre based in Canberra.

CWP Renewables' philosophy is to manage each project from inception through to full operation which is key to its success and involves genuine engagement with all stakeholders, at every stage of each project.

This is an opportunity to join the growing CWP Renewables team in Newcastle or Canberra. Broadly, we are looking to recruit a new team of development professionals with a wide range of experience and skills. Specifically this includes project personnel (managers, developers and officers), technical services support (energy resource and grid connection fields) and legal counsel (to support a range of land and property based interactions).

The role:
The Project Developer’s primary responsibility is to grow and maintain the development of a portfolio of projects from site identification, screening, land security, and early stage planning processes, priming a project in readiness for clear and continued investment

Key responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of processes that contribute to project planning, budgeting and risk management.
  • Organise the compilation of site data, including topographic and cadastral data, site constraints, property schedule, residence matrix and stakeholder management plan.
  • Work with members of the technical team to develop layouts throughout the development process.
  • Organise consultation with landowners, negotiation of landowner agreements, legal dealings, and other correspondence as required and where relevant maintain a continued role throughout the development process.
  • Management of external consultants to undertake feasibility studies.
  • Manage the stakeholder consultation process with local and/or state planning authorities, other regulators, general public, landowners, and other stakeholders and where relevant maintain a continued role throughout the development process.
  • Support the production of Environmental Impact Statement documents, Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation referrals and any other statutory applications required for project development.
  • Conduct site visits to consult with project stakeholders, assist in on-site studies where required, inspect monitoring equipment as required and escort clients and contractors around sites.
  • Work together with members of the technical team to support the connection process.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the planning and permitting processes within the State of operation.
  • Attend industry conferences where relevant or required and review relevant media articles.

About you:
You will have:

  • Relevant experience in a similar position working in the renewable energy sector (preferred).
  • Development experience within complex infrastructure projects including transmission, road, rail, pipelines (highly regarded).
  • Proven ability to negotiate contracts for procurement, professional services and landholder, with a focus on risk management and value exchange.
  • A self-starter with high energy levels, tenacity, and initiative.
  • High-level organisation skills including well-developed priority-setting skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • A tertiary qualification in Project Management, Planning, Property or Engineering is preferred.
  • A current Australian driver’s licence.

What’s on offer:
In addition to a competitive remuneration package combined with attractive benefits, employees have the opportunity to access training and career development, and workplace flexibility.

CWP Renewables also recognises the importance of diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. Visit our website to learn more about us.

How to apply:

Please click on the "Apply" button above. Applications close on Friday 23 July 2021. Submit your updated resume and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria to be considered for the role. Please monitor your email regarding communication on progress of your application.

Employer questions:

Your application will include the following questions:

  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • What is your expected annual base salary?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?