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Project Developer

CWP Renewables Pty Ltd

Closing date 7 October 2022

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Employment Type

Full Time


$130,000 - $150,000

Technology Type



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 corporate offices in Sydney (Eora Nation), Newcastle (Awabakal Nation), Canberra (Ngunnawal Nation), Melbourne (Woiworung Nation), Noosaville (Gubbi Gubbi Nation) and Brisbane (Yuggera Nation). 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. CWP Renewables is proud of the recent completion of our Reflect Level RAP.

The Role

Reporting to the State Development Manager, 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:

  • Grow knowledge of and implement an understanding of the development process by contributing to project planning, budgeting and risk management.
  • Grow knowledge of and implement an understanding of technical processes in order to communicate concepts and explain assessment outcomes to project stakeholders.
  • Originate 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.
  • Originate 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.
  • Originate 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.
  • Grow and maintain knowledge of the planning and permitting processes within the State of operation.
  • Grow and maintain knowledge of energy policy development, attend industry conferences where relevant or required and review relevant media articles.
  • Train other members of the development team in aspects of development.

About you

You will have:

  • Relevant experience (3-5 years) in a similar position working in the renewable energy sector (preferred).
  • A tertiary qualification in Project Management, Planning, Property Development, Real Estate or Agricultural related discipline is preferred.
  • Knowledge of property law and experience liaising with landholder legal representatives is an advantage.
  • 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.
  • Ability to undertake extensive domestic travel to project locations in rural and regional Australia.
  • A willingness to create change, support the communities in which we operate, and deliver on our investment objectives.
  • 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.

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