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Project Development Manager


Closing date 28 July 2021

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Employment Type

Full Time

Seniority Level


Technology Type



Vestas, a world leader in renewable energy is seeking an innovative Project Development Manager who will part of the Australian Global Development Team. You will be working across multiple early, middle, and late-stage development projects.Global Development>Development AU/NZ>Wind Power Development.

The purpose of the role is to assist with development activities across land agreements, environmental permitting, grid connection, community engagement, financial modeling, offtake, funding. The role will also assist with the due diligence of potential acquisition opportunities. You can be located in Melbourne or Sydney and will involve travel to project sites across Australia. The Project Development Manager will play a key role in progressing the development of projects from feasibility to financial close and will require a blend of technical, commercial, financial, environmental, and legal acumen, as well as an appreciation of and dedication to landowner relationships and community engagement.


  • Build relationships with host landowners and assist with negotiation and execution of license, option, and easement agreements to secure land access.
  • Identify, engage and manage environmental and technical consultants, legal advisors and other service providers as required to deliver required work products to advance development activities within target timeframes.
  • Engage with local, state, and federal permitting authorities and assist with preparation of environmental impact assessment studies and reports to secure permits for proposed development projects.
  • Engage with NSPs, AEMO, consultants and internal teams to manage grid connection studies and connection application processes.
  • Assist with community engagement through development and distribution of collateral, organisation of community events, and presentation to stakeholders as required.
  • Assist with preparation of technical designs to support the development of cost estimates, financial modeling, and environmental permitting.


  • Bachelor's Degree in either Economics, Business, Commerce or similar.


  • Technical engineering background with experience in project design, delivery, and cost estimating.
  • Demonstrated experience with commercial contracting and negotiation.
  • Experience with grid connection and NSPs is essential.
  • Self-motivated with excellent communication, presentation, and organisational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and build relationships with people.
  • Positive, outgoing personality.
  • High level of professionalism, confidentiality, and discretion.

Additional information: All potential employees will be subject to undertake a full medical assessment to be considered for this role. Please note: We do amend or withdraw our jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date. Please apply before 28 July 2021.