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Project Manager

CWP Renewables

Closing date 23 July 2021

Apply via email

[email protected]

Employment Type

Full Time

Location
Canberra or Newcastle
State
NSW

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 Manager’s primary responsibility is to take a development project through to approval and to work as part of a wider team to deliver projects to financial close. The role involves integrating design decisions that result in a flexible yet optimal project, securing all associated land rights by way of appropriate agreements, dealing with impacted neighbours, wider community and affected stakeholders.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage and lead 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.
  • Manage and lead consultation with landowners, negotiation of landowner agreements, legal dealings, and other correspondence as required.
  • Manage and lead external consultants to undertake studies throughout the development process.
  • Manage and lead the stakeholder consultation process with local and/or state planning authorities, other regulators, general public, landowners, and other stakeholders.
  • Manage and lead the production of Environmental Impact Statement documents, Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation referrals and any other statutory applications required for project development.
  • Conduct regular 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 electrical grid connection process.
  • Work together with members of the construction team to support the tender and contracting process.
  • Work together with members of the project financing team to support the financial close process.
  • Maintain a sound knowledge of the planning and permitting processes within the State of operation.
  • Maintain a sound knowledge of energy policy development, attend industry conferences where relevant or required and review relevant media articles.

About you:
You will have:

  • Relevant work experience as a ‘hands-on’ project manager or consultant within the environmental and planning sector.
  • Demonstrated experience in State Significant Developments.
  • Experience with environmental impact assessments and planning.
  • Familiarity with landowner, stakeholder and planning elements of the wind farm development process (desirable).
  • An understanding of GIS capabilities.
  • Ability to maintain effective and collaborative relationships across diverse stakeholders.
  • Bachelor’s degree or greater in relevant studies such as town planning, business, environmental science (desirable).
  • 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?