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Project Officer

CWP Renewables

Closing date 23 July 2021

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[email protected]

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 Officer’s responsibility is to contribute to the development of projects by providing support to Project Developers in site identification, screening, land security, and early-stage planning processes and providing support to Project Managers in taking a project through to approval and ongoing in support of financial close processes.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support 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.
  • Support consultation with landowners, negotiation of landowner agreements, legal dealings, and other correspondence as required.
  • Support the management of external consultants to undertake studies throughout the development process.
  • Support the stakeholder consultation process with local and/or State planning authorities, other regulators, general public, landowners, and other stakeholders.
  • Support 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.
  • Provide continued support to projects during pre-construction, construction and operation as required.
  • 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:

  • A minimum of 1-2 years of relevant work experience as a project officer or consultant within the environmental and planning sector.
  • Some experience or demonstrated knowledge in State Significant Developments.
  • Some experience with environmental impact assessments and planning.
  • Familiarity with landowner, stakeholder and planning elements of the wind farm development process (desirable).
  • Some experience using GIS programs.
  • Ability to maintain effective and collaborative relationships across diverse stakeholders.
  • High-level organisation skills including well-developed priority-setting skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • 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?