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Project Officer - Development

CWP Renewables Pty Ltd

Closing date 7 October 2022

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Employment Type

Full Time


$90,000 - $110,000

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 launch of our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan.

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 and to support the electrical grid connection 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 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.
  • 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.

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.
  • Bachelor’s degree or greater in relevant studies such as town planning, business, environmental science (desirable).
  • 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.
  • Ability to undertake domestic travel to project locations in rural and regional Australia.
  • High-level organisation skills including well-developed priority-setting skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • 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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