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Project Development Manager

Requisition ID:  26006

Melbourne, VIC, AU

Work experience:  Specialist
Type of position:  Full-Time

 Vestas Factory

Specialist | Full-Time

Vestas, the world leader in renewable energy, is seeking a Project Development Manager to join the Australian Development Team.


The purpose of the role is to manage the development of early, middle and late stage wind energy development projects. You will be responsible for managing land agreements, environmental permitting, grid connection, and stakeholder engagement. You will also support financial modelling and commercialisation activities. You can be located in Melbourne or Sydney, and the role will involve travel to project sites across Australia. 


The Project Development Manager will play a key role in progressing 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, organization of community events, and presentation to stakeholders as required
  • Assist with preparation of technical designs to support development of cost estimates, financial modelling 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 negotiation
  • Experience with grid connection processes is ideal but not essential
  • Self-motivated with excellent communication, presentation and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and build relationships with people
  • Positive, outgoing personality
  • High level of professionalism, confidentiality and discretion


What We Offer


  • A professional safety culture
  • An opportunity to work with the world leader in wind energy.
  • The opportunity to further develop your skills and professional development.
  • Global career progression prospects
  • Work location flexibility


Additional information


  • You must have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job
  • We do amend or withdraw our jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date

Our Benefits


  • Join the World's Leading Wind Energy Solutions Provider
  • Excellent Career Development opportunities both Nationally and Globally
  • A workplace that embraces Diversity and Inclusion
  • Flexible workplace arrangements
  • 13 weeks Paid Primary Carers Leave
  • 3 weeks Paid Secondary Carers Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program


Vestas is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from those who identify as being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We specialize in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore. 
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than our competitors in the renewable energy arena. We consider ourselves forerunners within the industry, as Vestas continuously aims to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 145 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, Vestas has an unmatched history demonstrating our expertise within the field. 
With 29,000 employees globally, Vestas is a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution – today, tomorrow, and far into the future. 
Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills, and perspectives, and gives everyone equal access to opportunity. 
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