Senior Development Manager

Report to – Managing Director
Salary – Dependent on experience
Responsible for – To be discussed as potentially overseeing others within development project team from time to time

Purpose and objectives of the role
This role is critical in supporting our clients in the delivery of community scale (1MW-20MW) ground mount solar and wind turbine projects. The candidate will have experience in the development of similar scale renewable energy projects, including specific experience in wind development.

Our clients are based across the Southwest of England and Wales and frequent travel will be essential.

We work with a mix of Commercial and Community organisations to support the UKs transition to Net Zero and this role will include community energy development projects.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Coordinating all aspects of the project development, drawing in relevant external support and experts when necessary.
  • Supporting the existing team to bring on new sites into the project pipeline
  • Supporting training and managing others within the team where relevant
  • Updating financial models for potential sites and liaising with our community energy clients.
  • Meeting with landowners and other representatives to facilitate the negotiation and progression of terms.
  • Managing the Planning Application process
  • Procurement and coordination of necessary contractors
  • Support the project management process during delivery where necessary

Minimum requirements

  • UK drivers’ licence
  • Permission to work in the UK.
  • Experience developing 1MW+ wind projects successfully
  • Minimum 5 years renewable energy development experience
  • Experience working with and engaging community stakeholders
  • Solid understanding of the planning process
  • Solid presentation, written and numeracy skills and comfortable using software packages and excel

Desirable requirements

  • Experience in community energy project development
  • Examples of successful wind projects
  • Renewable energy, electrical or engineering related qualification and training
  • Experience in ecology or biodiversity projects
  • Experience training and managing people
  • Experience designing wind projects and user of specific industry wind and solar software

If you are interested please send a CV and cover letter to

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