Senior Development Manager - Renewable Energy

Vacancy number • PUB407950

Senior Development Manager - Renewable Energy

  • Sydney
  • Closes June 28
  • 40 hours
  • Professional Master

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About this job

  • Industry: Renewable Energy
  • Area of expertise: Project Management & Services
  • Location: Sydney

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Professional Master


Brunel is working closely with a leading, integrated energy retailer who are looking for a senior manager to join their power development team. This role can be based in any east-coast office with flexible working options. With ambitious targets for 2030 and 2035 into the GWs for their renewable energy porfolio this role will be key in end to end development as well as building the capabilities of the development team by training and mentoring the more juior memebers.

About this role

The senior manager role requires a thorough undertsanding of the project development lifecycle and how to bring renewable energy projects from concept or early stage development through to FID delivery. Utilising the internal SMEs throughout the process as well as managing external consultancies and advisories to build a strong business case to present to the investment team.

The ideal candidate will have strong experience in both originating projects either from concept or through the acquisitions team and be able to bring projects successfully through stage gates to FID decision. The client is open to candidates who are strong in either origination or closing as well.


  • Experience in originating utility-scale renewable energy assets through to FID delivery.
  • Candidates with Wind farm experience are preffered but other tehcnologies wil be considered.
  • Very strong understanding of project development life cycle.
  • Previous experience developing business cases for investment decision and presenting to executive and board level.
  • Ability to train and mentor junior and senior staff.
  • Ability to travel when required.
  • Strong negotiation skills and stakeholder management.


  • With a strong customer base this role will be rewarding in seeing projects go through the full lifecylce into operation.
  • Flexible work arrangement
  • Bonus structure in place.

Brunel in the United States

Brunel is a recruitment and flexible workforce solution provider which connects talented people with opportunities throughout Australasia and around the world. We specialise in highly skilled roles across a variety of technical, professional, trades and craft disciplines, pairing candidates with industry-leading projects and organisations on a contract, permanent or secondment basis.
Operating in Australasia since 2001, Brunel has major bases of operation in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Port Moresby, which are further backed by the strength and reach of a truly global network spanning over 40 countries, 100+ offices and 45 years of successful operation.
Brunel is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and female candidates.

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