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Development Project Manager - New Sites

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Job Title: Development Project Manager - New Sites

Location: Glasgow/Home Worker

Job Purpose/Summary Details

The role will primarily involve supporting the UK&I development project team with identifying, acquiring and delivering new wind sites to the portfolio. Responsible for developing the regional new sites portfolio, and managing the progression of the new projects to the point of making an investment decision to progress a planning application, assessing planning and technical risks, securing land and ensuring commercial viability. This is an external facing role.

Key Accountabilities

This position would be responsible for supporting the UK&I development project team in identifying new wind sites throughout the GB.
Key responsibilities will include:
  • Initiating and implementing site finding strategies using GIS techniques.
  • Assessing site suitability based on project economics and balancing the portfolio.
  • Assisting the UK&I development team with the identification of and outreach to prospective landowners.
  • Producing development proposals for prospective new sites and responding to tenders.
  • Developing strong relationships with landowners and their representatives.
  • Assisting the property managers with the successful negotiations of commercial terms with landowners and agents.
  • Managing internal and external resources as required to deliver projects to Phase 2, including liaising with colleagues and consultants to procure planning, environmental, engineering, technical, environmental and grid assessments.
  • Identifying and communicating to the project team any key issues & risks on a project's value or programme.
  • Ensuring project budgets are up to date, accurate, tracked and managed.
  • Travel to visit sites, landowners and agents is required throughout GB.



  • Commercially aware.
  • Knowledge of Regional & National Planning Policy.
  • Regional knowledge of existing or in process wind farms would be beneficial.
  • Awareness of common risks associated with the development of wind farms.

  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Ability to sell to landowners and to relate to various types of landowners.
  • Ability to assess risks.
  • Influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Outgoing, self-motivated.
  • Attention to detail to manage project risks.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to multi-task across project portfolio.
  • Commercial acumen.
  • Full driving licence is required and the candidate must be prepared to travel throughout GB to meet landowners and agents when required.



  • Experience of working in an office environment is required.
  • Experience of working with and negotiating with landowners and/or agents is required.
  • Experience of appointing and managing consultants is desirable.
  • Experience with using GIS for site finding or analysing GIS results is desirable, but training can be provided.
  • Experience of managing budgets is desirable.
  • Experience in compiling & winning tenders is desirable.
  • Previous working experience with large scale developments is desirable.

  • Degree in an environmental, engineering, technical, planning or science based subject or equivalent experience.

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