Development Project Manager

Job Title: Development Project Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
REF: BBBH28523
Contact Name: Barrie Dempster
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Development Project Manager


We are proud to be working with one of the largest renewable energy company who are looking to recruit a Development Project Manager. You will focus on delivery of new wind power projects and potentially work on other renewable energy projects (solar, storage) depending on business requirements.

You will manage:

  • Running the project (including budget, programme and team management) and deciding project strategy up to point of planning consent;
  • Handle and undertake community relations and communications;
  • Produce an Environmental Statement; secure planning consent;
  • Obtain planning condition compliance and support planning compliance during construction and operation.
  • You will work on at least 2 development projects at any one time with the total number depending on business and project requirements.

Key Accountabilities

  • Add customer value and reduce costs (DEVEX, CAPEX and OPEX) for projects ensuring project viability on a subsidy free basis through efficient working, careful scoping, procurement and creative engineering and design opportunities, and project economic/financial modelling.
  • Set and lead the project programme following strategy to consent.
  • Manage project budget to point of consent: includes management of all hours and costs.
  • Manage EIA screening, scoping and producing the planning application, normally accompanied by an Environmental Statement.
  • Manage management of external consultants and internal technical or engineering support in relation to the project design, ES production, or condition discharge bundles.
  • Coordinate engineering design, technical studies and grid requirements along with a solid understanding of how to maximize profit and the probability of securing consent - supported by the engineer/technical analyst.
  • Plan submission and driving towards a consent.
  • Manage Appeals process, which may involve management of a Public Inquiry.
  • Obtain pre-commencement planning condition discharge.
  • Obtain any post consent planning variations, including planning extension.
  • Ensure project documentation and consultation is aligned with planning policy and EIA regulations.
  • Handling external partner relationships, including landowners, local community, planning bodies, local politicians and other influencers including objectors, all consultees statutory or otherwise, grid companies, consultants, suppliers, regulators and media.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of planning policy relating to renewable energy is a key requirement.
  • Detailed knowledge of the drivers for a successful wind farm development and understanding of the common risks.
  • Knowledge of the Appeals and Public Inquiry legal process.
  • Knowledge of Environmental Impact regulations.
  • Project economics & commercial aspects of projects.
  • Ability to handle and co-ordinate inputs from external consultants and project team members.
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Experience with the Scottish planning system is a key requirement.
  • Managing projects within resource and budget constraints.
  • Dealing with planning authorities and other project partners, including landowners, general public, project contractors, external consultants and development partners.
  • Producing Planning Applications, Environmental Statements and planning condition discharge bundles.
  • Experience of the Appeals process including Public Inquires desirable.
  • Degree in planning, environmental, engineering, technical or science-based subject or equivalent.
  • Professional qualification or working towards, e.g. MRTPI

We look forward to receiving your application. For further information, then please contact Barrie Dempster at ALLEN & YORK LTD on 01202 888986 or email