• Published: 12.10.2021
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Are you passionate about renewable energy? .  

We are currently recruiting for a Renewable Energy Development Manager. 
Come make a difference, find purpose and drive innovation with us. 
BayWa r.e. is a growth-driven multinational headquartered in Germany. We operate in 30 countries with 3000 employees.  We are leaders in the renewable energy sector, active in offshore and onshore wind, solar, storage, hydrogen, and bioenergy.      
Our aim is to make renewable energy even better.  Not looking at what comes next, but actively shaping it.  
Our Australian business was established in 2017.  The following four years have seen rapid growth with four windfarms and three solar farms taken from development through construction and now in operation.  2021 has seen us undertake changes within our business to enable significant growth in greenfield development of largescale wind, solar, storage and hydrogen solutions.   
We have an established and diverse team around Australia of highly skilled and dedicated professionals growing our business activities in developing, constructing, and operating our renewable generation portfolio.  Our team are truly passionate about renewable energy and strive to make a positive contribution to our planet.  
Our culture is built through respectful collaboration, continuous learning and innovation. We actively promote and support flexibility, health and wellbeing and work-life balance.  We embrace diversity as a source of innovation, creativity, and competitive advantage.  We provide our employees the opportunity to #Come as you are and bring their true selves to work every day, in an environment of trust and respect.    


What You Will Do

We are recruiting for an enthusiastic and motivated Renewable Energy Development Manager in NSW or South East QLD to lead prospecting and project development.  You will manage projects from concept through to construction, ensure statutory requirements are met and excellence in stakeholders management. Your core area of expertise will be wind farm development, planning or engineering.   
This role you will be part of a team creating innovation and excellence in renewable energy development including: 
  • Identification and assessment of utility scale renewable generation and storage projects. 
  • Establishing and realizing project development plans that ensure tightly controlled, successful opportunities are delivered for construction. 
  • Managing landholder relationships and negotiation of landowner agreements. 
  • Undertaking hazard and risk assessment, environmental, cultural and heritage impact studies, resource assessment, grid connection and project design activities in collaboration with the Grid, Engineering and Construction teams. 
  • Managing primary and secondary consents whilst ensuring project approvals reflect optimal design and flexibility such that shareholder value is maximised. 
  • Working with communities and stakeholders to ensure development success and excellence in community engagement. 
  • Developing project budgets and assessing project economics in collaboration with the Head of Commercial, and the construction and corporate finance functions. 
  • Business case preparation for consideration by the MD and board. 
  • Ensuring internal stakeholders understand project risks and are kept informed through use of effective ‘early warning’ and exception reporting systems. 
  • Supporting BayWa’s storage, hydrogen and ammonia strategy 
  • Adhering to company policies with a strong focus on the environment, and health and safety.   

What You Bring

Essential attributes of candidates to be considered for this role include: 
  • Passion for creating positive change through renewable energy. 
  • Have a minimum 5 years’ current experience in wind farm development or a related field such as wind engineering, statutory planning, environmental planning.   
  • Tertiary qualification in planning, engineering, environmental science, or other relevant degree.  
  • Experience taking developments through statutory planning processes, including demonstrated understanding of the NSW and Queensland planning processes for large scale renewable energy. 
  • A strong understanding of environmental approval legislation including the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and relevant state acts. 
  • Project management experience including managing budgets and timelines. 
  • Excellent written, presentation and verbal communication skills. 
  • Able to navigate a highly variable environment, solving complex problems and delivering solutions. 
  • Be a team player who approaches work with enthusiasm and is lifelong learner. 
  • Be willing to travel and capable of spending time walking and off-road driving on site. 
  • Able to commence work in Australia in the next 4 months. 

What We Are Ready To Offer You

  • We provide a flexible working environment so that you can maintain a positive work-life balance.  
  • You want to make a positive contribution to our planet and use your world class commercial knowledge to set new standards in Renewable Energy.  We are the ideal employer for all who want to make a difference and drive innovation for a sustainable future.  
  • We provide paid parental leave to encourage and support women and men in their roles as both employees and carers  
  • We promote and provide training and development opportunities both locally and globally You will be part of the BayWa group, a family of globally successful businesses with revenues of EUR 17.1 billion  

How to apply

This is an exciting time to join our team that wants to continue fantastic progress in the decades that matter.  
If you meet most of the employment criteria but not all, and think you would add value to our business we encourage you to apply. 
If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Desiree Kisnorbo confidential discussion.  All applications and interviews will be managed by the BayWa Australia HR team.  

We look forward to your application! 

If you have any questions about the job offer, please get in contact with us.
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