Wind Project Development Manager

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Wind Project Development Manager

About us: BayWa r.e. is a growth-driven multinational headquartered in Germany. We are in 29 countries with more than 4000 employees. We are leaders in the renewable energy sector, active in offshore and onshore wind, solar and storage.
In the APAC region, we are already more than 235 employees located in our 9 country offices throughout the APAC region (Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, and Australia). We have an established team of highly skilled and dedicated professionals growing our business activities by developing, constructing, and operating our renewable generation portfolio throughout the region.
 

Job Scope

General/Marketing
  •  Monitor and assess renewable energy policy in Japan, determining priority strategic objectives for the wind business.
  • Gather market intelligence through maintaining a network of industry contacts (OEM’s, consultants, investors, banks, developers etc.).
  • Maintain an up-to-date development cycle Gantt chart and checklist of permits/licenses required by renewable energy projects in Japan (noting differences between regions)
  • Attend industry events and raise BayWa r.e. brand awareness in the market.
  • Participate in team and company meetings, discussions, and workshops.
  • Keep the management team informed on project status (reporting regularly) and business challenges and contribute to the team, providing support where required.
Green fielding / site searching
  • Support with potential new site identification and selection, advising on and sourcing local data/information to guide the technical assessments.
  • Identify suitable land for wind energy development and ownership of the relationship with the brokers/landowners. 
  • Work with brokers, consultants, service providers and EPC contractors to identify potential new locations with high potential for development.
  • Lead on regional marketing/advertising to notify landowners and developers that BayWa can support proposed projects from inception.
  • Identify and follow up on other potential routes to identify developable new opportunities.
Origination
  • Identify proposed wind projects and potential developer partnerships in Japan.
  • Assess new project investment opportunities, working with the regional / local management and related functions on technical and commercial appraisals.
  • Managing relationships with project stakeholders and following up as required, understanding potential partner requirements and drafting/agreeing key terms of partnership agreements.
  • Monitor key economic drivers for each opportunity, managing internal resources to prepare and submit offers.
  • Site visits to confirm commercial points and technical assumptions and gather data.
  • Prepare and maintain project documentation to report project status to management.
Project Management 
  • Use good industry practice tools and process (including appropriate software) to support the preliminary design and investigation of wind opportunities.
  • Managing Global Information System (GIS) software overseeing project opportunities and/or conducting research activities to maintain the data base of land use boundaries and exclusions for projects and opportunities.
  • Carry out the requisite financial modelling to assess and appraise investment opportunities.
  • Manage due diligence of new opportunities, both external and internal, to support project investment and acquisition activities. Managing third party contractors and consultants.
  • Ensure project compliance with local regulations and company policy. 
  • Maintain the overall project schedule with timely deliverables and budget control.
  • Report progress to management and track key risks/issues and maintain a project technical execution plan.
  • Business travel in country is required.

Your areas of knowledge and expertise:

  • Experienced energy professional with a minimum of 2 year track record of hands-on developing wind projects.
  • Bachelor’s degree, ideally in Engineering, Science or Mathematical field, or Business or Economics related field.
  • Strong understanding of legal regulation and requirements and the development process in Japan.
  • Experience with public consultation and land compensation process is desirable. 
  • Good negotiation & relationship building skills to maintain rapport internally and externally.
  • Experience in a multi-cultural environment, and ability to work with international colleagues. 
  • Fluent in both Japanese and English.
  • A problem solver who can demonstrate abilities to handle with multiple simultaneous issues.
  • Flexible in approach and time

What We Are Ready To Offer You

  • A flexible working environment so that you can maintain a positive work-life balance.
  • A diverse and inclusive team with a strong culture focusing on employee health and wellbeing.
  • The possibility to make a positive contribution to our planet and use your knowledge to set new standards in Renewable Energy

Are our values your values?

  • You are ambitious: To make a positive impact in business and beyond. We create meaningful solutions.
  • You are reliable: For our colleagues, partners, and customers we create trust by being responsible.
  • You believe in succeeding as a team: We collaborate in an honest, friendly, and respectful way. We have fun and celebrate our successes.
  • You bring an open mind: With open minds, courage, and innovation. We challenge the status quo.
 
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