Strategy and business development

Senior Project Developer

Imagine a future where you’ll take ownership of the project development in terms of time, cost, and scope from conception and design through to consent  

 

Join us in this role where you’ll take ownership of the project development in terms of time, cost, and scope from conception and design through to consent. You’ll also do scoping, reviewing, and submitting of technical reports, including Environmental Impact Assessment Reports (EIARs), Appropriate Assessments, and other supporting documentation as required. In addition, you’ll be undertaking pre-application consultations with local authorities, An Bord Pleanala, and other statutory bodies and stakeholders. 

Welcome to Project Development 
You’ll be part of Project Development where you, together with your colleagues, will report to the Head of Development. The main purpose of the role is to manage and successfully conclude all assigned ROIs and Northern Ireland projects, from initial concept to the point of handing over of the ‘shovel-ready’ project to the Project Delivery team, with support beyond that through to Commercial Operation.  

 

You’ll play an important role in:  

  • scoping and managing the procurement of planning and environmental services from external consultants in accordance with best practice 

  • coordinating project team activities and ensuring that key milestones are met 

  • ensuring that financial and technical targets are met when delivering projects 

  • ensuring that all site activities are carried out to the highest standards of safety and in accordance with all relevant legislation 

  • managing and reporting on all project risks, ensuring management are kept fully abreast of any significant development 

  • negotiating agreements, including development and consultant contracts, land agreements etc., and ensuring that the best value is achieved in all such negotiations. 

 

To succeed in the role, you:  

  • have a university degree, or equivalent, in engineering or science 

  • are a professional with extensive experience in the industry and a demonstrable track record of successfully managing the development of multiple projects, with a focus on the pre-consent stage 

  • have proven experience with management and coordination of Environmental Impact Assessment Reports (EIARs) (essential) 

  • possess in-depth knowledge of Irish planning regulations and policies as well as a solid understanding of the concerns of key decision-makers and policymakers 

  • understand what makes a consented renewable energy project commercially viable 

  • have experience in renewable energy (desirable but not essential) as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

Our five guiding principles:
  • Integrity
    We’re open and trustworthy and uphold high ethical standards
  • Passion
    We’re passionate about what we do and proud of what we achieve
  • Team
    We value diversity and collaborate in a non-hierarchical, respectful and trusting way
  • Results
    We set the bar high, take ownership and get the right things done
  • Safety
    We never compromise on health and safety standards
Graphic showing of Ørsted's 5 guiding principles.

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