Development Manager

Date Job Posted: May 1, 2024
  • Location: Melbourne , Victoria
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #181

About Total Energies H2
TE H2 is a new joint-venture established between TotalEnergies (80%) and Eren Groupe (20%) dedicated to the development, investment and operations of GW-scale Renewable Hydrogen (H2) projects globally. Created upon the successful acquisition of Total Eren (a renewable energy power producer with 3.7 GW of operating assets) by TotalEnergies.

In Australia, TE H2 has 20 GW of renewable H2 projects in development and is seeking to integrate greenfield planning, community consultation and engineering expertise to proactive lead the projects through the environmental, planning and concept design phases

About the role:
Based in Adelaide and reporting to the Development Lead, we are seeking an entrepreneurial self-starter with greenfield development experience to join our growing Hydrogen team.
You will continue to develop our pipeline of large-scale renewable energy projects, with a strong focus on wind, solar and hydrogen energy projects.
Supported by a driven and experienced team, you will work on exciting projects where your key responsibilities will include:

  • Site identification and selection research for new large scale renewable energy projects;
  • Assist with land acquisition and negotiations with landowners, including discussions on legal contracts;
  • Working within the scope of environmental and planning legislation;
  • Implementing risk mitigation strategies on greenfield projects;
  • Identifying existing investment opportunities to quickly grow and commercialise our portfolio, whilst implementing de-risk protocols to drive positive economic outcomes;
  • Implementing land access strategies, in line with State Government Land Access requirements, including negotiations for leasing, restricted land access arrangements and opportunities for preliminary activities;
  • GIS Mapping to support site selection and the Development Team;
  • Continuing to develop existing strong stakeholder relationships with State Governments, planning authorities, environmental groups and external consultants for surveys and reports etc;
  • Guiding the planning and environmental risk assessments;
  • Preparing and submitting Environmental Impact Statements, planning applications etc;
  • Working with the Grid & Connection team on connection application and connection agreement processes and negotiations;
  • Proactively dealing with and solving issues; and
  • Ad hoc duties as required.

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in developing Wind and PV solar farms, with proven ability to deliver project pipeline;
  • Sound understanding of planning and environmental impact assessment requirements nationally;
  • 2-5 years project development management experience in the energy sector in Australia;
  • Up to date knowledge of market trends and the emerging renewable energy sector;
  • Mapping / G.I.S experience essential;
  • Strong Project Management skills and a highly organised approach to work;
  • High level negotiation skills;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Current Drivers Licence; and
  • Able to travel nationally as required.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Planning, Science, Engineering or Environmental discipline or a related subject
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