Development Manager

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Melbourne, Australia

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24 days ago

As a Development Manager you will be managing all aspects of the wind farm development, from land agreements to preparation of the development approval. This will involve developing and implementing a strategy to de-risk and commercialise the project. You will be aided by Vestas' considerable experience in delivering wind power projects in Australia.

This position has a multi-faceted approach which includes direct communication with the local community, working with external professional entities to finalise agreements and engaging external consultants.

As the successful candidate you will have proven experience in large infrastructure projects in rural areas. Experience with renewable energy projects is desirable and we welcome those who have similar experience in rail, pipeline projects, mining and civil construction.

To excel in this role you will need to be a people person who will be the face of the project for the local community. This will involve liaising with council, local community groups and members of the community with questions or concerns.

The work will be on projects on the east coast of Australia and base location can be flexible throughout his area.

Join the team which has quickly established itself as one of the biggest wind energy developers in the region.


  • Progress the development of a large scale wind farm as Development Manager
  • Balance the competing elements of wind farm development including landowner requirements, community needs and engagement, technical optimisation and project schedule
  • De-risk key elements of the project
  • Leveraging the Vestas organisation to propel development goals
  • Coordinate permitting and approvals process
  • Contribute to the land access strategy including negotiating and securing easements and options to lease
  • Guide connection application and connection agreement processes and negotiations


  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Business, Environmental, Planning, etc.


  • Professional experience in infrastructure development
  • Experience dealing with governments on major projects
  • Proven experience handling and delivering environmental approvals for major projects
  • Understanding of the energy markets in Australia
  • Significant experience effectively handling internal and external stakeholders
  • Highly skilled in negotiating project scope, cost, schedule, and risk with contractors
  • Ability to work in a multi-discipline team environment as well as work autonomously
  • Good commercial insight

What we offer

  • A strong safety culture
  • Dynamic and fast-paced work environment
  • An opportunity to work with the world leader in wind energy.
  • The opportunity to further develop your skills and professional development.
  • Global career progression prospects.

Additional information

  • Please note: We do amend or withdraw our jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing

Our Benefits

  • Join the World's Leading Wind Energy Solutions Provider
  • Excellent Career Development opportunities both Nationally and Globally
  • A workplace that embraces Diversity and Inclusion
  • Flexible workplace arrangements
  • 13 weeks Paid Primary Carers Leave
  • 3 weeks Paid Secondary Carers Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program

Vestas is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from those who identify as being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

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About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We specialize in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore.
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than our competitors in the renewable energy arena. We consider ourselves forerunners within the industry, as Vestas continuously aims to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 145 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, Vestas has an unmatched history demonstrating our expertise within the field.
With 29,000 employees globally, Vestas is a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution – today, tomorrow, and far into the future.
Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills, and perspectives, and gives everyone equal access to opportunity.
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