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Development Executive x 2

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Chile - America South
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Company Name Mainstream Renewable Power
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The Senior Development Executive is a graduated professional engineer with a minimum of 5 years work experience in power project development.  Experience developing wind or solar PV projects would be a distinct advantage.

This person will become a member of Mainstream’s Chile team will be responsible for all areas of Wind and Solar PV project development, including leading initial site identification, land negotiations, researching & managing environmental issues and all consenting processes, managing grid and electrical connection studies, liaising with the regulatory authorities and securing all necessary permits.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage a development team for one or more assigned development projects
  • Ensure that assigned Mainstream projects are developed in accordance with Mainstream’s SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environment and Quality) policies and procedures and in accordance with all applicable legislation
  • Live Mainstream’s six corporate value and lead by example in displaying them
  • Identification, assessment and selection of potential wind or solar energy sites
  • Develop assigned wind and solar PV projects through the first two of Mainstream’s four project stage gates with a target to deliver an agreed number of MW to each stage each year (the agreed MW targets). Progress through gates 3 and 4 will be managed by a Construction PM:
    • Gate 1: In development
    • Gate 2: Fully consented
    • Gate 3: Financial Close
    • Gate 4: Commercial Operation Date (COD)  
  • Lead a project team or teams to deliver assigned project(s) to fully consented stage including but not limited to the following development activities:
    • Due diligence on potential Greenfield opportunities
    • Secure land control (options, leases, wayleaves, rights of way)
    • Analysis of the wind or solar energy resource
    • Procure all environmental studies and EIAs required to permit the project
    • Obtain all permits and consents required to construct the projects
    • Identify communities and engage with them in a sustainable and responsible manner to ensure social license for all projects
    • Secure a commercially viable grid connection for the projects
    • Lead public affairs and marketing efforts required to progress your projects
  • Working with the relevant in-house technical and commercial teams
  • Putting in place a project schedule, budget and other project controls for assigned projects
  • Ensuring project communications plans are in place and updated as required;
  • Identifying and communicating on a timely basis all project barriers and risk, together with  the strategies and approaches to overcome those barriers and risks;
  • Lead project meetings and conference calls for assigned projects

Education & Experience

  • Degree in Engineering, Energy, Business or Environment. A qualification in electrical / power engineering would be an advantage.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in renewable power development is required. Wind and solar PV experience preferred.
  • Fluency in both Spanish and English is essential

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