Business / Project Developer - Japan

Contact: Delvin Ndlovu
Email: email Delvin
Reference: BBBH11673_1717565635
Posted: 16 days ago


Location: Japan

About NextWave
NextWave Partners is the Recruitment Partner of choice within the Clean Energy, Sustainable Infrastructure, ESG, Impact Investment, Climate-Tech & Technology sectors. We are committed to supporting industries battling climate change towards a net-zero future and a sustainable economy.

About the Role

We are working with a leading global developer which has been operating in Japan and are seeking a Business / Project Developer to join their team of experts.


  • Obtain and maintain necessary permits for PV Solar and BESS projects in Japan

  • Develop and maintain relationships with local stakeholders, including project owners,

    prefecture/city offices, utility companies, and local associations

  • Identify new business opportunities to develop PV Solar and BESS projects

  • Negotiate project contracts and permits, ensuring efficient solutions

  • Support project construction phase, including permitting, landowner communications,

    and utility matters

  • Assist with project finance arrangements and sell-down of projects

  • Contribute to planning and execution of ESG policies and sustainable solutions for local


  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of Japan's national and local regulations

  • Guide the Site & Permitting Team and provide leadership and communication

  • Maintain regular contact with local authorities and stakeholders

  • Identify, communicate, and secure meetings with high-level decision makers to cultivate

    new client relationships

  • Perform contract negotiations with decision makers

  • Report accurately on pipeline activity and timing to HQ

  • Articulate deal rationale and expected financial outcomes to internal management team

    and stakeholders

  • Incorporate business strategy into key activities and prioritize accordingly


  • Strong understanding of the renewables industry, energy, and environmental issues in Japan

  • Ability to manage entire project development process with various stakeholders and suppliers

  • Technical understanding of solar energy markets

  • Understanding of commercial activities, including funding arrangements and legal


  • Varied experience in private and public sectors, showing adaptability and ability to learn


  • Ability to analyze technical details, economic, and financial models (desirable)

  • Native Japanese speaker with business-level English skills (spoken and written)

  • Knowledge of the PV and BESS sector, regulations, policies, etc.

  • Previous experience in a Power/ Renewable Energies/ PV company is desirable

  • Previous experience communicating with local authorities and government offices

If you are interested in this position, please apply directly on the platform with your latest CV. We will review your application and revert back promptly.

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