Head of Development Renewables (IPP)

Location: Rome
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: Negotiable
Contact: Domingo Gonzalez
Email: email Domingo
Reference: BBBH11707_1706711801
Posted: about 1 month ago

Job Title: Head of Development Renewables (IPP)

Location: Rome (hybrid or remote)

About Next Wave

NextWave Partners is a leader in recruitment within the Clean Energy, Sustainable Infrastructure, ESG, Impact Investment, Climate-Tech, and Technology sectors. We are dedicated to aiding industries in their fight against climate change, aiming for a net-zero future and a sustainable economy.

The Role

One of the main IPPs in Italy is looking for a Head of Development for Renewables to drive business growth and manage our renewable energy project pipeline in the country. This strategic role involves leading the development of utility-scale solar, battery, and onshore wind projects from origination or acquisition through to financial close.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute a robust development strategy, overseeing the project pipeline from initial identification, through acquisition, commercial appraisal, design, grid approval, land assemblage, and planning, up to construction.
  • Manage and refine project opportunities up to the investment decision and handover to the construction team.
  • Lead development activities for utility-scale solar, battery, and onshore wind projects.
  • Implement development strategy to deliver pipeline targets, ensuring shareholder value and alignment with business unit strategy.
  • Allocate resources effectively to achieve the best pipeline outcomes.
  • Work closely with the acquisitions team on new opportunities.
  • Engage in relationship management with key stakeholders, providing market insights and positioning the company as a preferred partner.
  • Deliver on technical, commercial, and environmental project requirements, including obtaining consents and securing sites for project deployment.
  • Uphold health and safety standards throughout the development process, fostering continuous improvement.
  • Conduct post-opportunity reviews and measure success against robust KPIs.


  • Degree in Engineering, Architecture, or Management.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in utility-scale solar, battery, and/or onshore wind projects.
  • Proven track record as a Development Project Manager in the renewable energy sector.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Team-oriented mindset.
  • Fluency in English and Italian.


  • Competitive compensation package.
  • Performance-based bonuses, premium health insurance, retirement pension plan, and flexible remuneration options.
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth within a dynamic industry.
  • Career progression plan and flexibility in work arrangements.
  • Involvement in sustainability initiatives and team-building activities.


Interested candidates are encouraged to apply directly with their latest CV. We will promptly review applications.

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