Head of Project Development

Location: Philippines
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: Negotiable
Contact: Aliya Azhar
Email: email Aliya
Reference: BBBH12535_1718682205
Posted: 29 days ago

Title: Head of Project Development - Renewable Energy

Location: Manila, Philippines

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.

Our Client

NextWave is working with a leading renewable energy developer who is looking to appoint a new Head of Project Development in the Philippines. The Head of this department will work closely with the other members of the Philippines business development and project teams. He / she shall perform various duties at the professional level in the following key functional areas:


  • Lead and supervise project development activities from start of pre-development until Financial Close including securing land and grid connection rights, obtaining all permits and authorizations required, gathering stakeholders support.
  • Prepare the applications for a variety of permits and authorisations, required for the development of
  • projects
  • Run efficient development processes, maintain budgets and timelines.
  • Design and implement development processes and methodologies.
  • Managing relationships with stakeholders including but limited to government authorities, project partners, landowners and communities, contractors, consultants and surveyors.
  • Lead and support all land acquisition activities to secure land rights necessary for the renewable energy projects.
  • Appointing and managing consultants for technical and environmental studies and Surveys.
  • Managing application processes for permits, licences and other approvals.
  • Developing development risk mitigation strategies.
  • Work closely with internal teams, including engineering, legal and finance to get to the required outcomes.


  • 8-10 years project development management experience.
  • Experience in developing greenfield utility scale projects, with proven ability to deliver project pipeline.
  • Contract negotiation skills.
  • Up to date knowledge of market trends and the emerging renewable energy sector.
  • Team player able to work closely together with colleagues from multiple disciplines.
  • Sound understanding of permitting requirements and land considerations in the Philippines.
  • Ability to create and maintain project development budgets and timelines in project management software.
  • Excellent network among government institutions and renewable energy stakeholders in the Philippines.
  • A highly organised approach to work.
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills.
  • Experience in a high pressure environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Ability to travel nationally as required.
  • Financial modelling skills are an added benefit. .

If you are interested in this position, please apply directly on the platform with your latest CV. Interested candidates are required to submit a brief portfolio showcasing their previous work in marketing and sales support. Please include examples of successful campaigns, materials created, and any relevant projects that highlight your skills and experience.

We will review your application and revert back promptly.

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