Project Developer

Location: Dubai
Contact: Adit Mehta
Email: email Adit
Posted: over 2 years ago

NextWave Partners is seeking dynamic and enthusiastic individuals from a wide background, especially in the fields of environmental, engineering and spatial planning. Relevant experience within the renewable energy field and a deep passion for renewable energy are imperative. Proficiency in Arabic would be a significant advantage.

Summary of Role
The Development Executive will be responsible for the complete project development lifecycle from project inception to start of construction. The successful candidate will be involved in wind and solar PV projects. Activities will cover all aspects of development including environmental studies, permitting, engineering, landowner and other stakeholders’ engagement and management, site selection, interaction with Eskom to ensure feasible access to the national grid, various government permitting requirements and a number of private sector permissions. The Development Executive will also be part of The renewable energy developers bidding efforts to tvarious tenders and bringing Preferred Bidder projects to Financial Close, as well as supporting other teams/ departments as and when required.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to)

  • Assist on as well as manage a number of wind and/or solar projects, referred to below as assigned projects.
  • Deliver assigned projects on time, on-schedule, within budget to agreed quality.
  • Ensure that projects are identified, developed and executed in line with corporate values, development goals, objectives and processes.
  • Health & Safety: Follow all health and safety procedures. Be fully responsible for the health and safety on each assigned project.
  • Environmental Studies: Oversee / manage external consultants appointed for assigned projects.
  • Public Outreach: Participate in EIA public participation processes as well as manage community engagement for assigned projects.
  • Permitting: Manage the permitting processes for assigned projects.
  • Land: Arrange landowner meetings; design and issue landowner newsletters; gain familiarity with the full land agreement processes and all involved parties, including land agents, landowners, employees, local recording offices, land title agents and insurers, etc. Assist in securing land agreements as required for project site, access, grid line etc.
  • Site Selection: Apply site selection criteria and evaluate any new possibilities.
  • Grid Access: Prepare required documentation to engage Eskom in securing grid access.
  • Engineering: Oversee / manage external consultants appointed to perform preliminary engineering studies and site design.
  • Document and administer all project related information, as required.
  • Be involved in relevant industry bodies’ committees and initiatives.
  • Identify and communicate on a timely basis all project barriers and risk, together with the strategies and approaches to overcome those barriers and risks.

Education & Experience

  • Educational background in Engineering (note however that the role does not include detailed engineering design work), Science, Environmental, Planning Related Disciplines, or Renewable Energy.
  • Minimum 4-5 years’ experience in renewable power development is required. Wind and solar PV experience preferred
  • Driver’s license required.
  • Project management experience is required and a project management qualification would be an advantage.
  • Candidates should:
    • Have excellent written and oral communications skills and be comfortable presenting to management at all levels.
    • Be able to liaise with project stakeholders particularly landowners, many of whom are Afrikaans speaking.
  • Ability to use Microsoft software packages such as Word, Excel, Outlook is essential and ability to use specialist software packages e.g. GIS, MS Project, SharePoint is an advantage.

This position is based in Dubai and will require regular travel nationally and occasional international travel.

If this opportunity is of interest, please send your CV to Adit Mehta on the below email address and a confidential discussion can be arranged
Direct Line: +65 6340 1944

EA License Number: 16S8303