Project Development Specialist, Green Hydrogen & Ammonia - JPN

Contact: Delvin Ndlovu
Email: email Delvin
Reference: BBBH11330_1713435400
Posted: about 1 month ago

Title: Project Development Specialist / Senior Manager, Green Hydrogen & Ammonia

Location: Tokyo, 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 an exciting renewable & clean energy startup company which is focused on green hydrogen and ammonia in Japan / APAC and are seeking a Project Development Specialist / Senior Manager to join their growing team of experts.


  • Identify and evaluate potential land sites for the implementation of the Company's business strategy.
  • Negotiate land acquisitions and execute lease agreements, along with other relevant site contracts, while fostering positive relationships with local authorities, regulatory bodies, and community stakeholders to facilitate project approval processes.
  • Oversee project permitting and ensure compliance with zoning regulations, coordinating site and environmental studies, diligence, and interconnection processes with internal and external professionals.
  • Prepare, coordinate, and negotiate contracts and documents with relevant parties for project development purposes, ensuring timely reporting and effective management.
  • Manage risk by identifying and mitigating potential hazards throughout the project lifecycle, adhering to local HSE regulations, and presenting findings to management.
  • Coordinate project deliverables with technical advisors and internal teams from other regions to ensure seamless integration of the company's project expertise.
  • Develop and manage day-to-day project development tasks, including schedule and cost control, and represent projects in local project development meetings with management and/or teams from other regions.
  • Stay informed about new developments, regulations, and policies within the local hydrogen and ammonia operations, applying this knowledge to project planning and development.


  • Legal residency and physical presence in the greater Tokyo area.
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, chemical, construction, project management, or related fields.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of solid expertise in the renewable energy industry, particularly in hydrogen or ammonia supply chain, green infrastructure development, or related sectors.
  • Familiarity with relevant regulations such as "電気事業法" and "高圧ガス保安法" is highly desirable.
  • Proficiency in project planning and management tools such as MS Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Strong negotiation and relationship-building skills in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to work independently, demonstrating resilience and flexibility.
  • Native proficiency in Japanese and business-level proficiency in English, both written and verbal.
  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally if required.

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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