Project Director, Renewables - Japan

Contact: Delvin Ndlovu
Email: email Delvin
Reference: BBBH11726_1711442333
Posted: 28 days ago

Title: Project Director, Renewables

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 a renewable developer with plans to deliver an aggressive pipeline in Japan and are seeking a Project Director to oversee the delivery of their utility scale projects in Japan.


  1. Project Planning and Development:

    • Lead the strategic planning and development of utility-scale renewable energy projects in Tokyo, Japan, from site identification to feasibility assessment.
    • Collaborate with internal teams and external stakeholders to ensure alignment with regulatory requirements, environmental standards, and community interests.
    • Conduct thorough market analysis and risk assessments to inform project decision-making and optimize resource allocation.
  2. Project Management:

    • Manage all aspects of project execution, including budgeting, scheduling, resource allocation, and risk mitigation.
    • Oversee the procurement process for equipment, services, and permits necessary for project implementation.
    • Coordinate with engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors to ensure timely and cost-effective project delivery.
  3. Stakeholder Engagement:

    • Cultivate and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including government agencies, local communities, landowners, utilities, and regulatory bodies.
    • Represent the company in negotiations, public hearings, and community outreach initiatives to address concerns and build support for renewable energy projects.
  4. Technical Expertise:

    • Stay abreast of advancements in renewable energy technologies, market trends, and regulatory developments relevant to utility-scale projects.
    • Provide technical guidance and support to project teams, leveraging your expertise in solar, wind, or other renewable energy technologies.
  5. Compliance and Reporting:

    • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations, permits, and contractual obligations throughout the project lifecycle.
    • Prepare and submit regular progress reports, financial forecasts, and performance metrics to internal and external stakeholders.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, environmental science, business administration, or related field. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Proven experience (7+ years) in utility-scale renewable energy project development and management, preferably in Japan or the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Strong understanding of renewable energy technologies, project finance, permitting processes, and regulatory frameworks.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and negotiation skills, with the ability to build consensus and foster collaboration among diverse stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in Japanese and English languages, both written and verbal.
  • PMP certification or equivalent project management credentials are a plus.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive salary and performance-based incentives.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career advancement within a dynamic and growing industry.
  • Chance to make a meaningful impact on environmental sustainability and contribute to the global energy transition.

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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