Senior Advisor, Wind Development

Location: Japan
Contact: Mike Feely
Email: email Mike
Posted: over 2 years ago

NextWave are working with a global energy company who are growing their Japan team/theTokyo office’s primary short-term task is to support the project organization by providing insights into political and industry developments, scouting for new business opportunities, representing the company in industry association meetings, have a role in the stakeholder and project partner engagement activities and more. The Senior Advisor would play a key part in all of the above activities for the business.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks

  • Support the mapping of political, regulatory, industry, and competitor landscape
  • Engagement planning (with Country Manager, project managers and external support) in Japan
  • Scouting for new business opportunities in coordination with the central business development team
  • Responsible for first screening of prospective projects
  • Lead or support negotiating relevant project contracts, including due diligence work
  • Working with project teams in Europe Head Office, lead or support licensing, permitting, EIA processes
  • Provide project support / attend project meetings with partners in Japan
  • Selection and management of consultants to assist with the project development where necessary
  • Reporting on the progress of the project
  • Committee representation for the organisation in JWPA and other industry associations
  • Join the Country manager in meetings
  • Assist in preparing top management external meetings (e.g. meeting briefs to executives)
  • Resource in emergency response (e.g. contact to authorities in Japanese)


  • 7-12 years’ relevant experience (within Japan)
  • Previous (early phase) experience developing a power project in Japan
  • Fluent English and Japanese
  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised University
  • Knowledge of the Japanese energy and electricity sector
  • Insight into the renewable energy market, particularly the offshore wind sector, is preferred
  • Basic industry network within Japan
  • Experience working with key Japanese stakeholders:
    • Industry associations
    • Developers currently active in the Japan market
    • Grid operators and regulators
  • Proactive / self-driven
  • Organised / collaborative
  • Thriving in small, start-up alike organisation

Reaching Out

For a confidential discussion on this or any other opportunities available in the market please contact Mike Feely on the below email address and telephone number:
Direct Line: +65 6340 1940

EA License No: 16S8303
EA Registration No: R1767587