Development Director

Business Sectors: Offshore Wind
Sectors: Employment Type: permanent Country: Japan

Taylor Hopkinson is searching for a Development Director who will be responsible for delivering renewable energy projects, predominately onshore and offshore wind, from inception to Financial Close. This role will be required to take both a leadership role and be willing to have a “hands-on” approach to support the team in achieving its goals and you will be expected to support achieving the organisation’s overall business targets

Key Accountabilities

The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for delivery of the project from inception onwards. They will be expected to:

  • Devise project strategy, including managing project programme, project budget and resources required
  • Take responsibility to understand and ensure implementation of all key organisational policies, such as Workplace Health, Safety and Environment
  • Work closely with and lead members of the project team to achieve shared targets and goals such as, but not limited to, the EIA process, securing grid connection, obtaining relevant permits and securing all internal approvals
  • Ensure all project stakeholders are correctly managed, holding direct relationships where required and at multiple levels with key stakeholders
  • Build a network of third-party consultants and contractors, focusing where appropriate on local organisations, that are able to support project delivery
  • Maintain an appropriate network of stakeholders at a senior level in support of the development business e.g. relevant trade organisations, central and local government, etc.
  • Identify opportunities for new projects and strategic partnerships

Skills / Experience

The successful candidate is likely to display a number of the following key skills:

  • Project development experience of projects in conventional generation (e.g. nuclear, coal, gas fired, etc.), OR renewable energy (e.g. solar, biomass, wind etc), OR infrastructure (e.g. utilities, ports, roads, etc.)
  • Strong project management skills based on strategic thinking
  • A solid understanding of relevant regulations, civil and grid requirements
  • Ability to interpret and structure key contracts
  • Be a self-starter and a team player
  • Stakeholder management experience
  • Be willing to work in a diverse and inclusive business environment
  • Fluent business Japanese and high level of English proficiency

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