Country Manager – Japan

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Job ID 15342
Offshore Wind

Head of Country

The Head of Country will manage all offshore wind related activities in the country, coordinate the engagement with key stakeholders, in relation to the off shore wind market and will build and mature the offshore project pipeline, via origination activities, green field development, bid management and asset project development.

Main Responsibilities

  • Represent the company with external stakeholders, clients, and partners.
  • Manage at the strategic level the development of project pipeline externally and internally, but also possesses the flexibility to work hands-on.
  • Liaise with and report into management team and participate in steering committee meetings.
  • Origination of greenfield and co-development opportunities for offshore wind projects.
  • Proactively work with authorities and negotiate with ports, local supply chain, communities, grid/aviation authorities and fishermen unions and any other local stakeholder gaining full support.
  • Lead, instruct and manage advisors/consultants requested to support successful development of offshore wind opportunities in the Country.
  • Work with the business development team to shape and develop the strategic direction of the offshore portfolio.
  • Ensure goals on local content are met whilst the project remains profitable.
  • Ensure Health & Safety standards are developed, maintained, and adhere to the company's standards, including the management of external consultants.

Required Experience

  • Degree educated or above, or professional qualification, in a relevant discipline.
  • Significant professional experience, much of which is in the offshore environment, ideally offshore wind, with a deep understanding of technical, economic, and legal specific matters.
  • Highly motivated, passionate and experienced Senior Manager willing to get involved with large-scale offshore wind projects.
  • Deep understanding of the commercial/environmental/regulatory challenges for the renewable energy industry in general.
  • Relevant knowledge and ability to connect with stakeholders at all levels and relevant size of network to represent the business towards the municipalities, ministry, etc.
  • Strong technical understanding of offshore wind energy infrastructure and supply chain.
  • Experience managing offshore projects from greenfield to COD phase is desirable.
  • Confident communicator to a range of audiences, comfortable managing a team of professionals and strong people coordination skills.
  • Appropriate skills to negotiate and deal with senior individuals.
  • Public speaking and media relation skills.

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