Senior Project Manager Wind Onshore Development

Senior Project Manager Wind Onshore Development


United Kingdom

Main Responsibilities & Work Tasks

During the development phase, the Project Manager will execute project development activities by taking a senior role in the management, identification and development of wind farm projects from feasibility to financial close in a cost effective, safe and timely manner to achieve pre-defined company targets. Your work will concern a wide range of project activities, leading onshore wind development projects to a positive investment decision.

Beyond the development phase and the investment decision, some support to the construction phase team may well be necessary to ensure commitments and obligations made by Vattenfall during the development phase are delivered on.


  • Driving projects forwards to successful conclusions;
  • Ensure that project goals, methods and organisations are well defined, communicated and achieved;
  • Create the plan and timeline for projects;
  • Monitor and report on progress;
  • Manage and report on the budget;
  • Identify and minimise risks;
  • Identify and secure opportunities;
  • Obtain the necessary resource to deliver the projects in accordance with the project goals.

Work Tasks

  • Reporting to the Sponsor and Vattenfall governance on project status on a monthly basis;
  • Ensuring the project management tools for budget, programme and commentaries are accurate and updated on at least a monthly basis, and work with specialist support if available;
  • Creating and maintaining communication and relationships with external stakeholders;
  • Ensuring that a robust EIA and planning application is undertaken in securing consents with relevant consenting authorities;
  • Securing land rights such as Access Agreements, Options & Leases etc necessary to enable the unfettered construction and operation of the project;
  • Identifying and securing necessary grid connection agreements;
  • Ensuring that an appropriate and robust wind resource process is undertaken;
  • Ensuring that the projects are developed with due regard for the design process and are cognisant of health, safety and environmental related matters;
  • Maintain support to the project beyond FID by assisting the construction teams with consent compliance, stakeholder engagement and general support with the knowledge and context of the projects history;
  • Work with internal resources based in Vattenfall’s other core countries, Sweden, Netherlands, Denmark and Germany.

Competence & Experience

You possess a university degree in science, engineering or other relevant university degree. If you do not possess a degree then suitable alternative experiences and qualifications should be demonstrated.

  • Experience of leading and managing wind farm projects during the development phase including activities associated with permitting, land rights, wind resource, site design and grid connections;
  • Experience of sourcing sites;
  • Experience of creating and maintaining relationships with stakeholders;
  • Strong understanding of health and safety responsibilities of developers and the implications of development activities on future construction and operation activities;
  • Good commercial acumen and sound financial understanding;
  • Strong sense of integrity;
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability influence and lead others;
  • Ability to adapt to tight deadlines, heavy workloads and changes in priorities;
  • Able to work in a team and build up strong relationships.

Desirable (“good to have”)

  • Experience and knowledge of ‘route to market’ activities and methods (e.g. Corporate PPAs);
  • Experience and knowledge of UK market industry issues;
  • Experience in large-scale/complex construction projects (e.g. energy, infrastructure);
  • Experience of working cross-culturally and across global locations;
  • Procurement experience with industry standard construction contracts (e.g. FIDIC);
  • Experience in using industry standard construction contracts during project execution phase;
  • Practical qualifications of a professional standard in science or engineering;
  • Project Management qualifications are desirable.

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