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Head of Project Development

Job title: Head of Project Development
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Manila
Reference: 32258
Contact name: Darren Loh
Contact email: darren@formativesearch.com
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Head of Project Development

Project Development:

  • Lead and supervise project development activities from pre-development to Financial Close
  • Secure land and grid connection rights, permits, authorizations, and stakeholder support
  • Design and implement efficient development processes and methodologies
  • Manage relationships with stakeholders and appoint and manage consultants for studies and surveys
  • Develop risk mitigation strategies and proactively address issues
  • Secure project sites for renewable energy projects through acquisition, lease, or partnerships
  • Negotiate and manage land agreements and all associated documents
  • Manage relationships with landowners, registry of deeds / land registration authority, Department of Agrarian Reform, local government, and consultants
  • Secure transmission line right-of-way and easements up to the grid connection point
  • Conduct site identification and selection research for new large-scale renewable energy projects
  • Develop risk mitigation strategies for land acquisition

Required skills and experience:

  • 8-15 years of experience in wind and solar PV project development management and land acquisition
  • Ability to create and maintain project budgets and timelines in project management software
  • Sound understanding of permitting requirements and land considerations in the Philippines
  • Proven ability to successfully close land acquisition and project development transactions
  • Excellent network among government institutions, renewable energy companies, and landowners
  • Strong communication, stakeholder management, and contract negotiation skills
  • Financial modelling skills are a plus
  • Able to travel nationally as required


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