Head of Project Development

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Head of Project Development
€100000 - €120000 per annum

Job Title:                    Head of Project Development
Market:                      Onshore Wind
Office Location:         Amsterdam, remote working is possible
Annual Base Salary:  €120,000 
Additional Benefits:  Strong secondary benefits
The Business
My client is an investment company headquartered in Germany investing heavily in the global renewable energy market. Recently, they agreed to work in a joint venture with an international developer of wind projects. They have created a new business to invest in, develop, and construct onshore wind projects in the Netherlands.
They have been active in the renewable energy market since 2018, and in that time, they have managed to generate a 1GW portfolio of solar and wind projects. These projects are all utility-scale, meaning you will be in a position to develop onshore wind projects up to 100MW in capacity. They aim to begin construction as soon as possible to get their operating portfolio up and running. 
They are a successful and growing business looking to invest €700 million into the Dutch renewable energy market.
The Role
You will be their first hire in the Dutch market. Your role will be leading the development process for large-scale onshore wind projects across the country. These projects will range from 20MW up to 100MW, and you will have to manage the project development lifecycle. Therefore, we need a strong communicator for both internal and external parties.
You will have a holistic view of the development process in the Netherlands. You will be involved in every stage, working closely with the senior management team to select suitable sites for the construction of onshore wind projects.
Additionally, you will be the go-to person for all commercial and permitting issues for the project development. You need to have a strong understanding of Dutch regulations and local legislation for the onshore wind market. You will be setting up their portfolio of wind projects in the country. Therefore, we need someone with a proven track record in the Dutch onshore wind market. 
What the requirements?
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in wind project development 
  • Proven track record of developing projects over 5MW capacity 
  • Strong understanding of Dutch regulations for onshore wind projects 
  • Bachelors’ Degree in a relevant discipline 
  • Fluency in Dutch and English, German would also be seen as a plus 
  • Willingness to travel across the country, or internationally if required 
If you’re interested in the above opportunity and believe that your experience matches the requirements, please send your CV to I look forward to hearing from you!

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