Project Director - Wind - H/F

Lead wind projects in Australia as Project Director - Wind (M/F) in Sydney. Oversee project lifecycle, manage teams, ensure compliance, and communicate with stakeholders. 15+ years' renewable energy experience required.

EDF Energy
EDF Energy
Sydney, Australia  UTC+10:00   On-site   Full Time   10000+   2 months ago

About EDF Energy

Company Overview

EDF Energy Ltd

London, United Kingdom


Business Model

Energy & Utilities

Electricity generation and supply, primarily from nuclear and renewable energy sources, including solar and wind energy.

Electricity sales, renewable energy projects, and energy services.

Locations & Geography

United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Company Culture

Committed to low-carbon, sustainable energy solutions and leading innovation in the energy sector.

Supportive and collaborative, with a focus on continuous improvement and excellence.

Offers various training and development opportunities to enhance skills and foster career growth.

Activities & Projects

Notable projects include the Sutton Bridge solar farm and the Blyth offshore wind farm.

EDF is actively involved in renewable energy projects, including the development of solar and wind farms across the UK.

EDF emphasizes low-carbon electricity generation with significant investments in nuclear and renewable energy sources.

Contact Information

EDF Renewables is a world leader in renewable energy electricity. The company develops, builds and operates clean energy power plants in more than 20 countries both for our own account and for third parties.

Its development is mainly focused on wind and solar photovoltaic power. EDF Renewables operates mostly in Europe and North America but is continuing to grow by moving into promising emerging regions such as Brazil, China, India, South Africa, Middle East and South-East Asia. The company has strong positions in offshore wind power, but also in other areas of the renewable energies industry such as energy storage.

As of Dec 31st 2021 the company’s net installed capacity stands at 10.1 GW and net capacity under construction at 2.2 GW.

We're committed to providing future generations with the means to power their lives in the most economic, environmental and socially responsible ways possible.

Job description

EDF Renewables is currently developing wind project opportunities in Australia. As a response to that, EDF Renewables Australia is looking for a:


You will be in charge of overseeing major wind projects from conception and early development through to financial close with a significant commercial focus

Your responsibilities:

  • Lead EDFR Australia flagship project to financial close and beyond, including managing the different workstreams including development, technical, procurement, financing, insurance, legal etc.
  • Lead project teams to deliver projects on time, within budget, and to the required quality standards.
  • Develop and implement project plans and manage the project lifecycle from conception and early development through to financial close.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with internal project teams, external stakeholders, and local communities.
  • Identify and manage project risks, ensuring that appropriate risk management strategies are in place to mitigate risks and manage issues as they arise.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulatory requirements and standards and with the Development Approval, EPBC and other secondary approvals.
  • Oversee the project contracting and procurement and manage contracts effectively, ensuring compliance with company guidelines, regulatory requirements, and standards.
  • Ensure that the highest standards of health, safety and environmental management are maintained across all projects.
  • Communicate project objectives, risks, and opportunities to a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Implement and manage quality management systems across projects, ensuring that project deliverables meet the required quality standards.
  • Oversee the Owner’s Engineer activities
  • Ensure contractor compliance with relevant project permits
  • Ensure a suitable quality management system is implemented
  • Compile regular reports and presentations to key stakeholders (e.g. steering committee, project board, investment decision board, off-taker etc.)

Qualifications and experience

Experience: At least 15 years’ project development experience in renewable energy, specifically in wind and through a strong technico-commercial lens.

Education : A degree in engineering, project management or a related field.

Languages: English; French fluency an advantage

Qualities sought :

  • Proven success leading wind development projects and reaching key milestones, in Australia.
  • Strong knowledge of project management principles and techniques.
  • Solid commercial acumen with the ability to manage budgets, financial risks, and other commercial aspects of project delivery.
  • Proven ability to identify and manage risks associated with projects.
  • Knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements and standards.
  • Experience managing and developing project teams.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills with the ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, manage competing priorities and meet tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated commitment to health, safety and environmental management.

Location: Sydney

This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Wind Project Manager to join a dynamic and growing company in the renewable energy sector. If you meet the above qualifications and are interested in this opportunity, please submit your application for consideration. To facilitate the examination of your application by our English-speaking managers, we thank you for applying in English.

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About the role

Apr 02, 2024

Full Time


Sep 29, 2024


Sydney, Australia

Senior (15+ years)


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