Senior Development Project Manager

Lead development of Wind, PV, and BESS projects in Madrid. Join RWE Renewables Iberia S.A.U. as a Senior Development Project Manager.

RWE Renewables
RWE Renewables
Madrid, Spain  UTC+01:00   On-site   Full Time   10000+   2 months ago

RWE Renewables, the youngest subsidiary of the RWE Group, is one of the world leaders in renewables. The company, which is subdivided into two functional units “RWE Renewables Europe & Australia” and “RWE Offshore Wind” in addition to RWE Renewables Americas, is driving the expansion of renewables in over 20 countries on five continents.

Position Summary

The role is focused on development of Wind, PV and BESS projects in Spain from early stage through the investment decision and handover to the construction & operations team following RWE Renewable Group standards and project management guidelines.

Support in the selection and acquisition of green/brown field, authorized projects or operating assets and coordinates activities inside the team and of consultants, included due-diligence for acquisition of authorized projects or operating assets; The position will be part of the team of Business Development Spain, reporting to the Country Head of Business Development


  • Deliver assigned projects (development process until FiD of new wind farms or repowering/reconstruction of existing wind farms, PV plants or BESS) according to agreed timeline, budget and quality, providing timely and transparent communication to all function involved (Technical Engineering, Asset Management & Operation, Valuation & Risk Controlling, Legal, HSE, etc.) by setting and updating Gantt charts, with accurate description of tasks, responsibilities and costs according to internal processes;
  • Manage the permitting process including the preparation and/or review of the documentation for EIA (Evaluación de Impacto Ambiental) and Permits, the relationships with all the involved authorities and bodies, the representation of the interests of RWE with the different authorities;
  • Build and cultivate relationships with owners of land parcels effected by the assigned projects in order to establish and maintain a positive link with the local communities in the interest of the project success;
  • Improve project competitiveness, challenging the project assumptions in order to reduce LCoE and/or improve LRoE, in constant cooperation with Investment Manager;
  • Manage directly and/or by coordinating external consultants all the activities related to the assigned project, including site pre-selection and environmental constraints analysis, wind potential assessment, layout definition and optimization, land leases agreements, environmental impact assessment approval, building permit achievement


  • Significant work experience (3-5 years+) in solar and/or wind development in Spain
  • Demonstrate performance orientation, self-motivation to drive the business, increase performance and deliver results
  • Proven knowledge of the Spanish Renewables market, demonstrate competence in scouting and consenting process in Spain as well as proven network
  • Able to demonstrate commercial awareness and understanding of key commercial drivers to the energy sector
  • Ability to lead, develop, inspire, manage and delegate effectively across geographies
  • Ability to collaborate globally in cross functional teams and to effectively communicate internally & externally
  • Self-reflective personality, able to learn and act on feedback
  • Show strategic thinking capabilities, push the boundaries to grow the business
  • Show continuous improvement attitude by constantly optimizing the business
  • Valid driving license
  • Degree in engineering, business administration, economics, law or comparable studies
  • Strong track record of utility-scale solar and/or onshore wind project development
  • Very good communication skills and high level assertiveness and communication skills in an international environment and the ability to build effective relationship at all levels
  • Appreciation for cultural differences
  • Willingness to travel
  • Fluent in Spanish and English

We offer

We are part of an energy group with high ambitions for renewable energy and we are in the starting pits for our journey together with approximately 3,500 colleagues in Europe, North and South America, Asia and the Pacific. In other words, there are good opportunities to develop further within the organization. In your role, you have great freedom to set up your work in the way that suits you. Our culture is characterized by entrepreneurship, openness and commitment. With us, you get a dynamic job where relationships, development and strategy will become an even bigger part of your everyday life.

More insights

As one of the world’s leading companies in the renewable energy space in Europe and Australia, RWE Renewables Europe & Australia is proud to be paving the way for a greener future. We’ve got over 1,400 employees, all developing and promoting renewable energies across 12 countries. They specialise in the construction of onshore wind turbines, solar plants, and battery storage systems. And they all share the desire to redefine how millions access energy.

We’re well set to hit our 50 GW by 2030 target, and go climate neutral by 2040. That’s thanks to our community of experts currently building Europe and Australia’s largest onshore wind farms – as well as a pipeline of exciting projects across solar and PV. And the focus isn’t just on harnessing clean energy – but also the new technologies that can push our GW ever higher.

Now, we’re looking for more people with the skills and ambition to drive the energy transition. Join RWE Renewables Europe & Australia. Your energy has impact, use it for good.

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About the role

May 13, 2024

Full Time


Oct 30, 2024


RWE Renewables

Madrid, Spain

3-5 years+


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