Solar Development Manager - Sydney

Open for applications

Eco Energy World (‘EEW’), founded by Svante Kimlin, is an independent global developer of utility scale solar (photovoltaic) projects with a recognised track record since its establishment in 2008. The Group has developed circa 1300MW of assets, which it has deployed for major institutional investors in the global solar power industry across Europe and Asia-Pacific. EEW has a major pipeline of new opportunities to take advantage of the next wave of global subsidy free solar PV developments. Headquartered in London, the Group are currently developing assets in the UK, Spain, Italy, Sweden, and Australia. The company has recently expanded to the US market and opened offices in NYC. For further information, please visit

The Role

EEW are seeking for a Solar Development Manager to join our dynamic team in Sydney.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development of small & large-scale, greenfield solar (photovoltaic) & Battery projects in Australia.

This is an exciting opportunity to take on a fresh challenge with an internationally recognized developer.

You will report to an experienced manager and work with a dynamic team worldwide. You will receive an attractive remuneration package and an opportunity to be part of the company’s share performance plan.

Key Responsibilities
  • Identify potential development sites

  • High level feasibility study

  • Negotiations and execution of land agreements (for lease or purchase) with landowners and commercial land agencies

  • Management of the planning process;
    • Selection & appointment of appropriate consultants

    • Submission of necessary applications and studies

    • Interaction with relevant stakeholders

    • Correspondence with local planning authorities

  • Management of grid connection process;
    • Selection and appointment of grid consultants

    • Submission of grid connection applications and correspondence with the relevant grid operator (NSP or TNSP)

  • Development of an extended business network, comprising of the necessary partners to properly plan and support the project development activity in different areas of the country (developers, land agents, grid experts, environmental engineers etc.)

  • Negotiation and management of co-development agreements; support in the due diligence process prior to acquisition of immature projects / pipelines

Essential Requirements
  • Degree in Commerce or similar; with a keen awareness of renewable energies or project management will be considered a plus

  • Knowledge of the Australian planning framework;

  • Land Development

  • NEM & AEMO

  • Prior experience in either grid connection or planning approvals is preferred (as a developer, consultant or working for a NSP or planning authority)

  • Experience in renewable energy project development, with a focus on large scale projects; proven track record of multiple projects developed from inception to Ready-to-Build

  • Good understanding of solar technology and key parameters affecting project feasibility and performance

  • Friendly demeanour and ability to communicate efficiently with relevant stakeholders (landowners, land agents, public servants, lawyers, technical advisors, community groups etc.)

  • Able to manage workloads, prioritising and delivering work to tight deadlines; independent, flexible, and adaptable, with the ability to travel as required

  • Strong computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office products; PVSyst and AutoCAD experience will be considered a plus

The right candidate will work from our office in Madrid and with the global offices in London, Monaco, New York, Australia and Sweden having a high degree of independence and working with a very dynamic team. The successful candidate will receive an attractive remuneration package and an opportunity to be part of the company’s share performance plan.