Senior Project Development Manager

Rome, Italy
Job Type
Emp Type
Full Time
Environment and Renewable Energy
Functional Expertise
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Job Description

Senior Project Development Manager

Leap29 are currently assisting a leading, international Renewable Energy company who are hiring for a Senior Project Development Manager to join their team in Rome.

We are searching for a candidate who will be responsible for managing all aspects of the development of utility scale solar projects. You will manage relationships with project stakeholders, including developers, grid operators, local councils, and suppliers. This is a great opportunity to join a global player in the renewable energy sector in a strategically important position for the company.


• Manage the development of solar projects from securing the land until obtaining the Permits and reaching the Ready-to-Build stage

• Negotiate and secure land rights agreements

• Be responsible for project delivery by interacting with various internal professionals in technical design, technical analysis, financial modelling, grid connection and legal aspects

• Oversee relationships with external legal and technical advisers and project stakeholders, including project developers, grid operators,

• Oversee permitting applications and permitting process

• Oversee legal and technical due diligences for the acquisition of solar projects at various stages of development



• At least 5 years project development experience in the solar energy sector in Italy

• Experience in land securing, permitting and grid connection processes in Italy

• Good understanding of regulatory aspects in Italy

• Ability to manage utility-scale solar photovoltaic projects

• Degree in engineering, legal, business, planning or environmental is highly appreciated

• Flexibility to travel in Italy when the need arises

• Go-getter and self-starter mindset

• Time management skills with the ability to manage multiple and fast changing priorities

• Strong commercial background

• Good team working and interpersonal skills

• Willingness to work and thrive in a culture of respect, communication, and accountability in a highly dynamic environment


If the opportunity to be a part of a highly skilled, international team is of interest to you, please apply directly through the link or contact Georgia Sumnall:


Georgia Sumnall