Senior Project Development Manager

Milan, Italy
Job Type
Emp Type
Full Time
Environment and Renewable Energy
Functional Expertise
Salary Type

Job Description

Leap29 have partnered with a top European IPP exploring Solar PV, agrivoltaics, green hydrogen and BESS initiatives across Europe, the Americas, and Africa.

Our client is recruiting a Senior Project Development Manager to oversee all areas of project development for utility scale Solar opportunities in Italy, including managing and optimising the development of multiple projects (greenfield and/or already partially developed) into a fully developed project with the aim to achieve the Ready to Build status within agreed timeline and budget. 



  • Set budget and time plan. Manage the project to secure good quality within budget and time plan;
  • Set a development strategy for the project in order to optimize the development depending on the project conditions;
  • Manage risks throughout the project in order to act proactive and secure a project that is constructible and attractive to the market;
  • Manage 2 Junior Project Development Manager; 
  • Manage and procure services from external consultants and lawyers; 
  • Secure relevant permits for the project (Environmental Permit, Building Permit etc.) until achievement of Ready to Build status; 
  • Secure Grid Conditions and a Grid Connection Agreement with the connecting utility;
  • Secure land access together with the Land scooter in the project team; 
  • Stakeholder Management – Set a communication plan and secure good relationship with concerned stakeholders such as Municipality, County Administrative Board, Authorities, local associations, residents, and landowners;
  • Conduct Due Diligence for development related matters during an acquiring process;
  • Be up to date with relevant legislation working closely with the internal Legal Counsel;
  • Be up to date with the market in general and specially any surrounding projects to your projects;
  • Always seek opportunities for new projects;



  • At least 5 years of experience working as a Project Manager in renewables energy sector, preferably within the PV sector;
  • Minimum a bachelor’s degree, most likely in engineering, environmental science/law or any other related area;
  • Team player with a delivery-oriented mindset that can handle parallel workstreams while managing budget and time plan;
  • An adoptable mindset, good problem-solving ability and ability to build relationships due to ever changing conditions and the need to communicate with a variety of stakeholders;
  • Leadership and management team experience;
  • Fluent in Italian and in English;
  • Good skills with the MS Office package in general;


Additional notes:

  • Generous, negotiable salary package
  • 10 EUR worth of meal tickets each working day.
  • Remote work: 2 days/week


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