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Global Wind Project Director

Job description


Location: Tokyo, Japan *also a possibility of a base outside of Japan within the Asia time zone*
Language: Business level of Japanese and English minimum

Job Description
  • Contribute as a core member of the RE Development Business Unit, which covers PV/Wind(Onshore/Offshore) business in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, and Brazil.
  • Lead project origination, partnership, bid, and execution of offshore/onshore wind projects in Japan, Korea, South East Asia, and Brazil.
Project Origination
  • Coordinate the project area identification, assessment, engagement, and coordination of third-party consultants for environmental and preparation/submission/amendment of development approval applications.
Partnership and Acquisition
  • Support due diligence activities for new acquisition or partnership opportunities for offshore/onshore wind projects.
  • Develop and maintain business alliances and partnerships with key stakeholders, local partners, and co-developers.
Bid (particularly in Japan)
  • Make winning bid strategy with co-developers and third-party advisors Coordinate and support the different work streams for bid development.
Project Execution
  • Direct daily development activities under VUCA situations, an essence of project development, while balancing different and potentially conflicting requirements on quality, costs, time, etc.
  • Track, organise, and report on the development progress against budget and schedule, including updates of project financial models through emails, slide decks, spreadsheets, etc.
  • Manage crucial procurement processes, including RFPs for surveyors, equipment suppliers, EPC/BoP contractors, and consultants.
  • Collaborate with the project development, finance, engineering, and M&A teams.  
  • Build relationships with the clients investors and partners, including international and Japanese companies.
  • Reporting to the Head of the Business Unit and the Business/Project Development Directors
  • Guide and train younger members of the team who will be supporting the project management.

Skills and Experience
  • Ten years or more of business experience in managing and driving delivery of medium and large-scale infrastructure projects in line with renewable energy, ideally offshore wind development and/or onshore wind development.
  • Experience in managing and leading a complex, multi-functional team.
  • Ability to balance conflicting requirements on quality, costs, and time.
  • Ability to persuade, challenge and build credibility at all levels and across functions of the business.
  • A high self-motivation and excellent leadership.
  • Independence, proactive, flexibility, good communication, and ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Values transparency, especially during challenging situations.
  • Knowledge and experience of the Japanese offshore wind market, including the Japanese offshore wind bid system

If this role is of interest to you and you meet the above requirements, please apply online or reach out directly to