Project Development Manager – Spain

Madrid, Spain
Environment and Renewable Energy

Job Description

Project Development Manager – Spain


Leap29 have a fantastic new opportunity for a Project Development Manager working for a highly regarded solar developer to oversee projects in Spain. The job entails overseeing the development of new high margin Solar development projects. We are looking for an individual with experience within the Solar Industry.



  • Support in identification of Greenfield sites with high photovoltaic potential and initiate contact to landowners, negotiate and sign lease agreements, support in legal DD if necessary’.
  • Identification and qualification of Brownfield projects for acquisition, negotiate contracts and support financing and legal DD if necessary.
  • Managing relationships with landowners, local authorities, utilities and regulators in close cooperation with other team members and/or if applicable coordinate co-developers in the process.
  • Responsible for cost assessments (in collaboration with the finance team), time schedules, negotiation of contracts and risk analysis.
  • Checking Technical and Social auction preconditions impact.
  • Checking project/grid connection feasibility.
  • Coordinate and control the development process throughout its entire lifetime until RTB status under own responsibility or in cooperation with 3rd parties incl. all locally necessary evaluations, decisions and permits (e.g., environmental decisions, connection conditions, building permits, operational permits et.).
  • Creation of technical project assessments in close collaboration with other teams (EPC and legal) and support in due diligence process.
  • Close collaboration with country director, Site Manager, EPC and legal team.
  • Representing the Company at solar events, conferences and regulatory meetings


Preferred Experience:

  • 4+ years’ experience in energy sector or project related environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, Technical, Law, or relatable area.
  • Familiarity with the authorization process for zoning, environmental/ building codes, and land/ grid connection conditions.
  • Ability to assess energy projects from an economical and legal perspective.
  • Experience with financial analysis and reporting, market analysis and gathering competitive intelligence, particularly M&A activity.
  • Ability to work independently and proactively approach stakeholders.
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Outlook, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and ERP.
  • Driving licence.
  • Language capabilities: Fluent Spanish and English.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally when required and work flexibly with hours.
  • A team player with a high degree of responsibility and entrepreneurial thinking.
  • Desirable strong knowledge on Mergers and Acquisitions

If you are interested in this position or have and further queries, please contact Aarifah Madaree with your Current CV

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Aarifah Madaree