Project Development Manager

Milan, Italy
Environment and Renewable Energy

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 Project Development Manager to support the Senior Project 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. 



  • Under supervision of a Senior Project Manager, manages the project to secure good quality within budget and time plan;
  • Controls and reports risks throughout the project in order to act proactive and secure a project that is constructible and attractive to the market.
  • Manages -external consultants and lawyers;
  • Secure relevant permits for the project (Environmental Permit, Building Permit etc.) until achievement of Ready to Build status.;
  • Secures Grid Conditions and a Grid Connection Agreement with the connecting utility;
  • Secures land access together with the Land Manager in the project team;
  • Stakeholder Management – establish good relationship with concerned stakeholders such as Municipality, County Administrative Board, Authorities, local associations, residents, and landowners;
  • Takes part to Due Diligence for development related matters during an acquiring process;
  • Be up to date with relevant legislation;
  • Be up to date with the market in general and specially any surrounding projects to your projects;


  • At least 1 year of experience working as a Project Manager in renewable energy 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;
  • 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:

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Georgia Sumnall