Development Manager

Milan, Italy
Environment and Renewable Energy

Job Description

Development Manager

Leap29 have partnered with a prominent client that leads utility-scale solar PV, agrivoltaic and battery storage initiatives, backed by a prestigious global investment portfolio.

Our client is searching for a Development Manager to monitor and coordinate the delivery of utility scale Solar and BESS projects from development, through construction and into operation.



  • Monitor and coordinate project delivery from development to operation
  • Act as local representative and point of contact for development partners
  • Ensure standards and policies are integrated into projects
  • Provide input on project acquisitions
  • Administer pipeline of projects including reporting and information flow
  • Liaise with partners, contractors, consultants, and stakeholders
  • Develop strong relationships with development partners
  • Manage specialist third-party advisors
  • Identify scope changes for services and onboard new providers
  • Evaluate renewable energy project opportunities and conduct due diligence
  • Work with Project Delivery team for financial close and construction preparation
  • Provide assistance during construction process
  • Based in Milan with travel within Italy and occasionally to London and other European destinations.



  • Relevant university degree in environmental science, engineering, or finance etc
  • 6+ years’ experience in Italian renewable energy projects
  • Strong track record in project development and delivery
  • Deep understanding of Italian renewable energy sector
  • Knowledge of due diligence, grid connection, authorisation approvals, market regulation, and local conditions
  • Fluent in English and Italian, additional European language skills desirable


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:

For more information

Georgia Sumnall