Development Project Manager, Wind Power Projects, Oulu - Finland

Development & Construction
Ref: 243 Date Posted: Monday 31 Aug 2020
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OUR CLIENT - OX2 Finland

OX2 was founded in 2004. Ever since then, OX2 has been driving the change towards a 100% sustainable energy sector by continuously increasing the availability of renewable energy. So far, OX2 has developed and built over 2 GW large-scale, onshore wind power in the Nordic region

OX2 Finland currently has 1,500 MW of Wind Projects in Development, 72 Wind Farms of 340 MW under Construction and Technical & Commercial Management of over 30 Wind Farms totalling 102 MW. Over the years, Ox2 has implemented 445 MW of Wind Power in Finland, providing 1,400 GWh of electricity production. OX2 Finland has offices in Helsinki (HQ), Tampere and Oulu.

 

THE POSITION

The Development Project Manager will manage and optimize the development of multiple projects from a project idea until a fully developed project. Responsible for permitting related matter during sales and construction. Leading a project team for each project consisting of both in-house resources and external consultants. Managing stakeholders, including authorities, municipalities, and residents. This position will be based out of OX2's Oulu office.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Set a budget and time plan. Manage the project to secure good quality within budget and time plan.
  • Set a development strategy for the project to optimize the development depending on the project conditions.
  • Manage risks throughout the project development to act proactive and secure a project that is constructible and attractive to the market.
  • Lead your project teams, typically consisting of Land Manager, Technical Project Manager, Wind &Turbine Performance Engineer, Grid & Control Engineer and GIS Engineer.
  • Manage and procure services from external consultants (for example EIA) and lawyers.
  • Secure relevant permits for the project (Land Use Plan, Building permits, Environmental Impact Assessment etc.)
  • Secure grid connection permits and Grid Connection Agreement with the connecting utility. Technical support by Grid and Control Engineer.
  • Secure land access. Supported by the Land Manager in your project team.
  • Stakeholder Management – Set a communication plan and secure a good relationship with concerned stakeholders such as Municipality, authorities, local associations, residents and landowners.
  • Conduct Due Diligence for permitting related matters during a project acquisition process.
  • Be up to date with relevant legislation.
  • Be up to date with the market in general and especially any surrounding projects to your projects.
  • Always seek opportunities for new projects.
  • Always act in a professional way and be an ambassador for OX2.

 

BACKGROUND & REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience of working as a Project Manager or Consultant, preferably within wind power.
  • Experience from the energy sector, preferably wind power or electrical grid, and/or fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment is meriting.
  • Team player with a delivery-oriented mindset that can handle parallel workstreams while managing budget and time plan.
  • Flexible 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 in any form is meriting.
  • Minimum a bachelor’s degree, most likely in engineering, environmental science/law or any other related area.
  • Fluent in Finnish and in English. Swedish is an advantage.
  • Good skills with the MS Office package in general.