Project Developer (Onshore)

Join us in this role where you’ll project manage commercial scale onshore wind and solar projects from origination through the development process before handing over to the delivery team.  You will deliver the design, planning and environmental assessment requirements for the development, whilst working closely with our land, legal, grid, technical and commercial teams, as well as a wide range of external stakeholders to ensure commercial viability of a project.  This will include project risk, financial oversite including forecasting and budgeting, as well as effective management of external consultants.


Welcome to Orsted Onshore
You’ll be part of Project Development where you, together with your colleagues, will manage the development of onshore wind and solar projects within budget from any stage to get it to a ready to build state.


As a team, we collaborate, share knowledge, and embrace learning opportunities for continuous improvement. Our objective is to build a strong team ethos to enjoy the challenges of project development.


You’ll play an important role in:

  • ensuring that all site activities and project deliverables are carried out to the highest standards of safety and in accordance with all relevant legislation
  • adequately planning, organising, monitoring, and reporting on all phases of a project’s life cycle
  • managing and reporting on all project risks, ensuring management are kept fully abreast of any significant developments
  • developing and managing project spend and budgeting, assisting in the preparation of business cases for investment expenditure and presenting to Senior Management for investment approval
  • negotiating agreements including consultancy contracts, land agreements, and providing input to commercial decisions, ensuring best value is achieved in all of these negotiations
  • liaising with external stakeholders e.g., planning authorities, community relations, statutory consultees, or landowners.


To succeed in the role, you:

  • hold a degree in engineering, sciences, planning, or similar
  • have experience in onshore renewables (wind and / or solar) in the UK, in particular a strong understanding of the associated environmental and technical constraints to development
  • a broad understanding of the different planning regimes in the UK specifically for onshore wind and solar and the changing policy landscape
  • have experience in landowner negotiations and / or public relations
  • have a grasp of renewable project commercials, understand project risks and associated management
  • have experience in managing technical and engineering consultants and delivering a project programme on schedule and in line with targets.


Maybe you’ve read the above and can see you have some transferable skills, even though they don’t quite match all the points. If you think you can bring something to the team, we still encourage you to apply.


Join a global leader in renewable energy
Ørsted is a growing green energy major and global leader in climate action. With us you’ll play a part in driving change towards a green energy future. You’ll grow your talent in a fast-paced and high-growth industry where you have plenty of opportunities to learn and develop through challenging assignments and industry-leading experts. Here, you can perform in a friendly work environment based on trust, respect, and collaboration.


Shape the future with us
Send your application to us as soon as possible. We’ll be conducting interviews on a continuous basis and reserve the right to take down the advert when we’ve found the right candidate.


As an applicant or employee, you may request reasonable work and position accommodation or adjustments via


Please note that for your application to be taken into consideration, you must submit your application via our online career pages and answer the screening questions relevant for your country.

About the job

Application deadline:  28 June 2024

Edinburgh, GB, EH2 2JR London, GB

Field of work:  Strategy and business development
Employment type:  Permanent
Work hours:  Full time
Workplace:  Hybrid (office and home-working)

Pre-employment screening
All UK-based positions will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment screening, further details will be given at offer stage.

Imagine a future with Ørsted

About Ørsted

- We develop, construct, and operate offshore and onshore wind farms, solar energy farms, storage facilities, and bioenergy plants in Europe, Asia, and North America. 

- Our vision is to create a world that runs entirely on green energy.

- We’ve been ranked as one of the world’s most sustainable energy companies for the past six years. 

- We’re headquartered in Denmark.

- We have over 9,000 employees, working in 15 countries and growing. 


An inclusive team

Ørsted wants all employees to have the same opportunities for impact and growth, regardless of age, nationality, disability, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or beliefs. We’re committed to secure an inclusive work environment characterised by a respect for all people so everyone feels free to openly share their input and ideas.