Project Development Director Japan

Imagine a future where you’re responsible for leading one of our offshore wind farm development projects

Join us in this role where you’ll run asset projects across our development portfolio in Asia-Pacific. You’ll lead a team consisting of people with different professions who collaborate to ensure the development of the project.


Welcome to APAC Project Development & Programmes
You’ll be part of APAC Project Development Management consisting of project development directors and technical project managers. Together with your colleagues, you’ll lead the development of competitive projects for a fossil-free world by ensuring the most competitive bids to win auctions and by developing projects solid enough for EPC to build them. You’ll be responsible for ensuring that the permits as well as state-of-the art technical solutions and the associated procurement strategy are in place.


You’ll play an important role in:

  • leading the core project management team in bidding for and developing our next JP projects
  • ensuring an optimal business case while matching the auction criteria
  • planning, scoping, and defining the concept of the project while ensuring internal and external alignment
  • collaborating with our markets and EPC teams
  • working with potential partners and key stakeholders to realise key project deliverables and milestones.


To succeed in the role, you:

  • have a strong regulatory and industry network in Japan
  • have extensive experience in developing energy projects either as business developer, market developer, or project developer
  • have, as a minimum, a bachelor’s degree within a relevant field, e.g. business, engineering, or other related disciplines, preferably including PMI certification or similar
  • have experience in working proactively with stakeholders and in leading teams and complex projects (often at a distance) in a highly competitive industry
  • employ a problem-solving and results-driven approach
  • speak and write both Japanese and English fluently.


Join a world leader in green energy
Ørsted is a global leader in offshore wind energy and ranked the world’s most sustainable energy company. To be a frontrunner, we invest significantly in employee development, and from the moment you join us, we’ll support your personal and professional growth. Here, you’ll get the opportunities that will unleash your full potential, and you’ll experience a collaborative, diverse, and dynamic work environment.


Shape the future with us
Send your application to us no later than 30-06-2021. We’ll be conducting interviews on a continuous basis.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Talent Acquisition Operations APAC, TAP APAC, on if you’d like to know more about the position.


Please note that for your application to be taken into consideration, you must submit your application via our online career pages.


About Ørsted 

  • 6,000 employees worldwide.
  • Headquartered in Denmark and located in 13 countries.
  • Ørsted develops, constructs and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities, and bioenergy plants, and provides energy products to its customers.
  • Our vision is to create a world that runs entirely on green energy.  

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. 

Project Development Director Japan

Application deadline:  30-06-2021

Tokyo, JP

Field of work:  Engineering and construction
Employment type:  Permanent
Work hours:  40

What we offer

  • Very high employee satisfaction and motivation.
  • Continuous learning and development for all employees.
  • An innovative environment that encourages diverse perspectives.
  • Purpose-driven, innovative environment