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Project Developer, Australia Renewables, Green Investment Group

Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney

Preferred location: Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane

Join us on an exciting journey to grow and deliver Macquarie’s pipeline of renewable energy projects in Australia. Macquarie’s Green Investment Group is developing a portfolio of utility-scale renewable energy projects in Australia and is looking for a Project Developer to lead the development activities for a number of these projects through the development activities through to financial close and investment.

Based in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, you will have a hands-on and flexible approach to achievement of shared targets and be primarily responsible for delivery of projects from inception onwards. Key responsibilities and activities include:

  • Responsibility for the successful development completion for all land, environmental permitting, stakeholder management, initial engineering and grid connection activities of renewable projects up to the point of financial close
  • Development and optimisation of project technical design and technical parameters and contractual specification and schedules
  • Management and oversight of activities to achieve development approval and permits including management of third-party environment/planning advisers
  • Coordination with Grid Connections Manager for project grid connection requirements and support to obtain an offer to connect
  • Management and coordination of project tendering processes for all construction and operations partners for the project with support of the Procurement Commercial Lead
  • Development of project technical documentation and technical schedules for project execution and operations & maintenance
  • Management and oversight of any early works and planning activities prior to financial close
  • Management and implementation of a community consultation strategy
  • Management of landowner relationships and consultation
  • Preparation and management of development budgets and costs for all development activities
  • Responsible for project reporting and development progression
  • Input and development expertise for assessing new development projects and opportunities to pursue in the project development pipeline

As a Project Developer, you will be expected to work independently and take responsibility to deliver results as part of a team.

To succeed in this role, you will have at least ten years’ experience in the energy sector with at least 5 years hands-on experience in the development of onshore utility scale renewable energy projects in Australia.

You will hold a degree (or equivalent) in an environmental, engineering, planning or science or business-based subject with excellent project management skills. A key aspect to our success is a strong focus on workplace, health, safety and environment, as well as the ability to work in a diverse and inclusive business environment.

Last but not least, you will have good interpersonal and communication skills with unquestioned ethics and integrity, and be able to demonstrate stakeholder management experience, including a confidence and ability to work with a range of project stakeholders including landowners, construction contractors, OEMs, state and federal government departments, NSPs and AEMO.

About Green Investment Group

GIG provides corporate finance advisory and capital market services to corporate and government clients involved in public and private mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity fund raisings, private equity raisings and corporate restructuring. GIG - and its managed funds - is one of the world’s largest investors in renewable energy. 

Our support for the renewable energy and clean technology sectors is part of a broader commitment to infrastructure. GIG’s parent company (Macquarie) has more than $A136 billion of infrastructure assets under management globally and co-invests alongside the world’s leading institutional investors including public sector pension funds. For further information about GIG’s renewable energy credentials please visit

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Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths, and in combination with our inclusive environment, it enables us to deliver innovative and sustainable outcomes for our people, clients, shareholders and communities. From day one, you'll be encouraged to be yourself and supported to perform at your best. If our purpose of ‘empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future’ is as inspiring to you as it is to us, please apply. With the right technology, support and resources, our people can work in a range of flexible ways.  

We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We encourage candidates to speak with a member of our recruitment team if you require adjustments to our recruitment process to support you, and the type of working arrangements that would help you thrive.

About Macquarie

A career at Macquarie means you’ll have the opportunity to develop and utilise new skills, explore interesting fields and do challenging work that will impact the lives of people around the world—whether it’s accelerating the green energy transition, helping sustain global food supplies, financing social housing projects or investing in essential infrastructure. At Macquarie, we’re empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future.

Our size and international presence means your work can take you anywhere—across business groups, disciplines, sectors and borders. With 18,000+ employees and offices in 33 markets around the world, we’re a truly global organisation.

You’ll be supported by a diverse team where the unique perspectives, ideas and experiences that all of our people bring are valued. You’ll be empowered to address unmet needs in our communities whilst advising and investing alongside our clients and partners. Working with us, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

Macquarie is a global financial group providing clients with asset management, retail and business banking, wealth management, leasing and asset financing, market access, commodity trading, renewables development, specialist advisory, capital raising and principal investment.

Find out more at

Job no: MAM-965890
Work type: Fixed term, Maximum term
Location: Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Category: Mid-level, Green Investment Group
Group: Macquarie Asset Management
Recruiter: Mehreen Naveed
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