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Project Development Manager (BESS)

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I am partnered with a leading entity in UK & Europe's renewables sector & they are now hiring an experienced individual to joining their German Team as Project Development Manager. 

Position: Project Development Manager (BESS) - Germany

As a member of the German Development Team, you will play a crucial role in advancing our projects. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the development of existing projects and initiating new solar PV and battery storage ventures, overseeing them until they are Ready-to-Build.
  • Collaborating with local consultants and colleagues across different time zones and countries.
  • Directing land searches in coordination with The Company's central site-finding team and local Head of Development.
  • Conducting outreach to landowners and negotiating contracts.
  • Liaising with grid operators to identify and secure grid connections.
  • Engaging with local communities to facilitate project progress through permitting.
  • Coordinating with planning offices for permitting processes.
  • Supervising site surveys and project design work.
  • Assisting in project sales processes, including Request for Proposals (RFPs) and off-take agreements.
  • Staying updated on relevant regulations and policies impacting the renewable energy market.


  • Fluent in German.
  • Advanced proficiency in English, both written and verbal.
  • Right to live and work in Germany.
  • Valid driver's license and a home office setup.
  • Willingness to travel within a designated region of Germany to meet stakeholders and represent The Company to local authorities.
  • Demonstrated experience of at least 3 years in developing renewable energy projects or real estate developments in Germany.
  • Self-motivated with strong time management skills.
  • Excellent team-working and communication skills, with experience in remote collaboration.
  • Effective problem-solving abilities with a knack for proposing innovative solutions.
  • Highly organized with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Experience in managing third-party contractors to deliver projects on time and within budget.
  • Willingness to undertake occasional international travel, such as visits to The Company HQ in UK.

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience in negotiating land lease or purchase options.
  • Knowledge of grid connection applications and negotiation with grid network operators.
  • Familiarity with permitting processes (e.g., B-Plan).


We value individuals who align with our core values and demonstrate a genuine interest in renewable energy.
We look for:

  • Ambition regarding the energy transition in Germany.
  • A hands-on approach and the ability to effectively communicate with stakeholders.
  • Collaborative mindset, fostering positive relationships with stakeholders and colleagues.
  • Sense of responsibility, taking ownership of projects and delivering results.
  • Commitment to being a force for good, contributing positively to colleagues, communities, and the planet.
  • Insightful and proactive approach to work, prioritizing tasks effectively.
  • Curiosity and adaptability, encouraging personal and professional growth.

Location and Compensation: This role offers the flexibility of remote work from anywhere in Germany, with occasional travel within the region and to the company headquarters in UK. 

If you / anyone you know is interested in this position, please reach out to me directly.

I look forward to hearing from you....

Phoebe Glide

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