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Job function:  Project / Programme Management
Working hours:  Full time
Contract type:  Unlimited
Department:  Industrial Customer Solutions
Date:  19 Sep 2023

Birmingham, GB

Company:  Uniper

Project Development Manager


We are looking for an experienced Project Manager to lead key development projects that will deliver innovative, sustainable energy supply solutions that drive the decarbonization of our industrial customers.
So, if you are an experienced Project Manager looking for a new challenge then we would like to hear from you! 
We are flexible when it comes to your base location, providing you are willing to travel when required.


We are Uniper


At Uniper, we are pro-actively transforming the world of energy whilst at the same time ensuring security of energy supply. As an internationally operating company, we work in very diverse teams with the greatest possible working time flexibility for our employees. Our corporate culture is characterized by equal opportunities, mutual appreciation, and respect. With us, you will be able to develop new business models, work on technological solutions for a modern, sustainable, and future-oriented energy supply as well as pro-actively help to shape changes. Interested? Then we will look forward to meeting you!


Your Task


With Uniper’s Asset Management department, the Industrial Customer Solutions (ICS) team is a key component of our long term growth and transformation strategy. The team develops industrial scale power and heat generation assets at our customers’ sites, utilising “build, own, operate and maintain” business models.  


As a Project Manager you will be responsible for end-to-end project development, from conceptualization to final investment decision, and execution of the Asset Management asset strategy across the UK.


Key Activities:

  • Follow up new leads for longer-term asset-based contractual relationships with industrial customers meeting their utility needs and in close alignment with other Uniper teams.
  • To actively support the development of Energy cluster concepts or industrial park solutions in close cooperation with external stakeholder like local authorities in alignment with other Uniper functions, who lead the customer contact.
  • Bringing to life asset-based business models (process heat focused but also electricity and other auxiliary products) targeting long-term contractual relationships with industrial customers in the UK – close collaboration with other Uniper teams that have the commercial lead and hold customer contact.
  • Develop customer specific asset solutions in defined industry sectors that fulfil their commodity needs and drive contracts to successful financial close.
  • Leading of technical project development and managing processes with other Uniper organizations like engineering, procurement permitting and legal.
  • Champion a one-team working approach across other cross-functional teams, such as, Hydrogen, Asset Based Contracts, Renewables and Asset Development teams.
  • Transfer lessons learned generated from construction and operational phase into new projects.
  • Prepare approval / sign-off (strategic decision / financial decision) for new asset based customer contracts together with other Uniper teams that have the commercial lead/hold customer contact and further implement individual contracts with external customers.


Your Profile


  • Degree in Engineering or Business Administration with track record in technology or engineering related activities.
  • Solid hands-on project management and development experience in the energy sector or similar.
  • An understanding of one of the three industry sectors paper/pulp, chemicals or oil & gas (primary refining) and their specific utility needs considering the effect of digitalisation.
  • Successful track record of solution-oriented and value-added business development, liaising with customers and negotiating large-scale projects. Strong technical understanding for project management, delivering on time and within budget.
  • Hands-on, resourceful, results-oriented, proactive and responsive; ability to work well under pressure; high level of assertiveness.
  • A willingness for some travel within UK and abroad.


What we offer you


At Uniper, we not only reward our employees with attractive salaries, an excellent company pension and health related benefits for their hard work and dedication to shaping the future energy transition. You can also expect a supportive working culture that offers a wide range of creative and innovative ideas. We enable various flexible working arrangements, whilst also supporting with home office equipment.


Through regular training and workshops, together we work towards visualising yourself in our company as if it were your own. We support you in highlighting your individual potential, achieving your personal goals, and reaching your ambitions. We invite you to become part of our diverse company with international colleagues from more than 80 countries.


  • Competitive salary and bonus opportunity
  • Free electric vehicle charging at our sites
  • Personal development and learning opportunities
  • Enhanced company pension – With up to 12% company contributions
  • 26 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • In house Occupational Health Services
  • Company funded Private Medical Insurance including free GP service
  • Performance related benefits
  • Access to a range of flexible benefits such as Share Incentive Plan, Dental, Critical Illness and Life Insurance, Cycle2Work, Health Care Cash plan or buy and sell extra holiday 
  • Future career opportunities (UK & International) with a strong focus on Diversity Equity and Inclusion


Our employees are the reason for our success. Therefore, you will find many other benefits at the local level to help you reach your potential. Energy evolutionary wanted!



Should you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact the UK Talent Acquision Manager -

Please note, all CVs must be submitted via our online process, any CVs sent via email will not be taken into consideration.



Job information

Contract type: Unlimited  
Working Hours:     Full time, 80%+ 
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: Competitive Salary




Uniper is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from appropriately qualified and suitable candidates regardless of gender, origin, disability, age, religion, worldview, sexual identity or family status. We promote diversity, equality and flexible working.











































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