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Team lead (f/m/d) Project development large-scale solar plants

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Date: 07-Mar-2023

Location: Düsseldorf, DE

Company: Uniper



Our Renewables team is responsible for developing Fortum's and Uniper's solar PV and wind onshore businesses, primarily in our core European markets. The Renewables business is one of the key drivers of our joint strategic ambitions. Our goal is to achieve annual growth of more than 1 GW by 2025, laying the foundation for the joint 1.5-2 GW "asset ownership" target announced by Fortum and Uniper. Our combined expertise and constructive collaboration, as well as our geographic positioning in this strategically important growth area, form the foundation for achieving our ambitious targets in the wind and solar business. We are looking for you to strengthen our Solar Team Germany, at the Düsseldorf location or an alternative location within Germany, with a correspondingly flexible remote working model!



What we offer
At Uniper, we believe in rewarding our employees for their hard work. We offer competitive salaries, company pensions and performance related benefits. Our people can also take advantage of our extensive flexible benefits package with discounts on high street vouchers, health and dental care, holidays and more.



How we work
Our people are key to our success. Our core objective is to provide them with a supportive and entrepreneurial work environment that fosters collaboration. This allows our people to take responsibility and make optimal use of their skills. Together, we want to shape the future of energy.



What we are looking for

  • Management of the project development team for solar parks in one or more regions in Germany
  • Responsibility for project development activities with over 500MW p.a.
  • Ensuring the entire development cycle from land securing to construction readiness of the projects
  • Coordination of the project teams as well as all other steakholders including authorities, politics, planning offices and experts
  • Management of urban land use planning procedures
  • Establishing business relationships with landowners, permitting authorities, grid operators, regulators, power purchasers and other relevant stakeholders
  • Interact and collaborate with existing Uniper teams (asset teams, trading / PPAs, finance, etc.) and supporting functions
  • Responsibility over collaboration within the development team, consisting of developers, engineers, project, contract and offtake managers, and a network of external development partners
  • Be part of a high-performing team and contribute to establishing an appreciative and fun work environment
  • Reports to VP Solar Development



Who we are seeking

  • Several years of professional experience in the development of solar parks in Germany
  • University degree (master's or diploma) with technical, business or legal focus or equivalent training
  • Proven track record in the development of large-scale renewable energy projects
  • Knowledge of land securing and urban land use planning
  • Good understanding of market dynamics and environment in the industry
  • Excellent communication skills and assertiveness in an international environment and the ability to establish good business relationships at all levels
  • Appreciation for cultural differences
  • Willingness to travel
  • Business fluent German language skills are crucial as well as fluency in English, additional languages would be desirable 




If you have any questions about this role, please contact:

Marco De Salve

Please note that applications by e-mail cannot be considered for data protection reasons.



Job information

Contract type: Unlimited  
Working Hours:     Full time,  
Start Date:  




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.