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Job Macquarie Group - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Chief Projects Officer, Australia Onshore Renewable Energy, Green Investment Group

Melbourne, Sydney  Preferred location: Sydney, Melbourne Are you a driven and experienced renewable energy development and delivery leader who is looking to contribute to growing Australia’s green energy footprint ? Macquarie's Green Investment Group (GIG) is establishing a new renewable energy platform to support the development and growth of its existing 1. 7 GW onshore wind, solar and storage portfolio in ANZ. The business will develop, construct, own and operate a portfolio of renewable energy assets with a mission to accelerate the green transition. GIG is currently looking for a Chief Projects Officer – Development and Delivery to join this new renewable energy platform. Initially you will join GIG, before transitioning to the platform later this year . The Chief Projects Officer – Development and Delivery role is critical to the delivery of a diversified renewable energy asset portfolio. Reporting to the CEO of the platform, the role will be part of the senior leadership team, and will comprise the following key responsibilities: 
  1.  Developing clear project development and operations strategies, goals, plans, processes and resources that underpin the short-term and long-term business ambitions 
  2.  Providing leadership and direction for the development, engineering, construction, procurement, delivery and Work Health & Safety /Environmental, Social and Governance divisions that work across all renewable energy assets in the portfolio, to ensure activities align with business plans and annual operating requirements 
  3.  Coordination with the platform senior leadership team on development and delivery on the platform business plan and investment cases for new projects, including ownership of key development and delivery assumptions and risks. 
  4.  Managing the performance of project development and delivery in a safe, timely, and cost-effective manner, through internal teams and effective engagement with key development partners, external stakeholders, and service providers 
  5.  Developing and executing project capital expenditure plans that meet and outperform the investment return targets 
  6.  Direct short and long-term operational plans whilst also identifying, evaluating, and mitigating strategic, operational, and financial risks, including Health and Safety (H&S), and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) 
  7.  Supporting corporate development initiatives and integration of new developments, assets and capabilities into the business 
  8.  Developing short and medium-term framework for the portfolio’s operational assets to be implemented as projects progress towards operations 
  9.  As a key member of the senior leadership team, creating an organisational culture focussed on safety, positive stakeholder relationships, performance excellence, financial outcomes, innovation and appropriate risk management 
To excel in the role, you will be combining strong project development and delivery experience with deep knowledge of the energy markets to grow the business. 
  1.  You will bring at least 15 years of experience in the management and growth of an organisation, preferably with direct exposure to energy projects in the Australian market, in both a project-based environment and established state of development 
  2.  Proven experience in the energy/utilities industry (experience in the renewable energy sector would be strongly preferred), along with a track record of building a portfolio and delivering successful projects 
  3.  Strong track record and in-depth understanding of large-scale project development and project management within the renewable energy sector, with a strong bias towards Australian wind projects 
  4.  Evidence of both strategic and operational perspectives 
  5.  Excellent influencer and strong communication skills with the ability to engage employees, partners, commercial counterparts and stakeholders 
  6.  A track record of building, managing and developing high performing teams, drawing on a diverse range of skills and backgrounds and aligned around a common goal 
If this sounds like your next challenge, please get in touch with us. About The Green Investment Group GIG is a specialist in green infrastructure investment, development, project delivery, and the management of portfolio assets, and related services. Its track record, expertise and capability make it a global leader in green investment, dedicated to supporting the growth of the global green economy. The institution was initially launched by the UK Government in 2012 as the Green Investment Bank - the first institution of its type in the world. It was purchased by Macquarie in 2017 and combined with Macquarie’s renewables team to create one of the world’s largest teams of specialist green investors. Now operating as part of Macquarie Asset Management, the Green Investment Group platform has more than 400 staff with investments or operations in over 25 markets across Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. For more information, visit .   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  Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion The diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths. An inclusive and equitable environment 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, equity 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-971478 Work type: Permanent - Full time Location: Melbourne, Sydney Category: Senior, Renewable energy, Green Investment Group Group: Macquarie Asset Management Division: Real Assets Recruiter: Jessica Wardlaw Opening Date: 19/2/2023