Senior Project Development Manager (Wind & Solar)

Location Poland
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Aneta Carter

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Job ref: 34078
Published: 2 days ago


Vortex Energy is a 100% subsidiary of Vitol, and is a leading renewable energy company in Poland. To date, it has delivered over 400 MW of operational renewable generation capacity in wind and solar and has a development pipeline of over 3 GW. Vitol will initiate construction of over 120 MW of PV solar and onshore wind projects in the next 12 months and plans to deploy $1 bn of capital over the next 5 years into renewables in Poland and expand the business into the wider region.

This is Vitol’s first major investment in renewable power in Europe and is aligned with its strategy of investing in the energy transition and growing its sustainable business activities. It is expected that Vortex will grow to become Vitol’s renewable energy investment platform in Central Eastern and South Europe.

Overview of Vitol

Vitol is a leader in the energy sector with a presence across the spectrum: from oil through to power, renewables and carbon. It trades 7 million barrels per day of crude oil and products, and charters around 6,650 ship voyages every year.

Vitol’s clients include national oil companies, multinationals, leading industrial and chemical companies and the world’s largest airlines. Founded in Rotterdam in 1966, today Vitol serves clients from some 40 offices worldwide and is invested in energy assets globally including: circa 16mm3 of storage across seven continents, 480kbpd of refining capacity and more than 6,500 service stations across Africa, Australia, Asia, Brazil and Europe. Vitol has committed $1.5bn to renewable investments over the last number of months and has 1,200 MW in operation across US and Asia. Revenues in 2021 was in excess of $279bn. For more information please visit:

Our people

Our people are our business. It is our people’s expertise, innovation, drive and relationships that develop and grow our business. Talent is precious to us and we create an environment in which we believe individuals can reach their full potential, unfettered by hierarchy.

Vortex has a flat, meritocratic organisational structure, which encourages an entrepreneurial and collaborative approach, with everyone primarily focused on delivering results, and delivering them efficiently and safely while maintaining strong and talent enabling team culture.

Position Summary

You will be working with the Development Teams and will be responsible for developing wind and solar projects to the ready-to-build stage according to schedule.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

• Project responsibility, including managing the wind and solar project development process with support from other departments (land acquisition, grid, commercial and construction teams);

• Managing the budget, quality, risks and resources required for project implementation;

• Preparing and submitting documents for administrative proceedings to obtain the required environmental decisions, zoning approvals (where required), grid connection connections/agreements and permits necessary for the implementation of wind farm projects (with the help of planners, electrical engineers, designers and external consultants where necessary);

• Coordination and cooperation with external advisors (e.g. for environmental monitoring, wind speed measurement or building designs);

• Meeting with the local stakeholders (municipalities, landowners) with the help of the field department, with the aim of building local support for Vortex’s wind and solar projects;

• Building and maintaining long-term relationships with all parties involved in the projects.

Qualifications and Experience

• At least 5 years' professional experience in the renewable energy industry;

• Ability to manage projects and supervise their proper implementation;

• Higher education (preferred fields of study: renewable energy sources, environmental protection, construction, environmental engineering, electrical engineering, surveying, land management or related);

• Ability to assimilate new knowledge in different fields (technical issues, legislation);

• Independence, commitment, ability to work in a team, creativity, communication skills;

• Fluent in both Polish and English;

• Driving licence for category B. and willingness to travel.

Personal Characteristics

• Strong analytical skills;

• Great attention to detail ;

• Able to work under pressure, meet deadlines and multi-task in a fast-paced environment;

• Highly motivated and able to flourish in a high-commitment environment - we are looking for a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit;

• Humility: Humble, down-to-earth and eager to learn;

• Enthusiastic and willing to contribute wherever it is needed;

• Results oriented, disciplined, able to synthesize detailed information;

• Team player, with an open non-political style and a high level of personal integrity;

• First-class communicator.