Head- Project Development


  • Delhi, India
Head- Project Development
Job Posted : Apr 3rd, 2024

Job Description

As a Head- Project Development, you would be reporting to the Director – Business and Project Development. This a senior role responsible for overseeing and managing the end-to-end development of wind, solar and hybrid projects. This position shall play a crucial role in driving the growth of the company’s renewable portfolio, identifying project opportunities, conducting feasibility studies, securing land & permits and ensuring smooth execution by the project team.

Role And Responsibilities:-

1. Project identification and opportunity assessment:-

  • Contribute to strategy development, business plan and annual plan based on market trends, government policies, land acquisition & permitting processes.
  • In line with agreed strategy, identify potential wind/solar/hybrid project opportunities in identified states.
  • Conduct initial assessments to evaluate the feasibility of grid connection and land acquisition/leasing in collaboration with business, technical, sustainability, legal and governance teams.

2. Partner selection and project development:-

  • Lead the process selection and on-boarding of development partners (land aggregator, developer etc.) in line with company policies.
  • Oversee land acquisition across all wind/solar/hybrid projects starting from due diligence to negotiations and agreements with landowners or relevant authorities.
  • Ensure regular stakeholder engagement at local, state and central level.
  • Facilitate technical studies, site clearance and community engagement.
  • Oversee approval/permitting processes across all wind/solar/hybrid projects throughout project lifecycle ensuring compliance with local, state and federal regulations.

3. Planning and risk mitigation:-

  • Ensure regular reporting of progress, updating of risk register and internal communication of risks and mitigation plans.
  • Across the portfolio of projects, contribute to project planning and internal decision processes to facilitate timely development.

4. Team management and development:-

  • Actively seek and provide feedback to team members, peers, managers.
  • Prepare, implement and keep track of development plans for team members in collaboration with HR.
  • Identify, define and secure human resource needs for specific projects and for execution of overall business/annual plan.


We look for experienced personnel with the essential skills to future-proof our business and renewable energy solutions, with the following:

Background and Experience:-

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, renewable energy, business administration, or a related field.
  • 15+ years experience in renewable project development, a large part of which should be with a renewable asset owner company.
  • 5+ years of experience in team management.
  • Proven expertise in land acquisition & renewable project development in India.
  • In-depth knowledge of wind/solar/hybrid project development processes, including site selection and permitting.
  • Familiarity with relevant regulatory frameworks and policies in India.

Personal attributes:-

  • Results-driven and ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Excellent leadership, collaboration, and project management skills.
  • Effective communication skills with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Familiarity with wind/solar technologies, equipment, and industry trends.
  • Strong integrity, governance and ethical compass


  • Delhi, India.

Company Overview:-

Statkraft is a leading company in hydropower internationally and Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy. The Group produces hydropower, wind power, solar power, gas-fired power and supplies district heating. Statkraft is a global company in energy market operations. Statkraft has 4,800 employees in 19 countries. Statkraft in India started its operations in 2004 and has strengthened its footprints in Assets development & management and Market operations (Trading & origination, Forecasting & Scheduling activities and Energy management).