Project Development Director

Project Development Director

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  • Energy
  • Madrid
  • Published on: 26 March 2024
  • Minimum of 12 years' experience
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Requirements*

  • Over 12 years of experience
  • Managing large-scale technical projects in Spain / internationally
  • Experience at energy or petrochemical companies
  • Engineering background
  • International experience
  • Fluent in Spanish and English

* Research shows that while male candidates feel confident enough to apply when they meet about 60% of the requirements, female candidates only apply when they tick every box. So if this role has your name on it, but you’re not sure about the criteria, we still want to hear from you.

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ErasmoPower2X builds on the strategic and technological expertise of its founding partners Power2X and Soto Solar to develop a giga-scale solar power and green hydrogen project in central Spain. The Project Development Director will bring the complex project from concept to operational success with their team through highly effective project management, risk mitigation, and stakeholder relations.

About ErasmoPower2X

ErasmoPower2X is developing one of the largest hydrogen projects in Europe that will accelerate the Spanish energy transition, and ultimately supply the European market for green molecules.

Established as a partnership between Dutch developer Power2X (a project developer backed by CPPIB) and Spanish solar power project developer Soto Solar in 2023, the company will realize a 1.2 gigawatt solar plant and integrated hydrogen plant in Castile-La Mancha to produce fifty-five thousand tons of green hydrogen per year with the possibility to expand. The one-billion-euro project will supply Spain’s local heavy industry first, reducing CO2 emissions by an estimated one million ton per year and decreasing local gas demand.

Working at a European pioneer in green hydrogen
ErasmoPower2X is set up for success as a renewable energy pioneer. Through its partners Power2X and Soto Solar, the project builds on their vast expertise in renewable technology and project development as well as access to capital from long-term investors. All involved partners have the strategic vision and required risk appetite to develop this project and operate the plants and assets for decades to come.

The dedicated team in Madrid is growing quickly as the project develops. From the current team of a few highly experienced professionals working with a technical team of hydrogen experts, ErasmoPower2X plans to employ more than fifty people during the full project life-cycle, mostly in project management, finance, and technical functions. The company nurtures an agile and collaborative culture to facilitate the flexibility and partnerships required to build the new green hydrogen frontier.

Vacancy: Project Development Director

The Project Development Director realizes ErasmoPower2X’s ambitious project from feasibility through to operational success. Together with the team and partners, they design the plan to build the solar power plant and integrated hydrogen plant, identify the risks and set up a mitigation strategy, proactively handle changes, manage the internal and external stakeholders, and lead the projectthrough its successful construction. The Project Development Director reports to the CEO of ErasmoPower2X, Bas Dekker, and functionally to P2X EVP Project Development. They build and manage their team of project experts in Madrid.

Excellent project management with agile risk mitigation
The Project Development Director leads the development of the integrated green hydrogen production facility, ensuring the project meets the strategic, financial, and operational goals. They understand every critical detail of the project and monitor risk areas closely to ensure timely and within-budget delivery, even when the plan needs to be adjusted to changing circumstances. The Project Development Director solves issues together with their multidisciplinary team and knows exactly when to pivot and which effective tools to employ. They develop, coach, and mentor the team, nurturing ErasmoPower2X’s entrepreneurial, agile way of working. Finally, the Project Development Director also engages with external stakeholders, including regulatory bodies and industry partners, to ensure the project’s success.

“The Project Development Director gets everything done that this sizeable and complex project needs without necessarily having a blueprint that tells them how to do it. It is more than that, though. It is building and coaching a stellar team and working with external stakeholders who have a keen interest in the project. It is applying their expertise in novel ways and figuring out how ErasmoPower2X can achieve this next frontier.”  – Bas Dekker, CEO of ErasmoPower2X

This is an exciting opportunity for an entrepreneurial and experienced project director who is eager to be at the forefront of the energy transition in Spain as part of a nimble, yet well-equipped company. The Project Development Director is critical for the successful realization of ErasmoPower2X’s one-billion-dollar project. Their deep knowledge of the Spanish energy and/or petrochemicals market, their international experience, and their excellent stakeholder and regulatory management will be pivotal to turn ErasmoPower2X into a key supplier of green hydrogen in Spain and beyond.

Interested?

ErasmoPower2X is working with Top of Minds to fill this vacancy.
To express your interest, please contact Ana Moya Morales at anamoyamorales@topofminds.com

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