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Development Director, Project Manager,
Project Coordinator

Development Team

 Location: Tokyo

Acacia Renewables, headquartered in Tokyo, is Macquarie Capital’s renewable energy development platform in Japan. Acacia Renewables, acquired in 2017, significantly expands Macquarie’s renewable energy development activities in Japan and signifies an exciting growth of service offerings across the region. Acacia Renewables draws upon Macquarie's market leading global green credentials and is committed to powering a cleaner future in Asia. Our expertise includes site selection and development of onshore and offshore wind, as well as biomass projects. Macquarie Group is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services. Founded in 1969, Macquarie employs more than 14,400 people in over 25 countries. At 31 March 2018, Macquarie had assets under management of $A497 billion (JPY40.1 trillion).

Job Description

We are seeking enthusiastic candidates at all levels to join a growing Project Development Team at
roles that include Development Director, Project Manager and Project Coordinator.


  • Members of the Project Development Team will be responsible for the delivery of renewable energy projects, predominately onshore and offshore wind, from inception to Financial Close.

  • Team members will have a “hands-on” approach to support achieving shared targets and goals.

  • Activities and tasks, once sites have been identified, would include but not be limited to obtaining the relevant permits, stakeholder engagement, project management, risk identification and mitigation, and other related development activities.

Key Accountabilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for some of the following activities to support delivery of the project from inception onwards. They will be expected to:

  • Support, and at times lead, permitting processes and related development activities

  • Establish and maintain robust local stakeholder relationships, such as those with landowners, members of the fisheries unions, and relevant authorities to obtain the necessary approvals and permits

  • Support, and at times lead, development activities, such as setting up wind measurement campaigns, site surveys, investigation of transmission lines, undertaking background checks, etc.

  • Draft project documents with support of third-party consultants for review and sign-off by the relevant internal review and control processes

  • Must make efforts to understand and ensure compliance with key organisational policies, such as Workplace, Health, Safety and Environment

  • Provide inputs for the preparation of project plans and budgets

  • Ensure internal approvals are obtained for all project documents / phases and that these have been adequately reviewed by the relevant departments

  • Undertake hands-on negotiation of contracts, term sheets, proposals and other legal documents

Skills & Requirements

The successful candidate is likely to display a number of the following key skills:

  • Project management skills based on strategic thinking

  • Understanding of relevant regulations, civil and grid requirements

  • Development experience of projects in conventional generation (e.g. nuclear, coal, gas fired, etc.), OR renewable energy (e.g. solar, biomass, wind, etc.), OR infrastructure (ports, roads,etc.) would be helpful

  • Understanding of issues relating to land permitting, the concerns of fisheries unions, and forestry

  • Be a self-starter and a team player

  • Stakeholder management experience

  • Willing to work in a diverse and inclusive business environment

  • Fluent business Japanese and high level of English proficiency

  • Have a valid driving licence

Acacia Renewables understands the importance of diversity and inclusion. At Acacia Renewables we value the innovation and creativity that diversity of thought brings. The one thing we all have in common is our focus on high performance. If you are capable, highly motivated, willing to learn and can deliver, we want you in our team. Together we can power a cleaner future in Japan.

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