Project Manager Temp 18 months

The Project Manager is a graduated engineering professional with a minimum of 3-5 years work experience in power project development. Experience developing wind or solar PV projects would be a distinct advantage.

The candidate will become a member of Mainstream’s Chile team and will be responsible for all areas of Wind and Solar energy project development, including leading initial site identification, lease negotiations to obtain project’s land control, researching & managing environmental issues and all consenting processes, managing grid and electrical connection studies, liaising with the regulatory authorities and securing all necessary permits.

Purpose of Job:

o Deliver assigned development projects on Time & Budget, ensuring that projects are identified, developed and designed / executed in line with Mainstream´s corporate values, development goals, objectives and processes.

Key Responsibilities:

o Ensure that assigned Mainstream projects are developed in accordance with Mainstream’s SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environment and Quality) policies and procedures and in accordance with all applicable legislation
o Identification, assessment and selection of potential wind or solar energy sites
o Develop assigned wind and solar PV projects through the first two of Mainstream’s four project stage gates with a target to deliver an agreed number of MW to each stage each year (the agreed MW targets). Progress through gates 3 and 4 will be managed by a Construction PM:
o Gate 1: In development
o Gate 2: Fully consented
o Gate 3: Financial Close
o Gate 4: Commercial Operation Date (COD)
o Lead a project team or teams to deliver assigned project(s) to Fully Consented stage including but not limited to the following development activities:
o Due diligence on potential Greenfield opportunities
o Secure land control (options, leases, wayleaves, rights of way)
o Analysis of the wind or solar energy resource
o Procure all environmental studies and EIAs required to permit the project
o Obtain all permits and consents required to construct the projects
o Identify communities and engage with them in a sustainable and responsible manner to ensure social license for all projects
o Secure a commercially viable grid connection for the projects
o Lead public affairs and marketing efforts required to progress the projects
o Working with the relevant in-house technical and commercial teams
o Put in place project schedule, budget and other project controls for assigned projects
o Ensuring project communications plans are in place and updated as required;
o Identifying and communicating on a timely basis all project barriers and risk, together with the strategies and approaches to overcome those barriers and risks;
o Lead project meetings and conference calls for assigned projects.


Education and Experience

• Degree in Engineering, Science or Renewables Engineering. A qualification in electrical / power engineering is an advantage.
• Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in renewable power development is required. Wind and solar PV experience preferred.


• Fluency in both Spanish and English is essential
• Procurement and contract administration experience is required. You will be required to procure services, equipment and works from a selection of vendors; execute contracts with these vendors and administer and close out these contracts
• Project management experience is required and a project management qualification (such as PMP) would be an advantage.

• Candidates should:
o Have excellent written and oral communications skills.
o Be comfortable presenting to management at all levels.
o Be capable of managing internal and external resources with ease, taking a lead role at meetings, setting priorities and recording actions.

• Ability to use Microsoft software packages such as Word, Excel, Outlook is essential and ability to use specialist software packages e.g. GIS, AutoCAD, MS Project, Sharepoint will be an advantage.

Organisational and interpersonal skills

• Well-organized, punctual, detail-oriented, enthusiastic and confident;
• Ability and willingness to work effectively in a team environment;
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and meet reporting deadlines;
• A person with a “can-do” attitude who demonstrates hands-on accountability for their work;
• Someone who works well both independently and in a team.
• Self-motivated.


• Able to think conceptually and strategically.
• Able to anticipate problems, effectively seek out pertinent information which identify the cause(s) of a problem and select the correct solution.
• Ability to set up effective systems.
• Self-starter with ability to use own initiative.
Inter-personal • Courteous and helpful manner
• Able to maintain the respect and confidence of team members
• Ability to maintain relationships and work well with others
• Able to communicate clearly to varied groups of people


• Must be able to re-locate to be based out of Mainstream’s Santiago office.
• Driver’s license required.
• Flexibility to travel extensively inside of Chile on a regular basis is essential with infrequent trips abroad possible.


  • Temp 18 months

To apply for this role please submit your up to date CV and cover letter using our online application form