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Development Director

Energy Impact Center

Energy Impact Center

Software Engineering, Sales & Business Development
Bucharest, Romania
Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Last Energy Romania (LE Romania) is looking for a Development Director in Romania to oversee the development of Micro Modular Reactor (MMRs) projects. The Development Director will manage various activities, from early-stage development through to construction, such as securing sites, grid connections, environmental permitting, and stakeholder engagement. This role requires experience and skills in leading multi-million-dollar infrastructure projects, preferably in the renewable energy sector.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop a country-level roadmap and budget that most effectively delivers new projects from inception through to Financial Investment Decision (FID)
  • Collaborate with an international and cross-functional team to identify and prioritize new projects
  • Identify, contract, and manage 3rd parties that support the development process
  • Advance the acquisition of greenfield and brownfield sites, which includes negotiating landowner leases, optioning, and/or purchasing/leasing
  • Progress the non-nuclear site permitting and grid connection efforts for both utility-scale and distributed-scale electric generation projects
  • Represent LE at permitting meetings/public hearings and work with regulators, utilities, and other stakeholders throughout the project development process
  • Lead stage-gating approval meetings and providing management with periodic reports on project status


  • Multiple years of hands-on experience developing multi-million-dollar infrastructure projects, preferably in the power or manufacturing industries
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills
  • A strong network of third-party development resources (including real estate, permitting, environmental, and grid connection experts)
  • Be able to effectively work within multi-disciplinary project teams, establish sound relationships, and work efficiently and courteously with stakeholders
  • Working knowledge of the energy landscape in Romania
  • Willing to travel as needed
  • Four-year college degree in Economics, Finance, Engineering, or other discipline
Last Energy is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics.