Vacancy Pondera Vietnam – Senior Renewable Energy Project Manager

Pondera is a development consultancy firm in the field of renewable energy. Together with our customers and partners we contribute to sustainable solutions for energy, climate and environmental issues. This includes projects in the field of wind, solar and geothermal energy, grid enforcements, energy storage and green hydrogen production.

We are an international organisation with projects all over the world. We have offices in The Netherlands (Arnhem), South Korea (Seoul) and Indonesia (Jakarta). We are currently opening a new branch office in Vietnam, a market we have been active in since 2017. We see Vietnam as a high potential growth market for our renewable energy business due to the
country’s ever increasing power demand, abundant resources and the urgent need to lower GHG emissions and improve local air quality.

As a result of our efforts in recent years, we are currently assisting the development of a portfolio of projects throughout Vietnam. Overall it is our aim to become a recognised player in the local energy market. To further build Pondera Vietnam, we are currently looking for a highly motivated candidate for the role as Senior Project Manager.

What does the role entail?

  1. Contribute to the development of current and future renewable energy projects in Vietnam, with a focus on onshore and offshore wind energy.
    • Conduct (feasibility) studies together with our in-house technical experts and perform activities in all required stages of project development, especially the permitting stage.
    • Form close relationships with local companies, local communities and the Vietnamese local and national authorities to establish a valuable network.
    • Visit sites for scouting purposes as well as progress checks.
    • Work closely together with local and national authorities in the process of obtaining permits and approvals for the development of projects.
  2. Support efforts in business development, especially related to the roll-out of Pondera’s consultancy services in Vietnam.
  3. Actively support in all activities necessary for the set-up and expansion of the Pondera Vietnam branch office.

Overall, you will fulfill your role in a highly dynamic and pioneering environment where you will work on projects that will contribute to Vietnam’s energy transition.

What do we require?

Pondera would like to meet a professional who:

  • Has an academic qualification; which might be technical, economic, legal, environmental, or spatial planning;
  • Has more than 10 years of relevant work experience;
  • Proven knowledge from and experience with the Vietnamese energy market, and renewable energy in particular;
  • Understands the legislative procedures for renewable energy projects and can talk technically and content-wise to government officials;
  • Likes to work on complex issues and has an problem-solving mindset;
  • Is willing to travel frequently;
  • Has a good sense of Vietnamese cultural customs and traditions, especially in relation to authorities and governmental processes;
  • Has a high level of English and Vietnamese in speaking, writing and reading;
  • Is a self-starter who takes initiative;
  • Can listen carefully to recognize someone’s need;
  • Is interested in and has affinity with multi-cultural collaboration;
  • Has network skills and is able to form long-term relationships.

What do we offer?

In addition to working at our company, which provides all the freedom to personaldevelopment and where pleasure in work plays an important role, we offer:

  • an excellent remuneration package and working conditions, including a laptop, phone and expenses/travel costs;
  • a dynamic, knowledgeable and passionate team of international professionals;
  • ample development opportunities in a growing organisation and market;
  • a multitude and variety of renewable energy projects that we are proud to work on.

More information

For more information about this position, please contact Joost Starmans (Country Manager Pondera Vietnam) by telephone at +84 (0) 369 89 2464 or by email at


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