Our client is looking for an analytically inclined Project Developer who can successfully scope new project opportunities, obtain permits, licenses and get the go-ahead needed for renewable energy projects! If you think you’ve got what it takes to grow our client’s project pipeline, then this could be for you!
As a Project Developer, you are someone who has outstanding attention to detail as well as takes initiative to ensure targets are met. You will have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Geography, or Environmental Sciences as well as a regional and town planning qualification. You will also have at least 5 years business development experience along with 4+ years experience in renewable power plant development. To be successful in this role, you need excellent communications skills paired with the ability to build and maintain relationships as you will be liaising with government departments, various utilities as well as local and district municipalities. Your responsibilities include carrying out various studies to ensure commercial and technical feasibilities of projects, supporting project development tracking of competitors in the market as well as in the pipeline and, developing project-specific maps through the use of software such as Google Eart, ArcGIS, or Planet GIS – making it essential that you have experience with such software! Overall, you are described by those around you as a resilient, attentive person who ensures only the best quality work is produced! Additionally, you will find yourself providing support to the BD Manager during the bid preparation process.
If you like what you hear and are up for this exciting challenge, apply now!
WHO IS ALTGEN?
We offer recruitment, consulting and employment services with a focus on recruitment for renewable energy and environmental jobs in South Africa and Africa at large. AltGen is a renewable energy recruitment agency based in Cape Town which focuses on developing careers for individuals in our niche space.
With an experienced and passionate team with over 100 years of combined experience, AltGen plays an integral role in the South African renewable energy and sustainability industry. We operate throughout the African continent in both anglophone and francophone regions and are rapidly expanding globally. With entities in South Africa, Kenya, and Mauritius, we have a direct impact on the continental energy industry.
Our recruitment agency focuses on jobs in: Solar | Wind | Renewable Energy | Biogas | Biomass | Energy Management | Energy Efficiency | Green Buildings | Green Tech | Photovoltaics | Solar Thermal | Energy Storage | Battery Systems | Off-grid | Hydro | CSP | CPV | IoT | AI | AgriTech | FinTech
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Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Geography or Environmental Sciences
Regional and town planning qualification
5+ years business development experience
4+ years experience in renewable power plant development
Your responsibilities are broken down into the following aspects: site selections, permitting, business development, GIS and mapping, land acquisition, bid coordination, grant applications, preliminary due diligence and meteorological mast monitoring.
Strong attention to detail
Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to build and maintain relationships with internal and external parties
IT literate with software such as Wind Pro, Planet GIS, Solargis and ArcGIS
Ability to take initiative and work in a team