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Deputy Head of Project Development – Renewable Energy – Cape Town

19th Jul 2021
Cape Town, South Africa
Job Type
Market Related
Start Date
Renewable Energy
Contact Name
Wiehahn de Jager


We have an exciting opportunity for a Deputy Head of Project Development to join a team of leaders in the renewable energy industry! If you have 3+ years of experience in South Africa’s Renewable Energy project development sector, then keep reading!

To be the right fit for this role, you will need a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering – with a Master’s in Engineering being beneficial! It is vital that you are someone with robust knowledge of project and corporate finance concepts as well as a strong commercial mindset! Your ability to effectively spread yourself amongst multiple projects will be proven essential when needing to effectively manage various projects to ensure all deadline and budget demands are met. Your tight network within South Africa’s renewable energy sector will add to your success in this role. As the Deputy Head of Project Development, you will need to have a thorough understanding of the renewable energy sector, KPIs, its drivers and decision processes. In this role, your responsibilities will include supporting the HOD with managing the department, supporting department members with contract negotiations for various opportunities, consolidating PD and BD activities, and managing the structuring of transactions while working closely with various project team members. Additionally, you will be required to travel to project sites in Africa, as well as travel internationally to the company’s headquarters when required.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to successfully carry out this role, then we want to hear from you to find out what makes you the perfect candidate!

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • Master’s in Engineering is beneficial

Experience Requirements

  • 3+ years experience within South Africa’s Renewable Energy Project Development sector
  • Financial modelling experience is beneficial
  • Proven track record in the closure of Project Sales Agreements
  • Previous experience managing large technical teams
  • Good knowledge of Project and Corporate Finance concepts
  • Robust understanding of the renewable energy industry


Your responsibilities will include supporting the HOD with managing the department, developing and refining the department’s strategies, overseeing the structure of transactions while coordinating with project team members, continuously seeking and developing mechanisms to improve team efficiency, and coordinating aspects of the deal closing process.


  • Ability to effectively spread yourself amongst various projects
  • Excellent managerial skills
  • Outstanding negotiation as well as communication skills
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office and Adobe Acrobat

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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