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Economic Development Specialist – Renewable Energy – Johannesburg (Contract)

15th May 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa
Job Type
Dependent on experience
Start Date
Renewable Energy
Social Economic Development
Job Location - Postal Code
Contact Name
Samantha Saunders


Our client, a leading energy management company that focuses on developing wind projects is seeking a strategic and dynamic Economic Development Specialist who can hit the ground running in their Gauteng based team.

The ideal candidate will find themselves playing an integral part in the Economic Development team, driving the overall REIPPP reporting and ensuring that all SED initiatives have met the end result of facilitating sustainable access to the economy and communities. This will require you to have extensive economic development knowledge which you will have gained from your years working in similar roles. In addition, you will be able to effectively engage and communicate with all relevant stakeholders, ensuring that the BBBEE strategy already in place is taken into consideration when making any management decisions. You will need to be highly organised as you contribute towards quarterly and occasionally monthly ED reporting which in turn will help management see the value that you bring to the department. It goes without saying that you understand the reporting requirements like the back of your hand, you need to be able to autonomously take on the role with NO need for assistance or supervision.

If you are a hard worker that finds contributing to the social and economic development of the SA renewable energy industry rewarding, then this is the role for you - BUT remember, this is a CONTACT ROLE that will not be rolled over. Apply now and in the box below - tell us why you would be the best person for this role!

Please note that this is a contract role and that EE candidates are preferred.





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 | Energy Storage | Battery Systems | Off-grid | Hydro | CSP | CPV | IoT | AI | AgriTech | FinTech

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Education Requirements

Economics, Business or any other closely related degree

Experience Requirements

5+ years’ experience in a similar position having performed reporting under the REIPPP
Social services and community development experience is beneficial
Understanding the importance of the BBBEE strategy and effectively managing it


Your overall responsibilities will be to manage the economic development activities and ensure timeous reporting under the REIPPPP.


Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, understanding how to define, solve and draw conclusions from problems
Good organisational and record-keeping skills
Excellent communication and report making skills
Must be willing to travel from time to time

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