We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Business Developer to come aboard a team who are competitive, efficient, and innovative! This opportunity will give you the chance to focus on new activities relating to low carbon power generation activities within Southern Africa’s markets and potentially in other countries across Africa. If you have landed 1+ MW scale projects, then this could definitely be for you!
To be the perfect fit for this role, you will have a degree in Engineering, Economics or Finance with an international MBA. You will have REIPPPP origination experience and have a proven track record in successful financial close in the development and implementation of non-recourse financed IPP projects. You are someone who is highly detail-orientated and will ensure only the best quality outputs are produced. Working in a fast-paced, competitive environment won’t be a challenge for you. As the Senior BD, you will be responsible for populating the project pipeline, putting together necessary project documentation, scouting for the best options of project components, and reviewing all relevant and critical aspects of projects. In order to succeed in this role, you need to have a thorough understanding and knowledge of agreements, contracts and licenses required to develop, finance, construct and operate power generation or gas businesses. It is also vital that you have experience in negotiation as you will be responsible for negotiating confidentiality agreements. Additionally, this role will also require you to regularly travel throughout Africa, specifically in Southern Africa.
Overall, if you are someone who is knowledgeable about the African energy market and have a strong ambition and drive to succeed, we want to hear from you! 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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Degree in Engineering, Finance or Economics
International MBA is beneficial
11+ years experience with international business transactions and project development within the power generation space
Must have landed 1+ MW scale REIPPPP projects
Previous experience with the technical, financial and legal aspects of business transactions
Proven track record in successful financial close in the development and implementation of non-recourse financed IPP projects – we want to see your project list!
Experience in gas BD is beneficial
Thorough knowledge of Africa’s energy markets
Good knowledge of power technologies
Your responsibilities include developing and building knowledge of the power and gas sector in SA, managing the development of specific projects and negotiations, leading the overall project development process from the beginning to financial close, and partnering with various support and departmental function within and outside of the company’s African business unit.
IT proficient, specifically with MS Office
Commercial and technical skills
Ability to work in fast-paced, competitive environment
Excellent communication and presentation skills as well as the ability to work in a team
Highly detail-orientated, ensuring high quality outputs are produced
Ability to produce under pressure