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Technical Sales Representative – Solar – Johannesburg

29th Apr 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa
Job Type
Market Related
Start Date
Solar PV
Contact Name
Natascha Marias


Are you a ‘hybrid’ between an off the charts Sales Representative with solid technical acumen? We are looking for a Technical Sales Rep who is 100% client facing and is able to use their technical know-how of PV equipment as well as brilliant communication skills to close high-quality sales deals. This role will require you to have a technical understanding of your clients’ needs in the C&I space coupled with a strong sales experience with PV products.

To be the person our client is looking for, you will have excellent communication skills to deal with clients on a technical level, check in on them, stay abreast of new product offerings as well as hunt down new clients. With this robust foundation of experience under your belt, you will be able to formulate intelligent sales pitches that enable you to sell PV solutions to commercial and industrial clients and assist in offsetting their energy consumption and peak demand. In this sense, you will be fully knowledgeable of the components which make up an installation and able to advise on optimal solutions. You will be a professional with a zest for life and solar PV technology, as well as show an ability to understand the buyer as well as the market in which they sit. As a Technical Sale Rep, majority of your time will be spent on the road with a 70% focus on sales while the other 30% of your time will be focused on the technical aspect of this role which includes assisting the manager with technical advisory services and designs.

If you think you have the dynamic sales drive that we are looking for, as well as proven experience exceeding sales targets for a renewable energy EPC and Operator, then apply now!



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.

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Education Requirements

A degree in engineering or sales related

Experience Requirements

Proven sales experience with exceeding sales targets
Thorough understanding of PV plant technicalities
Working knowledge of solar PV systems
Energy auditing experience is highly beneficial


You will be responsible for technical tasks such as advisory services and designs 30% of the time, with the other 70% spent on sales responsibilities including developing and maintaining relationships with clients, meeting sales targets and manage sales issues while ensuring client satisfaction at all times.


Excellent English and Afrikaans written and verbal communication skills
Strong ability to build rapport with clients
IT literate
Outstanding salesmanship

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