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AltGen Referral Programme

AltGen Referral Programme


The South African clean energy market is set to explode…

Did you know that you can benefit from referring top-class candidates in your network to AltGen?

Although AltGen has an extensive network of professionals in our database, we are not always in touch with awesome skills operating under the radar… and that’s where we need your help.


  • Project Developers
    • Must have experience working at wind and solar IPPs for any of the BWR’s
  • Design Engineers
    • PV (utility or rooftop solar) experience
  • Business Developers and Sales professionals
    • Must have experience working at solar C&I and/or supply and distribution companies
  • Wind Engineering
    • Must have experience in conducting project feasibility analysis and studies
  • Power Systems / Grid Studies Engineers
  • Financial Modellers
    • Must have their CFA Level 2 and experience in renewables
  • O&M Engineers
    • Must have Rooftop and/or IPP experience
  • Tailings Engineers
    • With mining experience
  • ESIA Consultants
    • With international experience
  • ESG Assurance Practitioners
  • Commercial Managers
    • For the EPC industry players


If we place a candidate within 3 months from when you referred them to us, we will reward you with R1 000,00!


It’s simple, share our qualifying South African job vacancies to your networks, get them to apply via our website and ask that they list you as their referral in the online application. Your referral candidates will need to have met the scarce skills basic criteria to qualify for the rewards.


AltGen referral rewards programme


  1. To know which of our advertised roles qualify for the programme, simply look out for jobs with the Referral Programme logo (indicated on the right).
  1. Next, share the qualifying referral job adverts with your networks and if they feel that they are a good fit, ask them to apply by completing the online application!

In the form, your referral candidate will find a field to input your details. The field is entitled “Were you referred through our Referral Programme?”

Example of the field for your contact details to be included

NB: Remember we are going to need to get in touch with you if we place your referral, so make sure they have your full name, phone number and email address on hand when they apply for the job!

  1. Once we receive the application form via we will review if your referral candidate is already on our system and send your referral candidate confirmation on if you qualify as their referral candidate. Your candidates will receive a mail from within 10 days from their application confirming the status of your referral.

Remember that the Referral Rewards Programme has a 3-month duration for you to benefit from the placement of the candidate. If we place the candidate within those 3-months for the role they have applied for, we will be in contact to reward you!


This referral programme commences on the 1st of August 2022 and will run up until the 1st of January 2023 (no rewards for placements post the 1st of January 2023 will constitute for a reward). A placement is defined as the date on which a candidate commences employment.

Payments for a referral will only be issued on payment received for the placement by our clients. Payment terms are generally 30 to 45 days from the referral candidates’ start date.

AltGen reserves the right to alter these terms at our discretion.

Sean Gibson

Managing Director

“AltGen is all about effecting change, through people. With integrity, and passion”. 

Managing Director and Founder of the AltGen’ Group. Sean has played a pivotal role in steering and leading the vision and mission of AltGen, making AltGen the only highly specialist renewable energy recruitment firm operating within the renewable energy and sustainability space in Africa. Sean oversees the success of the entire group of AltGen companies.

Sean holds a Master of Philosophy in Sustainable Development from Stellenbosch University as well as an Honours degree from Rhodes University

Robert Veith

Sales Director

“Without quality and intelligent effort, there is no success and no reward.”

Joining AltGen in 2014, Robert started as a Recruitment Consultant and has since become our Recruitment Director overseeing the Recruitment and Executive Search division. Robert has extensive experience in securing talent for rare skills in the energy engineering market, including skills to the likes of Power System Engineers, SCADA Engineers, Project Developers and Electrical Engineering skills specific to design.

Through Robert’s leadership, each recruitment team is enabled to focus on their specific area of expertise, ensuring all client hiring needs are met. Through Robert’s years of dedication to sourcing and securing top talent in the industry, he has a wealth of insight into the skills market and provides our clients with a competitive advantage in a scarce skills environment enabling them to effectively execute on some of the most challenging renewable energy projects across Africa. Robert is also responsible for growth of the engineering recruitment team.

Robert holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing Management from UNISA as well as a National Diploma in Electrical Engineering from CPUT.

Lindy Taylor

Business Development & Innovation Director

“The success of an organisation is defined by its people.”

As the Innovation & Business Development Manager, Lindy is responsible for the marketing and business development activities of AltGen. Through her big picture vision, Lindy has enabled AltGen to remain responsive in the cleantech space. She is responsible for engagements with new clients.
Lindy initially joined AltGen in 2015 and has grown into being an integral member of the senior management team. She ensures a collaborative approach with clients catering to their custom needs. Her focus is on attaining new clients, as well as handling contractual relationships with new and existing stakeholders.
Lindy holds a Bachelor’ Degree in Social Sciences from Rhodes University.

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Chris Roetz

Workforce Management Services: General Manager

“My goal is to deliver exceptional operational performance within AltGen – Northern Cape building on people, energy and sustainability”

Chris Roetz oversees AltGen’s Workforce Management division in the Northern Cape. He is responsible for the successful execution of HR advisory and management services for clients’ utility-scale projects in the region. Currently, Roetz mobilises an outsourced staff complement of over 200 employees. He also steers AltGen’s Solar Works programme in conjunction with his Pofadder based team.

Chris has 20 years of professional experience in an HR and outsourced staffing capacity within the energy environment and holds a National Diploma in Human Resource Management from UNISA.

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Muslim Janoowala

Consulting Services: Senior Consultant & Business Development Lead

“My focus is to be able to do impactful work, being in the front lines of the development sector finding solutions to safe and reliable drinking water, power and sanitation”

Muslim Janoowala drives AltGen’s consulting services arm. Muslim has 10+ years of experience in the renewable energy, water and general engineering space in Eastern Africa and has played an instrumental role in the success of AltGen consulting engagement on the AFD Green Mini-grid Programme in Kenya. His expertise caters to M&E activities, project management, impact analysis and assessments of funded water and renewable energy programmes that “enlighten” and uplift communities in rural Africa.

Muslim holds an MSc in Construction Management from Cass Business School and a Bachelor of Engineering in Architectural Environment Engineering from the University of Nottingham.

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Wiehahn de Jager

Senior Consultant & Team Lead

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”

Wiehahn de Jager has specialist recruitment expertise in the finance sector and has worked on various mandates for large international and national clients on both a retained and contingency basis. Wiehahn has gained an in-depth understanding of the professional skills operating within the capital markets, fin-tech, and green finance space, with a keen focus on talented professionals within the African context. He has a strong track record successfully working on a range of skill levels, from Directors to Analysts, with a special focus on professionals from mid-level up to Corporate Executives.

Wiehahn holds a Bachelor in Law from the University of Stellenbosch.

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Robert Slater

Senior Consultant & Team Lead

“I love to serve people and be the steppingstone between them and their dream job.”

Robert Slater is an expert in the talent acquisition of carbon management, environmental and social governance-related professionals across Africa. Robert has successfully closed mandates for clients who are focused on sourcing skills with experience in climate change, clean cooking, sustainability, and agricultural environments.

Slater cares deeply for people and the planet, he has a Life Coach Training certification from New Insights and volunteers at ON A MISSION, an NPO which enables businesses and individuals to invest in carbon offset projects. He holds an Honours Degree in Environmental Management from UNISA.

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Natascha Marais


“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. I look for people who want to change the world and introduce them to like-minded companies.”

Natascha Marais is highly skilled when it comes to sourcing those “unicorns” for our clients in the OEM, AI and technology, economic development, and legal spaces.

Natascha has proven experience in identifying and onboarding professionals to the likes of business developers, sales, and account managers as well as technical sales or software developer skills.

Marais holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Law from Pearson Institute.


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