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Energy & Climate Recruitment

The cleantech and the green energy market is seeing massive growth these days and the world is beginning to realise the importance of sustainable power sources and the significance of the environment and climate in all aspects of our lives. Each consultant in our Recruitment team specialises in a niche field within the renewable energy and sustainability industries, these divisions consisting of Engineering, Business and Project Development and EPC, Financial Management, Legal and Impact Investing, and Climate Change, Carbon Management and ESG.

The AltGen unique organisational design, allows us to effectively and efficiently execute on some of the most challenging recruitment assignments, be this on a success-based, retained, or in-house.

Our Energy and Climate Recruitment teams are managed and rewarded on collaboration, allowing them to focus on developing lucrative networks and deep knowledge within their areas of expertise while servicing the client across all departments. Consequently, the synergy that exists within our team, even across 5 countries, is one of the key reasons for our very lucrative and vast network and has helped us optimise and streamline our recruitment processes.

We benefit from the insights we blend from one division to the other when it comes to understanding the job creation life-cycle, and our clients reap the rewards of our embedded industry knowledge. Undeniably, our goal is to accelerate access to energy and help businesses meet their triple bottom-line objectives.


Recruitment Process

Unsure of what to expect when working with us? 

Fear not, you are in safe hands as our time-tested “Steps 2 Success” will ensure that your engagement with us runs seamlessly and that your project milestones are met.

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Our Team

“Our team is made up of passionate individuals who have found a home in effecting change through people.”

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The AltGen team focuses on delivering world-class customer support, which is reinforced by our depth of knowledge in the field and our ability to understand our client’s detailed needs. Each consultant is trained in all aspects of recruitment, honing their skill, and developing their experience in a specific technical discipline, be it engineering, finance, sustainability, legal, or economic development. Our training process is very comprehensive, ensuring extensive knowledge and understanding of AltGen and the nature of recruitment, as well as the cleantech, green energy, and sustainability markets

For us, it’s about rapport. Thus, we pride ourselves on creating a strong client and candidate relationship and facilitating a smooth as well as enjoyable hiring journey. 

So, if you think you’ve got what it takes to join our dream team then be sure to get in touch!

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strategically located across Africa and the UK , enabling us to access the continents major energy market hubs

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10 000

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500 years

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Our track record is a testament to our embedded knowledge

We have built a reputation in the market for our holistic understanding of skills…

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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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