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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions below, but if you have a question that you can’t find the answer to, get in touch and our team will be more than happy to provide you with an answer!

Candidates

To add your CV to our database, please fill in the form on our CV Submission page. Please make sure you attach your CV and any relevant qualifications. Your information will then be stored in our database. Our recruiters can then refer back to your information when a suitable position becomes available.

No, of course not! AltGen is complaint with the POPIA and GDPR regulations. This means we can’t and won’t send your information to our clients without receiving permission from you to do so. It’s important for us to know if you have been submitted for the same vacancy by another recruitment agency. View our Privacy Policy and POPI Policy.
 

We provide our clients with a premium recruitment service. This could be when their internal capacity doesn’t allow them to effectively manage the recruitment process. Or their expansion requires a level of privacy from competitors in the market. For that reason, AltGen acts as the representative on behalf of the client to undergo their recruitment activities. Click here to view our jobs.

Once you apply for a job, our CV and any other documents you submitted will go through to the recruiter working the specific role. They will then work through it to make sure it matches the requirements of the job. If you meet all the requirements, our recruiters will be in touch with you. We will start the process of submitting you to our client once we have your permission. If you do not hear back from us within 10 days, you can consider your application unsuccessful but continue to keep your eye on our job board and our LinkedIn page as something suitable may become available!

AltGen does not always stipulate the full requirements of the role for various reasons. Thus, our requirement team will carefully screen all applicants in accordance with the client’s full scope of requirements. AltGen ensures that our clients only receive the topmost suited candidates. Therefore, we are not always able to submit all professionals who apply. Click here to view our current vacancies.

Can you guarantee me a job? Unfortunately not as the job market can be volatile. However, apply for any job that you meet the requirements of as this will bring our recruiters attention to you. Alternatively, submit your CV through our website to add it to our database for our recruiters to refer to.

Clients

Why choose AltGen Recruitment? We have over 20 years of professional experience in end-to-end Renewable Energy and Carbon Management recruitment. When working with AltGen, we take the time to understand your company and your hiring needs. We want to ensure we find you the best candidate possible for your vacancy in the shortest possible time. We also regularly attend relevant conferences and networking events to truly become recruitment experts in the field of renewable energy in Africa. Contact us to learn more.

What makes AltGen different to other recruiters? Our recruitment, employment and consulting services provide a holistic solution to our clients that encompasses the entire job lifecycle. Unlike other recruitment agencies, AltGen acts in an advisory capacity throughout the recruitment process. AltGen has a research-driven approach to the work we do. This ensures that clients benefit from receiving the right skills throughout their engagement with us. In addition, we provide a quality-focused service offering. AltGen represents companies well as we take the time to understand our clients deeply.
 

AltGen Recruitment serves a variety of job functions including administration, sales and business development, project development and construction, finance and investment, operations and maintenance. Technologies include wind and solar energy, hydro, carbon consulting, and storage. Our goal is to provide you with a smooth, pain-free way to find the best fit for your company. If you would like to find out more, click here to get in touch.

AltGen Recruitment largely recruits for roles based in South Africa. However, we have extensive experience providing recruitment services throughout Africa. We currently have offices based in South Africa, Kenya and Mauritius with an office in the UK in the works! AltGen is actively growing our talent base and services to extend to the European market. Get in touch to find out how we can assist with your recruitment needs.

We can’t provide you with an exact answer.  The length of time largely depends on the available candidates and a client’s recruitment process. However, once we have conducted our job analysis with you and our T&C’s have been signed, it typically takes us a few days to find candidates and evaluate their suitability for your vacancy. You will receive between 3-5 strong profiles from us. Interviews can take place once you’ve shortlisted the preferred candidates. It is vital that we work collaboratively for a smooth, quick, and effective recruitment process.  We do our best to ensure you have the best candidate for your vacancy at the end of our engagement. To find out more about our process, click here.

Yes. Here at AltGen, we take our responsibility to user’s personal data and privacy very seriously and ensure all our policies and procedures are POPI and GDPR compliant. You will never receive a candidate’s CV from us without the said candidate’s permission. View our Privacy Policy and POPI Policy.

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

Recruitment 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

Innovation & Business Development Manager

“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

Consultant

“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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