15 Sep 2021
Cape Town, South Africa
Job Type
R800K - R1M CTC per annum
Start Date
Base Salary
Renewable Energy
Job Location - Postal Code
Southern Africa
Contact Name
Robert Veith
Western Cape


*Please note: Only apply if you have a B.Eng or B.Sci from a reputable university. Your application won't be considered without it.

We are looking for a visionary Chief Operating Officer to oversee our client’s EPC and O&M departmental outputs while ensuring superb dealings and relationships with clients. If you have previous COO experience as well as experience within the renewable energy industry, then keep reading…

In addition to the required experience, you must have a B.Eng  in Electro-Mechanical, Mechatronics or Mechanical Engineering in order to apply! The successful candidate will be an exemplary leader with outstanding business acumen and have a sound understanding of business strategies. Our client is looking for a COO to play a key role in creating and implementing scalable operating systems to cater for rapid growth within the business, this requires you to have a good understanding and knowledge of ISO9001 and ISO45001 as well as the ability to make strategic, calculate decisions to ensure high-value assets are produced. You will find yourself responsible for making certain the execution team produces top quality, uniform products across the various regions, overseeing and maintaining organisational key project milestones, focusing on development and retention of internal technical IP, driving efficiency in department interactions and outputs, and overseeing warehousing and storage solutions for the organisations.

If the ideal person we’ve described matches you to the tee, we would love for you to apply! Apply now!

Education Requirements

  • B.Eng in Electro-Mechanical, Mechatronics or Mechanical Engineering
  • Master's in Engineering is highly beneficial

Experience Requirements

  • 5+ year in a similar position with experience managing a company’s human resources, finances, operations and strategies
  • Previous experience in the renewable energy industry
  • Good understanding and knowledge of ISO9001 and ISO 45001


Your responsibilities include carrying out organisational strategic plans, overseeing warehousing and storage solutions for the organisation, creating repeatable operating systems, overseeing the construction team movements and drive planning, maintaining and monitoring employee satisfaction, and supervising the execution teams KPI’s.


  • Exceptional leadership skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal as well as verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to make strategic, calculated decisions
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • IT literate

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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