New Southern Energy
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    18 March 2024
    Unit 1a Alchemy, 86 Capricorn Drive, Capricorn Park, Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa
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    Renewable Energy
    Job Location Postal Code
    Western Cape
    Contact Name
    Janice Thorpe


    New Southern Energy (NSE) is a forward-thinking renewable energy company dedicated to driving the adoption of clean and sustainable energy solutions. Specialising in utility-scale solar projects with a focus on wheeling, we are at the forefront of innovation in the renewable energy sector. We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Head of Project Development to lead our wheeling solar project development efforts and contribute to the company's mission of creating a greener future.  This role is for Project Development in Southern and Eastern Africa.


    • Competitive salary and performance-based incentives.
    • Opportunities for professional development and career advancement in a growing industry.
    • A collaborative and inclusive work environment that values diversity and innovation.

    Education Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree in engineering, environmental science, business administration, or related field.
    • Master's degree or professional certification in renewable energy or project management is preferred.

    Experience Requirements

    • Minimum 3 years’ experience in utility-scale solar project development, with a demonstrated track record of successfully leading and delivering projects in the wheeling sector.
    • In-depth knowledge of wheeling regulations, policies, and market dynamics, with a strong understanding of utility-scale solar project development processes and best practices.
    • Proficiency in project management tools, financial modeling software, and Microsoft Office suite.


    • Develop and implement strategic plans for the development of utility-scale solar projects with a focus on wheeling, including site identification, land acquisition, permitting, interconnection, and financing.
    • Lead a team of project developers and coordinators to drive the successful execution of solar projects, ensuring alignment with company goals, timelines, and budgetary constraints.
    • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including engineering, finance, legal, and regulatory affairs teams, to evaluate project feasibility, assess risks, and optimize project design and financing structures.
    • Cultivate and maintain relationships with landowners, government agencies, utilities, and other stakeholders to secure land leases, permits, interconnection agreements, and other necessary approvals for project development.
    • Lead negotiations for power purchase agreements (PPAs), off-take agreements, and other contracts with utility companies, corporate buyers, or other stakeholders to secure revenue streams for wheeling solar projects.
    • Stay abreast of market trends, policy developments, and regulatory changes related to wheeling and renewable energy, and provide strategic insights to inform project development decisions.
    • Oversee the preparation and submission of project proposals, applications, and reports to regulatory agencies, utilities, and other relevant entities, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
    • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance project development processes, optimize costs, and streamline project delivery timelines.


    • Proven leadership and team management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a diverse team of professionals to achieve common goals.
    • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders at all levels.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with attention to detail and accuracy in project planning, financial analysis, and risk assessment.
    • Willingness to travel as needed to project sites, meetings, and industry events.
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment, managing multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.
    • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and make data-driven decisions to achieve project objectives.
    • Flexibility to adapt to changing market conditions, regulatory requirements, and business needs.

    Who Is AltGen?

    We offer recruitment, consulting and employment services with a focus on recruitment for renewable energy and sustainability jobs across the globe. AltGen is a renewable energy recruitment agency with offices in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Kenya, Mauritius, and the United Kingdom, 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 renewable energy and sustainability industry. We operate throughout the world and are rapidly expanding.

    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 | Green Hydrogen | Wheeling | Energy Trading | ESG | Sustainability | Carbon Management.

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