AltGen Africa
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    19 March 2024
    Charles Crescent, Strathavon, Sandton, South Africa
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    Solar PV & Wind
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    Lebohang Nkupane


    If you are interested in getting into the electricity trading game, it's time to lay your cards on the table. We are looking for a Head of Commercial in the renewable energy industry that has strong project management experience in the C&I space.

    Our client, a high-growth multibillion-dollar energy company, is seeking a Head of Commercial to assist in driving the expansion of their company into the South African market. They are looking for a candidate with a strong background in project finance, maths, management, maths modelling, and negotiating with major industry stakeholders.

    Your portfolio should showcase successful closing of multimillion-dollar international M&A deals and PPA and EPC agreements, resulting in a strong network of industry stakeholders.

    If you possess the expertise we're seeking, we'd love to hear from you. Apply now to join our client’s team.

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    Education Requirements

    • Bachelors degree in Finance or Business Science
    • Or bachelors degree in other relevant field

    Experience Requirements

    • 5+ years of experience in project management in the renewable energy industry in South Africa
    • Project finance experience
    • Registered CA would be advantageous


    Working alongside the Business Development team, you would play a key role in shaping and implementing our client’s broader Business Development Strategy in South Africa.

    • Originating project development and M&A opportunities (particularly in sectors such as Commercial & Industrial and Energy Trading)
    • Lead our client’s involvement in the REIPP program, overseeing the review of tender requirements, structuring, and submission of bid responses
    • Lead in developing projects to financial close, securing permits as needed, and ensuring close collaboration with finance, the financial modelling team, legal, HR, and technical and operational teams
    • Negotiate documentation, including Offtake Agreements, JDA Term Sheets, JDAs, Shareholder Agreements, and Share Purchase Agreements, in collaboration with legal and finance teams
    • Identifying, managing, and mitigating risks throughout the development, construction, and operational phases
    • Due diligence process for M&A and Project Finance transactions, including negotiating key project documents such as PPAs, SPAs, and Finance Agreements
    • Coordinate due diligence, review data rooms, and support valuation and offer preparation for project acquisitions and financial close


    • Maths and financial modelling
    • Results-driven
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Decisive and firm decision maker
    • Willingness to travel across Africa

    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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