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    11 May 2023
    36 Scott Road, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
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    Renewable Energy
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    Job Location Postal Code
    Western Cape
    Contact Name
    Naydene Varnicker


    Looking for a career opportunity where your legal expertise can make a significant impact? Look no further! Our client is seeking a diligent Legal and Contracts Manager to join their team and help them navigate the intricacies of the legal landscape while providing innovative solutions that drive their business forward. Our client is an independent power producer with a focus on solar and wind generation facilities, as well as battery energy storage systems. Join a company that has strong financial backing, an innovative operational and capital structure, and one that is poised to make a significant contribution to the low-carbon energy transition in South Africa and the rest of the continent. Plus, the client has a demonstrated track record of success in cleantech transactions for private off-takers with more than 320 MWs of wind and solar facilities in the financial close process. 

    As our ideal candidate, you have obtained your LLM with a specialisation in Contract Management and are equipped with at least 5 years of experience in project finance, banking, and finance, or a related field, with a focus on infrastructure. You have experience in managing legal aspects of project transactions from the bidding and tendering stage up to the financial close. You are a highly competitive professional who is equipped with sound knowledge of industry regulations and has shown compliance with NERSA requirements throughout your bidding engagements procedures. With your strong and proven track record of working on the negotiation of mandates and term sheets with lenders, you have successfully secured the contract for renewable energy projects in the developer and IPP space. You have employed your expertise in a strategic manner to pinpoint potential shortcomings and minimize legal and compliance risks while developing bids.

    You possess a strong focus on delivering practical and effective solutions with a keen eye on business outcomes, that align with the project mandates. You are ideally, a detail-oriented professional with excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. Your communication and negotiation skills are exceptional, enabling you to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders. As a detail-oriented professional, you have successfully managed a diverse portfolio of complex projects with a positive and proactive attitude. You are someone that takes in large quantities of information translates it into workable solutions, has a helicopter view of the intricacies which may lead to legal risks and takes due diligence measures to ensure that T’s are carefully crossed, and i's are dotted.

    This is a unique opportunity to use your legal expertise in a meaningful way while making a real difference in the world. Apply today to join our client as a Legal and Contracts Manager, we look forward to receiving your application!

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    Education Requirements

    • LLM / LLB

    Experience Requirements

    • Proven experience in negotiating, preparing, and reviewing legal agreements, including PPA, EPC, and O&M agreements experience within the renewable energy industry is preferable
    • You have effectively managed the drafting of notices and obtaining consent, oversaw the CP checklist
    • Provided a legal review on the preparation and implementation of transaction documents such as PPA’s, IA’s and DA’s
    • You have gained valuable working experience from at least one of the big 5 law firms in South Africa


    As the leading legal function supporting the Head of Transactions, your specific responsibilities include implementing renewable energy project transactions by negotiating, preparing, and reviewing legal agreements to bring them to a financial close. You'll lead the legal review and approval of the project and financial documents, support the Head of Legal with legal advisor appointments and legal due diligence processes, assist with transaction structuring, and coordinate with other departments to meet timelines and deliverables. You'll play a vital role in ensuring that the projects meet all legal requirements and are executed with precision and care. As a key member of the team, you'll collaborate with Engineers, Project Managers, and other professionals to negotiate contracts, manage risks, and ensure compliance with industry regulations such as NERSA. When capacity allows, you'll also support other in-house teams responsible for project development and implementation.


    • Proficient in English (spoken and written)
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Perform well under pressure
    • Ability to manage multiple concurrent deadlines

    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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