AltGen Africa
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    28 March 2024
    45 Elizabeth St, North End, Gqeberha, South Africa
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    Wind / Solar PV / BESS
    Renewable Energy
    Job Location Postal Code
    Eastern Cape
    Contact Name
    Eniele Roux


    So, we heard a secret that we wanted to let you in on...

    One of the biggest IPPs in Sub-Saharan Africa is looking for a Project Developer to contribute their expertise to their growing portfolio of projects (pssst! Over 100MW worth).

    They are looking for a candidate that understands the South African energy market in all respects and has a genuine passion for the environment. We’re talking everything from administrative systems to environmental law.

    With support from a Senior Project Developer, your core purpose would be to secure all of the necessary land rights, authorisations, permits, and licenses required to build and operate renewable energy projects. Essentially, they need someone who can handle government-level red tape.

    If you consider your negotiation skills to rival that of Captain Phillips, we want to hear from you!

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    Education Requirements

    • Bachelors degree in technology, science, engineering, or business field

    Experience Requirements

    • 5+ years of experience as a Project Developer in the renewable energy industry in South Africa
    • Embedded knowledge of South African administrations, environmental law, and BBB-EE Code
    • Project Development experience in rural South African regions


    As a Project Developer, your role entails a wide range of responsibilities aimed at identifying, originating, and managing renewable energy projects. You would be tasked with identifying potential project areas, conducting initial risk assessments, negotiating land lease agreements, and securing necessary permits and licenses from various government departments. Additionally, you would manage internal and external project costs, oversee stakeholder engagement during the development phase, and implement risk mitigation strategies to ensure project success.

    Collaborating closely with senior project developers, you would contribute to due diligence processes, support the company's participation in renewable energy procurement programs, and assist in achieving financial close for projects. Maintaining relationships with external stakeholders, monitoring market developments, and identifying opportunities and threats to the company's strategy are also key aspects of the role.


    • Project and contract management
    • Excellent negotiator
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Confident presenter in all contexts (Boardrooms, local community meetings, press relations)
    • Out of the box thinker
    • Analytical mindset
    • Proficient in MS Office Suite
    • Driver’s license

    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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