14 Sep 2021
East Africa, South Africa
Job Type
Market Related
Start Date
Base Salary
Market Related
Renewable Energy
Eastern Africa
Contact Name
Wiehahn de Jager
East Africa


AltGen is looking for a professional Managing Director to join a multinational IPP that has revenue-generating PPA’s with multiple governments. Our client has active interests in the south-eastern region of Africa, leading to you finding yourself responsible for heading up operations in this region, with an eye on future developments. 

If you are the person we’re looking for, you’ll combine the technical and commercial aspects of utility-scale renewable energy projects. You will determine the bigger picture with long-term goals in mind as your priority will be the oversight of operational assets and maximising the value of these assets within the region. You will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business or a relevant field with previous management experience. Additionally, experience in maximizing the revenue of power generation is non-negotiable, and you need to have a solid understanding of budgeting and financial planning, especially as it relates to the unique challenges of the African region. As the Managing Director, you will be responsible for developing and improving relationships with stakeholders in both the public and private space requiring you to have excellent networking, interpersonal and communication skills. It’s important that you are flexible and enjoy the prospect of travelling because, in order to execute this role properly, you will be based in the region where our client’s projects are based for majority of the time.  As this role is a Senior position, you can be certain it has the remuneration to match!

It’s important that through your application it stands out to us that you are ambitious, self-motivated and have excellent business acumen. If you’ve got what it takes to successfully execute this role, apply now to tell us why you’re the ideal candidate! 

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or relevant field 
  • MBA is beneficial 

Experience Requirements

  • Previous management experience 
  • Solid understanding of budgeting and financial planning


Your responsibilities will include the management of operational assets and increasing the profitability of these assets, creating and improving relationships with various stakeholders in the public and private sphere, producing business performance reports, and handling communications with clients. 


  • Excellent networking, interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Strong organisational skills 
  • Self-motivated and driven 
  • Business acumen 
  • Ability to make decisions under pressure 
  • 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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