20 Dec 2021
Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa
Job Type
Market Related
Start Date
Southern Africa
Contact Name
Natascha Marais


We have a unique opportunity available for someone to join our client’s team as the Scientist and Assistant Manager. This role will be a combination of management and operations where you’ll be responsible for plant operation and implementation of the Plant Manager’s directives.

In order to apply, you must be willing to be located on-site, and it is non-negotiable that you have previous plant experience – actually working on a plant. You need to be someone who has excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to work autonomously when needed. You’re a team player who knows how to motivate and lead people and you are proficient with algorithms and know when to apply them. Your operational responsibilities will include monitoring anaerobic digestion processes through organic loading, stabilising the reactor sludge through controlling the PH and temperature fluctuations, monitoring and improving methane production, and reactor design configuration. From the Assistant Manager perspective, your responsibilities will include liaising with the general staff on company plants, implementing management directives with regard to plant staff, showcasing the future of biogas accumulations, and assisting the plant manager when needed.

If you think you’re able to wear these two hats successfully and meet the requirements we’re looking for, then apply now!

Education Requirements

  • Relevant degree

Experience Requirements

  • Previous plant experience is essential


Your responsibilities will include both assistant manager duties and operational duties. These include monitoring anaerobic digestion process through organic loading, monitoring and enhancing methane production, reactor design configurations, supporting the plant manager when needed – both operationally and managerially, implementing management directives with regard to plant staff, and liaising with feedstock suppliers.


  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Robust written and verbal communication skills
  • IT literate
  • Good managerial skills

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 | Green Hydrogen

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