4 Apr 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa
Job Type
R500K - R1.1M CTC per annum
Start Date
Southern Africa
Contact Name
Robert Slater


This is one of those career opportunities that doesn’t come along too often, our client is one of the most sought after ESG Advisory firms to join, they operate across the world (with offices in multiple jurisdictions), they have grown to over 60 experts in just over 6 years and work with the biggest names in the finance market. Working alongside a leading firm with a track record as substantial as this client… is something many ESG experts have been trying to do!

We are looking for an expert who has come from a sustainability finance space (having consulted with banks, investors and funders in this space), AND who has practical experience leading and managing mid-to-large environmental and social due diligence activities as well as monitoring the success of these activities (for projects in emerging markets). Ideally, you will be someone who has worked across multiple sectors (making you highly versatile) and be well versed with the pertaining standards (e.g. IFC Performance Standards, Equator Principles etc). You will find yourself playing a key role in mitigating ESG risks and spotting opportunities that deliver commercial sound incentives to do so. In this role, you will find yourself developing E&S Management Systems, managing projects, and deploying innovative strategies in E&S services space, specific to human rights, carbon and climate change, land acquisitions, gender impact and investment into green finance. Further to this, you will be responsible for the delivery of E&S Training and Capacity Building and collaborating with external consultants who will provide input regarding distil insights, development tools etc.

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for, APPLY NOW!

Education Requirements

  • Masters Engineering, Sciences, or Commercial related fields of study

Experience Requirements

  • 5+ years of practical experience in ESG consulting space
  • In-depth E&S due diligence assessment experience on medium to large scale projects (various sectors in emerging markets)
  • Strong project management and site-based experience
  • Proven experience driving innovative strategies for clients in the finance space to adopt (as well as the monitoring thereof)


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Robust staff management and stakeholder management skills
  • Brilliant analytical skills
  • IT literate, especially with MS Office

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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