16 Sep 2021
Cape Town / Johannesburg, South Africa
Job Type
Up to R700K excluding commission
Start Date
Rooftop Solar
Base Salary
Market Related
Renewable Energy
Job Location - Postal Code
Southern Africa
Contact Name
Robert Slater
Western Cape / Gauteng


We are on the hunt for a Business Developer who is highly knowledgeable about the C&I market space in SA! This is exciting role will give you the opportunity to develop our client’s solar pipeline in South Africa by carrying projects through to the RTB phase! If you think you’ve got what it takes, carry on reading!

To be the person we’re looking for, you need a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Business with 6+ years of experience developing energy projects and 2+ years experience within the solar industry. In order to be able to apply, you must have previous B2B experience within the renewable energy industry – this is non-negotiable! It is also important that you can tell us about your previous success in developing solar projects. As you will find yourself needing to negotiate and deal with various stakeholders and clients, it is vital that you have excellent negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills! Your attention to detail is outstanding, and you can easily multitask and handle multiple projects at different stages at the same time. As the Business Developer, your actions will revolve around creating new projects, creating new projects with partners, and conducting due diligence, sourcing and negotiations of current projects. Other responsibilities include substantiating the economic feasibility of each project and creating business plans for these projects, correlating technical studies with internal engineering resources or external consultants, supporting the preparation of financial documents for project finance, improving and developing the reporting, monitoring and planning tools, and checking on the data-room, reviewing legal and technical documents.

If you aren’t already excited about this role, there is the potential for it to become a management/supervisory role! If you have a passion for renewable energy and believe it is the way forward, this is definitely the company for you to join!

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Business

Experience Requirements

  • 6+ years of experience in developing energy projects
  • 2+ years experience within the solar industry
  • Previous business-to-business experience within the renewable energy industry is non-negotiable
  • Previous experience successful developing solar projects within South Africa – we want to see your project list!


Your main responsibilities will be creating new projects, creating projects with partners and conducting due diligence, sourcing and negotiations of current projects. Your other responsibilities will include providing input and recommendations on the commercial strategies the company carries out, sourcing new opportunities using networks in the C&I markets, presenting commercial offers to clients, auditing, bidding and negotiating the projects for sale, and securing land ownership with the off taker.


  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills
  • Robust interpersonal skills
  • Ability to speak French is beneficial
  • Ability to lead and manage a team
  • Ability to work independently
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Strong ability to multitask – handle multiple projects at different stages at the same time
  • Ability to work and deliver under pressure
  • Must have a driver’s license

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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