AltGen Africa
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    13 May 2024
    252 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa
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    Solar & Wind
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    Renewable Energy
    Job Location Postal Code
    Western Cape
    Contact Name
    Priscilla Gibson


    Are you the most qualified person in the room? Might be time to find a new room... We're looking for an Operations Director whose CV SCREAMS IPP experience.

    Our client manages a global portfolio of nearly 1.5 GW of renewable energy projects and is seeking an individual with EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE in the IPP space, to bridge the gap between their board and on-site engineers. This role entails overseeing all operational aspects of the plant.

    The ideal candidate should possess over 5 years of leadership experience in managing utility-scale onshore wind plants and a background in setting up control room systems. The primary focus will be on managing and maintaining the DSC/SCADA and ensuring cyber security compliance.  Importantly this role involves communicating, managing, and reporting plant performance across departments and management levels.

    Apply now and take the next step in your green career!

    To streamline our process and prevent any potential inconvenience, please be aware that candidates without prior experience in renewable energy will not be considered for this role.

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    Education Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in electrical or mechanical engineering
    • Post graduate qualification or master’s degree is preferred

    Experience Requirements

    • 8+ years’ experience in a leadership/management role at a utility-scale on-shore wind or solar plant
    • Experience with OPEX and CAPEX budgeting systems
    • Systems engineering experience is advantageous
    • Previous wind and solar PV experience


    The role encompasses various responsibilities across reporting, strategic support, operational and health & safety management, people management, financial oversight, commercial activities, stakeholder relations/compliance, systems engineering, information technology, performance analysis, and power and plant engineering.

    The position also involves leading and directing functions related to systems engineering, information technology, and power and plant engineering, with a focus on asset management, performance analysis, and engineering systems. Responsibilities extend to legal, financial, and operational advisory roles, ensuring compliance with industry policies and regulations such as the OHS Act 16.2. Additionally, the candidate will nurture client relationships and oversee financial matters. This opportunity offers significant responsibility and the chance to advance one's career with a globally recognized organisation.

    Additionally, the role entails overseeing grid code planning, technical scoping, procurement, and supporting business development initiatives.


    • Conversational Afrikaans is an advantage
    • Strong interpersonal skills

    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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