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WHO ARE WE?

AltGen stands as a consortium of companies united by a deep commitment to the planet’s well-being, driven by the vision of fostering a greener, more sustainable world.

Our primary focus lies in harnessing the potential of human capital within the Renewable Energy, Climate-Change, and Cleantech industries.

With a team of over 20 dedicated professionals, we proudly lead the global charge in recruitment, employment services, and HR-related consulting specifically tailored to the Renewable Energy and Sustainability industries.

At the heart of AltGen’s success lies our dedicated team of professionals, who serve as the very foundation of our mission. Our sterling track record speaks to our expertise in tackling the human-centric challenges faced by our clients. 

We take pride in providing comprehensive solutions that guide our clients through every step of the job creation journey. Together, our team maintains an unwavering commitment to transforming the world into a cleaner, more sustainable place.

OUR VALUES

Integrity

We strive to foster a culture where integrity guides our decision-making, and transparent communication is key within our team and with our stakeholders.

Teamwork

We believe in the power of collaboration to amplify our influence and drive meaningful change in the realm of green energy

Accountability

We take this responsibility seriously, understanding that our decisions and initiatives have a far-reaching impact on the environment and the communities we serve.

Inclusion

Our commitment to diversity extends beyond words, as we actively seek to create opportunities and provide support for individuals from all backgrounds, ensuring that they have an equal and inclusive space to thrive and succeed.

Quality

We uphold the highest standards in our recruitment practices, placing a strong emphasis on sustainability at every step of the process.

FIND YOUR NEXT CAREER MOVE AT ALTGEN

The coming years promise exponential growth in the global renewable energy sector. In response to the surging demand for seasoned talent among our clients, we are rapidly expanding our teams and establishing new ones in promising regions, markets, and disciplines.

With unforgettable incentive events and trips, a diverse and inclusive social culture, and dedicated support and training for all our team members, our appeal is evident.

Explore our current job opportunities below and take the first step towards a rewarding career by applying today!

Feel free to send us your LinkedIn Profile to keep on file, even if one of the below roles isn’t quite the perfect fit!

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THE ALTGEN CULTURE

At AltGen, we are a fast-paced team that thrives on collaboration and achieving our goals. Here are some frequently asked questions that may help you discern whether you would be a good fit at AltGen.

AltGen is primarily focused on empowering employees to take ownership of their work and providing them with the necessary resources and support to succeed. The company values collaboration, open communication, and transparency. Overall, the leadership style is characterized by a strong emphasis on teamwork, innovation, and a commitment to delivering high-quality results.

AltGen is a company that highly values teamwork in its culture. Our focus is on people, energy, and sustainability, and these principles are deeply ingrained in our work culture, guiding us in everything we do. We believe in fostering a collaborative, open and honest work environment. Our culture reflects our commitment to excellence and our passion for making a positive impact in the world.

AltGen offers several opportunities for professional development and growth. We provide training programs, mentorship, and encourage our employees to attend networking events to enhance their skills and advance their careers. Furthermore, AltGen motivates employees to take on new challenges and responsibilities to further develop their expertise and knowledge.

Those who thrive in a fast-paced environment and who share our passion for sustainability and renewable energy. They are driven, innovative, and have a strong desire to make a positive impact on the world. They are also self-managed, collaborative, adaptable, and open-minded, as AltGen is dynamic and constantly evolving. Additionally, individuals who possess strong problem-solving skills, a willingness to learn, and a commitment to personal and professional growth tend to excel in this environment.

At AltGen, we prioritise diversity and inclusion as fundamental aspects of our company culture. We believe that diverse teams drive innovation, creativity, and overall success. Our team consists of 71.4% female staff and we are dedicated to growing a diverse presence within the Renewable Energy and Sustainability Industries.

Sean Gibson

Managing Director

“AltGen is all about effecting change, through people. With integrity, and passion”. 

Managing Director and Founder of the AltGen’ Group. Sean has played a pivotal role in steering and leading the vision and mission of AltGen, making AltGen the only highly specialist renewable energy recruitment firm operating within the renewable energy and sustainability space in Africa. Sean oversees the success of the entire group of AltGen companies.

Sean holds a Master of Philosophy in Sustainable Development from Stellenbosch University as well as an Honours degree from Rhodes University

Robert Veith

Sales Director

“Without quality and intelligent effort, there is no success and no reward.”

Joining AltGen in 2014, Robert started as a Recruitment Consultant and has since become our Recruitment Director overseeing the Recruitment and Executive Search division. Robert has extensive experience in securing talent for rare skills in the energy engineering market, including skills to the likes of Power System Engineers, SCADA Engineers, Project Developers and Electrical Engineering skills specific to design.

Through Robert’s leadership, each recruitment team is enabled to focus on their specific area of expertise, ensuring all client hiring needs are met. Through Robert’s years of dedication to sourcing and securing top talent in the industry, he has a wealth of insight into the skills market and provides our clients with a competitive advantage in a scarce skills environment enabling them to effectively execute on some of the most challenging renewable energy projects across Africa. Robert is also responsible for growth of the engineering recruitment team.

Robert holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing Management from UNISA as well as a National Diploma in Electrical Engineering from CPUT.

Lindy Taylor

Business Development & Innovation Director

“The success of an organisation is defined by its people.”

As the Innovation & Business Development Manager, Lindy is responsible for the marketing and business development activities of AltGen. Through her big picture vision, Lindy has enabled AltGen to remain responsive in the cleantech space. She is responsible for engagements with new clients.
 
Lindy initially joined AltGen in 2015 and has grown into being an integral member of the senior management team. She ensures a collaborative approach with clients catering to their custom needs. Her focus is on attaining new clients, as well as handling contractual relationships with new and existing stakeholders.
 
Lindy holds a Bachelor’ Degree in Social Sciences from Rhodes University.

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Chris Roetz

Workforce Management Services: General Manager

“My goal is to deliver exceptional operational performance within AltGen – Northern Cape building on people, energy and sustainability”

Chris Roetz oversees AltGen’s Workforce Management division in the Northern Cape. He is responsible for the successful execution of HR advisory and management services for clients’ utility-scale projects in the region. Currently, Roetz mobilises an outsourced staff complement of over 200 employees. He also steers AltGen’s Solar Works programme in conjunction with his Pofadder based team.

Chris has 20 years of professional experience in an HR and outsourced staffing capacity within the energy environment and holds a National Diploma in Human Resource Management from UNISA.

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Muslim Janoowala

Consulting Services: Senior Consultant & Business Development Lead

“My focus is to be able to do impactful work, being in the front lines of the development sector finding solutions to safe and reliable drinking water, power and sanitation”

Muslim Janoowala drives AltGen’s consulting services arm. Muslim has 10+ years of experience in the renewable energy, water and general engineering space in Eastern Africa and has played an instrumental role in the success of AltGen consulting engagement on the AFD Green Mini-grid Programme in Kenya. His expertise caters to M&E activities, project management, impact analysis and assessments of funded water and renewable energy programmes that “enlighten” and uplift communities in rural Africa.

Muslim holds an MSc in Construction Management from Cass Business School and a Bachelor of Engineering in Architectural Environment Engineering from the University of Nottingham.

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Wiehahn de Jager

Senior Consultant & Team Lead

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”

Wiehahn de Jager has specialist recruitment expertise in the finance sector and has worked on various mandates for large international and national clients on both a retained and contingency basis. Wiehahn has gained an in-depth understanding of the professional skills operating within the capital markets, fin-tech, and green finance space, with a keen focus on talented professionals within the African context. He has a strong track record successfully working on a range of skill levels, from Directors to Analysts, with a special focus on professionals from mid-level up to Corporate Executives.

Wiehahn holds a Bachelor in Law from the University of Stellenbosch.

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Robert Slater

Senior Consultant & Team Lead

“I love to serve people and be the steppingstone between them and their dream job.”

Robert Slater is an expert in the talent acquisition of carbon management, environmental and social governance-related professionals across Africa. Robert has successfully closed mandates for clients who are focused on sourcing skills with experience in climate change, clean cooking, sustainability, and agricultural environments.

Slater cares deeply for people and the planet, he has a Life Coach Training certification from New Insights and volunteers at ON A MISSION, an NPO which enables businesses and individuals to invest in carbon offset projects. He holds an Honours Degree in Environmental Management from UNISA.

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Natascha Marais

Consultant

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. I look for people who want to change the world and introduce them to like-minded companies.”

Natascha Marais is highly skilled when it comes to sourcing those “unicorns” for our clients in the OEM, AI and technology, economic development, and legal spaces.

Natascha has proven experience in identifying and onboarding professionals to the likes of business developers, sales, and account managers as well as technical sales or software developer skills.

Marais holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Law from Pearson Institute.

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