Project Developer – Renewable Energy

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Job Description


Project Origination and Development:

– Identify potential renewable energy projects.
– Conduct initial risk assessments and site visits.
– Negotiate land lease agreements and secure land parcels.

Commercial Negotiations and Regulatory Compliance:

– Facilitate negotiations for agreements such as land leases, servitudes, and environmental impact assessments.
– Secure permits, licenses, and authorizations from government departments and regulatory bodies.

Budget and Stakeholder Management:

– Manage internal and external consultant costs within development budgets.
– Coordinate with project stakeholders, including opponents and Interested and Affected Parties.

Risk Mitigation and Due Diligence:

– Develop strategies to mitigate risks and secure necessary permits and licenses.
– Coordinate due diligence processes for project acquisitions and financial close.

Renewable Energy Procurement Support:

– Assist in the company’s participation in Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programs and private off-taker bid submissions.
– Support Project Director during financial close and compliance with regulatory standards.

Relationship Building and Market Monitoring:

– Foster relationships with consultants, regulatory authorities, landowners, and partners.
– Monitor market developments and identify opportunities and threats to the company’s strategy.


Bachelor’s degree in B Tech, BSC science/engineering, or B Com.
Minimum 5 years of professional experience as a renewable energy Project Developer in South Africa.
Proficiency in project management, negotiation, and contract management.
Knowledge of rural South African context, administrations, environmental law, and BBB-EE code.
Sound understanding of MS Office tools and willingness to travel with a valid driver’s license.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence without direct authority.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills for various audiences.
Creative thinking and problem-solving abilities.
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Salary: negotiable.