Energy Business Development Project Manager C&I
A renowned South African renewable energy business is seeking dynamic and
ambitious Business Development Project Manager to join their team, with a
specific focus on commercial and industrial (C&I) solar projects.
candidate will possess a strong interest in project management and demonstrate
knowledge of the renewable energy sector, particularly in the C&I solar
segment in South Africa. Reporting directly to the Head of Development, this
role requires familiarity with the technical, contractual, financial, and
licensing aspects of renewable energy projects, with a focus on C&I solar
·Business Development: Support the
identification and pursuit of new business opportunities in the C&I solar
sector, including site identification and engagement with potential off-takers.
·Project Management: Assist in the
execution of renewable energy projects, ensuring adherence to timelines,
budget, and key milestones.
·Collaborate with cross-functional
teams, including engineering, finance, legal, and regulatory, to ensure project
·Technical Support: Provide technical
support throughout the project lifecycle, including feasibility assessments,
site evaluations, and technical specifications review.
·Contract Management: Assist in the
negotiation and management of contracts with clients, suppliers, contractors,
and other stakeholders. Ensure contracts accurately reflect project
requirements and mitigate potential risks.
·Financial Analysis: Support financial
analysis and modeling for renewable energy projects, including financial
feasibility assessments, ROI calculations, and cash flow projections.
·Stakeholder Engagement: Build and
maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including clients, government
agencies, industry associations, and local communities. Support the
representation of the company in meetings, conferences, and industry events.
·Bachelor's degree in engineering,
finance, or a related field. A master’s degree in electrical engineering is preferred.
·Minimum of 5 years of relevant
experience in renewable energy, project management, or a related field, and at
least 2 years in a similar role.
·Excellent sales and project management
·Strong interest in renewable energy
and C&I solar projects.
·Knowledge of the South African energy
market, including its regulatory frameworks, policies, and energy frameworks.
·Good foundation of technical aspects
related to rooftop and ground-mounted solar installations.
·Nice to have: Understanding of PPA and
·Excellent communication and
interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage and collaborate
with stakeholders at all levels.
·Strong problem-solving and analytical
abilities, with attention to detail.
·Ability to work independently,
prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.