Business Development Manager ( Renewable Energy / IPP / Solar / Wind / Project Development / Electrical Engineering ) – Southern Africa

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128 011 07 MNW


Southern Africa

Reference Number: 128 011 07 MNW

Our client is seeking a Business Development Manager who will manage the business development activities in South Africa (and support the rest of Africa business development when required) throughout the project development cycle ensuring bankable projects within the Renewable Energy space. The ideal incumbent will have experience handling commercial aspects of power plant projects from construction to financial close.

Business Development Manager Duties:

  • Develops an in-depth understanding of opportunities for utility-scale solar PV and wind projects in Africa in order to identify feasible projects
  • Develops relationships and liaise with authorities, regulators and utilities,  identifies and nurtures relationships with local/regional developers, contractors, consultants and advisors to identify project opportunities
  • Prepares budgets to secure the resources necessary to achieve project compliance
  • Performs risk assessments and corresponding mitigation strategies as applicable related to the projects to inform business decisions
  • Due diligence of prospective partners and projects for acquisition
  • Drafts and prepares joint project development or acquisition agreements
  • Keeps up to date with industry policy and legislation and assist in briefings to the wider team on issues affecting development and project viability
  • Manages and reports on the tracking of project pipeline and of competitors in the market
  • Identifies tender opportunities in order to secure Power Purchase agreement
  • Bid preparation and co-ordination in order to ensure compliant bids
  • Support the project finance team during tender submissions, providing and assessing the technical inputs to the financial model.
  • Coordinate the EPC and O&M Contract negotiation and assisting in the management of the contractor RFP (procurement) process
  • Ensure that grid connection requirements are assessed and studied in order to ensure Power Plant Grid connectivity and supports grid team with network connection applications and agreements including interfacing with utilities
  • Leading due diligence of prospective wind and/or solar development project acquisitions to determine project feasibility

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • 3–5 years’ work experience in renewable Power Plant development
  • 6-10 years’ experience in Business Development
  • Good Understanding of renewable energy project development processes, including brining them to financial close.
  • Experience in South Africa’s REIPPP programmes.
  • Good understanding of the typical bid requirements for the renewable energy industry.

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Permanent position.

If you wish to apply for the position please send your CV to Mitchill Wernich at

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Mitchill Wernich


CA Mining

CA Mining will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.

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