Project Developer

Job title: Project Developer
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Western Cape
Salary: R55 000 - R65 000
Reference: JN -062022-29859
Contact name: Merlyn Doralingo
Contact email:
Published: 17 days ago

Job description

​The purpose of this role is to assist and manage a range of environmental, design and engineering, and permitting tasks throughout the project development lifecycle from inception, to contract readiness, for both wind and solar PV projects in South Africa

Main Duties:

  • Initial site screening, constraints analysis and site feasibility assessments

  • Interface with team members and external consultants on resource, design and grid connection considerations

  • Lead the project development activities through:

    • Coordination of efforts in relation to land rights acquisition, including negotiation with landowners (prospecting or land acquisition processes), rezoning and permitting processes, water use rights, and other necessary permits;

    • Coordination of environmental permitting processes (BA, EIA);

    • Ensuring legal compliance with environmental, permitting and related legislation;

    • Interfacing with the technical and business development teams throughout the project development process;

  • Full cost management (internal and external) in accordance with defined budgets;

  • Keep abreast of Renewable Energy and wider power market developments, monitoring market activities in the RE sector and identifying potential opportunities for, and threats to, the Company's strategy.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline.

  • 3+ years’ experience managing the project development lifecycle from project inception, through to contract readiness of solar PV or wind projects

  • 3+ years’ experience in environmental management, renewable energy development, or environmental project management

  • Understanding the interdisciplinary aspects of renewable energy development process and the enviro-technical interface



  • Honours or Masters degree

  • Spatial mapping software and MS projects

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