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Senior Project Development Manager

Job title: Senior Project Development Manager
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Western Cape
Sector:
Reference: JN -072022-30387
Contact name: Merlyn Doralingo
Contact email: merlyn.doralingo@peoplesolved.com
Published: 18 days ago

Job description

​The main objective of this role is to oversee members of the Development Team, and manage various project development tasks; from the development phase through financial close to construction phase support.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Project management of multiple wind, solar and hybrid projects in various stages of development, ensuring completion within budget and on schedule:

  • Develop an understanding of the relationship between site selection, technical design and project economics in order to be able to develop the best possible projects (optimised at capex or tariff level)

  • Using GIS and other tools, assisting in the identification of project sites

  • Assisting with landowner negotiations

  • Establishment and management of the project budget

  • Assisting with plant design tasks including turbine, PV array, road and electrical layouts

  • Management of the various project licensing tasks including liaising with the statutory organisations that administer the various approvals and permits necessary

  • Assisting with investor selection processes

  • Assisting in tender submissions

  • Assisting in the oversight of less senior members of the Development Team

  • Developing, negotiating and closing development and project site sales agreements

  • Assisting with high level financial modelling processes

  • Project risk mitigation and reporting

  • Recording and reporting of project progress

  • Project development support to the C&I Sales, EPC Sales and Hybrid Sales teams; depending on the particular project, such support being varying combinations of the above tasks

 

Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • A degree in Engineering, Business or Natural Science

  • Proven ability to speak and write fluently in English

  • High degree of project development experience within the renewable energy sector (ideally within REIPPPP) or in other industries facing similar challenges, such as infrastructure and construction

  • Proven commercial experience in the negotiation of Project Sale Agreements

  • Possession of a valid, South Africa Code 08 driver’s license

  • Motivated, driven and ability to self-manage

  • Strong administrative skills

  • Proven ability to work within a small project development team

  • Proven ability to solve problems creatively

  • Proven experience of successfully managing multiple projects within budget and on schedule

  • Cash flow modelling experience

  • Proven experience in the successful negotiation of land acquisition agreements.

  • Thorough understanding of the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) Environmental Authorisation assessment process; ideally with respect to renewable energy projects

  • Able to perform research, write articles and present to an audience

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