Project Developer (Wind and Solar) - Talent Advance, Cape Town

  • Cape Town
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: Engineering
  • Posted by Talent Advance on Saturday, November 16, 2019
  • Reference: 1629015
  • Apply before Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 35 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: Talent Advance

Exciting opportunity for a Project Developer in Cape Town, South Africa to be part of our global team working together towards our vision – Improving our future. As our Project Developer you will be responsible for identifying and securing new project opportunities in the region, establishing the project structure, bringing the projects to financial close and start of construction. 
Main responsibilities

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the region’s power markets and opportunities for both utility-scale wind and solar PV projects in the markets, with a focus on Wind related project
  • Land acquisition and data analysis
  • Secure relevant Permits, Licenses and authorizations (PLAs)
  • Obtain PPA and/or other offtake arrangements
  • Identify Point of Connection (PoC) and conduct grid studies
  • Secure project equity and debt finance
  • Establish project governance mechanisms
  • Develop business case


  • Degree in Commerce, Engineering, Law or other relevant fields
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Power Purchase Agreements, grid connections, permitting requirements, bidding processes and Project Financial modelling
  • 5+ years relevant experience
  • 3+ years project development and contract negotiation
  • Previous experience in wind development and permitting, Financing and negotiating of Supply, EPC and O&M Agreements for wind projects.
  • Fuent in English, both written and spoken and an additional language beneficial

Personal characteristics

  • Sharp analytical skills 
  • Drive and ability to build trust across cultures and disciplines  
  • Organizational, and interpersonal skills 
  • Solution orientated, dedicated and someone who takes ownership of tasks and responsibilities
  • Ability to work under pressure and on own initiative
  • Flexible and adaptable and “can-do” attitude
  • Confident and quick learner
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Confident orator
  • Entrepreneurial minded
  • Able to prioritise responsibilities and self-manage

Additional information

  • Should be available and accustomed to travel extensively internationally to developing countries
  • Must be able to work in an open plan environment
  • Must be able to work extended hours
  • Valid driver’s licence

Required Skills

  • project development and planning

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About Talent Advance

Talent Advance is a specialist engineering recruitment company that focuses on engineering projects, design and construction staff for Project Houses, EPCMs, Consulting Engineers, Process Plants, Manufacturing, Petrochem and Mining Houses. Talent Advance focuses on sourcing and placing “Top Talent at Key Clients”. We carefully select the client companies we work for to ensure that the professionals we place will build an outstanding career.

We service all engineering disciplines (mechanical, process, chemical, civil, structural, electrical and instrumentation engineers), project management, construction management, and project support staff and we are specialists in Renewables,  (e.g. planners, cost controllers, estimators, procurement, expeditors, project secretaries) for engineering projects.

We believe that people using their God given talents in competent companies Advance their careers and add real value to our Key Clients. Talent Advance services Key Clients that are great places to work. We are always looking for calibre candidates for these clients.

Talent Advance has a unique approach to assisting our candidates. We believe that God has placed unique talents and abilities in people and our role is to assist in identifying these and facilitate the right opportunities to maximize them.

Why we add extra value

  • Engineers recruiting Engineers is a key competitive advantage. We understand what you are looking for! Mark Steenhoff leads Talent Advance and is a qualified Civil Engineer and worked as an Engineer for 10 years in consulting and multidisciplinary project management. He obtained a Masters in Engineering Management while working and was also granted Professional Engineer status (Pr Eng) during this time. Not only is Mark an Engineer but he has specialized in servicing the recruitment needs of EPCM and Project Management companies for the last 6 years. He therefore has an excellent understanding of what you need.