Consultant – Solar PV and/or Wind -South Africa

South Africa
Excellent Benefits including Bonus
sally.woods@search-tech.co.uk
+44 (0)1202 554624
Due to increasing demand for this clients services in Africa we’re currently looking for a Consultant with Solar PV and/or Wind experience to join this well established team. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Delivering technical due diligence on large scale solar PV and/or wind projects for Investors, Lenders, IPPs and Developers
  • Monitoring and reporting on PV and/or wind projects through the construction and operational phases
  • Providing technical engineering support on PV and/or wind projects at all stages of the project development cycle
  • Reviewing of resource, technologies, structural studies, electrical design, contractual documentation, environmental studies, planning permission, health and safety reports, grid offers and grid connection agreements
  • EPC tender design, co-ordination, management, evaluation and review
  • Project risk management, including construction, operational, and financial risk
  • Reviewing and preparing technical and non-technical reports
  • People and project management, ensuring effective communication within the internal team and stakeholders
  • Leading business development activities i.e. development of new solutions, proposal writing and client presentations.

Desirable qualifications & experience

  • Experience (2-5 years) working in the large scale solar PV and/or wind sector across at least some of the role
  • Consultancy experience or Lenders TA, Construction Monitoring or Owner’s Engineering experience
  • Contracts due diligence (EPC, O&M, PPA etc.)
  • Engineering degree (or relevant technical degree)
  • Project and/or people management experience
  • Knowledge of the design, construction, operations and maintenance of electrical / mechanical PV system components
  • Understanding of project development economics and project finance
  • Related technologies experience e.g. distribution & transmission systems, rooftop systems, battery storage etc
  • Cross disciplinary knowledge, e.g. PV, wind, CSP, biomass, conventional combustion technologies
  • Prior experience with the South African and/or African renewables market.

Must be eligibility to live and work in South Africa (e.g. South Africa citizen or holder of / eligible for a South African working visa).

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