Development Engineer – Renewable Energy – Cape Town – Cape Town, Western Cape


Development Engineer – Renewable Energy – Cape Town

AltGen

Cape Town, Western Cape

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Description

Are you an innovative Development Engineer with a solid background in the wind industry? Are you ready to grow your career with a key figure in the REIPPP? Use your expert skills to contribute to the electricity issues faced by South Africa while you establish your career with an international development leader in power generation across Africa.   

A degree in the field of engineering or extensive technical training is a must, along with significant experience in the wind energy sector as a development engineer, consultant or technical advisor. The ideal candidate will have experience in renewable project design and optimization, creating and negotiating contracts such as grid connection agreements, PPAs, and construction contracts. You need to have a strong commercial acumen and the ability to develop project schedules, maximise the use of software, effectively present technical concepts, and work across social, legal finance and environmental fields. Sound knowledge of the role of Owner’s Engineers, contractors and Lender’s Engineers as well as a background in wind energy is a must!

Responsibilities include managing the optimisation of technology and project sites, the assessment and mitigation of risks, engaging with business development teams regarding all technical project inputs and managing third-party technical advisors. Management of site technical investigations, project development schedules, monitoring of project activities and participation in the selection and planning of construction staff is required. You will be utilising modeling tools such as WindPro, CAD, PVSyst, HOMER and WAsP, and need to be able to interpret project documents such as PPA, GSA, ESIA, JDA etc.

This is your chance to be excel in the wind sector while having a positive impact on local and global communities through power generation solutions WHILE you get to travel around Africa. This role is open to candidates in Cape Town, Johannesburg and London. Don’t miss this, apply now!

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Degree in the field of engineering or extensive technical training

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience in the wind energy sector as a development engineer, consultant or technical advisor
  • Ability to create and negotiate projects
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Knowledge of the role of Owner’s Engineers, contractors and Lender’s Engineers
  • Ability to work across social, legal finance and environmental fields
  • Experience in renewable project design and optimization

RESPONSIBILITIES

As the Development Engineer, you will be working on projects at greenfield, part-developed or operations phase. Responsibilities include providing technical guidance in all project development operations, risk mitigation, utilising modeling tools such as WindPro, CAD, PVSyst, HOMER and WAsP, and creating and reviewing all relevant contracts and documents. You will be managing of site technical investigations, project development schedules, monitoring of project activities and participation in the selection and planning of construction staff is required. 

SKILLS

  • Excellent reporting and communication skills
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite, WindPro, CAD, PVSyst, HOMER and WAsP

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