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Managing Director - Solar PV

Managing Director - Solar PV

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Renewable Energy & Infrastructure

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  • Salary:

    Competitive Salary (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Jessica Brisley

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:

    Jessica Brisley

The Opportunity:

Join an international Solar PV turnkey business, looking to bring on someone who is commercially minded to manage the South African operations.


The Role:

  • Explore and implement power purchase contracts for PV and BESS projects in South Africa (whether public auctions, private processes and bilateral negotiations)
  • Coordinate with the Director of Project Development regarding the early and advanced stage of projects under development (= prior financial close) and provide value assessments to the developers to guide decision making
  • Coordinate with Project Development and various central offshore functions of the group regarding compliance with BBBEE and other relevant regulatory requirements
  • Raise senior and junior project level financing (including transaction management, due diligence, advisory management, etc.)
  • Sell projects or clusters of projects at various stages of maturity
  • Oversee the implementation of projects from financial close through commencement of commercial operations and potentially also during operation
  • Recruit specialist talent for various tasks as the workload increases (e.g. accounting, construction supervision, project financing / lender reporting, etc.)
  • Be responsible for the bookkeeping of all SAF companies in the group in regular liaison with our central finance department
  • Act as Managing Director on all SPVs of the group in South Africa


The Individual: 

  • Must have experience in developing large scale solar projects in previous REIPP auction rounds of ESKOM.