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Operations Director – Renewable Energy – Western Cape

Altgen Recruitment Africa energy jobs Job description

Our client, a supplier of monitoring equipment for rooftop and utility scale RE projects throughout Africa, is seeking a financially savvy, strategic and forward thinking Operations Director to accelerate their business development plans and propel their reputable brand into further success.

If you are the ideal candidate for this role you will have come from an engineering background with an excellent ability to identify opportunities and utilise your resources effectively to optimise operations. You will find yourself working closely with the business development department and financial lenders, focusing on successful project development initiatives and project management solutions in the utility space.

You will need to use your excellent financial acumen to minimize costs and maximise profits as you supervise teams of highly skilled professionals who will support you in your goal to secure projects successfully. Furthermore you will need to be well networked with excellent communication skills as you negotiate with high level stakeholders and governmental departments, reporting back accordingly on financial standings for forecasted projects.

In order to exceed KPI’s you will need to have a brilliant knowledge of compliance requirements which enables the accomplishment of renewable energy projects, with a strong understanding of related grid connection policies.

If you enjoy being presented with a challenge which will test and expand your capabilities, then this is a brilliant opportunity for you to take your career to the next level as you bring great value to this results driven company.

Job requirements

  • Com and or Engineering degree
  • MBA is preferred
  • 4+ years in a similar role within the renewable energy industry, with strong management experience
  • Excellent commercial awareness and financial skills
  • Brilliant reporting skills are non-negotiable
  • Legal and technical knowledge on governmental policies /compliance regulations for grid connection is vital
  • Must be willing to travel from time to time
Babalwa Bungane
Babalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa - Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast.