Cape Town

    Utility Solar Wheeling: Head of Project Manager #utilityscaling #solarproject - Cape Town, South Africa - Performability Recruitment

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    Full time


    • Solar experience essential
    • Minimum 3 years experience in utility-scale solar project development

    Responsibilities and Duties

    • Develop and implement strategic plans for the development of utility-scale solar projects with a focus on wheeling, including site identification, land acquisition, permitting, interconnection, and financing.
    • Lead a team of project developers and coordinators to drive the successful execution of solar projects, ensuring alignment with company goals, timelines, and budgetary constraints.
    • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including engineering, finance, legal, and regulatory affairs teams, to evaluate project feasibility, assess risks, and optimize project design and financing structures.
    • Cultivate and maintain relationships with landowners, government agencies, utilities, and other stakeholders to secure land leases, permits, interconnection agreements, and other necessary approvals for project development.
    • Lead negotiations for power purchase agreements (PPAs), off-take agreements, and other contracts with utility companies, corporate buyers, or other stakeholders to secure revenue streams for wheeling solar projects.
    • Stay abreast of market trends, policy developments, and regulatory changes related to wheeling and renewable energy, and provide strategic insights to inform project development decisions.
    • Oversee the preparation and submission of project proposals, applications, and reports to regulatory agencies, utilities, and other relevant entities, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
    • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance project development processes, optimize costs, and streamline project delivery timelines.


    • Bachelor's degree in engineering, environmental science, business administration, or related field
    • Master's degree or professional certification in renewable energy or project management is preferred.
    • Minimum 3 years experience in utility-scale solar project development, with a demonstrated track record of successfully leading and delivering projects in the wheeling sector.
    • In-depth knowledge of wheeling regulations, policies, and market dynamics, with a strong understanding of utility-scale solar project development processes and best practices.
    • Proven leadership and team management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a diverse team of professionals to achieve common goals.
    • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders at all levels.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with attention to detail and accuracy in project planning, financial analysis, and risk assessment.
    • Passion for sustainability and renewable energy advocacy.
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment, managing multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.
    • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and make data-driven decisions to achieve project objectives.
    • Flexibility to adapt to changing market conditions, regulatory requirements, and business needs
    • Proficiency in project management tools, financial modeling software, and Microsoft Office suite.
    • Willingness to travel as needed to project sites, meetings, and industry events.

    *Rewarding salary.

    *Performance-based incentives.

    *Opportunities for professional development and career advancement in a growing industry.

    *A collaborative and inclusive work environment that values diversity and innovation.

    Apply today.