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Performance & Controls Engineer

Posting date : 23/05/2024

Requisition ID : 26398


Performance & Controls Engineer

The Role:

 

We’re seeking an experienced Performance, Controls and Regulatory Engineer to develop a compliant regulatory program and commission renewables generating facilities’ SCADA systems and to meet the requirements of the Security of Critical Infrastructure (SoCi) Act.

 

The incumbent will be accountable to the Head of Operations and will be based at our Pelican Point power station.  Travel to other sites within SA will be required.

 

This is a full time role and reasonable requests for part time work will be considered.

 

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Develop and manage a compliant program to satisfy the requirements of ENGIE’s Industrial Cybersecurity requirements and the Australian Security of Critical Infrastructure Act (SoCi)
  • Assist with commissioning new renewable assets generating facilities SCADA and control systems.
  • Develop and manage a control improvement plan.
  • Manage generation Licence regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Monitor renewable assets performance and identify improvement opportunities
  • Develop and implement asset management plans, incorporating detailed plans for optimal performance and performance monitoring.
  • Contribute to the external and internal audit programs.

 

 

About You:

 

To be successful in this role, you will have experience with the implementation of electrical system management systems and have understanding of regulatory compliance requirements and management system development.  You have previously monitored asset performance and have identified and implemented improvement opportunities.

You can ensure accountability, communicate effectively and manage complexity.

 

 

Next Steps

 

If this sounds like the role for you, please apply with a covering letter, together with your up-to-date resume.

All applicants must have unlimited rights to work in Australia.

Please note we consider applications on an ongoing basis and therefore encourage you to apply at your earliest opportunity.

 

ENGIE is an equal opportunity employer, promoting diversity and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. All applications are screened based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without any regard to origin, age, carer’s responsibilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, religion, marital status, health, disability or political opinions.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people of the LGBTIQA+ community are encouraged to apply. Our differences are our strengths!

 

 

About ENGIE Australia & New Zealand:

ENGIE has operated in Australia since 1996 and is supporting the transition to a carbon-neutral economy by providing energy solutions to households, businesses and communities.

Globally, ENGIE has been driving innovation for more than 180 years. Today, ENGIE is changing the face of energy and services by creating and developing a diverse range of energy solutions, supported by global expertise, and delivered by local teams who understand their local markets.

In Australia we have an ambitious goal – to achieve net zero by 2045 by deploying renewable energy, hydrogen, storage and e-mobility infrastructure at pace, while leading the transformation from coal-fired power to a clean energy future at our Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project.

We have more than 1,000MW of low-carbon generation capacity and almost 3,000MW of renewable energy under development. Our retail business has more than 700,000 customer accounts across Australia.

ENGIE’s trading arm, Global Energy Management & Sales (GEMS) provides low-energy supply agreements, energy trading, risk management and asset management services to business customers.

 

Our Business Units

Thermal & Supply

  • Simply Energy is one of Australia’s fastest growing energy retailers, with more than 700,000 electricity and gas customer accounts in Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, Western Australia, The Australian Capital Territory and Queensland.
  • Simply Energy offers simple and affordable energy plans for Australian households and businesses.
    They offer 100% carbon neutral plans certified by Climate Active where carbon emissions are offset from energy usage.
  • Our gas power plants in South Australia are an essential component of our strategy to achieve a sustainable energy future, and we remain committed to optimizing their performance and reducing emissions while we invest in the energy systems of tomorrow.
  • The Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project is a dedicated business stream leading the safe, stable and sustainable rehabilitation of the former Hazelwood Power Station and Mine, which ceased operation in 2017.

Renewables

  • With 165MW of operating wind farms in South Australia and 3000MW of identified pipeline of solar, wind and large-scale batteries under development, ENGIE is making a sizeable contribution to the progress of renewable energy production in Australia.
  • We strive for operational excellence in all aspects of green hydrogen production, including process design, equipment selection, and when up and operational in the optimization of our asset infrastructure. ENGIE and Mitsui are developing one of the world’s first industrial-scale renewable hydrogen projects to provide feedstock into Yara Pilbara Fertilisers' (Yara) existing ammonia operations near Karratha in Western Australia.

Energy Solutions

  • ENGIE is building the future of electric vehicle fast charging stations in Australia for both fleets and the public. ENGIE is aiming to be operating 300 charging points across Australia by 2024.  With approximately 1,000 charge points scheduled to be installed by 2025, this will mean the ENGIE public rapid charger network will be accessible within 10km for around 80% of the Australian population, and our Fleet network will be helping business and government to accelerate their decarbonisation goals.

Global Energy Management & Sales (GEMS)

  • GEMS provides energy supply solutions and risk management services to support its clients through their decarbonization journey, while optimizing ENGIE’s assets and contributing to value creation.
  • ENGIE is leading the Australian green corporate Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) market, with several high-profile partnerships including Coles, Pepsi, L’Oréal Australia, Sanitarium, Veolia and NAB.

 

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Technical Project Lead: Solar PV

Posting date : 21/03/2024

Requisition ID : 24618


Technical Project Lead: Solar PV

Technical Project Lead: Solar PV

 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The development of utility-scale energy projects and subsequent participation in government and corporate tenders in Engie Southern Africa is led by a Business Development Department and supported by the Engineering Department. The general role of a Technical Project Lead (TPL) is to:

  • Define and Lead the technical aspects of projects in Pre-Development (Feasibility), Development (Bid/Tender) and Final Development Stage (Financial Close) stage, including interfacing with internal stakeholders, engineering consultants, technology providers, suppliers and contractors with the aim of:
    • maturing technical solutions through each phase
    • improving bid competitiveness
    • and ensuring technical governance and sustainability criteria are respected (quality, health & safety, efficiency, environmental compliance) for the construction, operation and maintenance of the asset. 
  • Be responsible for choice of technologies, technical configuration and for setting relevant performance, statutory, safety and quality requirements.
  • Be responsible for the prescription, procurement specification, adjudication and management of technical services and products.
  • Be responsible for drafting and negotiating owner techno-commercial specifications, including the incorporation of the latest group experience and technical guidelines.
  • Be in charge of all technical-related agreements during the development phase, including documentation drafting and contractual negotiation (e.g. EPC, PPA, OMA, LTSA, OE, LTA, IE etc).
  • Define procurement strategies and construction strategies in collaboration with the Business Development Department, Procurement Department and Construction Department.
  • Prepare Capex and Opex costs including market consultation and integrating feedback from Group assets and Group specialists.
  • Prepare the Operations phase philosophy and technical related documents (OM organization chart, O&M references, O&M Philosophy, etc.).
  • Assess and evaluate technical risks and advise and/or draft professional reports during the various stages of the project approval process.
  • Perform technology watch and share knowledge within the Engineering team.
  • Hand-over technical aspects and documents to the Project and Operations companies, and Provide ad-hoc support and advisory to operational assets and construction projects.

 

 

COMMUNICATION AND WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

Internal

  • Engineering Team
  • Acquisitions, Investments and Financial Advisory Team
  • Business Development Team
  • Legal & Ethics Team
  • Procurement Team
  • Support Teams (HR, IT, HSE, Finance)
  • Project Companies, Operating Companies & Subsidiaries
  • Engie HQ, AMEA HQ and GBUs

External

  • Clients
  • Equipment & Technology Providers & EPC Contractors
  • Competitors
  • Off-takers and Grid Operators
  • Consultants & Engineering Firms
  • Project Stakeholders (sponsors, lenders, owners, environmental)

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Education

  • Engineering Qualification: BSc, BEng or BTech
  • Additional relevant qualifications would be advantageous
  • Professional registration would be advantageous  

 

Language

  • Fluent in English (verbal and written skills)

 

Core Experience & Skills

  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in the power generation sector, specifically able to demonstrate experience and engineering expertise in Solar PV technology, including :
    • Ability to scope conceptual layouts/configurations, and conduct preliminary solar resource and yield assessments on PVsyst software
    • Ability to specify and review designs and applicable standards
    • Ability to specify equipment and plant performance requirements including modules, inverters, SCADA, mounting structures.
  • A good understanding of the techno-economic life cycle and risk profile of a power project and knowledge in financial indicators for project follow-up
  • A reasonable understanding of power plant development, the IPP model and the associated Project Finance technical requirements and interfaces.
  • Experience in scoping the technical works, reviewing & evaluating technical proposals, setting & assessing the performance of the works, and providing lifecycle advisory, guidance and recommendations.
  • Experience in leading and project/contract managing technical workstreams and internal/external stakeholders to drive the overall project objectives. 
  • Experience in translating technical requirements into commercial & contractual concepts in collaboration with the BD, Legal and Finance teams.

Advantageous Experience & Skills

  • Experience across multiple power generation technologies
  • Experience across multiple project phases (development, construction, commissioning, operations. decommissioning)
  • Experience with various project types and structures (greenfield, brownfield, acquisitions, divestments, project finance, equity finance, government and corporate PPAs).
  • Knowledge of energy market players (Suppliers, Contractors, Consultants, Competitors) and industry practice would be advantageous

 

Behavioural Competencies

  • Ability to travel within South Africa and to ENGIE offices and assets globally as needed.
  • Ability to work autonomously and multi-task in times of complexity, uncertainty, variability and project cycles
  • Ability to work within a team of members from varying cultural backgrounds and functional backgrounds
  • Ability to communicate and share knowledge between remote teams
  • Ability to take ownership and responsibility, keep commitments and manage expectations
  • Ability to maintain high standards in terms of work quality and attention to detail
  • Ability to think conceptually, strategically and analytically
  • Ability to function effectively under pressure and maintain self-control
  • Ability to adapt to new and diverse environments and changing contexts
  • Maintains high ethical standards and confidentiality where required

 

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Adheres to the Company Policies and Procedures;
  • Behaves in a responsible way;
  • Lives the values of the Company.

ENGIE Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd is committed to equality, employment equity, and diversity. In accordance with the employment equity plan of ENGIE Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd and its employment equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited, to candidates from under-represented designated groups.  ENGIE Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd reserves the right not to make an appointment to the posts as advertised. Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply for positions.

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Technical Project Manager

Posting date : 21/03/2024

Requisition ID : 23704


Technical Project Manager

Technical Project Manager

 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The development of utility-scale energy projects and subsequent participation in government and corporate tenders in Engie Southern Africa is led by a Business Development Department and supported by the Engineering Department. The general role of a Technical Project Manager (TPM) is to:

  • Define and Lead the technical aspects of projects in Pre-Development (Feasibility), Development (Bid/Tender) and Final Development Stage (Financial Close) stage, including interfacing with internal stakeholders, engineering consultants, technology providers, suppliers and contractors with the aim of:
    • maturing technical solutions through each phase
    • improving bid competitiveness
    • and ensuring technical governance and sustainability criteria are respected (quality, health & safety, efficiency, environmental compliance) for the construction, operation and maintenance of the asset. 
  • Be responsible for choice of technologies, technical configuration and for setting relevant performance, statutory, safety and quality requirements.
  • Be responsible for the prescription, procurement specification, adjudication and management of technical services and products.
  • Be responsible for drafting and negotiating owner techno-commercial specifications, including the incorporation of the latest group experience and technical guidelines.
  • Be in charge of all technical-related agreements during the development phase, including documentation drafting and contractual negotiation (e.g. EPC, PPA, OMA, LTSA, OE, LTA, IE etc).
  • Define procurement strategies and construction strategies in collaboration with the Business Development Department, Procurement Department and Construction Department.
  • Prepare Capex and Opex costs including market consultation and integrating feedback from Group assets and Group specialists.
  • Prepare the Operations phase philosophy and technical related documents (OM organization chart, O&M references, O&M Philosophy, etc.).
  • Assess and evaluate technical risks and advise and/or draft professional reports during the various stages of the project approval process.
  • Perform technology watch and share knowledge within the Engineering team.
  • Hand-over technical aspects and documents to the Project and Operations companies, and Provide ad-hoc support and advisory to operational assets and construction projects.
  •  

 

 

COMMUNICATION AND WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

Internal

  • Engineering Team
  • Acquisitions, Investments and Financial Advisory Team
  • Business Development Team
  • Legal & Ethics Team
  • Procurement Team
  • Support Teams (HR, IT, HSE, Finance)
  • Project Companies, Operating Companies & Subsidiaries
  • Engie HQ, AMEA HQ and GBUs

External

  • Clients
  • Equipment & Technology Providers & EPC Contractors
  • Competitors
  • Off-takers and Grid Operators
  • Consultants & Engineering Firms
  • Project Stakeholders (sponsors, lenders, owners, environmental)

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Education

  • Engineering Qualification: BSc, BEng or BTech
  • Additional relevant qualifications would be advantageous
  • Professional registration would be advantageous  

 

Language

  • Fluent in English (verbal and written skills)

 

Core Experience & Skills

  • A minimum of 12 years of experience in the power generation sector, specifically able to demonstrate experience and engineering expertise across 2 or more power generation technologies, including:
    • Solar PV, Onshore Wind, BESS, Thermal, CSP  
    • Ability to provide senior guidance and mentorship to Engineering team members
    • Ability to support manager in implementing strategy, process and governance within Engineering
    • Ability to provide advisory, technical expertise and management across the value chain of a power generation project.
  • A good understanding of the techno-economic life cycle and risk profile of a power project and knowledge in financial indicators for project follow-up
  • A comprehensive understanding of power plant development, the IPP model and the associated Project Finance technical requirements and interfaces.
  • Experience in scoping the technical works, reviewing & evaluating technical proposals, setting & assessing the performance of the works, and providing lifecycle advisory, guidance and recommendations.
  • Experience in leading and project/contract managing technical workstreams and internal/external stakeholders to drive the overall project objectives. 
  • Experience in translating technical requirements into commercial & contractual concepts in collaboration with the BD, Legal and Finance teams.

Advantageous Experience & Skills

  • Experience across multiple power generation technologies
  • Experience across multiple project phases (development, construction, commissioning, operations. decommissioning)
  • Experience with various project types and structures (greenfield, brownfield, acquisitions, divestments, project finance, equity finance, government and corporate PPAs).
  • Knowledge of energy market players (Suppliers, Contractors, Consultants, Competitors) and industry practice would be advantageous

 

Behavioural Competencies

  • Ability to travel within South Africa and to ENGIE offices and assets globally as needed.
  • Ability to work autonomously and multi-task in times of complexity, uncertainty, variability and project cycles
  • Ability to work within a team of members from varying cultural backgrounds and functional backgrounds
  • Ability to communicate and share knowledge between remote teams
  • Ability to take ownership and responsibility, keep commitments and manage expectations
  • Ability to maintain high standards in terms of work quality and attention to detail
  • Ability to think conceptually, strategically and analytically
  • Ability to function effectively under pressure and maintain self-control
  • Ability to adapt to new and diverse environments and changing contexts
  • Maintains high ethical standards and confidentiality where required

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Adheres to the Company Policies and Procedures;
  • Behaves in a responsible way;
  • Lives the values of the Company.

ENGIE Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd is committed to equality, employment equity, and diversity. In accordance with the employment equity plan of ENGIE Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd and its employment equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited, to candidates from under-represented designated groups.  ENGIE Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd reserves the right not to make an appointment to the posts as advertised. Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply for positions.

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Senior Business Developer

Posting date : 15/03/2024

Requisition ID : 24098


Senior Business Developer

Senior Business Developer

 

 

JOB PURPOSE

  • Development of utility scale Solar and On shore wind  projects in compliance with investment criteria and Business development procedures.
  • These opportunities will primarily be focused on corporate PPA and REIPPP for renewable projects in South Africa, arising through Greenfield development, acquisitions or strategic partnerships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

KEY RESULT AREAS

Below listed activities are intended to describe the essentials and are not intended as an exhaustive list of all job responsibilities and requirements :

              Pre-development phase

  • Identify predevelopment opportunities and enable an early position for the group.
  • Produce, present and get approval of  Origination memo and Development memo by the AMEA RES Commitment Committee
  • Present and get approval of the Development memo by the RGBU Development Committee
  • Identify and propose partnerships.

 

               Development phase

  • Plan development and allocate internal & external resources.
  • Negotiate and manage partnerships.
  • Execute operational development activities like configuration analysis , Key vendor selection , EPC contractor selection.
  • Good understanding of tariff optimization techniques including yield optimization , capital cost opitmisation and cost of capital optimization
  • Build up project documentation (Origination memo, Development memo Investment memo )
  • Perform Risk analysis.
  • Perform internal project review together with support functions.
  • Present Investment memo to AMEA RES CC and RGBU CC for  approval.
  • Lead a multi-functional team leading to successful submission of  a proposal to the Client

 

               Final development phase

 

  • Sign off before commitment.
  • Lead Final development activities leading to execution of project agreements .
  • Lead the project team for financial Closing.
  • Produce compliance memo
  • Hand over  to Construction/Integration.
  • Organize and have BD meetings to perform project reviews.
  • Ensure timely and adequate reporting.
  • Organize and follow up ad-hoc audits.

 

 

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

 

  • Be accountable for development of renewable opportunities from conceptualization to Financial close
  • Carry out proactive prospection and screen/evaluate opportunities.
  • Lead development activities with the support of a multifunctional team up to Financial close 
  • Negotiate to close a successful proposal submission in compliance with the investment criteria and risk mandate.
  • Contribute to define regional BD procedures, methods and documentation.
  • Support PAMT development plan (both CAPEX and development budget) and AMEA Renewables Business plan

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Degree

  • University Degree in Engineering, Finance or Economics;
  •  International MBA is a plus.

Experience

  • Minimum 6 years’ relevant working experience in the Energy sector;
  • More than 3 years of BD experience;
  • Experience in South Africa’s Private PPA programmes;
  • Good understanding of the typical bid requirements for the renewable energy industry;
  • Preference in experience in bringing projects to financial close with a specific focus on PPA negotiations and project finance exposure.

Language

  • Fluent in English, knowledge of other language(s) is a plus;

Specific Knowledge / skills

  • Detailed knowledge of energy markets in South Africa;
  • Renewable Power technologies including Solar , wind and Batteries;
  • Contract negotiation skills (EPC, PPA, SHA, Financing, …);
  • Knowledge of project finance mechanics and risk allocation.

Location / travel

  • Place of residence: Johannesburg, South Africa;
  • Frequent travel in South Africa and some travels internationally for Group seminars and meetings.

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Adheres to the Company Policies and Procedures;
  • Behaves in a professional and responsible way;
  • Lives the values of the Company.

ENGIE Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd is committed to equality, employment equity, and diversity. In accordance with the employment equity plan of ENGIE Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd and its employment equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited, to candidates from under-represented designated groups.  ENGIE Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd reserves the right not to make an appointment to the posts as advertised. Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply for positions.

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Junior Business Developer

Posting date : 14/03/2024

Requisition ID : 24009


Junior Business Developer

Junior Business Developer

 

 

JOB PURPOSE

  • As a Junior Business Developer in Renewable Energy, your mission is to contribute to the growth of our renewable energy portfolio by identifying and securing innovative projects and technologies. You will work closely with the Senior Business Development, collaborating with internal teams and external partners to drive business opportunities forward.
  • These opportunities will primarily be focused on corporate PPA and REIPPP for renewable projects in South Africa, arising through Greenfield development, acquisitions or strategic partnerships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEY RESULT AREAS

Below listed activities are intended to describe the essentials and are not intended as an exhaustive list of all job responsibilities and requirements :

  • Identify and evaluate renewable energy technologies and business opportunities.
  • Assist in the development of renewable energy projects, from initial concept to implementation.
  • Support the Senior Business Developers in promoting renewable energy solutions to potential clients.
  • Assist in the preparation of partnership agreements with contractors, technology providers, and project developers.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to prepare and follow up on project proposals.
  • Assist in business missions, meetings, and negotiations related to renewable energy projects.
  • Develop tools and strategies to promote renewable energy technologies within the entity and externally.
  • Support the creation of an international network focused on renewable energy within the entity.
  • Provide support for participation in industry events and innovation initiatives.

 

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

 

  • Be accountable for supporting the development of renewable opportunities from conceptualization to Financial close
  • Screen and evaluate opportunities.
  • Support to close a successful proposal submission in compliance with the investment criteria and risk mandate.
  • Contribute to define and apply regional BD procedures, methods and documentation.

 

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Degree

  • University Degree in Engineering, Finance or Economics;

Experience

  • Minimum 2 years’ relevant working experience in the Energy sector;
  • Experience in South Africa’s Private PPA programmes;
  • Good understanding of the typical bid requirements for the renewable energy industry;

Language

  • Fluent in English, knowledge of other language(s) is a plus;

Specific Knowledge / skills

  • Strong interest in innovative renewable energy technologies.
  • Proactive and dynamic approach to work.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.

Location / travel

  • Place of residence: Johannesburg, South Africa;
  • Some travel in South Africa and some travels internationally for Group seminars and meetings.

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Adheres to the Company Policies and Procedures;
  • Behaves in a professional and responsible way;
  • Lives the values of the Company.

ENGIE Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd is committed to equality, employment equity, and diversity. In accordance with the employment equity plan of ENGIE Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd and its employment equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited, to candidates from under-represented designated groups.  ENGIE Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd reserves the right not to make an appointment to the posts as advertised. Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply for positions.

 

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Project Developer

Posting date : 14/03/2024

Requisition ID : 24005


Project Developer

Project Developer

 

JOB PURPOSE

 

The project Developer strategically manages the development of Renewable Energy projects. He oversees the project development compliance of large -scale utility solar PV and wind projects, site identification and screening, land lease negotiations, electrical grid connection capacity and permits licenses.

He manages the technical development and permitting ( Environmental impacts) of new opportunities and projects in the permit stage and sourcing for future greenfield developments that caters also for future Battery storage. Overseeing projects from inception to BID preparation ( Initial Risk Matrix Analysis pre – RFP, PPA compliance and Project due diligence).

The Project Developer will assist the Business Developer with bid preparation in order to ensure compliant bids. As a Project Developer, you will liaise with a raft of stakeholders – landowners, advisors, developers, service operators, suppliers, and local councils. Also , you will work fairly closely with the finance, technical and legal teams.

The Project Developer  is  a highly commercialized  role as such , understanding the energy landscape is a crucial component and analyzing  where the opportunities are, and what factors could impact the success of a project.

 

Key Accountabilities

Key Activities

Site selection

  • Performs the following studies to ensure commercial competitive and technical  environmental feasible projects:
  • Desktop identification and selection of potential sites for the development of a wind or solar energy facility
  • Assessment of project’s grid access and available grid capacity of the identified potential project(s)
  • Reviewing of competitor projects’ location, grid connection options and ranking comparison with our projects
  • Responsible for deed searches on new farm portions for proposed projects
  • Assessment of wind and solar resource using WindPro, Vortex and Solargis or similar (Optional)

Business Development

 

  • Develops relationships and liaise with authorities, regulators and utilities in order to obtain land rights, permitting and license
  • Assits with the preparation of budgets to secure the resources necessary to achieve project compliance
  • Assist in the performance of risk assessments related to the projects, including real estate risks, permitting and environmental risks and corresponding mitigation strategies
  • Assist in the  tracking of project developments in the pipeline and of any competitors in the market
  • Assist in the conducting of monthly reporting on project development pipeline

Permitting

  • Responsible for the application and securing of relevant permits licenses  consents and approvals required for projects to be compliant to local regulations and bankable in accordance to Equator Principles and IFC Performance Standards
  • Responsible for the maintenance, re-applications, renewal and/or extension of permits licenses  consents and approvals and liaises for internal payments for the re-applications and renewal  where necessary to ensure permits are valid at all times
  • Liaises with various departments and external organizations on the status of projects’ permits, licenses  consents and approvals
  • Responsible for  the registration of the company as an Interested and Affected party and reviewing details of the new competitor projects being developed that affect/impact projects
  • Coordinates the compilation of monthly report on SA greenfield projects

Land Acquisition

  • Secures land for project to enable project site development by:
  • Identifying potential sites for future projects
  • Securing land rights for the projects
  • Securing servitude land rights for the projects
  • Negotiating and reviewing land lease agreements
  • Negotiating amendments and extensions on existing land lease agreements
  • Managing landowner relationships
  • Managing lease payments
  • Managing all other land related items including lease registrations, land rezoning and managing the legal counsel 

Geographic Information System (GIS)  and Mapping

  • Designs and creates project specific maps using Planet GIS, Google Earth, ArcGIS or similar to establish project boundaries for internal and external use
  • Manages land survey consultants for project land surveys to be included in the lease agreements with the land owners

Bid Support

  • Responsible for the land licensing and permitting bid response sections in order to ensure a complete and compliant bid
  • Reviewing of bid requirements and assisting in the coordination of various teams responsibilities and tasks ahead of submission
  • Compiling sections of a bid from each department in preparation of bid submission
  • Liaises with entities to whom the bid will be submitted for clarifications,  queries and requirements

Meteorological Mast Monitoring

  • Ensures to date and reliable wind data for wind projects by performing the following:
  • Reviewing and loading of daily wind data on each wind site as well as monthly reports on each project’s wind speed data
  • Daily wind speed data retrieval and reporting across all masts
  • Sending daily wind speed data to construction team for projects under construction

Preliminary due diligence

  • Conducts the following Internal reviews of projects for potential acquisition:
  • Assessment of project’s permitting status
  • Land rights
  • Technical viability
  • Project documents
  • Comparison with own projects

 

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

Essential Qualifications:

  • An accredited NQF level 7 (Bachelor’s Degree/B- Tech Diploma in a related field — viz, Engineering, Legal, Business, Planning, or Environmental Science.
  • Advanced Project Management certificate/course

Experience And Skills:

  • Experience in Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Experience in Contracts management
  • Solid experience preferably working in  CSP, OCGT, CCGT, coal, renewable PV, biomass or wind
  • Working in a performance or process engineering department
  • High level of technical ability
  • Basic Statistical knowledge
  • Experience working with a multinational company would be desirable

Language:

English Language:

  • excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of Afrikaans and other local South African official language/s is desirable

 

Specific Knowledge / skills

  • Detailed knowledge of energy markets in South Africa;
  • Renewable Power technologies including Solar , wind and Batteries;
  • Contract negotiation skills (EPC, PPA, SHA, Financing, …);
  • Knowledge of project finance mechanics and risk allocation.

Location / travel

  • Place of residence: Johannesburg, South Africa;
  • Frequent travel in South Africa and some travels internationally for Group seminars and meetings.

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Adheres to the Company Policies and Procedures
  • Behaves in a responsible way
  • Lives and uphold Engie’s values
  • Undertakes any other duties as may be requested within reason

 

 

 

 

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