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Job Description

We are seeking an experienced Conveyancer, based in Cape Town, working for a Renewable Energy Company. You will manage all the various land rights that pertain to the development, construction and operation of wind and solar renewable energy projects.

This position requires an individual who has a solid understanding of conveyancing and property matters and experience in commercial property transactions. In addition, the candidate should be dedicated, achievement-oriented, focused and able to work under pressure in a deadline driven environment.

The candidate will be expected to assume responsibility for leading and managing various property transactions.

Key Requirements

  • Admitted Attorney & Conveyancer
  • Minimum of 3-5 years' experience in Conveyancing
  • Legal degree with advanced Conveyancing
  • Minimum 5 years (post admission) strong and proven Conveyancing experience in the property law environment.
  • Must be able to handle complex
  • Ability to work under
  • Fluent English and Afrikaans.
  • Advance knowledge of agreements.
  • Detail oriented, with an ability to establish and follow
  • The ability to use own initiative to do what is required, e.g. find resolve for
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Experience in land use agreements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working closely with the Group Legal Head to understand the Group's strategy.
  • Lead and manage the conveyancing processes on matters connected with the various projects including drafting option agreements, lease agreements, addenda, cessions and assignment of leases, renewal of lease agreements, etc.
  • Responsible for identifying legal risk and compliance relating to property transactions and ensuring that same is implemented and managed effectively;
  • Participate in lease negotiations, drafting and reviewing of property contracts within the Group.
  • Being the centre point interfacing between all external counsel and providing input into the various project agreements in order to ensure that project agreements are comprehensive, complete and risks are addressed appropriately.
  • Facilitating the due diligence process relating to property.
  • Ensuring overall project property compliance during the various project phases from bidding/tendering, throughout the financial close process and up to commercial operation of the various power plants under the REIPPP Programme and similar programmes and private off-take PPAs.
  • Provide high quality advice relating to property to the various project teams to ensure effective corporate governance, risk planning and compliance with statutory responsibilities, and to ensure that commercial obligations, financial and qualitative targets are properly addressed.
  • Being the centre point interfacing between all stakeholders providing input into the operations of the various project land use agreements in order to ensure that project's land use agreements are comprehensive, complete and risks are addressed appropriately.
  • Assisting the legal bidding and financial closing teams.
  • Liaise and lead in managing the third parties and their legal advisers on matters connected with the various projects.
  • Lead on any land-related contractual disputes or adjudication claims, dealing directly with senior legal representatives of the counterparty organisations.
  • Develop and implement contracting
  • Assisting procurement team with preparation and finalisation of legal and commercial documents for various service provider requests for proposals.
  • Drafting, negotiating and ensuring the successful execution of property contracts according to agreed commercial obligations, financial and qualitative
  • Drafting, negotiating and execution of related project agreements (finance agreements, shareholders agreements, ).
  • Maintaining contractual
  • General contracts administration.
  • Developing and implementing contractual procedures and
  • Change management: Review and approve change orders, submit applications,
  • Proactive risk/claim assessment and management: Develop and implement a risk management process, prepare and maintain risk and claims registers and check risk
  • Provide proactively recommendations and advice on how to avoid any additional cost and where not possible how to minimize the costs of legitimate