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Head of Commercial

Job Description

Our client, a leading international solar and BESS project developer, has a current opportunity for a Head of Commercial on a permanent basis. The position can be based in either Johannesburg or Cape Town.


  • Master or Bachelor's Degree in a relevant subject area, preferable finance, legal, engineering, business
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience within renewable energy, solar will be an added advantage
  • Track record of successfully closed renewable energy projects (project finance and M&A)
  • Proven network in the sector in South Africa
  • Familiarity with the private and public power procurement processes within South Africa
  • Understanding of South African energy market and its legal framework
  • Experience and familiarity with structured project finance and the sensitivities of equity and debt providers related to the respective terms of the PPA
  • Attentive to details as well as being able to understand the broader picture
  • Self-driven and able to work flexibly with stakeholders from different cultures
  • Experience with complex, multi-stakeholder projects
  • Strong commercial and proactive mindset with the ability to take initiative across multiple tasks
  • Strong negotiating and problem solving skills
  • Solid technical acumen for or existing knowledge of PV-technology, project development, construction, operation, maintenance and asset management
  • Intercultural competence and team-player
  • Fluent in English