Technical Manager, Project Development

Johannesburg (South Africa)
Job vacancy
Company Statement
Would you like to join a pioneer in renewable energy with the track record, ambition and mission to drive large-scale PV to meet growing global needs for clean electricity?
ib vogt, one of the world’s leading integrated PV developers, delivers superior and sustainable impact and performance. We aim to always be at the forefront of technology, solutions, the marketplace and opportunities, while delivering high-quality large-scale PV power plants to our customers worldwide. We are a multinational and fast-growing multi-GW company with over 320 experienced professionals and invest several million euros annually. Our team works highly professionally and in an international, dynamic environment. We offer a great workplace for our diverse staff to learn, grow and contribute.
The company conducts business in more than 43 countries and operates internationally from its headquarters in Berlin, Germany, as well as its offices in the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, France, Italy, Poland, the USA, Australia, Singapore, the Philippines, South Korea, India and Bangladesh.
Intro Paragraph
If you enjoy challenges, are looking for a modern workplace and would like to become actively involved in a successful company, we look forward to receiving your application.
Your Job
  • Identifying and sourcing suitable land for Wind,Solar and battery storage development
  • Negotiations with landowner on lease agreements
  • Managing the complete Environmental permitting process
  • Grid integration of greenfield projects
  • Working with internal engineering team to produce optimized site layout designs
  • Identifying & Partnering with EPC contractors to provide EPC service to projects
  • Leading tender submission for private off take of electricity 
  • Leading REIPPPP submission
  • Optimizing project delivery structure (splitting E, P and C activities if required)
  • Working closely with the local grid team to support on negotiating sub-contracts for ASP3 / Contestable grid works
  • Key point of contact for local equipment suppliers
  • Managing the Economic Development scope of work for the projects
Your profile
  • Master or Bachelor‘s Degree in a relevant subject area, preferable finance, legal, engineering, business
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience within solar business
  • Proven Project management skills during origination and development stage in large scale solar or comparable projects
  • Proven project development experience in South Africa, REIPPP would be an advantage
  • Familiarity with the public tender processes within South Africa
  • Understanding of the project and corporate structure of large scale renewable energy projects
  • Understanding of South African energy market specifically offtaking possibilities
  • 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
  • Fluent in English. Additional languages would be an asset
We offer you
  • A truly international work environment with colleagues from around the world
  • An open-minded and highly motivated team
  • Interesting and challenging tasks
  • We encourage both teamwork and personal responsibility
  • Great opportunities for professional and personal growth
  • Competitive compensation (based on experience)