Senior Project Manager

City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality
Job Type
Emp Type
Full Time
Environment and Renewable Energy
Functional Expertise
Countries, Regions
Salary Type

Job Description

Leap29 are recruiting on behalf of a highly regarded Energy provider, who are seeking to fill a Senior Project Manager position for the South Africa market. My client are headquartered in Europe and oversee the full project lifecycle.


  • Work in close cooperation and contact with the Development Manager
  • Spearhead project development to Identify, develop and evaluate new and existing projects opportunities for solar, wind, storage and hybrid technologies in South-Africa;
  • Identify and secure land rights, grid connection feasibility, lead permitting and all authorizations until Financial Close using GIS and other tools, assisting in the project development process.
  • Manage the day-to-day activities and contacts for the project, including subcontractors' and suppliers of onsite measurement equipment
  • Prepare and manage project budget & development plan in cooperation / guided by the Development team and Management
  • Ensure the implementation of the projects development in line with the Company objectives and targets
  • Ensure that projects are developed on-time, within budget and compliant
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of the project and propose measures to reduce risk, time and cost of implementation
  • Work in close collaboration with Internal Departments
  • Perform risk management to minimize project and development risks
  • Manage and report on time all changes in project scope, schedule and costs
  • Report and escalate to Development Manager & Steering Committee as needed
  • Manage the relationship with internal and external stakeholders
  • Create, store and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Prepare presentations and reports for Steering Committee, International Development team and Management
  • Maintain and promote values, strength and reputation of company and its business lines in markets of responsibility


  • Post-graduation or specialization in Project Management is a plus
  • Engineering qualification
  • More than 7 years working as a Project Manager in South Africa
  • Prior experience with renewable energy project development is a plus
  • Experience in interacting with external stakeholders in a professional environment
  • Advanced user of Project Management tools
  • English and other language a plus

Key Skills:

  • Team player, ability to ensure support and collaboration both internally and externally
  • Strong analytical skills and result-oriented perspective
  • Problem solving and proactive mindset and hands on attitude
  • Positive, "can do" attitude
  • Able to manage time and tasks efficiently, operating under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Strong work ethic, motivation and drive to grow in the company
  • Resourceful and critical thinker, not only pointing out problems but also proposing solutions and ideas
  • Availability to travel extensively

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your CV through to Georgia Sumnall at


Georgia Sumnall