Senior Project Developer

City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality
Job Type
Emp Type
Full Time
Environment and Renewable Energy
Functional Expertise
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Job Description

Senior Project Developer

Leap29 are working closely with a top tier renewable energy company, who focus on developing projects globally. Our client is currently looking to fill the position of Senior Project Developer. The ideal candidate will have relevant experience in both development and project management, and be based from Cape Town. 


  • 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, consultants, and suppliers
  • Ensure the technical and commercial feasibility of the project and propose measures to reduce risk, time, and cost of implementation
  • Prepare and manage project budgets and schedules
  • Ensure the implementation of the project’s development in line with the Company objectives and targets
  • Work in close cooperation and contact with the Development Manager
  • Ensure that projects are developed on-time, within budget and compliant
  • 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 Controlling
  • Maintain and promote values, strength and reputation of company and its business lines in markets of responsibility.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, economics, business, or related major
  • Post-graduation or specialization in project Management is a plus
  • More than 5 years working as a Project Developer in South Africa
  • Prior experience in the renewable energy sector 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.


  • 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 this opportunity is of interest, please email your CV to Georgia Sumnall –



Georgia Sumnall