Senior Renewable Energy Engineer

Cape Town
Job Type
Emp Type
Full Time
Environment and Renewable Energy
Functional Expertise
Countries, Regions
Salary Type

Job Description

Leap29 are currently assisting a leading and innovative consultancy, who are accelerating the global energy transition by bringing their expert services to the market.

My client is searching for an experienced Solar PV and/or Wind expert to join their South Africa team. The right candidate will be working across varying and diverse teams while providing technical guidance.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Leading feasibility studies
  • Reviewing overall project design and suggesting potential improvements
  • Managing the EPC & O&M tender preparation and following contract negotiations
  • Managing technical due diligence assignments and guiding customers throughout the financial close phase
  • Managing and executing high quality technical advisory works:
  • Providing technical input from initial assessment through to technical and economic feasibility
  • Reviewing overall project permits and design.
  • Reviewing/negotiating key construction contracts
  • Supporting Sponsor(s) and Lender(s) throughout the Financial Close process
  • Liaising with Legal, Insurance and Financial Advisors
  • Assessing technical risks and proposing mitigation strategies to reduce risk over project CAPEX, OPEX and revenues.
  • Following up project construction, commissioning, and acceptance
  • Following up project during the Operational period



  • You have permanent residency in South Africa
  • You are fluent in spoken and written English.
  • You obtained a Master's degree in engineering or equivalent through experience
  • You have 5+ years’ experience in solar PV and or wind, preferably in consultancy with at least 5 years in overall experience in renewable energy
  • You have a thorough experience with technical due diligence on solar PV and/or wind projects, specifically experience with PV EPC, O&M, PPA and Wind turbine contracts review (EPC, WTG supply contract, O&M, PPA), as Lender’s/ Owner’s technical advisor
  • You have experience with technical solar and wind turbine inspections and construction monitoring
  • Take part in reviewing of onsite project acceptance testing / commission performed by suppliers
  • You have experience with Solar and Wind resource assessment, and/or financial models is an asset.
  • You have strong overall computer skills and the ability to learn multiple software tools.
  • You manage multiple jobs simultaneously, on time, budget, and quality.
  • You have the ability of conveying information concisely adapting your communication style to suit different types of audiences.
  • You are available to do short trips in Africa if necessary.


If you would  be interested in the opportunity to join a prominent and forward-thinking consultancy that is playing a crucial role in expediting the worldwide energy transition through their specialized services to the market, please apply directly through the link or send your CV to Georgia –


Georgia Sumnall