Senior Technical Due Diligence Consultant

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

Job Description

Leap29 is currently assisting a leading consultancy at the forefront of the global energy transition. Our client is looking to strengthen their position in the renewables market and is in search of a Senior Technical Due Diligence Consultant, experienced in Solar PV and/or Wind, to join their South Africa team. Based in Cape Town, with the flexibility to work remotely a few days a week, the role involves overseeing technical due diligence assignments and guiding clients through the financial close phase. You will play a crucial role in providing technical guidance across teams, ensuring the successful delivery of consultancy projects.


Responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing technical due diligence assignments and guiding clients through the financial close phase.
  • Managing the preparation of EPC & O&M tenders and participating in contract negotiations.
  • Leading feasibility studies and assessing overall project design for potential enhancements.
  • Managing and executing high-quality technical advisory projects.
  • Offering technical insights from initial assessment to economic feasibility.
  • Reviewing project permits, designs, and key construction contracts.
  • Assisting Sponsors and Lenders throughout the Financial Close process.
  • Collaborating with Legal, Insurance, and Financial Advisors.
  • Evaluating technical risks and proposing mitigation strategies for project CAPEX, OPEX, and revenues.
  • Monitoring project construction, commissioning, and acceptance phases.
  • Overseeing projects during the operational period.
  • Our ideal candidate is a focused and highly organized team player, adept at providing both execution support and technical guidance. Possessing strong problem-solving skills and a robust work ethic, you should also demonstrate conflict resolution abilities with innovative thinking.



  • You hold permanent residency in South Africa.
  • You are proficient in spoken and written English.
  • You possess a Master's degree in engineering or equivalent practical experience.
  • You boast 3-5 years’ experience in the solar and/or wind industry, with at least 5 years overall in renewable energy, ideally in a consultancy role.
  • You have extensive experience in technical due diligence on solar and/or wind projects, particularly 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 bring experience in technical solar and wind turbine inspections and construction monitoring.
  • Participation in reviewing on-site project acceptance testing/commissioning performed by suppliers.
  • You have familiarity with Solar and Wind resource assessment, and/or financial models (an asset).
  • You possess strong computer skills and can adapt to multiple software tools.
  • You excel at managing multiple jobs concurrently, meeting deadlines, staying within budget, and ensuring quality.
  • Your communication style is clear and concise, adaptable to various audiences.
  • You are open to short trips in Africa if required.


Additional abilities, desirable but not necessary:

  • Driver's license B.
  • Fluency in French and/or Portuguese.


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 specialised services to the market, please apply directly through the link or send your CV to Georgia –



Georgia Sumnall