Senior Project Developer

City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality
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Job Description

Senior Project Developer

Leap29 are working closely with a top-tier European IPP, 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 the project development of renewable technologies, and be based in Cape Town or Johannesburg. 


  • 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



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, economics, business, or related major
  • Post-graduation or specialization in project Management is a plus
  • Ideally 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.

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


Georgia Sumnall