Senior Business Developer (Renewables)

Reference ID: SBD.09


The Senior Business Developer will report directly to the Head of Business Development. This role is a permanent one based in Cape Town.

You will be responsible for leading renewable energy projects for (i) bidding and / or (ii) financial closing and / or (iii) acquisitions / partnerships across various countries in the sub-Saharan African region, with a focus on South Africa. Your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Bid preparation: review of the terms of reference, establish resources and planning
  • Bid team lead, reporting to the project sponsors
  • Financial close lead for awarded projects
  • Project due diligence lead for acquisitions / partnerships
  • Interface with key stakeholders
  • Formulate strategies for steering and investment committees
  • Policy and regulatory environment analysis
  • Market intelligence


You have strong project management abilities and a natural team leading personality, backed by the following skills and experience:

  • Degree in business or engineering
  • 10 years + work experience in a project management / team lead position
  • Experience in large, complex bids
  • Outstanding communication skills in both oral and written English
  • Proficiency in MS Office software and tools
  • Strong experience with financial models
  • Technical acumen and knowledge of power related general topics
  • Lateral thinking aptitude

Please note that should you not hear back from us within 14 days that your application for this role was unsuccessful.


To apply for this job email your details to elaine@energy-africa-recruitment.com