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Project Development Manager

Cape Town, Western Cape


The Project Development Unit predominantly develops utility-scale solar, wind and hybrid projects to be bid in the REIPPPP (or other sovereign backed programs in Africa) or used as the basis of possible utility scale embedded or wheeling projects in the future.  As a Project Development Manager within juwi, you will be required to manage the various project development tasks necessary. Depending on each market and business model, these tasks variously include site selection, land acquisition, plant layout, permitting and the commercial negotiations for the sale of equity and procurement of goods and services. These tasks cover the development phase through financial close to construction phase support.



Project management of multiple wind, solar and hybrid projects in various stages of development, ensuring completion within budget and on schedule:
  • Develop an understanding of the relationship between site selection, technical design and project economics in order to be able to develop the best possible projects (optimised at capex or tariff level)
  • Using GIS and other tools, assisting in the identification of project sites.
  • Assisting with landowner negotiations.
  • Establishment and management of the project budget.
  • Assisting with plant design tasks including turbine, PV array, road and electrical layouts.
  • Management of the various project licensing tasks including liaising with the statutory organisations that administer the various approvals and permits necessary.  
  • Assisting with procurement of construction commodities.
  • Assisting with procurement of key components.
  • Assisting with investor selection processes.
  • Leading/Assisting in tender submissions.
  • Assisting with high level financial modelling processes.
  • Project risk mitigation and reporting.
  • Recording and reporting of project progress.
  • Project development support to the C&I Sales, EPC Sales and Hybrid Sales teams; depending on the particular project, such support being varying combinations of the above tasks.
  • Participation in project and programme reviews when required.


  • A degree in Engineering, Business or Natural Science
  • Proven ability to speak and write fluently in English
  • High degree of project management experience within the renewable energy sector (ideally within REIPPPP) or in other industries facing similar challenges, such as infrastructure and construction 
  • Possession of a valid, South Africa Code 08 driver’s license 
  • Motivated, driven and ability to self-manage
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Proven ability to work within a small project development team
  • Proven ability to solve problems creatively
  • Proven experience of successfully managing multiple projects within budget and on schedule



  • A degree in Electrical or Heavy Current Engineering
  • Cash flow modelling experience
  • Thorough understanding of the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) Environmental Authorisation assessment process; ideally with respect to renewable energy projects.
  • Ability to speak and write fluently in Afrikaans.
  • Able to perform research, write articles and present to an audience



  • Willingness to travel to relevant project sites in Africa and juwi head office in Germany will be required in line with business requirements 
  • In addition to the duties mentioned above, the job holder is required to perform administrative duties related to a standard project management role



10 June 2020



1 August 2020
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