Senior Project and Business Developer Job Spec

Position: Senior Project and Business Developer (renewable energy; mainly wind projects)
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Salary: Based on experience and qualifications
Type of employment: Permanent employee

ENERTRAG SA is a medium sized renewable energy developer and is a subsidiary of ENERTRAG AG, a large generator in Germany and France. We are looking to employ an experienced senior project developer – this is a growth opportunity and you will be directly responsible for growing the business by adapting to the changing phases and demands of various project lifecycles.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Drive business development, site and project acquisition
  • Conduct technical due diligence of greenfield renewable energy projects in South Africa
  • Network building with key industry stakeholders
  • Drive the entire development process from the pre-feasibility to feasibility and procurements stages
  • Understand and advance grid connection possibilities with the national, municipal and private system/grid operators
  • Obtain all development permits and authorisations in order to reach compliance to bid projects into government-backed and private procurement programmes (eg REIPPPP)


  • Master’s Degree in the built environment (engineering), business or planning discipline
  • Contactable references

Skills and experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years working in the property/infrastructure development or planning sector
  • Understanding of statistics and data handling
  • Experience in running technical feasibility studies
  • Experience in wind resource assessments
  • Experience and understanding of technical grid connection requirements
  • Confident and well presented
  • Able to work independently and in a team
  • Proficiency using the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with either Wasp, WindPro, Windfarm, Open Winds or other resource assessment platform will be an advantage
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written) essential, proficient in an additional relevant language is of advantage

As a senior project developer, you will work closely with and report directly to the Managing Director in Cape Town, and the Head of Corporate Business Development in Berlin.

To apply, please forward your CV and a short motivation (300 words max) to

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