Project Developer – Large-scale – Cape Town, South Africa

Want to join a first mover in solar energy that is actively seeking early entry into new markets globally? Since the establishment in 2007, Scatec Solar has acquired extensive knowledge and experience in developing, building, and operating solar power plants and we continue to deepen our market position and broaden our offerings. Driven by our company values and competent global workforce, we aim to deliver competitive and sustainable solar energy globally; protect our environment and improve quality of life through innovative integration of technology; and create shareholder value. We are present in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East and are headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

The main purpose of the position
Currently, we are looking for a Project Developer in Cape Town, South Africa to be part of our global team working together towards our vision – Improving our future. As our Project Developer, you will be responsible for identifying and securing new project opportunities in the region, establishing the project structure, bringing the projects to financial close, and the start of construction.

Main responsibilities

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the region’s power markets and opportunities for utility-scale wind and solar PV projects in the market
  • Develop relationships with authorities, regulators, and utilities
  • Mange process to secure project land
  • Assess regional resource potential and develop development focus areas
  • Secure relevant Permits, Licenses, and authorizations
  • Obtain PPA and/or other offtake arrangements
  • Estimate and optimize business case
  • Establish project governance mechanisms


  • Degree in Commerce, Engineering, Legal or other relevant fields
  • 3+ years of project development and contract negotiation
  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Working knowledge and understanding of project development, Power Purchase Agreements, grid connections, permitting requirements, bidding processes, and Project Financial modeling

Personal characteristics

  • Sharp analytical skills
  • Drive and ability to build trust across cultures and disciplines
  • Organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Solution orientated, dedicated and someone who takes ownership of tasks and responsibilities
  • Ability to work under pressure and on own initiative
  • The flexible and adaptable and “can-do” attitude
  • Confident and quick learner
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken and an additional language beneficial
  • Strong negotiation skills

Additional information

  • Should be available and accustomed to travel extensively internationally to 3rd world countries
  • Must be able to work in an open-plan environment
  • Must be able to work extended hours
  • Valid driver’s license

We offer
Scatec Solar is an exciting, innovative, and ambitious company operating in a growing industry. We offer a challenging and interesting position where you will be part of a flexible, diverse, and truly international working environment consisting of highly competent and committed colleagues with a positive drive to make a difference.

It is part of every employees’ terms of reference to contribute to Scatec Solar’s vision: Improving our Future and adhere to our company values which are:

  • Predictable
  • Driving results
  • Changemaker
  • Working together

Application due: 11/16/2020

Apply Here