Senior Project Manager

City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality
Environment and Renewable Energy

Job Description

Leap29 are recruiting on behalf of a highly regarded Energy provider, who are seeking to fill a Senior Project Manager position for the South Africa market. My client are headquartered in Europe and oversee the full project lifecycle.


  • Work in close cooperation and contact with the Development Manager
  • 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' and suppliers of onsite measurement equipment
  • Prepare and manage project budget & development plan in cooperation / guided by the Development team and Management
  • Ensure the implementation of the projects development in line with the Company objectives and targets
  • Ensure that projects are developed on-time, within budget and compliant
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of the project and propose measures to reduce risk, time and cost of implementation
  • 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 Management
  • Maintain and promote values, strength and reputation of company and its business lines in markets of responsibility


  • Post-graduation or specialization in Project Management is a plus
  • Engineering qualification
  • More than 7 years working as a Project Manager in South Africa
  • Prior experience with renewable energy project development 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

Key Skills:

  • Team player, ability to ensure support and collaboration both internally and externally
  • Strong analytical skills and result-oriented perspective
  • Problem solving and proactive mindset and hands on attitude
  • Positive, "can do" attitude
  • Able to manage time and tasks efficiently, operating under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Strong work ethic, motivation and drive to grow in the company
  • Resourceful and critical thinker, not only pointing out problems but also proposing solutions and ideas
  • Availability to travel extensively

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your CV through to Georgia Sumnall at

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Georgia Sumnall