Africa South Africa

Reporting to: Compliance Officer

Department: MAMSA

Job Location: Cape Town

Travel Required: Local


Company Overview:

Mainstream is a global developer of utility scale wind and solar assets operating across Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa.  Our core business is to develop, build and operate renewable energy plants thereby helping to build a sustainable future – globally and locally.

Mainstream Renewable Power South Africa has been awarded a total of 2.1 gigawatts of wind and solar projects under the Government’s renewable energy procurement programme since the first round in 2011. 

In Chile, Mainstream owns 1.3GW of fully contracted wind and solar projects in operation, in construction or at late-stage development, due to its unprecedented success in government auctions. In Asia, the company is developing large-scale projects in Vietnam and the Philippines. 

In 2021, Mainstream completed a process to find an equity partner to help finance the development and construction of its wind and solar asset pipeline. Our partnership with Aker Horizons enables the Company to strive towards our ambitious targets of securing 5.5 GWs of renewable assets to FC and be IPO ready by 2023. In 2022, an equity partnership with Mitsui strengthened our position and continued our growth trajectory across the world. 


Mainstream has raised more than €3.0bn in project finance to date and employs over 500 staff across 11 countries.  


Summary of Role:

MAMSA is looking to recruit a ESG (Environment, Social & Governance) Intern to work in their Cape Town office. To assist the ESG and SHEQ team with performing key functions involved in environmental and social governance, and to provide support and assistance in achieving the ESG framework for Mainstream.


What will you do:

  • Assist in ESG audits and inspections (HSE and ISO)
  • Environmental Compliance – ECO, Bird & Bat, Climate Change, Conservation Areas, Environmental Authorisations, Water Use Licences, General Authorisations, Buffer Zones and other Permits/Licences
  • Assist in ESG monitoring and reporting
  • Communicate and liaison with service providers
  • Overseeing micro departmental projects in the ESG Team, including bilateral support
  • Assist in Reporting and partake in Meetings


What we require: 

Successfully completed a HSE, ESG or engineering qualification in one of the fields.

  • Degree or diploma in Environmental Management/Science, Safety Manager, Engineering or NQF equivalent
  • Driver’s license
  • HSE management understanding, monitoring, and auditing
  • Data collection and report writing skills


What we offer:

We offer you the opportunity to work in a dynamic and entrepreneurial organisation, in a growing market in a fast-paced industry.  You will receive a very competitive total benefits package including an excellent base salary and bonus scheme.

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