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Company Overview:

A world free of fossil fuels. If you share our vision, then join us on our mission.

This is your opportunity to make a real difference in averting the climate crisis, in an organisation that is at the forefront of the global transition to renewable energy.

Mainstream Renewable Power is a recognised global leader in renewable energy; and the pride we all get from developing, constructing and operating our projects is one reason why we are officially recognised as a Great Place to Work.

Now we are looking for people who can power our progress to a new level. If you want to make a real difference in the world, working with our extraordinary team across six continents, check out our newly created role.


Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Assist on as well as manage a number of wind and/or solar projects, referred to below as assigned projects. 
  • Deliver assigned projects on time, on-schedule, within budget to agreed quality. 
  • Ensure that projects are identified, developed and executed in line with Mainstream´s corporate values, development goals, objectives and processes. 
  • HEALTH AND SAFETY: Follow all Mainstream and South Africa health and safety procedures. Be fully responsible for the health and safety on each assigned project. 
  • ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES: Oversee / manage external consultants appointed for assigned projects.  
  • REIPPPP: Assist in preparing projects for DOE’s procurement process, ensuring accurate documentation and filing documents. Development of projects for non-REIPPPP customers might also be required. 
  • PUBLIC OUTREACH: Participate in EIA public participation processes as well as manage community engagement for assigned projects. 
  • PERMITTING: Manage the permitting processes for assigned projects.  
  • LAND: Arrange landowner meetings; design and issue landowner newsletters; gain familiarity with the full land agreement processes and all involved parties, including land agents, landowners, Mainstream employees, local recording offices, land title agents and insurers, etc. Assist in securing land agreements as required for project site, access, grid line etc.  
  • SITE SELECTION: Apply Mainstream site selection criteria and evaluate any new possibilities. 
  • GRID ACCESS: Prepare required documentation to engage Eskom in securing grid access. 
  • ENGINEERING: Oversee / manage external consultants appointed to perform preliminary engineering studies and site design.  
  • Document and administer all project related information, as required. 
  • Be involved in relevant industry bodies’ committees and initiatives. 

Identify and communicate on a timely basis all project barriers and risk, together with the strategies and approaches to overcome those barriers and risks. 

Key requirements for success in the role


  • Educational background in Engineering (note however that the role does not include detailed engineering design work), Science, Environmental, Planning Related Disciplines, or Renewable Energy.  
  • Minimum 4-5 years’ experience in renewable power development is required. Wind and solar PV experience preferred. 
  • Driver’s license required. 
  • Project management experience is required, and a project management qualification would be an advantage. 
  • Candidates should: 
  • Have excellent written and oral communications skills and be comfortable presenting to management at all levels.  
  • Be able to liaise with project stakeholders particularly landowners, many of whom are Afrikaans speaking. 

Ability to use Microsoft software packages such as Word, Excel, Outlook is essential and ability to use specialist software packages e.g. GIS, MS Project, SharePoint is an advantage. 


  • Well-organized, self-motivated punctual, detail-oriented, enthusiastic and confident.  
  • Ability and willingness to work effectively in a team environment and also independently.  
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritise, and meet reporting deadlines. 
  • A "can-do" attitude that demonstrates hands-on accountability for their work. 
  • Able to think conceptually and strategically. 
  • Able to anticipate problems, effectively seek out pertinent information which identify the cause(s) of a problem and select the correct solution. 
  • Able to maintain the respect and confidence of team members and have a courteous and helpful manner.


Why you really should click that button 👇

We offer you the opportunity to work in a dynamic and entrepreneurial organisation, to be part of a diverse workplace with regards to gender, age and cultural background in the most exciting industry in the world today. You will receive a very competitive total benefits package including an excellent base salary, bonus scheme and share options.

Career development

  • Excellent training (an average 54 hours a year)
  • Secondment and relocation opportunities
  • Career progression (16% promotions across the Group in 2021)

Shared financial success

  • A competitive, industry benchmarked and cost-of-living linked salary, reviewed annually
  • Annual bonus
  • Share options
  • Salary contribution to your pension fund

Work/life balance

  • WFH in a hybrid working arrangement
  • Generous annual leave, plus a community or charity work day each year
  • Paid maternity, paternity, adoptive and bereavement leave
  • Allowance for WFH set up

True diversity & inclusion

  • Equal opportunity targets
  • GWEC Women in Wind and Mainstream Women in Renewables programmes
  • You can be you, whatever your gender, colour or sexual orientation

Care for health & wellbeing

  • Generous health insurance subsidy
  • Income protection insurance
  • Life cover
  • Free Employee Assistance Program

These are just some of the reasons why we are officially certified as a Great Place to Work.

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