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Technical Development Manager-Cape Town:

Job Number: 64056

Technical Development Manager
Cape Town

Department:  Solutions- Engineering and Technology

The Technical Development Manager (TDM) has overall responsibility to support the projects during the opportunity and development phase by managing the engineering, supply chain and project control resources and workstreams to deliver a consistent EPC Technical and Commercial offer to Business Development. The TDM is the key liaison between Solutions and Business Development and reports directly to the Business Developer (Project Manager). He is supported in the Line Organisation by the engineering, supply chain and project control department.

Gather all useful information and inputs from Business Development Department and support them to prepare the deliverables 
Coordinate and plan Engineering, Supply Chain and Project control internal resources and workstreams to ensure smooth and efficient documentation delivery.
Responsible for overall technical workstreams in early phases of solar PV projects, including feasibility and front-end engineering studies, site studies, PV and HV technical preliminary design and design specifications in contracts.
Lead the development of technical concepts and solutions of the projects, identifies optimal solutions from a technical, commercial and execution perspective at early stage including civil, mechanical, and electrical aspects of solar PV plants, interconnection and high-voltage design, yield assessments, as well as assessment of other technologies (floating PV, hybrids, etc).
Ensure that the EPC budget is competitive and consistent with specific Technical Solutions, uncertainties and risks of the projects.
Lead external and internal technical development processes and collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to successfully lead the project to construction start.
Manage EPC deliverables in Request for Proposals (RFPs) and Tenders organized by the off-takers.
Work in a core regional team consisting of a handful of project development and project finance resources to jointly ensure we reach the company’s ambitious growth targets.
Support the organization by developing and updating the Operating System to streamline processes, ensure homogeneous quality of the deliverables and efficient delivery.

In collaboration with Supply Chain and Engineering, you will :
conduct market reviews on latest available technology for solar in your region
develop a network of partners, consultants, suppliers and contractors
understand the local technical-economic of the renewable energy sector in the region

Critical Interfaces:

Work closely with business development on daily basis
Interact with Engineering, Supply Chain and Project control people involved on the projects.
Interact with partners, consultants, contractors on technical and economic matters
Present business case and EPC budget to EVP Solutions during decision gate process.
Report to the TDM team leader on weekly basis and warn him about challenges you will face and propose solutions or mitigations actions.

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Technical university level degree, ideally electrical or mechanical engineering
5 - 10 years professional experience, ideally from other renewable players, renewable consulting firms
Language: fluent both written and spoken in English, and spoken in French will be a plus
Experience with business development phase of projects and understanding of power markets and in particular renewable energy is desirable.
Strong knowledge of technical aspects of renewable energy, power generation, interconnection and transmission
Experience with overall management and planning of technical workstreams of large infrastructure projects within the renewables industry
Commercial mindset and experience with optimizing overall business from a technical design and execution perspective
Working knowledge and understanding of main technical contract structures in the renewables industry
Participation in constructing phase and Operating and Maintenance phase is desirable
Expert level of proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including presentation software and Excel
Flexible and adaptable with a “can-do” attitude and solutions oriented
Proactive, organized and methodical

Electrical or mechanical engineering

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