Senior Project Developer

Website Leap29

Trusted Global Recruitment and PEO Partner

Company: Leap29 Global Recruitment Partner

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa (Hybrid)

Type: Full-time | Mid-Senior Level

About the Role: Leap29 is partnering with a top-tier European Independent Power Producer (IPP) focused on developing global renewable energy projects. We are seeking a Senior Project Developer with experience in project development of renewable technologies. The ideal candidate will be based in Cape Town or Johannesburg.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of new and existing projects in solar, wind, storage, and hybrid technologies.
  • Identify and secure land rights, evaluate grid connection feasibility, and manage permitting and authorizations until Financial Close.
  • Oversee day-to-day project activities, including subcontractor, consultant, and supplier management.
  • Ensure the technical and commercial feasibility of projects, proposing measures to mitigate risk, time, and cost.
  • Prepare and manage project budgets and schedules.
  • Collaborate with the Development Manager to align projects with company objectives and targets.
  • Ensure on-time, within-budget, and compliant project development.
  • Perform risk management to minimize project and development risks.
  • Manage and report changes in project scope, schedule, and costs to the Development Manager and Steering Committee.
  • Maintain comprehensive project documentation and prepare presentations and reports for various stakeholders.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, economics, business, or a related field.
  • Post-graduate specialization in project management is a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Project Developer in South Africa.
  • Experience in the renewable energy sector is preferred.
  • Proven experience in interacting with external stakeholders in a professional setting.
  • Advanced proficiency in Project Management tools.
  • Fluent in English; proficiency in other languages is a plus.

How to Apply: If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your CV to Georgia Sumnall at [email protected].

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