Development Manager, South Africa

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Linum Consult’s client is a major international company working within the energy sector. They are currently in the process of expanding and are seeking a Development Manager to be based in South Africa.


  • Researching and analysing business trends in South Africa and other regional markets and identifying new investment opportunities and partnership ventures
  • Taking a leading role in understanding the external and internal environment (economic, political, social, competitive, and regulatory factors), and ensuring that the same is captured during the business planning process
  • Investigating competitor strategies, products/services and key differentiators
  • Utilising industry information to improve business performance
  • Building local relationships and establishing credibility as a trusted advisor for colleagues within the company and business partners
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of newly identified projects, identifying further market opportunities and assessing their feasibility, defining potential opportunities, conducting market testing, assessing competitive pressures and developing pro-forma analysis of all priority sector opportunities


  • Degree qualification in Economics, Commerce, or Business. Ideally have a second degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil or Power Engineering or a Master’s degree
  • At least 7 years’ experience in Business Development, with 5 years in a similar role and within the energy/power industry
  • Good technical understanding of assets and Power & Utilities investments, particularly renewable energy investments
  • Strong understanding of the Power Purchase Agreements from REIPPP in the South African market
  • Good communication, analytical, and presentation skills
  • Demonstrable history of working in a large, multicultural environment
  • Fluent in spoken and written English


If you feel that you have the right background of experience to take up this challenging position, then please formally submit your CV along with your current financial package details for the attention of Fatima Rodriguez to

If your application has been successful, then we will contact you within 72hrs.

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