Sasol Jobs Available – Renewables Energy Commercial Lead

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Job Description:

The main purpose of the Renewable Energy Commercial Head/Lead is to take ownership of all commercial and financial inputs and deliverables across all renewable energy projects and programmes including project development, due diligences, partnership strategies, procurement strategies and contracting strategies.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the business development team in all commercial and financial input to business development and procurement processes
  • Lead commercial and financial input and negotiations through project due diligence processes
  • Lead the commercial and financial team/s that drive end-to-end project development and delivery (from concept design, through feasibility and into construction)
  • Manage all commercial interfaces and risks and put mitigation measures in place where necessary
  • Preparation and management of commercial aspects into specifications, tender stage management and evaluations, negotiation and selection of EPC, O&M and other supply contracts
  • Analyse Sasol’s commercial needs and matching of renewable energy generation to electricity demand across current operations as well as for future projects, such as green hydrogen projects
  • Lead all commercial negotiations across and/all renewable energy transactions
  • Lead commercial and financial input into renewable energy procurement processes and programmes
  • Recommend and drive commercial partnering and contracting strategies
  • Provide VP Renewables and other leadership teams with timely information and materials for effective decision making
  • Develop, review and support project budgets, timelines & estimates

Job Requirements:

  • Executional prowess – ability to define plan of action, organise team, and deliver on time
  • Team leadership – identify skills / resources reqd. and coach resources to develop over time
  • Executive presence – comes across as credible and able to build external relationships
  • Commercially astute – externally focused with strong negotiation and collaboration skills
  • Integrated thinker – ability to create long-term value proposition and maximise project value
  • Organisational effectiveness – ability to operate in and leverage wider organisation

Qualification & Experience:

  • Experienced leader able to transfer skills to team and grow capacity and capability
  • 13+ relevant years
  • Master’s degree (potentially: relevant engineering / scientific qualification) is an added advantage
  • 10+ years in commercial/business development role with strong track record of project development and execution
  • Bachelors Degree in relevant engineering / scientific qualification
  • Deep knowledge of energy value chains and key players across the value chain (incl. potential H2 off takers)

Job Details:

Company: Sasol

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Sandton, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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