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Deputy Director: Energy Resilience (Project Manager)

South Africa, Western Cape
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Area: South Africa, Western Cape
Sector: Energy Services
Posted: 3 April 2024

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Western Cape Government Department of the Premier

Deputy Director: Energy Resilience (Project Manager) (24-month contract) (10 Posts)
Remuneration: All-inclusive salary package of R958 824 per annum (Salary level 12)
Ref: DOTP 17/2024

Job Purpose: The current energy crisis and the need to transition to lower-carbon energy present unique challenges and opportunities for South Africa and the Western Cape. The Western Cape Government has several exciting opportunities for highly motivated, proactive, suitably qualified, experienced and delivery-driven individuals who want to be part of the solution to help roll out the Western Cape Energy Resilience Programme.

Whilst the programme is aimed at both relieving the immediate impacts of loadshedding, addressing demand side management, and diversifying the province’s sources of energy in the short, medium and long term, addressing grid issues, and encouraging investment in the energy sector.

The programme presents opportunities to test novel, fresh but robust approaches in the Western Cape while at the same time sharing our learnings and collaborating with strategic stakeholders and partners across South Africa.

The work is fast-paced and dynamic, involves working with multiple stakeholders in the private and public sectors locally and nationally, requires innovative, critical and quick thinking and testing of new grounds, and includes developing, finding and implementing solutions for the roll out of energy-related technologies, products and services at scale.

The projects to be implemented and /or scaled up include driving the implementation of PV systems at scale in schools, managing the distribution of loadshedding packs to communities, implementing renewable energy and battery solutions in public sector buildings and facilities, driving the implementation of demand side management programmes, enabling private sector energy projects and investments, and guiding and driving energy-related communications to build energy resilience amongst businesses, government and citizens.

Minimum Requirements: An appropriate 4-year B- Degree/Honours, equivalent or higher qualification (NQF 8) in any of the following fields: chemical, mechanical, electrical or other engineering; Or natural, environmental or sustainability-related sciences; Or energy, finance, economics or law; 8years relevant experience in energy or related fields.

Recommendation: Driver’s licence (code EB/B); Relevant post-graduate academic qualification in energy or related field; Experience in energy project or programme design, implementation and / or management.

Key Performance Areas: Facilitate the implementation of the Western Cape Energy Resilience Programme and related energy projects in the province; Manage and provide specialist and technical comment, advice, and guidance on energy systems, projects and programmes; Render energy related strategic and policy development services; Drive collaboration with key stakeholders for the implementation of energy resilience programmes and projects; Manage M&E systems for Western Cape Energy Resilience Programme projects; Manage and perform financial and people management, including general office management.

Competencies: Knowledge of the following: Applicable policies and procedures; Electricity Regulation Act (and amendments); National Environmental Management Act; Integrated Resource Plan; Public Finance Management Act; Municipal Finance Management Act; Carbon Tax and Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanisms; Integrated Energy Policy; Public Service procedures; Following skills: Project management, financial management, relationship management, monitoring and evaluation, contract management, people management; computer literacy, communication (written and verbal) and report writing.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes. These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined by the department and may also be required to undergo competency assessments/proficiency test.

The selection process will be guided by the targets of the employing department.

Note: Only applications submitted online at: or will be accepted.

Enquiries: Ms P Mbeceni at email address:; or Mr Lourencio Pick at email address:

Closing Date: 22 April 2024

Should you experience difficulties with your online application, kindly note that technical support (challenges with online application) is only available from Monday to Friday from 08:00 to16.00. You may contact the helpline at 0861 370 214. Otherwise, all other queries relating to the position, kindly contact the enquiries person as indicated in the advert. Please ensure that you submit your application on or before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.