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Technical Due Diligence Consultant Solar Energy (Cape Town)

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Established in 1999, 3E is an independent technology and consulting company in renewable energy and energy efficiency. The company offers expert technical guidance and due diligence services, covering the whole project lifecycle. 3E also has a track record in advising corporate and public authorities on sustainable energy technology, policy and markets. Additionally, it offers a suite of software services that enhance the performance of renewable energy plants, facilitate the implementation of smart grids and assess the energy efficiency improvements in buildings. 3E combines in-house innovation, partnerships with leading R&D centers, and a thorough understanding of practical industry needs to continuously offer high performance, cost-effective energy services and products.

3E expertise covers:

•Solar: PV & thermal power

•Wind power: on & offshore

•Sustainable buildings & sites

•Power grids and markets

Its clients include renewable energy project developers and investors, energy utilities, architectural offices, suppliers in the construction markets, maintenance companies, financial institutions and regional and international public authorities.

3E’s international team operates from Brussels (HQ), London, Paris, Toulouse, Istanbul, Delhi and Cape Town and has a project track-record of over 15 years in over 40 countries.


3E’s is looking for an experienced technical consultant in solar energy for his office in Cape Town, with a proven track record in due diligence and technical advisory services, preferably in an international context.

Your main tasks will be to carry out consultancy services such as technical due diligence and construction monitoring for lenders and investors. From our senior consultants we also expect to support 3E’s business development activities, by active account management and preparation of proposals.


Managing and executing high quality technical advisory works:

• Providing technical input from initial assessment through to technical and economic feasibility.

• Managing technical due diligence assignments.

• Reviewing overall project design and suggesting potential improvements.

• Reviewing/negotiating key construction contracts (PPA,EPC, O&M…).

• Supporting sponsor(s) and lender(s) throughout the financial close process.

• Liaising with legal and financial advisors.

• Assessing technical risks and proposing mitigation strategies to reduce risk over project CAPEX, OPEX and revenues.

• Following up project construction and acceptance.

• Acting as main interface and manage the relationship with clients.

Contributing to business development and acquisition:

• Preparing proposals for client’s projects such as due diligence, owner’s engineering, resource assessment & construction monitoring.

• Managing existing and new customer relationships through efficient and structured account management.


Electrical, mechanical or civil engineer with 5 to 7 years’ experience in engineering, design and/or construction, including at least 3 years in the solar energy sector.

• Proven experience as technical consultant in the PV energy sector.

• Previous work experience in an international environment, preferably experience in the African context.

• Temporary or permanent work / residence permit in South Africa.

• Good understanding of the renewable energy sector, with specific knowledge and understanding of the Solar and Solar with storage energy industry (Knowledge of the wind industry is an asset).
• General technical knowledge of the design, operations and maintenance of PV electrical and mechanical systems.
• Ability to form and lead project teams, dispatch and manage work streams and projects on time and budget.
• Excellent communication and report writing skills.
• High business awareness and good network in Africa and emerging markets.
Experience in project management and follow up of client contacts.
• Ability to travel to site, customer meetings and 3E’s external offices in Belgium or France on a regular basis.
Fluent in English and/or in French/Dutch.


Our Offer

In addition to a stimulating atmosphere in a highly dynamic office - and the broader very motivated team of experts of 3E - we offer:

• Attractive salary package in line with your level of experience

• An international context: projects in over 25 countries worldwide, colleagues of over 15 nationalities

• Permanent contract

Location : Cape Town

  • Location: Cape Town (SA)


Kalkkaai 6 Quai à la Chaux
1000 Brussels



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