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  • Posted: Feb 8, 2021
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    PowerGen provides turnkey energy solutions to residential, community, commercial, and industrial customers in East Africa and beyond. Founded in 2011 our focus is on providing robust photo-voltaic and wind systems for off-grid demands. PowerGen offers a range of products and services that enable customers in a variety of markets to take advantage of the rene...
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    C&I Solar Business Development Manager

    Job Description

    Project Pipeline

    • Responsible for project origination across the Business Units through the identification and packaging of different market-specific value propositions. 
    • Respond to requests for proposals (RFPs), developing and drafting project proposals for solar and solar plus storage solutions.
    • Build strong relationships with project financiers.
    • Responsible for negotiation with clients for EPC contracts and facilitate deal closure. 

    Project Development and Management

    • Manage sales processes and interfaces with various teams (Project Execution and Finance) across different Business Units.
    • Oversee the preparation of quotes for various EPC projects, performing cost analysis and comparison with competitor prices.
    • Manage client relationships and ensure that their needs and requirements are met during project execution.
    • Perform regular check-ins with Project Managers to gauge project progress, ensuring that they are on schedule and under budget.
    • Manage the handover of projects to Project Execution teams by streamlining existing processes and supporting them after contract signing. 
    • Manage EPC contracts with the support of the legal and technical teams.

    Business Development 

    • Build and manage relationships with key partners across the private and public sectors, academia, and governmental institutions to explore C&I projects across sub-Saharan Africa. 
    • Represent PowerGen at industry events, identify and cultivate important partnerships. 
    • Develop marketing campaigns, lobbying and public relations for commercial and industrial projects.


    • University degree
    • 3+ years' work experience in business development
    • 2+ years’ work experience in renewable energy
    • Experience in the energy, clean tech, or utility sectors in a similar role
    • Strong proficiency in Office365 or Google Workspace products
    • Work experience in East Africa or another emerging market
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Fluent in both English and Swahili preferred
    • Fluency in French is a plus
    • Enthusiasm in working for the field of renewable energy!

    Additional Information

    We are a mission-driven team passionate about solving energy access in Africa!

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to PowerGen Renewable Energy on to apply
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