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Renewable Energy Project Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa M/F

Montpellier, France Permanent Contract Project development

At Qair, we have chosen a flexible organization that promotes versatility among our employees and allows the company to constantly adapt to market needs.

Our corporate culture is inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit that has driven Qair since its inception. Far from traditional hierarchical management, we encourage initiative and autonomy, fostering an environment conducive to innovation and creativity.

We are an independent renewable energy producer. Our 600 employees operate over 1 GW of assets in the 20 countries where we are present and are developing a portfolio of more than 30 GW.

Our culture, based on trust and mutual respect, allows our employees to thrive professionally and actively contribute to the company's success. By unleashing the potential of each individual, we boost collective performance and equip ourselves to meet the challenges of a constantly evolving market.

Qair Africa, a subsidiary of Qair International, shines across the continent through its various entities in Morocco, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, Chad, and Mauritius.

With several successful projects, for example in Burkina Faso (42 MWc) and Chad (30 MWc), the subsidiary continues its development in Sub-Saharan Africa in other geographies and ongoing projects, both in development and financing stages.

Are you looking for a stimulating and empowering challenge where boldness and innovation are rewarded? Join us and unleash your potential!

Main Tasks

The Renewable Energy Project Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa will have the following missions:

  • Develop projects from pre-feasibility to the start of construction, then support the commissioning;
  • Design economically viable projects within procedures and in compliance with national and international regulations, in consultation with local stakeholders;
  • Obtain or supervise the obtaining of all administrative authorizations (land reservation, construction permits, operating licenses, energy sales contracts, etc.) and ensure their follow-up;
  • Lead and coordinate feasibility studies, including environmental impact studies (including thematic studies) and technical sizing studies of projects (wind/solar resources, grid connection, etc.), relying on internal and external experts while ensuring compliance with project budgets and timelines;
  • Particularly, contribute to the search for third-party financiers, obtain financing terms, ensure the proper conduct of related audits, and do your best to finalize all necessary documents for the conclusion of financing contracts within the planned schedule;
  • Manage and coordinate (in close relation with the Sub-Saharan Africa Director) the potential actions of local partners or co-developers, ensuring an effective and constructive relationship;
  • Initiate, organize, and lead work and presentation meetings, ensure the consultation and information of project stakeholders;
  • Participate in technical, regulatory, and commercial prospective monitoring, notably by participating in events related to the activity sectors and building a network;
  • Actively monitor and identify calls for tenders and project calls, and be capable of responding to them;
  • Prepare and write responses adapted to the context, defend them to be selected, and organize the company’s positioning to enrich the project portfolio;
  • Report on activity via periodic activity reports and tracking tools provided;
  • Prepare project presentations and documentation for presentation to banks;
  • Establish Project Forecast Budgets (studies, then investment) and Business Plans in conjunction with Group services;
  • Contribute to the improvement of company projects and feedback;
  • Manage the project scope with great autonomy within the defined objectives and take a referent role under the responsibility of the Africa Directorate.

Skills Required

  • Education:  Engineering/Master in Environment, Economics degree, with significant experience in developing large-scale renewable energy projects abroad.
  • Skills: Good interpersonal and writing skills, strong knowledge in renewable energies.
  • IT: Proficient with standard IT tools and planning software.
  • Traits: Rigorous, methodical, enjoys teamwork but also capable of working with great autonomy.
  • Language: Professional proficiency in English is essential.

Benefits

  • Annual bonus;
  • Profit-sharing bonus;
  • Possibility to buy Qair shares;
  • Meal vouchers worth €9.50;
  • Annual days off, entitling to 9 days off in 2024 in addition to the legal entitlement of 25 days of paid leave.

 

TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT : Permanent contract (CDI)

 

JOB LOCATION : Montpellier and expatriation to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire in 2025.

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