Senior Consultant – Solar PV and/or Wind


Senior Consultant – Solar PV and/or Wind

Would you like to join a growing Renewables and Sustainability technical advisory team in Cape Town? RINA Consulting, part of the RINA Group, is one of the world’s most experienced renewables consulting engineering companies, having worked on over 30GW of wind, solar and other renewables. Due to increasing demand for our services in Africa, we’re currently looking for a Senior Consultant – Solar PV and/or Wind to join our team. We offer a dynamic working environment with a bright future.

The role

We are now looking for strong candidates to support our continued growth and expansion in this exciting market. Responsibilities include:

  • Delivering technical due diligence on large scale solar PV and/or wind projects for Investors, Lenders, IPPs and Developers
  • Monitoring and reporting on PV and/or wind projects through the construction and operational phases
  • Providing technical engineering support on PV and/or wind projects at all stages of the project development cycle
  • Reviewing of resource, technologies, structural studies, electrical design, contractual documentation, environmental studies, planning permission, health and safety reports, grid offers and grid connection agreements
  • EPC tender design, co-ordination, management, evaluation and review
  • Project risk management, including construction, operational, and financial risk
  • Reviewing and preparing technical and non-technical reports
  • People and project management, ensuring effective communication within the internal team and stakeholders
  • Leading business development activities i.e. development of new solutions, proposal writing and client presentations.

Desirable qualifications & experience

  • Experience (>=5 years) working in the large scale solar PV and/or wind sector across at least some of the role responsibilities detailed above
  • Consultancy experience or Lenders TA, Construction Monitoring or Owner’s Engineering experience
  • Contracts due diligence (EPC, O&M, PPA etc.)
  • Engineering degree (or relevant technical degree)

Desirable criteria

  • Project and/or people management experience
  • Knowledge of the design, construction, operations and maintenance of electrical/mechanical PV system components
  • Understanding of project development economics and project finance
  • Related technologies experience e.g. distribution & transmission systems, rooftop systems, battery storage etc
  • Cross-disciplinary knowledge, e.g. PV, wind, CSP, biomass, conventional combustion technologies
  • Prior experience with the South African and/or African renewables market.

The person

We are looking for talented and experienced people able to exceed the expectations of our world-class clients. You’ll be a leader able to bring together expert teams and promote an inspiring environment influencing those around you to deliver technical excellence. Your energy and drive will promote collaboration and innovative solutions. As a strong communicator you’ll have highly-developed report writing and presentation skills, practised negotiation skills and the ability to engage clients with your articulate and credible manner. You’ll thrive on customer engagement and be skilled in understanding their needs and marketing our services to capture business and develop relationships. Your customer focus, technical expertise and results orientated thinking will enable you to achieve your objectives. You’ll ensure project management methodologies and practices are consistently applied across the team. You work well in changing circumstances and as a ‘self-manager’ take satisfaction from delivering against your promises. Must be eligible to live and work in South Africa (e.g. South Africa citizen or holder of / eligible for a South African working visa).

Why choose us?

RINA is a global corporation providing testing, inspection, certification, and consulting services across the Energy, Marine, Certification, Transport & Infrastructure, and Industry sectors. We have been at the forefront of providing innovative and technical solutions for more than 150 years, working closely with clients as a trusted partner, assisting them in the most effective, safe, and sustainable way. Through a global network of 3,900 talented professionals, operating in 200 offices in 70 countries, we support our clients across the entire life cycle of their projects.


In addition to the below, you will become part of our growing global team, you will find yourself working with world-class professionals and clients in a variety of market sectors.

  • 21 days leave (plus bank holidays), increasing by 1 day each year up to a maximum of 25;
  • Individual Healthcare allowance (Family can be added at an additional cost)
  • Professional development to become registered with an applicable body
  • Pay for professional membership;

We are proud to put our people and clients at the heart of everything we do and offer our employees:

  • Structured & continuous development programme
  • Quick integration into a wide variety of projects
  • Opportunity to travel.

Due to the number of applications, we receive daily, unfortunately, we are only able to respond to the successfully shortlisted candidates. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of applying for this position, your application was not successful on this occasion. We may however be able to contact you with a more relevant position later.

Business units

Energy/Power and Renewables



  • Seniority level

    Mid-Senior level

  • Employment type


  • Job function

    Consulting and Engineering

  • Industries

    Renewables & Environment and Oil & Energy