Commercial Officer

  • Permanent
  • Ref #391657MDL
  • Posted 6 days ago
  • Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, Africa
  • Construction & Engineering, Renewable Energy
Employer Description

Leading Renewable Energy Project Company

Job Description

This  Commercial Officer position for a Renewable Energy Project company reports to the Commercial Manager and is a challenging role with lots of scope & opportunity to show your abilities & make a difference.

Your primary focus will be to improve shareholder returns to all project shareholders and growing the number of projects under management through new business development activities.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Optimise the capital structure of all projects under management and proactively seek out opportunities / financial engineering initiatives to maximise shareholder returns and distributions
  • To establish, maintain and influence key stakeholder relationships with Directors, Shareholders and Lenders
  • Work with the CEO to actively leverage the relationships with Directors, Shareholders and Lenders to develop new business opportunities
  • Lead treasury and cash management, including optimising interest rate and foreign exchange exposure of the companies, and to then monitor and manage such exposure.
  • Take ownership of the management of the distribution forecasting process for all assets under management, ensuring shareholders are kept up to date at all times and their required expectations managed
  • Review and advise on optimal contractual and financial structuring of potential new acquisitions / transactions
  • Lead the advising on and review of project finance-related matters (optimal funding mix, distributions, cash flows, finance issues, technical financial issues).
  • Effectively monitor and manage Contractual risks and required changes to relevant Agreements
  • Obtain and manage relevant project information that will impact the financial status of the companies.
  • Conduct key investigations and requirements to ensure compliance with tax, legislative & statutory requirements.
  • Review existing financial policies and introduce additional required policies.


  • Relevant professional post-graduate qualification (CA, MBA, CFA)


You will have at least 15 years' experience in Financial Services within the Infrastructure Projects and Renewable Energy sector and have:

  • Strong technical knowledge, including knowledge of IFRS, tax and accounting systems, e.g. Great Plains
  • Capability to build up networks with key stakeholders e.g. banks and investors
  • Self-motivated, hands-on approach and the ability to work under pressure
  • Intercultural understanding of project company shareholders
  • Proactive, analytical and strong attention to detail
  • Strong MS Office skills
  • Good commercial, planning, organizing and negotiation skills
  • Strong influencer
  • Strong team work skills

Salary / Package

R1.4k Neg