Operations Manager – Solar – Cape Town

Published: 31 Mar 2022
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Category: Southern Africa
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: R370 – 480K CTC per annum
Technology: Solar
Industry: Renewable Energy
Job Location – Postal Code: 8000
Region: Southern Africa
Contact Name: Ivan Pienaar
State/Province: Western Cape


AltGen is on the hunt for an exceptional Ops Manager to assist our client to improve and expand their product support services to their large client base who are spread across South Africa and beyond. Our client is a very well known solar OEM whose products are used by a multitude of EPCs and despite the big name they have, they are a tight-knit, fun and family orientated company. 

The ideal person for this awesome opportunity will have an engineering background (ideally BEng) who exhibited phenomenal mathematics marks during their education, but more importantly, an Engineer – who enjoys dealing with people! If you are the person we are looking for, you will find yourself engaging with clients to the most part, ensuring that they are provided with world-class technical support, but as with any great Operations Manager, your role will be to oversee that payments are made and that your excellent project management skills are used to ensure that products and technical support services are handled in a timely manner. Having knowledge of basic coding/programming will certainly assist in making you a huge asset to the firm as you ensure that the software speaks to the products and over time share this knowledge with your understudies so that you can move up the ranks in the firm.

This opportunity lends itself to rapid career growth and profit share benefits for the right candidate. The company culture is fun and vibrant yet highly driven, they pride themselves on remaining agile in an evolving world of tech. Their goal is to ensure they remain on top of the market share within the solar PV product space. If this sounds like a career move you can’t afford to miss out on, then APPLY NOW!


  • Engineering degree is ideal


  • Previous experience in the solar market is key
  • Strong understanding and practical knowledge of how to construct PV systems (inverters, modules, BESS etc)
  • Must have proven experience providing customers with technical support


As the Operations Manager you will find yourself working with clients to the most part and ensuring that your internal team are meeting contractual agreements with the EPC’s they are providing products to. You will be liaising closely with clients and using your project management expertise to ensure that all troubleshooting issues are seen to and that in essence, clients keep returning due to the excellent support you and your team provide. You will be using your leadership and strong relationships building skills daily to effectively exceed your KPI’s!


  • Project Management skills are key (highly organised, able to meet deadlines and maintain schedules)
  • Business acumen is key
  • Outstanding ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Superb communication and negotiation skills
  • Robust active listening skills


We offer recruitment, consulting and employment services with a focus on recruitment for renewable energy and environmental jobs in South Africa and Africa at large. AltGen is a renewable energy recruitment agency based in Cape Town which focuses on developing careers for individuals in our niche space.

With an experienced and passionate team with over 100 years of combined experience, AltGen plays an integral role in the South African renewable energy and sustainability industry. We operate throughout the African continent in both anglophone and francophone regions and are rapidly expanding globally. With entities in South Africa, Kenya, and Mauritius, we have a direct impact on the continental energy industry.

Our recruitment agency focuses on jobs in: Solar | Wind | Renewable Energy | Biogas | Biomass | Energy Management | Energy Efficiency | Green Buildings | Green Tech | Photovoltaics | Solar Thermal | Energy Storage | Battery Systems | Off-grid | Hydro | CSP | CPV | IoT | AI | AgriTech | FinTech

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Market Segment
System Size
Total Capacity
0 - 30 kWp
Commercial and Industrial (C&I) - SSEG
30kWp - 1MWp
C&I Large Scale and utility scale
1MWP - 50MWp
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