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Business Development Manager, M.Ing Mech. Eng. (Renewable Energy), Ref: 1103538 – Online Interview Questions

  • B.Eng
  • Anywhere
  • Posted 2 years ago

Ref: 1103538

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: B.Ing (Hons) Mech. Eng. / M.Ing (Masters) Engineering Management
Annual Package Range: South African Rand (ZAR) 651 000 - 750 000, per annum
Total years experience: 6-10 Years

Business Development Manager

Current / most recent job title?

Business Development Manager

1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

To find new business opportunities through the identification of available renewable energy projects, screening them, checking their technical viability, negotiating commercial terms with the counterpart, proposals and agreements drafting, bid and tender management.

2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

Manage internal stakeholders such as the engineering, legal and procurement departments in order to align sound off technical proposals, contracts and proposals. Effective communication. Relationship building and management of external stakeholders and counterparts. Quick but meticulous thinking and time management.

3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

Creative and artistic. Hands-on and solution driven. Passionate about the beings on earth and the earth alike. Always seeking to make a difference and to be the difference.

4. Ideal business title:

Any title that revolves around Business Development but also including a technical function because I miss that part of my life sometimes.

5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Management of the complete and final delivery of a product or service. Design.

6. Skill area of competence:

Good balance of engineering technical expertise and business development acumen. Project and engineering workshop systems co-ordination and management. Quality control and implementation. Multi-disciplinary management and Stakeholder Engagement. Engineering design take-off calculations and cost estimation. Project planning and tender management. Project documentation drafting and negotiation. Technical and commercial adjudication and due diligence.

7. Career summary:

5 years Engineering, Procurement and Management and Bulk Materials Handling
5 years Business Development

8. Achievements:

Managed the submission of a Round 4.5 bid of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPP).
Won her employer’s first tender in Zambia. Negotiated one of the first private Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) within renewables in South Africa.

9. What do you absolutely love doing?

Creative development. Crunching numbers. closing deals. Finding solutions to complex problems.

10. Ideal company (culture and values):

A company that values individual contributions and differences. One that does not discriminate based on position, belief, ethnicity, nationality or religion. One that is open to new ideas and moves with the times. One that is aware of the environment it is operating in and extends care outside of itself.


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