Areva South Africa: Regional Director - Jobs in South Africa

Areva South Africa: Regional Director

Posted on :

7 May, 2010

Category :

Energy Jobs in South Africa, Executive Jobs in South Africa

Are you looking for a job in the energy sector, Do you want to work for a dynamic and fast-growing company? Areva may be the company you are looking for, Areva South Africa recruits: Regional Director – AREVA Solar-MAR00201


Are you looking for a new challenge?  Come be a part of AREVA Renewable and the start of something great! Apply to our  “Regional Director” position today! This position could be based in Johannesburg or Cape Town.

In today’s emissions-constrained world, AREVA’s solar steam generators are helping customers reduce their emissions profile, providing a sustainable renewable energy solution.  AREVA Solar designs, manufactures and installs solar steam generators for global power generation and industrial steam needs of its customers in a dependable, market-competitive and environmentally responsible manner.  If you like a fast-paced, high-growth, start-up environment, with talented people dedicated to building a great business that makes a difference, then you should consider AREVA Solar.

Regional Director (South Africa) position is ideal for a candidate who is self-driven, has excellent presentation and communication skills, and who has a ‘whatever-it-takes’ approach to work.   The Regional Director is primarily responsible for sales to customers and strategic partnerships.   The role also requires someone who is skilled in educating internally – the opportunities and challenges of doing business in South Africa – and someone who can create action plans, budgets and take responsibility for making these strategic plans a reality.

Responsibilities include:

  • Formulating a strategic plan for South Africa and associated budget
  • Human Resource planning as appropriate
  • Create internal presentation material to support internal planning
  • Regular reporting to AREVA Solar
  • Represent AREVA Solar at public events and in cooperation with AREVA South Africa, to government officials and regulators (dotted lined reporting to AREVA South Africa)
  • Sale of solar boilers and turn-key solutions to customers
  • Creating and maintaining strategic alliances

Typical projects your team may work on:AREVA Solar product is a solar steam generator (boiler) that is scalable in 2.5 MWe (7.5 MWt) increments.   Primary applications for the steam generators are:

  • Steam boosters (producing steam to augment existing power plants)
  • Steam for industrial applications
  • Power generation (stand-alone) larger 50MWe – preferably 100+ MWe

We offer equipment sales (OEM model) or turn-key facilities through local or regional developers or directly to utilities, IPPs or industrial customers.

Group Description:

Based in Mountain View, California (USA), AREVA Solar is a business unit of AREVA Renewables.   AREVA Renewables is a business group of AREVA Corporation (Paris).   The Business Development division of AREVA Solar is responsible for sales and strategic growth of the company

AREVA Renewable

AREVA is strongly committed to Renewable Energies as part of company strategy to provide customers with innovative, environmentally friendly energy solutions. AREVA Renewable, formed in 2006, adds value to AREVA’s offer of CO2-free solutions for power generation by providing decentralized energy supply and creation through biomass, wind, hydrogen storage and solar energy solutions, helping to make energy available to all while simultaneously lowering global carbon emissions. Based on the company’s experience in building and servicing over 3000 MWe of green electricity generation, AREVA Renewable is at the forefront of global market leadership in renewable energies. AREVA has the management and operational expertise, technological know-how, and international dimension to make new energy solutions viable on both a global and a local scale, thereby promoting industrial and economic growth, and simultaneously creating new, green-collar jobs.

AREVA is a leader in the biomass energy sector, having designed and built more than 100 biopower facilities in Europe, Asia and South America, with total capacity of more than 2,500 megawatts.The company supplies its customers with integrated solutions for turnkey design and construction of carbon-neutral bioenergy power plants. As one of the few players to propose a comprehensive package for obtaining carbon credits and developing carbon assets over the life of each bioenergy project, AREVA provides customers the possibility for creating additional revenue streams through each plant project.

Wind Energy

AREVA, through AREVA Multibrid, delivers high capacity off-shore wind parks that are ready to operate, producing energy for the future while reducing carbon emissions. AREVA designs, manufactures, assembles and commissions 5 MW high-output offshore wind turbines of unparalleled performance. Vertical integration of proven know-how in rotor blade design and manufacturing enables fast ramp-ups of this key component. To date, 250 AREVA turbines have been chosen for use in European offshore wind parks. Today, with AREVA turbines producing electricity off Germany’s coast, AREVA is expanding off-shore wind energy solutions to the United States.

Solar Energy

AREVA offers turnkey solutions for concentrated solar (CSP) technologies. AREVA’s experience in thermal technology and fluid mechanics is well adapted to the concentrated solar power market. Today, the EPC services needed to establish a ready-to-operate CSP plant are fully integrated in AREVA’s technology offer.

Hydrogen Energy
AREVA is reshaping the hydrogen industry by providing CO2-free hydrogen production. The company’s solutions enable hydrogen to be produced via electrolysis and electricity to be generated from fuel cells, with no greenhouse gas emissions.  Today, AREVA, through Helion, is working to deliver breakthrough solutions in hydrogen and energy storage and is piloting cutting-edge fuel cell research, to bring each customer the energy diversity it needs.


All over the world, AREVA provides its customers with solutions for carbon-free power generation and electricity transmission. With its knowledge and expertise in these fields, the group has a leading role to play in meeting the world’s energy needs. Ranked first in the global nuclear power industry, AREVA’s unique integrated offering covers every stage of the fuel cycle, reactor design and construction, and related services. In addition, the group is developing a portfolio of operations in renewable energies. AREVA is also a world leader in electricity transmission and distribution and offers its customers a complete range of solutions for greater grid stability and energy efficiency. Sustainable development is a core component of the group’s industrial strategy. Its 75,000 employees work every day to make AREVA a responsible industrial player that is helping to supply ever cleaner, safer and more economical energy to the greatest number of people.

Job Qualifications

All candidates must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for this opportunity.  Candidates who exceed minimum qualifications may be considered for a higher level position.

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 12-15 years experience in the power and/or renewable sectors
  • Successful sales and business development experience
  • Engineering and/or business development degrees
  • Strong local and regional contacts in the renewable, regulatory and power sectors
  • Fluent English language skills
  • Strong communication skills (presentations; internal updates; sales)
  • Ability to travel 25-30%
  • High ethical standards

The following requirements are desired and will be used to differentiate all candidates who apply for this position.

  • MBA
  • Boiler or turbine background desired
  • Team player
  • Creative and resourceful
  • “Whatever-it-takes” attitude
  • Experience with solar energy in the region

Apply for this Job by Clicking here

Comment on this Job

Jobs in South Africa | SA Jobs | Companies | Jobs in SA

Like Us: