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Deputy Director: Energy, Ref No. DEDAT 2019-20

The global energy transition from traditional energy approaches into new energy forms, from centralised to decentralised systems, from economies of scale to modular, from analogue to digital and from fossil fuel intensive to renewable and lower carbon sources presents unique challenges and opportunities for South Africa and the Western Cape. This entails taking a strategic approach towards a future energy system in the Western Cape that is a secure, sustainable, affordable, low carbon and inclusive.The Department of Economic Development and Tourism is seeking to appoint a highly motivated, pro-active, suitably qualified and competent Deputy Director to join the Energy unit and the Green Economy sub-programme, to operate in this dynamic, exciting and fast-paced environment. The opportunity is to co-ordinate and collaborate with partners to discover and develop opportunities and solutions to address both urgent short term energy issues and long-term systemic energy issues towards a low carbon and energy secure pathway. Examples of specific projects include the Liquified Natural Gas importation project and the Smartgrids project - which looks at advancing smarter consumption and production and the mass rollout of Solar PV through innovative finance, regulation and technology adoption. This post is stationed in Cape Town.

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