Senior Specialist Opportunity Realisation in Sasol CityofJohannesburg,Gauteng,SouthAfrica

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Job Title: Senior Specialist Opportunity Realisation

Ref No: 113841

Closing Date: 14 October 2022

Org Structure No: 80044616

OME: Energy Business

Business Unit: Strategy & Sustainability

Primary Reporting Line Manager: Principal Specialist Opportunity Realisation

City / Town:

Sandton/ Sasolburg/ Secunda

Short Description / Purpose of Job

The Senior Specialist Opportunity Realisation supports the Principal Specialist Opportunity Realisation to develop Gate 1 technical packages for the low carbon business opportunities for brownfield and greenfield applications across the six prioritised use cases for Low Carbon Energy Solutions (green H2, green ammonia, green methanol, green steel, sustainable aviation fuel and H2 mobility).

Responsible for critical assessment of sustainability projects/initiatives, co-creation of solutions and then leading the development of these projects to ensure that the Energy Business’s environmental sustainability intent are realised through the consistent implementation of demonstration/proof of concept projects and securing of partnerships that will enable Energy Business’s decarbonisation plans.

Recruitment Description / Key Accountabilities

Influence business decisions (by supporting lower carbon market development, green financing sourcing, policy solution development and technology selection activities) to promote sustainable activities and enhance environmental and social performance

Responsible for development of database of relevant capital cost and schedule benchmarks for low carbon projects across the six prioritised use cases to ensure that Gate 1 CAPEX estimates and schedules are aligned with global best practices and Sasol’s learnings

Collaborates with post Gate 1 team (prefeasibility team) to ensure the smooth transition to Gate 2 i.e. the Gate 1 package contains all relevant documents and covers key deliverablesisks for Gate 2 (prefeasibility study)

Responsible for reviewing scope of Gate 1 study and developing an appropriate development fund budget for next phase of study to ensure that all technical, project, business and environmental (SHE) risks are adequately addressed

Responsible for maintaining database of lessons learnt from Gate 2 (and post Gate 2) and incorporating findings in screening process (Gate 1 development)

Lead concept development of Environmental Sustainability projects/initiatives (greenfield projects, demonstration projects, offset projects, plastic initiatives, internal Sustainability drives, etc.) and interfaces with relevant internal and external stakeholders to co-create solutions that showcase Sasol’s climate change intent.

Support the development and submission of sustainability roadmap related project proposals for grant and concessional financing offered through external financing houses

Coordinates cross-cutting (business strategy, sustainability, technology, operations) evaluation of projects/partnerships against agreed criteria and continuously improves on assessment approach thereby ensuring that a robust/credible portfolio of projects/partnerships is in place

Establish and sustain effective relationships with relevant internal and external stakeholders and the community to pave the way for developing a funnel of projects that enable Sasol to achieve its low carbon business objectives.

Develops intelligence and value offering analysis on Environmental Sustainability orientated technical partners who can accelerate Sasol’s plans

Formal Education

3-year University Bachelor’s Degree

Min Experience

8+relevant years’ experience (preference to engineering experience)

Certification & Professional Membership



Business Acumen: An intuitive and applicable understanding of how a company or unit makes money. Displays a thorough understanding of what drives profitability. Maintains a market-focused approach to business. Keeps an overall big picture understanding of the business and its interrelationships enabling a person to make better business decisions. The ability to make good business judgments and quick decisions in a manner that is likely to lead to a good outcome.

Collaboration: The action of working with someone to produce something

Critical reasoning: The action of critically thinking about something in a logical, sensible way and taking all factors into consideration.

Decision Making: Ability to know when and what decisions should be made and to make several decisions simultaneously in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.

Self-Mastery: Takes accountability for driving own growth through developing self-awareness, reflecting, seeking feedback and self-correcting

Strategic Leadership: Provides vision and direction aligned to One Sasol. Leads organisational change, innovation and sustainability.

Company: Sasol

Vacancy Type: Full Time 

Job Location: CityofJohannesburg,Gauteng,SouthAfrica

Application Deadline: N/A

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