Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Mainstream Renewable Power Commercial Internship Opportunity 2019

The Commercial Intern will support the SA Commercial Team in preparing bid responses to Requests for Proposals (RFP’s), both within the Renewable Energy Independent Producers Procurement (REIPP) to Independent Power Producers Office (IPPO) and the bi-lateral market within South Africa.


Join The Team 

There is nothing mainstream about working here.  Our culture is dynamic,  entrepreneurial and innovative.  At Mainstream, we have the passion to succeed and to drive the delivery of renewable energy globally. 

This passion creates focus, and ambition and fosters close relationships with our global team to work together to deliver the future of electricity.

And, we do this through living our values; Safety, Respect, Integrity, Working Together, Entrepreneurial Spirit, and Innovation. 


Key responsibilities:
  • Support the Commercial Manager and Commercial Executive with activities under REIPPPP and bilateral off-taker space;
  • Align to Mainstream’s proven RFP REIPPPP delivery process and help support successful bid delivery within the commercial environment. Including delivery of all required documents at bid stage, and through Financial Close.
  • Become accustomed to operating the standard Excel Project Finance models, by
  • Understanding the model inputs;
  • The investor expectation requirements and equity return calculations, and
  • Understanding the long-term debt instruments and structures and subsequent inputs in the financial models.
  • Take guidance from the Commercial Manager/Executive and look to analyse other potential Bi-lateral opportunities to secure further non-REIPPPP PPA’s opportunities, and
  • Support other Mainstream departments on a commercial basis.
Our requirements:
  • Graduate in Commerce, Engineering, Law or Accounting;
  • Collaborative team player;
  • Fluent English language skills is a must;
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills;
  • Very strong relationship building skills;
  • Strong MS Office skillset, Excel, PowerPoint and Word, a must;
  • South African citizen
  • Very strong motivation to make a career within a new industry and scale up business;
  • Ability to take ownership and drive both tasks as well as help create/modify existing strategy based on analytical learnings, and
  • Mindset and ability to work/communicate in a fast-paced environment


This position is based in Cape Town and will last for one year.


We offer you the opportunity to work in a dynamic and entrepreneurial organisation, in a growing market in a fast paced industry.  

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