Senior Specialist Opportunity Incubation in Sasol CityofJohannesburg,Gauteng,SouthAfrica

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Job Title: Senior Specialist Opportunity Incubation

Ref No: 113821

Closing Date: 17 October 2022

Org Structure No: 80044588

OME: Energy Business

Business Unit: Strategy & Sustainability

Primary Reporting Line Manager: Principal Specialist Opportunity Incubation

City / Town: Sandton/ Sasolburg/ Secunda

Short Description / Purpose of Job

The Senior Specialist Opportunity Incubation supports the Principal Specialist Opportunity Incubation to generate, harvest and screen opportunities/ideas for creating value for Low Carbon Energy Solutions (LCES) for brownfield and greenfield applications across the six prioritised use cases (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

Coordinates opportunity/idea generation and harvesting initiatives to ensure that the funnel of business opportunities for Sasol’s future Low Carbon business is constantly being filled

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.

Lead development of lower carbon feedstock roadmaps against environmental sustainability criteria and support execution of roadmaps

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

Lead the development of selection criteria for partnerships/projects with cross-functional and OME engagement (Low Carbon Energy Solutions, R&T, Strategy and Planning, Secunda Operations, Sasolburg Operations, Corporate Centre Climate Change)

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 future partnerships.

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

Formal Education

3-year University Bachelor’s Degree

Min Experience

8+relevant years’ experience (preference to engineering/science/business analyst 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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