People

We are a highly motivated, dynamic team

People

We are a highly motivated, dynamic team

Our staff include professionals in project development, engineering, business development and asset management

Project Commercialisation

Aubrey Lotriet

Aubrey Lotriet

Power Systems Engineer and Procurement Manager

Aubrey is an ECSA registered professional and GCC Factories certificated electrical engineer.

Aubrey brings his multi-layered experience to the G7 Team from operations and maintenance of large projects in utilities and oil and gas sectors. He will focus on all things power systems related, which includes the engineering, design, testing, commissioning, and grid integration of G7’s renewable energy power plants. Aubrey has Masters degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering – Cum Laude graduated.

Heini Nel

Heini Nel

Energy Project Manager

Heini Nel joined the G7 team as Energy Project Manager in 2023. He qualified as a mechanical engineer in 1988 from the University of Stellenbosch and holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (1994).

From 2006, Heini worked as an energy industry professional – in corporate energy management consulting, services, and solutions with small, medium, and large, energy-intensive users, and multi-site commercial, industrial, and mining customers. For a period of 3 years before joining G7, he worked in the sub-national/provincial public sector, on renewable energy independent power producer procurement strategy, municipal programmes, and pioneering project management. The transaction advisory management components included multi-functional and multi-disciplinary aspects such as regulatory/legal, commercial/financial, engineering/technical, and other fields such as socio-economic development. Heini is also a Certified Public Private Partnership (PPP) practitioner CP3P.

Heini’s energy professional career is built on more than 15 years of business experience, including project and engineering management in multinational fast-moving consumer goods and international multi-site industrial products companies, business consulting with a Big Five multinational professional services firm, followed by business venturing and start-ups, including electronic business and commerce, industrial inspection technology, medical devices, and post-harvest treatment solutions.

Jacob Pienaar

Jacob Pienaar

Senior Civil Engineer
Jacob has proven experience in the planning and design of civil infrastructure, including international experience in New Zealand and Australia. He is currently leading the civil engineering department within the company but enjoys the procurement side of things too. Jacob is an ECSA Candidate and holds SAICE membership.
Shannon van Jaarsveld

Shannon van Jaarsveld

Project Administrator

Shannon van Jaarsveld joined G7 in 2023 as Project Administrator. Shannon is a detail-oriented administrator with experience in oil and gas projects and in the legal industry.

Theuns Duvenhage

Theuns Duvenhage

Head: Technical & Procurement

Theuns Duvenhage joined G7 as Head of Technical and Procurement in 2023. As a professional with a master’s degree in electrical engineering and a bachelor’s degree in project management, Theuns specializes in renewable energy solutions and high-voltage infrastructure. He excels in designing efficient and sustainable renewable energy systems, ensuring the reliability of HV substations, and optimizing electrical networks.
He has been involved in renewable energy projects since the second bid window of the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme

Kugan Naidoo

Kugan Naidoo

Senior Electrical Engineer

Kugan Naidoo is a professionally registered electrical engineer with over 7 years of experience in multiple energy projects. His expertise encompasses medium and low voltage reticulation designs, building services electrical designs, substation designs, solar photo-voltaic designs, high and medium voltage cable system designs, feasibility studies, project planning, construction monitoring, commissioning, and operation and maintenance of hybrid solar and battery storage plants.

He served as an electrical design engineer on various projects across Africa. Kugan holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and is registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa. Kugan joins G7 as Senior Electrical Engineer: Operations Engineering.

Careers at G7

Internship Programmes:

The G7 internship program involves on-the-job training and hopefully time spent working with G7, will inspire young interns with the same passion that we have for renewable energy. Depending on specific interests and skills, G7 can offer the chance to gain unique exposure to a wide range of activities and some of the latest advances in the field of renewable energies.

We regularly take on interns, which we see as a great opportunity for future generations to develop their skills and gain significant work experience. Our internship program is aimed at undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate students, as well as people looking to change career paths. Some of them have now joined our organisation on a permanent basis.

Testimonials from Interns

Thomas Michel
Pedro Buzzanca
Kyler Bruno
Jyoti Cara
Kyle Walbeck
Justin-Lee Drexel
Tenele Dhladhla
Jean-Claude Baziruwiha
Roel van Ooij
Teboho-Nchaba
Gary Martin
Andre Troost
Milena Lazard
Salizwa Camagu
Zizo Mdingi
Lasse Ohlson
Azzedine Kimri
Jonathan Bampfield Duggan
Jacob Pienaar
Alma Messina
Lindsey Feldman
Clyde Martch
Denzel Ndhlovu
Dolly Masilela