Technology Consultant

We are currently recruiting for a Technology Consultant to join our South African team. The role will support the delivery of consulting projects,  research and innovation primarily in South Africa, other developing markets, and Europe.

Isle Utilities Ltd serves as a partner across the entire innovation cycle, leading on sustainability and climate issues in water, and bridging the gap between early-stage technology and the adoption of solutions. We encourage bold thinking and pioneer new ideas that mobilize change at scale. Our team are highly skilled engineers, scientists and business professionals with extensive and diverse consulting expertise.

We are seeking a passionate, experienced and self-motivated individual to join Isle’s team as a Technology Consultant. The position available is preferably for a professional with a postgraduate qualification in science/engineering with previous experience in the water utility, environmental and industrial sectors. Direct focus on resource efficiencies, infrastructure and climate resilience will be advantageous. The ideal candidate will be looking to expand your exposure and experience within a global consultancy focusing on the growing technology and innovation in the cleantech sector.

From day one you will be part of a team supporting our consultants in delivering a diverse range of projects. To be successful in the role you will have strong technical/scientific capabilities and be particularly proficient in undertaking research, writing, and presenting for an external audience.
As part of the team, you will find support and mentoring from within the team. You will manage your time across several projects, contributing to key phases in the road of commercialisation of iinnovative solutions such as market research, competitor analysis, feasibilities, business planning

This is a permanent position (after probation) and offers the successful candidate long-term and international opportunities, with the chance to move between business units and our global offices. You will be based in South Africa. However, as a result of our strong digital capability and cloud-based systems, you will work flexibly from home.


  • Masters level degree in environmental sciences/engineering or other science field with a
    relevance to water
  • A minimum of 8+ years of experience working in consulting, R&D, water utilities, relevant
    industries and/or technology providers
  • Excellent knowledge of water and/or wastewater processes and solutions
  • Fair understanding of water governance in South Africa
  • Good understanding of global challenges related to water/wastewater/carbon/circular economy
    and the direct implications for water utilities and relevant industries
  • Dedicated, diligent with a curious and creative mindset – never afraid to ask questions or challenge
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
  • Excellent accuracy and attention to detail, along with the ability to maintain a high quality of
    reports and presentations
  • An organised and methodological approach to planning and delivering work of a high quality
  • Ability to work effectively independently and in a team-oriented environment
  • High self-motivation, can-do attitude, optimistic outlook
  • The right to work in South Africa
  • Other languages will be considered an asset

Your skills and competencies

  • Experience of liaising with a wide range of stakeholders including senior management/C-suite of
    clients and third-party companies
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability work remotely and autonomously
  • Excellent project planning and management
  • Ownership and the assumption of responsibility for your work
  • Organised and adaptable to manage the priorities of the different projects you will be involved in
  • Inquisitive, proactive and willing to take on new challenges
  • Excellent client care skills
  • Decisive and knowing when to communicate up

What we offer

  • A varied and autonomous job in a dynamic company
  • An exciting, flexible and multicultural working environment
  • An appreciative corporate culture with flat hierarchies
  • Opportunities to move internally to explore new geographies, topics and business areas
  • Active work-life balance through flexible working hours, various working time models and mobile
  • Attractive and centrally located offices in London or Utrecht.
  • Salary range: R 650 000 per annum depending on experience

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments will be made on merit. We are happy to discuss flexible working.


If you are interested and would like to join us, please email with your curriculum and letter of motivation, stating the earliest possible starting date and confirming that you have the right to work in South Africa. There is no set deadline for this role as we are looking for the best fit.

We are looking forward to receiving your application.