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Job posted: February 12, 2020

Innovation Incentives Technical Consultant

Job Functions

Technical Consulting

Seniority Level

Employment Type


Job Spec


VAT IT South Africa


South Africa, Johannesburg




Closing date for applications

Nature of position

We are looking for a technical consultant to work with our innovation incentives team in maximising government incentives for our clients. This role entails working on cutting-edge South African research and innovation projects and assisting in the management of multiple clients’ incentive processes – from business development to managing client relationships and delivering on incentive engagements.

Job Description

  • Identifying and optimising R&D grants and tax incentive opportunities at clients

  • Assisting clients to apply for grants and incentives – this entails understanding a clients’ scientific and technological innovation and preparing and reviewing technical motivations on behalf of clients

  • Running workshops and drafting clear technical and financial documents to justify R&D activities to the relevant authorities

  • Liaising with government agencies on behalf of clients and manage those relationships

Qualifications and Experience

  • Industrial or academic experience as an Engineer, Scientist or Researcher

  • Qualification in Engineering, Science, Computer Science or a related area

  • Experience in technical report writing

  • Previous experience with Government departments would be advantageous

  • Self-driven and results orientated

  • Strong business acumen

  • Good analytical skills

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Good interpersonal skills (must have the ability to interact and liaise with senior client executives

  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple client deadlines

  • Must have a valid driver’s license

  • Occasional travel to other areas in South Africa and abroad may be required

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