JOB SEARCH RESULT:
For a client in Ghana, in the timber processing industry / exporting all over the world, we are looking for an experienced Electromechanical engineer with a Bachelor degree but preferably with a Masters degree with 8 to 10 years’ experience, including but not limited to construction, plumbing, carpentry, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, HVAC, and mechanical systems.
• Evaluating costs associated with each project / installation or maintenance
• Improving preventive maintenance and maintenance in general of existing installations.
• Coordinating and managing the engineering team, assigning short and long term goals for successful completion of the project’s plans
• Ensuring and reviewing safety of the worksite during the course of development
• Knowledge of principles of engineering
• Must have superior budgeting and cost management abilities, assessing estimated costs early in the project and bringing the actual costs in line
• Must be able to draft clear and comprehensive reports on the statistical efficacy of projects, the use and allocation of resources, and the quality of each finished project
• Must possess technical acumen and the ability to troubleshoot on a variety of projects
• Must be willing to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions, industrial settings, and construction sites
Our client offers a basic salary and :
• House fully furnished with all necessary utilities
• Great office environment
• Flights to visit home
Are you interested in becoming a Chief Engineer in Ghana? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.
A building and civil engineering construction company based in Nigeria seeks to engage an experienced, capable and entrepreneurial professional as a Chief Operating Officer (COO). The suitable candidate will be primarily responsible for managing all aspects of profitable delivery and quality execution of projects, cost effective management of business operations, market engagement, identification of business opportunities and effective client relationship management.
• Develops and implements approved business and operational plans to growth, manage a robust portfolio of clients, profitable revenue base and market share of the construction business in Nigeria
• Provides effective leadership of the operations team to ensure cost efficient delivery of quality projects and effective implementation of strategic business plan.
• Ensures that all new projects are well researched, adequately resourced and key stakeholders properly engaged to enable quality execution safely and profitably
• Ensures that joint ventures projects are well developed and executed profitably and in safe working conditions
• Ensures that all staff, especially the key technical staff are professionally managed, mentored and developed to enhance performance capacity of the business
• Works closely with the Chief Finance Officer to ensure cost effective access to project financing
• Takes active part in key business decisions as a member of the executive management team
• Ensures timely preparation and provision of accurate and up-to-date reports on the operational performance and financial health of the company, in liaison with the CEO
• Promotes knowledge retention and thought leadership insights on the business and management imperatives in the construction industry.
• Works closely with the CEO to progress opportunities and win business/projects for the company
EDUCATIONAL / PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS
• Bachelor’s degree in Civil engineering, or any related field, Master’s degree in business management, finance or any related field, will be an advantage
• Proven record of performance and Knowledge of the construction business
• Knowledge of Project Management. Certification in Project Management will be an added advantage
• Effective communication skills
• Strong leadership skills and the ability to approach business from a creative point of view.
• Business development and business management skills
• Business Intelligence and understanding of the competitive environment
• Project Management Skills
• Negotiation and persuasion skills
• Strong drive to achieve and personal integrity
• Strong business planning and knowledge of regulatory issues
• A solid grasp of financial analysis and performance metrics
• Ability to diagnose problems quickly and provide appropriate solutions
Are you interested in becoming a Chief Operating Officer (COO) in Nigeria? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.
Our client is looking for a Construction / Site Manager to lead a small team, developing infrastructure (Airstrip, power station and access roads) and managing projects. The new manager needs to be fluent in French. He will Report to the General Manager. The Site manager will assist with all site activities, for example logistics, finance and accounting and contract and claims management.
- Work closely together with the Local Government
- Putting Zero Harm safety culture in place across all Projects
- Identify risks regarding safety and take preventative action when needed
- Construction and Contractor Management
- Commercial and Contract Management
- Implement the proper project control mechanisms
- Civil Engineering qualification
- Extensive experience in Project Management
- Skilled in forecasting, planning, scheduling and cost control
- Well known with Community, Labour and Union relations
- Previous experience in West Africa
- French speaking and writing
The contract will be for 2 years initially.
Are you interested in becoming a Construction Manager in West Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.
CONSTRUCTION MANAGER/ SR. PROJECT ENGINEER
Location: Ivory Coast Abidjan
Area: Manufacturing/ food processing
Purpose of the role
The main purpose of this position, is to lead the construction activities on a project in our cocoa factory, in this project the capacity of the factory will be extended by 50% while the current operation need to continue operations while respecting all the high safety and high food safety standards. This position reports to the Build Manager and has three engineers as direct reports.
The main responsibilities of this role will be to lead the build activities with a zero injury expectation while achieving the technical aspects of the project objectives. She/he will be delivering his targets while ensuring compliance with requirements from companies’ Corporate Food Safety and Regulatory Affairs BU and Environmental, Health and Safety BU. Moreover the successful candidate will have to maintain control of project technical aspects by measuring performance and taking corrective action.
The core general skills required for the role are:
Technical solid background and experiences (either mechanical or electrical)
Proven experience executing projects at production locations
Bilingual (English / French), Good written and oral communications skills.
Ability to develop and manage good working relationships with internal departments, contractors, suppliers and regulatory agencies, and influence relevant stakeholders.
Ability to apply companies’ policies and procedures in the areas of health, safety, environmental and food safety.
The candidate would ideally have the below profile
Bachelor / Master Degree in Technical Field
Minimum 7-10 years’ experience in engineering and construction environments
Experience in supervising contractors
Are you interested in becoming a Project Engineer in Côte d'Ivoire? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.
Primary location: Ivory Coast, with frequent travel to The Netherlands
Our client provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to help the world.
Purpose of the role
The Construction Project Manager will work to deliver a safe, regulatory compliant and competitive project and lead the expansion project of the factory in Ivory Coast. He/she is responsible for the design, the engineering and the construction of the project.
The main purpose of the Construction Project Manager is being responsible for the project, to define and manage the scope, schedule and budget of the project. Below elements are integral part of the project.
• Health and Safety
• Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory Affairs
• Environmental and Energy
• Cost Engineering (budget, schedule, manpower resources)
The project will be executed with in house engineering in combination with a 3rd party Engineering Service Provider.
During construction, the Construction Project Manager will lead / manage the construction and installation activities on site (via supervisors, managers) and will make sure the installation is done safely, in scope, within budget & time and in line with the required quality as designed in earlier phases.
• Champions and reinforces the employers behavioural based safety process and zero fatalities
• Provides vision to the project team
• Lead the engineering based in Holland
• Lead the local team based in IVC
• Provides mentorship, coaching and development for team members and functional leads as appropriate.
• Ensure the project will be executed according to the defined timelines
• Prepares the plan for how the Construction project is executed, monitored and controlled
• delivered safely, on time, on budget and according to the expectations
• implement tools to ensure the project will be delivered safely, on time, on budget and according to the expectations tools to be used:
o Cost control
o Scope control
o Additional work
• Bachelor Degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Biosystems Engineering or other engineering discipline OR Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Field and minimum 10 years industrial experience.
• Fluent in English and French
• Demonstrated experience working with Environmental, Health & Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory Affairs experts to plan and execute the project to comply with the laws of the country for the project
• Experience managing Construction(Construction) Projects of at least $20MM investment.
• Experience leading projects from FEL1 through Execution.
• Experience working across multiple project teams and locations.
• Experience leading multifunctional teams.
• Experiencing applying Project Controls Principle throughout a project (Work Breakdown Structure, Cost Breakdown structure, estimating methods & validation, project execution planning and cost & schedules
• Experience managing Construction Projects up to $50MM investment.
• Strong influencing skills, ability to work across the organization and with multiple functions
• Demonstrated skills at managing and leading in complex and ambiguous situations
• Experience in working in West Africa
Are you interested in becoming a Construction Project Manager in Ivory Coast? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.
For an upcoming programme in Kenya, Mott MacDonald is currently proposing for, we are looking for a METEOROLOGIST.
Background of the programme:
The Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Project aims to improve the water resources management of Kenya’s 6 main catchments. The current catchment plans require substantial revision, especially in relation to spatial information and strategic visioning.
The governmental agency, Kenya’s Water Resource Management Agency (WRMA), responsible for catchment plan development and implementation requires consultancy support to realise state-of-the-art knowledge and database management and to facilitate stakeholder processes for decision-making. The scope of the programme is thus to develop the capacity of WRMA in terms of tools, skills and infrastructure, to deliver on the core functions of project component “Strengthening Water Management and Planning”. This includes on-the-job development capacity building on the development of databases and new information systems, models, tools that will support WRMA’s work. The expected results of the programme are:
- A stronger WRMA institution that has strengthened capacity to carry out its core functions;
- Six integrated catchment management plans that outline the critical land and water resources development and management elements in a manner that is based on extensive knowledge-driven analysis and meets the expectations of all key-stakeholders.
Tasks of the METEOROLOGIST are, among others:
- Take the lead in the design, operation and maintenance of meteorological network instrumentation
- Coordinate with other staff setting up/improving monitoring systems for hydrological, geo-hydrological, water quality and flood forecasting data
- Apply satellite imagery in reinforcing missing data
- Build capacity of WRMA staff to use, operate and maintain meteorological network instrumentation
- Post-graduate degree in Meteorology.
- At least 20 years of international experience in meteorological network design and operations.
- Experience in applying satellite imagery to reinforce missing data.
- Experience with seasonal weather and climate modelling is preferred.
- Experience of working in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.
- Experience of working on International Development Agency (IDA) or bilateral funded projects is preferred.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
The expected input for this role is [INTERMITTENT]. The total duration of this programme is 3 years. Employment will be on freelance basis.
We are seeking an experienced General Manager on site in Sierra Leone in our gated community, who represents the company and manages our residential and commercial properties.
As a General Manager, you will manage a team of more than 20 employees and serve as an all-around real estate professional for our three properties in Freetown. The focus will be on managing the existing properties and expanding the business by building additional properties:
- Represent the company locally and take full responsibility for all communication with the tenants
- Oversee and manage the real estate income and expenses with the goal of improving profitability
- Proactively monitor and negotiate all rental contracts. Key will be to ensure a high utilization of the rental space
- Act as facility manager by constantly reviewing the quality and necessary renovation needs of the properties
- Prepare renovation plans including the required expenditures for maintenance & repair
- Supervise maintenance personnel and contractors; conduct renovation work without support wherever possible
- Oversee and maintain solar hybrid plant, water source and gardening
Project / Construction Management
- Evaluate business opportunities for an optimized use of the current company assets (1 commercial, 2 residential)
- Provide detailed project and cost plans for all refurbishment and new construction initiatives
- Lead and oversee all construction projects of the company’s properties, including the organization and sourcing of construction
Requirements & qualifications
- More than 5 years of international experience in developing countries, including min. 3 years of professional experience in an
African country (preferably West Africa, Sierra Leone)
- Extensive knowledge in construction management – preferably in a professional business environment (e.g. as an architect, a
construction manager or a landscaper). Alternatively, proven construction experience through multiple private home remodeling
- Strong ability in project management, from scheduling and sourcing vendors and raw materials to organizing and supervising local
workers on site
- Good leadership and communication skills that allows to work with people from different cultures
- Strong hands-on approach with result orientation, willingness to find solutions in a challenging environment
- Fluent in English - both in writing and speaking. German advantageous
- Knowledge in Microsoft Office (Excel & Word) and good affinity for IT
- Act with integrity and high degree of self-motivation
- Working in an upcoming African country with the opportunity to build a self-reliant and supporting living community
- Leading several projects in construction, building new houses, reconstruction of commercial plots and infrastructure
- Making something good even better, continue building a green and consistent habitat
- Possibility to live in the most beautiful and reliable compound in Freetown with reliable energy and own water source
How to apply: https://diethelm-keller-management-ag.jobbase.io/job/ftu01f4m
Solar PV Project Manager
JobnetAfrica has been retained by a strong player in the sector of building, construction and public works which have experienced sustained growth throughout the last decade. For global projects (at the moment in West Africa), they are looking for a Project Manager to manage a large solar project.
- Coordination and management of the construction works of photovoltaic parks (over 10 MWp);
- Planning and control of the execution plan on site;
- Technical support during the conception phase of the various projects;
- Coordination of work teams.
- Academic formation in Electrotechnical Engineering or similar;
- Minimum experience of 5 years in the construction of photovoltaic solar parks;
- Accumulated experience of at least 200 MWp in the construction of photovoltaic solar parks;
- Experience in construction of a photovoltaic solar park of at least 75 MWp;
- Fluent in the English language;
- Availability for international travel.
Are you interested in becoming a Solar PV Project Manager? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.