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Head of Utilities needed at Alaro City

Job title : Head of Utilities

Job Location : Lagos

Deadline : April 20, 2024

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RESPONSIBILITIES

Head of Utilities is a strategic position that establishes and executes the business model and directs the strategy for city-scale utilities (water, power, gas, telecom and ICT) at Alaro City. A senior management position in Nigeria that works closely with the Construction & Delivery team, the Head of Utilities coordinates with Rendeavour group management and management of other Rendeavour cities.

The position is responsible for all aspects of utility management:

  • Financial and business strategy and oversight
  • Budgeting, planning and development
  • Policy development and implementation
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Personnel management
  • Contract preparation and implementation  

Other responsibilities include:

  • Lead and coordinate key engineering activities that affect Alaro City utilities.
  • Provide leadership and coordination with all other groups to integrate project deliverables and plans to support procurement, construction, and commissioning activities.
  • Ensure all regulatory reports and deadlines are adhered to.
  • Monitor and oversee internal quality standards that are met for the operational deliverables of maintenance services.
  • Prepare high-quality weekly, monthly and other periodic reports on the status of utilities at Alaro City.
  • Implement and ensure enforcement of best practices, policies and procedures for the utilities businesses.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other departments, regulatory agencies, consultants and customers.

REQUIREMENTS

Hard skills and experience:

  • Undergraduate degree with a minimum of 15 years of hands-on experience in an engineering setup or utility infrastructure, including but not limited to electricity generation and water treatment and distribution.
  • Leadership experience in an engineering or construction firm is a major plus.
  • Experience in construction, operation and maintenance of utilities infrastructure.
  • Effective development/project management skills.
  • Excellent business analysis skills.
  • Excellent budgeting and reporting skills.

Soft skills:

  • Mature, pragmatic and flexible approach, strong commercial judgment.
  • Team player but comfortable working autonomously.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Rigorous and organized approach.
  • Hands-on, ready to roll up the sleeves.
  • Quick learner and ability and pick up new skills in other related fields.

Personal characteristics:

  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strategic thinker with advanced verbal/written communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to articulate and communicate complex infrastructure and energy concepts in simple terms clearly and succinctly.
  • Exceptional project management and cross-functional leadership skills, a process-focused and keen ability to forester collaboration, influence, and build trust in a highly matrixed organisation.
  • Ability to prioritise, multitask and deliver high-quality work in tight timeframes.
  • Self-starter with a track record of demonstrated ability and willingness to learn, motivation and dedication to excellence.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, comfort with ambiguity, good judgement and diplomacy.
  • A consummate team player with impeccable ethics and integrity.
  • The ability to work outside of standard business hours is expected of this position.

How to Apply for this Offer

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: [email protected] using the position as subject of email.

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