Technical Operations Manager – Battery & Solar
About our client:
An established clean and renewable energy company that develops and invests in Solar PV projects with the ability to finance, own and operate such projects through proprietary structures. Undertaking the design, construction, operations and maintenance of renewable energy across the African continent.
The Technical Operations Manager will report to the Head of Engineering. It is expected that significant travel will be involved in this role as you will be visiting sites around the country and in neighbouring countries.
Purpose of role:
Technical Operations Manager whose role will be to manage the implementation and maintenance of Solar PV and Battery projects and assets. The Technical Operations Manager should have experience in managing a technical team, rolling out and maintaining grid-tied solar PV plants and off-grid hybrid PV-battery projects of a commercial scale.
The objectives of the roles are:
•Ensure effective delivery of all scope defined in the Project Installation and O&M contracts.
•Deliver effective client communications and maintain positive relationships with all stakeholders in the project.
•Leading of the Project Execution and Asset Management Teams for best performance.
•Coordination of all staff to ensure best utilization of resources.
Experience & Expertise:
•Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with a focus on mechanical or electrical engineering.
•Four years minimum, 5+ years preferred of proven working experience on commercial scale solar PV projects.
•Registration with a professional body such as EPRA.
Skills and Knowledge
•Strong HR abilities. Proven track record of managing teams of 5+ technical staff, settings and reviewing KPIs and managing disciplinary procedures with a strong knowledge of applicable labour laws
•Experience in rolling out and maintaining commercial scale PV projects of 500kWp or more.
•Strong technical knowledge of all solar PV and battery technology concepts.
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including technical report writing.
•Knowledgeable in commonly used construction and maintenance contracts.
•Budgets tracking and financial planning and reporting.
•Experience of major project management tools.
•Strong systems thinking to streamline and standardize operations with policies and procedures.
•Ability to analyse data to suggest improvements and troubleshoot system faults.
•Proficient in English and Swahili, written and verbal.
•Experience working in multiple countries and regions.
•Demonstrated leadership and motivational skills. Focus on mentoring team members towards their career goals.
The applicant should have:
•Technical ability – proven expertise in building and operating Solar PV projects;
•Broad knowledge paired with analytical skills;
•The ability to work both independently and as part of a global team sharing expertise;
•High diligence and patience to proper design procedures and documentation;
•A self- starter and also able to complete work assignments under pressure;
•The ability to network with customers, business partners, staff and management at all levels;
•The highest professional and ethical standards;
•Highly developed organisational and teamwork skills;
•Commitment, collaboration, integrity, confidentiality, mutual respect and transparency;
•Knowledge of common Health, Safety and Environmental principles.
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