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  • Posted: Aug 25, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • PowerGen was founded in 2011 to address the challenges of renewable energy and energy access in Africa. Today, we have built more micro-grids in Africa than any other company and serve thousands of customers across seven countries with clean, renewable energy. Learn more about our story, what we do, and the future we believe in.
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    Operations and Maintenance Manager

    Job Description
    What You’ll Make Happen:

    • Oversee the operations, maintenance and optimization of assets to ensure optimal functionality of systems and consequently, customer satisfaction across all existing and future sites in Nigeria.

    O&M Work Planning & Quality Assurance & Quality Control:

    • Prepare work packages & scopes for O&M activities
    • Prepare cost-effective O&M plans, schedule, costs & manage technicians if required
    • Schedule, optimize, and execute preventive & predictive maintenance
    • Coordinate with design teams & OEM (original equipment manufacturers) vendors for equipment maintenance
    • Conduct performance QA & AC reviews on assets during construction & prior to handover
    • Conduct post project reviews to identify areas for future improvements
    • Drive the asset handover process and coordinate Project Execution (PX) and contractors to ensure commissioning and start up and asset handover documentation go smoothly
    • Responsible for annual budget setting and cost tracking
    • Responsible for annual schedules settings and tracking.

    Issue Resolution & Capacity Building:

    • Document & resolve /escalate and close out issues within defined SLAs
    • Travel to project sites and vendor locations as assigned to perform all aspects of onsite installation, repair, maintenance, oversight & modification, only when required
    • Perform electric, hydraulic, mechanical and software component inspections, testing, repair & troubleshooting, in accordance with its specifications
    • Respond to emergency call outs
    • Build local capacity by training local technicians.

    Asset Monitoring & Reporting:

    • Inspect & monitor daily asset performance
    • Plan, schedule and ensure execution of daily, weekly and monthly activities to ensure smooth operations of assets
    • Prepare dashboards, reports, manuals, GoBy’s, process flows and training content as required
    • Provide timely written review reports from field operation, status and constructive feedback as requested
    • Ensure for timely submission of reports to regulator, government agencies and internal teams
    • Perform quality checks across asset delivery and optimization nodes
    • Ensure that all O&M activities performed at project sites comply with OEM (original equipment manufacturer) requirement, warranties and plans
    • Record and report all faults, deficiencies and other unusual occurrences, as well as the time and materials expended on work orders
    • Coordinate with supply chain on warranty claims & waste disposal.

    Team Management & Intra-Team Collaboration:

    • Oversee all O&M team members and technicians both on-site and office-based
    • Overall O&M team leader and manager
    • Setting KPIs, conducting performance reviews and continuous development of the team
    • Intra-team coordination with each of the following teams: Customer, Supply Chain, Finance, Engineering, Project Management & Installation.

    You Already Have:

    • B.Sc. Degree in Electrical Engineering
    • COREN license
    • At least five years experience (with at least 2 years experience at similar job)
    • People management skills
    • Knowledge of National Electrical Code and standard design / construction practices
    • Knowledge of of Nigerian Electricity Health and Safety Code
    • Knowledge of O&M of HT equipment & transmission line 
    • Readiness for field visits and ability to travel
    • Ability to work on-call during off-shift hours
    • Ability to innovate and solve problems
    • Highly organized and detail oriented
    • Experience and proven ability to collaborate across teams
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
    • Practiced flexibility to lend a hand wherever needed, especially in installation
    • Enthusiasm in working in the field of renewable energy.

    What Excites You:

    • Intense attention to detail and managing multiple and varied work streams at the same time
    • Working collaboratively with many internal teams across multiple countries and offices to drive growth and operational excellence
    • A fast-paced, informal environment where constant change is the norm.


    • Competitive compensation
    • Medical benefit
    • Pension
    • Performance bonus
    • Learning & development allowance.

    Method of Application

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