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  • Posted on: 18 September, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Our client is an EPC Leader in the Power Sector - providing innovative turnkey electrical engineering solutions to customers across business sectors in Africa. The company offers a complete range of electrical and mechanical engineering services, procurement, and project management to utilities and industrial companies. It enjoys an excellent reputation and is growing rapidly. Its greatest challenge at the moment is to meet the demand of its customers and address growing market opportunities.

    Is it time for a change? If you are ready to push yourself and your career to new levels you should consider our client, a leading multi-million dollar Company in the Electrical Power and Construction Sectors in Nigeria.

    If this job sounds perfect for you, check out the details and apply now.

    Our Client could be right for you if you want to

    • Be empowered to do your job with cutting edge systems, equipments and tools
    • Work in a truly diverse environment with clients and colleagues from different backgrounds
    • Work for a company on the rise; our client is consistently expanding its customer base and improving
    • See results from your efforts; by exceeding the expectations of businesses and communities it serve

    Our client needs a new leader for their Engineering Team. The person must be driven, yet empathetic. Tough, but fair. A developer of people who knows how to get the most of an odd group of Engineering superstars and up-and-comers.

    Chief Technical Officer - EPC


     The Chief Technical Officer is the agent of change in our client’s desire to become No. 1 and preferred African owned electricity solutions provider in Africa. And you can be a critical part of this. 

    The Chief Technical Officer will work on exciting critical assignments like:

        Taking charge of planning and delivery of the entire technical and operational functions (design, engineering, tendering, project management) of Transmission (extra high voltage & high voltage) and distribution construction projects, and utility system and other large construction projects that have significant electrical engineering components.
        Planning, budgeting, coordinating, executing, monitoring, controlling and close up of all projects.
        Implementing Total Quality Management System and 6-Sigma System for maintaining world class quality standard.
        Developing new products and services through Research and acquisition of new technology, process, methodology and equipment/tools for company’s diversification and sustainable growth.
        Utilization of modern machinery, equipment, tools and techniques for cost effectiveness, timely completion of the projects and quality compliance. 

    If this job sounds perfect for you, check out the details and apply now.

    While you probably have a total of 10 to 15 years of experience in the Electric Power sector working on multiple large electrical engineering construction projects, we are more interested in what you have accomplished. If you have a record of accomplishment as a team leader/ player with the ability and willingness to move fluidly between being a technical strategist to “rolling up your sleeves” and delving into practical details, go to the first step or our unique new application process.

    It is like no other company. Let us talk whether you are ready to move now, want to join our talent community or want to explore your options.

    If you would like to be considered for this position, send us your resume and a quick summary of two significant accomplishments.

    Desired Skills and Experience

    The role will be based at the headquarters in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The CTO will serve as the “number three” to the Managing Director and the Chief Operating Officer. One objective of the CTO recruitment is expand the technical and project management department of the company and manage the day-to-day engineering and project operations, including resource development, procurement, subcontractor management, project planning, management and monitoring, development, health, safety and environment, and customer interface.

    Our client needs a Chief Technical Officer who can execute over a fifty (50) multi-million dollar transmission, generation and distribution projects on schedule, using a “best-in-class’ project management process. The CTO is directly responsible for identification and facilitation of technological advancement, improvements and enhancement; ensuring that all electrical construction projects (transmission, distribution and utility) are optimally designed, executed and commissioned; and ensuring all projects to be delivered within budget and time schedule according to world-class standards. This role leads the establishment of world-class engineering design and project management.

    In terms of the performance and personal competencies required for the position, we would highlight the following:

    • EPC expertise – bringing 15-20 years of experience in contracting, projects and delivery, ideally in the power sector.
    • Power industry – broad understanding of the industry, which could have been gained in engineering services, contracting, generation or transmission.
    • Commercial skills – a commercial flair for developing business along with financial acumen and negotiating capacity.
    • Emerging market exposure – preferably West Africa, but could also be gained from having worked in other parts of Africa, India/Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe or South America.
    • Political skills – government liaison will be important in Nigeria to overcome regulatory hurdles, obtain necessary approvals and persuade and influence key stakeholders.Entrepreneurial – must fit with the entrepreneurial culture of a high growth company. The individual must be comfortable operating without high degrees of oversight and direction.

    Qualifications – a first degree in a technical discipline such as electrical engineering is ideal, with an MBA desirable.

    Method of Application

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