Sahara Power Group (SPG) Job Vacancies 2019


Sahara Power Group (SPG)  is the largest privately owned vertically integrated power company in Sub-Saharan Africa, with plans to expand its generation capacity to exceed 5,000MW by 2023. Our portfolio includes Egbin Power Plc (the largest thermal power plant in Sub Saharan Africa ex. South Africa), Afam, Eleme, Trans Amadi and Omoku Plants.

 

We are recruiting to fill the below positions:

Job Position: Business Lead – Power Generation
Job Location: Ikoyi, Lagos
Job Type: Full Time
Level: Senior Manager/Supervisor
Purpose Statement

  • We are seeking for an individual with expertise within power generation sub sector. This individual will provide technical and commercial expertise to the group in the area of generation.
  • Sahara Power Group (SPG) expects the ideal individual to be able to leverage on its generating assets, and ensure these assets perform optimally and render expert technical advisory services.

Key Deliverables
The key roles and responsibilities of the Business Lead, Power Generation are:

  • Project Management – handling of power generation projects i.e. taking the lead on special projects as assigned by the MD Sahara Power Group or at the request of the Power Company CEO, thereby freeing the power Company CEO to carry on with day-to-day responsibilities.
  • Representation at relevant associations, an ambassador for the Power Group, speaking at events, representing the Group as assigned on various committees.
  • Health and Safety (HSSE) Lead across all of the operations of the Power Group and in particular at the power plants.
  • The Business Lead, Generation is expected to develop a standard set of HSSE policy documents that are to be applied, a metrics of key performance indices across board and the establishment of an annual competition amongst all power plants to ensure adherence/compliance with the HSSE policies.
  • Work closely with the SPG MD and the Board and play a critical role in developing and implementing the company’s financial strategy.
  • Play an advisory role with unit heads, evaluating and assisting them with strategic and technical plans.
  • Standardization champion, to achieve optimality across the Power Group there will be a need to aspire to standard practices across the power plants in terms of operation, maintenance, training & development. The Business Leader, Generation shall take the lead on this, including drafting of standardization guidelines for the operating generation companies.
  • Knowledge transfer facilitation, there is a benefit in knowledge sharing and transfer amongst the power companies, it is envisaged that this will include Secondment between power companies. The Business Lead will be responsible for coordinating this and ensuring its fulfillment.
  • Internship Programme development, the future of the organization will depend on the nurturing of new and prospective recruits. The Business Lead will be responsible for the development and coordination of this Programme across the Power Group.

Minimum Qualifications / Experience

  • University degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering with a minimum of 20 years work experience in a generating plant.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Plant Operations in a combined cycle plant of minimum 1000MW

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Solid understanding of investment strategies and financial services
  • Strong understanding of financial risk management and oversight
  • Experience in Venture Capital, banking, government financing and mergers & acquisitions
  • Solid performance track record in such areas as strategic planning, financial reporting, reviewing and implementing contracts and negotiating.
  • As a dynamic leader, demonstrate interpersonal savvy and influence through the ability to work effectively with others and build strong relationships with a variety of stake holders, senior managers and department leaders.

Personality Traits:

  • Self-Motivated
  • Great Human & Materials Manager
  • Integrity
  • Goal Oriented
  • Solution Oriented
  • Dependability
  • Industry knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Calm disposition.

Working Relationships:

  • Board of Directors
  • Managing Directors of other member companies of the Group
  • Group Heads
  • Government, Regulatory and Legal departments
  • All Departments & All staff
  • Corporate Affairs.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

Job Position: Renewable Energy Manager
Job Location: Ikoyi, Lagos
Job Type: Full Time
Level: Senior Manager/Supervisor
Purpose Statement

  • We are seeking for an individual who can assess studies on emerging technologies, understand environmental impacts of energy production, transfer their understanding to practical business strategies, and communicate through a variety of means, including public presentations.
  • The candidate must be able to balance financial analysis with a visionary approach to alternative energy production. This specialist is committed to understanding environmental issues, capital investment, supply chain management and constraints.

Key Deliverables

 

  • Assist in the development/establishment of off-grid energy solutions, related outcome and output results, as well as related strategies, through analysis of energy sector needs and priorities.
  • Prepare technical reports and inputs for projects and documentation, ensuring accuracy, timeliness and relevance of information.
  • Provide technical and administrative support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing/administering a variety of technical program transactions, preparing materials/ documentations, complying with regulatory processes to support progress towards the off-grid energy solutions in Nigeria.
  • Prepare required documentations/materials to facilitate review and approval processes.
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and partners to collect, analyze and share information on implementation issues, suggest solutions on routine implementation of relevant projects and alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level interventions and/or decision.
  • Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference.
  • Contribute to SPG’s risk assessment and risk management processes in Nigeria by supporting relevant project teams in identifying and mitigating risks associated with renewable energy sources interventions.
  • Monitor and report on the use of sectorial program resources (administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocations based on regulations/procedures and donor commitments with standards of accountability and integrity.
  • Report on issues identified to enable timely resolution by management/stakeholders.
  • Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure proper resolution.
  • Undertake field visits and surveys, collect and share reports with partners/stakeholders.
  • Support the project team/s in the design, development, implementation, management and monitoring of renewable interventions, as needed.
  • Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, and understanding of regulatory policies, strategies, processes and best practices in off-grid energy solutions to support programme implementation

Minimum Qualifications / Experience

  • University degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering with a minimum of 15 years work experience with at least 10 years of progressive management and technical experience in design, development, implementation and procurement of renewable energy systems.
  • Demonstrated experience and practical knowledge of off-grid renewable energy (preferably solar PV systems)
  • Additional relevant postgraduate courses in renewable energy or related field will be a strong asset;
  • Familiarity with off-grid and solar PV market and sector is required;
  • At least 5 years of experience required in business analysis, feasibility studies and resource assessment for solar PV projects is required;
  • Experience in international cooperation technical assistance highly desirable.

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Solid understanding of investment strategies and financial services
  • Strong understanding of financial risk management and oversight
  • Experience in Venture Capital, banking, government financing and mergers & acquisitions
  • Solid performance track record in such areas as strategic planning, financial reporting, reviewing and implementing contracts and negotiating.
  • As a dynamic leader, demonstrate interpersonal savvy and influence through the ability to work effectively with others and build strong relationships with a variety of stake holders, senior managers and department leaders.

Personality Traits:

  • Strategic perspective: Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.
  • Integrity: Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
  • Leading self and others: Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. Acts as a positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
  • Partnering: Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships with relevant stakeholders
  • Results Orientation: Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Identifies opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
  • Agility: Open to change and flexible in a fast-paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
  • Solution Focused: Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
  • Effective Communication: Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Working Relationships:

  • Board of Directors
  • Managing Directors of other member companies of the Group
  • Group Heads
  • Government, Regulatory and Legal departments
  • All Departments & All staff
  • Corporate Affairs.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply