Technical Project Manager (Kenya)

Project Execution

Closing Date: 30 September 2022

The Technical Project Manager is required to manage all Solar PV projects by driving the project development, procurement, construction, commissioning, handover, and operational phases of the project. Moreover, The Technical Project Manager is expected to play a key role in allocating technical resources across projects as well as managing stakeholder relationships, project scope, schedules, costs, and quality. 

Responsibilities and Duties

 

The Technical Project Manager will proactively support the wider team’s core technical execution and operational activities including (but not necessarily limited to);  

  • Project scheduling, reporting, scope of work development and management, contracts management, subcontractor adjudication, selection, appointment and management, logistics management, equipment ordering and procurement, and client relationship management.
  • Assist in the development of new Technical Department Working Procedures (TDWPs) and the ongoing management and improvement of existing TDWPs.
  • Ensure all installations comply with International Best Installation Standards.
  • Development, planning and management of department tools, plant and machinery, and documents.
  • Ensuring all working environments are safe and employees are sufficiently trained in accordance with the provisions of Section 18(2) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of 2007.
  • Assist, train and develop a young and enthusiastic team of Construction Managers and Solar Technicians.
  • Manage the technical resources required to 1) execute and deliver on our growing pipeline and 2) manage and operate our existing portfolio of solar assets.
  • Maintain stakeholder relationships (Internal and External).
  • Feedback project learnings to the internal stakeholders ensuring continual improvement.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

 

  • Have a proven track record (At least 5 years) in similar technical roles, managing the technical facets and lifecycle of a project from inception to closure. e.g. related to solar PV, CHP, energy storage, wind, and green hydrogen.
  • Self-starter and Results-oriented: Proven experience in working to deadlines with limited guidance.
  • Lead the technical function including but not limited to engineering, project management, and asset operation and management.
  • Able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the Technical Lifecycle of Renewable Energy projects in emerging markets.
  • Demonstrate the drive, vision, and professional resilience required to build a technical team.
  • Demonstrates a collaborative working style.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Strong Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Punctual with excellent time management skills.
  • Holds a valid A1 Electrician Wireman Grade I or II License (Other certifications will be considered).
  • Holds a valid T3 Solar Photovoltaic Technician License (Other certifications will be considered)
  • Registered with the Engineers Board of Kenya as a Professional Engineer will be preferred.
  • Experience living and working in Africa (ideally 1-2 years minimum).



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