Utilities Manager, Nigeria

8 January
2021

Position: Utilities Manager, Nigeria

Job description

Rendeavour is looking to grow its Urban Infrastructure and Utilities function in Nigeria through the hire of a Utilities Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinate corporate structuring activities to create, setup and undertake the licensing of the multi-utility businesses i.e. urban management, water, power, gas and telecom utilities.
  • Manage relationships with regulators, vendors, consultants and other stakeholders as necessary for the successful setup, establishment and licensing of the utility companies.
  • Prepare business and statutory documentation required for the setup and approvals of the utility businesses including business plans, environmental impact assessments, white papers and implementation manuals.
  • Oversee and administer the day-to-day operational functions and components of the integrated multi-utility engineering and operations department including telecoms, electrical distribution, power supply, gas distribution, water distribution and supply, sewerage and sewage treatment within Alaro City.
  • Working closely with the Head of Construction and Delivery, coordinate local project development efforts for the establishment of power, water, gas and telecom utility companies.
  • Have technical responsibility for handover of plant and equipment from the projects/delivery team at site, environmental reporting, compliance and monitoring of policies and procedures within the utility businesses.
  • Prepare commercial and technical model for provision of utilities including setting up of tariff structure, billing framework, metering systems and ERP/software recommendations for the respective utility businesses.
  • Implement and manage the utilities ERP/software system for Alaro City to ensure each of the utilities business units is tracked and monitored efficiently.
  • Analyse financial, technical and billing data to identify issues and opportunities, support and reinforce credit collections.
  • Supervise the daily activities relating to supply utilities and functioning of the integrated technical departments.
  • Assist and support the investigation of faults and complaints about the utility services, monitor compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare the annual O&M budgets and other CAPEX expansion projects for the utilities companies.
  • Manage Alaro City’s utility infrastructure along with future improvement and expansion plans.
  • Represent the utilities department at meetings with other business units to ensure tight integration and coordination.
  • Support customer relations to deal with complaints and other issues with end users and property owners.
  • Set up, oversee and administer the urban management function for Nigeria and implementation of development control guidelines.
  • Manage service charge administration and accounts.
  • Monitor and oversee internal quality standards are met for the operational deliverables of utilities and maintenance services.
  • Prepare weekly, monthly and other periodic reports on the status of the urban management, and utilities business at Alaro City.
  • Effectively implement and ensure enforcement of best practices, policies and procedures for the utilities and urban management functions.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other departments, regulatory agencies, consultants and customers.

REQUIREMENTS

Hard skills and experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Project Management or Real Estate focused discipline;
  • Master’s degree a plus
  • Minimum of 7-10 years hand-on experience in utilities or facilities management with at least 3 years of relevant management experience
  • Effective development/project management skills;
  • Excellent budgeting skills;
  • Excellent reporting skills.

Soft skills:

  • Mature, pragmatic and flexible approach, strong commercial judgment;
  • Team player but comfortable working autonomously;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills;
  • Good negotiation skills;
  • Good attention to detail;
  • Rigorous and organized approach; and
  • Hands-on, ready to roll up the sleeves.

Personal characteristics:

  • High energy;
  • Result-oriented;
  • Strong work ethic;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure; and
  • Desire to live and work in Lagos.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send an up-to-date CV to quoting ‘Utilities Manager, Nigeria’ as the subject.