13 August 2017

Engineering Jobs - Technical Manager at SolarNow

Job Title:          Technical Manager
Organisation: SolarNow
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Operations Manager  

About US:

SolarNow is an asset financing company that sells high quality solar product and appliances to households and businesses in Uganda. The company started in 2011 and has since opened 46 branches throughout Uganda, employs around 600 people. 

Job Summary: The Technical Manager will be responsible for implementing SolarNow’s technical management strategy, policies and processes, ensuring client satisfaction through high quality installations that meet relevant standards, safety, and within budget. The Technical Manager is a key role to deliver a professional & high quality service for our commercial customers. You'll be a customer focused individual with a passion for renewables, an eye for detail and a track record in full project management. The incumbent will review and evaluate proposed projects for technical and financial merits and adherence to program and standards. The Technical Manager is also responsible for the management of the installation, service and workshop teams. The incumbent will work closely with other desks to identify, recommend, implement, and support technical solutions. As well as these responsibilities, the Technical manager will define and implement Technical policies, procedures, and best practices

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
  • Management of Team: Plan, direct, coordinate and develop strategies for the installation, service and workshop team for the successful completion of tasks to ensure client satisfaction.
  • Technical and operational Performance: Identify operational and technical issues to ensure timely, quality installations that meet relevant standards.
  • Staff Development- Mentor and coach team leaders to enable them develop productive teams Health and Safety-Promote, adhere to and ensure Health & Safety guidelines, standards and procedures are followed, ensuring good standards of onsite health and safety and to undertake health and safety risk assessments for each installation.
  • Communication and Reporting: Prepare timely and accurate weekly, monthly and quarterly reports for the technical department and present them to Senior Management.
  • Management of the Department: Manage the implementation and improvement of overall procedures and policies of the technical desk.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidates for the SolarNow Technical Manager job placement must hold a Degree in Electrical Engineering or relevant field.
  • A minimum of three years of progressive experience of managing teams.
  • Relevant experience in renewable energy sector will be an added advantage.
  • Strong Organisation, leadership and decision making Skills.
  • Ability to explain complex systems in simple terms.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work well in a team.
  • Good problem solving, communication/listening skills.
  • Result oriented, capable to adapt to a dynamic environment.
  • Fluency in English
  • Computer literacy i.e. working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word software applications
  • Project management skills.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications to the Human Resource Manager, SolarNow Uganda Services via e-mail to recruitmentug@solarnow.eu with their updated CVs (no other documents).

Deadline: 18th August 2017

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