Engineering Jobs – Project Manager – Kikagati Power Company Limited (KPCL)

 

Job Title:    Project Manager

Organization:  Kikagati Power Company Limited
(KPCL)

Duty Station:
Kikagati, Isingiro District, Uganda

 

About US:

Kikagati Power
Company Limited (KPCL) is set to construct a 14MW hydropower plant on the
Kagera river that marks the border between the Republic of Uganda and United
Republic of Tanzania. The project is located within Nyakayojo village, Kikagati
Town Council, Isingiro district in Uganda and Murongo village, Murongo ward,
Kyerwa District in Kagera region.

 

Job Summary:  We are seeking to hire a Project Manager based
in Uganda to support in the development, construction, and operation of the
project with the support from other key functions, taking full accountability
to coordinate workstreams and promote cooperation across the team.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  The role will include, but not limited to,
the following responsibilities:

·       
Execution: In liaison with the investment team, take
the project to construction stage leading the handover process, procurement and
contract negotiation from an Engineering and technical standpoint.

·       
Development: Support to the investment team providing
technical input and direction to contractors in all engineering aspects of the
project.

·       
Monitor
and oversee contractors’ activities (both offshore-documentation, plans,
design, manufacturing and onshore- site works) and progress, ensuring that they
are completed in a safe manner, per requirements, specifications and within
budget.

·       
Develop
and implement tools, templates and plans to effectively manage the projects and
monitor progress in all fronts.

·       
Provide
overall contract administration to projects (FIDIC Silver Book and others as
relevant).

·       
Engage
and report to stakeholders as relevant.

·       
Effectively
manage the HSE and QA/QC performance and progress, playing an instrumental role
in Health & Safety (behavioural/cultural change, alignment, continuous
improvement).

·       
Chair,
manage and record regular project meetings and actions tracking/follow-through.

·       
Review
and update the project programme and deliverables schedules.

·       
Effective
and proactive management of interfaces, issues and problems.

·       
Participate
in the transition to O&M, and generally in the preparation for the
operational phase of the project, by helping develop the operational masterplan,
structure, training and related procedures.

·       
Build
and maintain relationships with local stakeholders, partners and suppliers.

·       
Manage
key aspects of local project development: land, permitting and licenses.

·       
Provide
input in negotiation with developers and project partners key commercial terms
and shareholder agreements and manage such relationships.

·       
Cooperate
with engineering function on the feasibility studies, EPC, O&M, power
evacuation and insurance arrangements.

·       
Cooperate
with legal function to ensure that the project agreements and other relevant
legal documents are appropriately structured and managed and that the relevant
KYC and AML requirements are met.

·       
Cooperate
with the E&S function to ensure that the project is delivered in accordance
with the requirements of KPCL, its investors and lenders.

·       
Coordinate
the necessary project-related activities to make sure that the requirements of
the project are met timely and diligently.

 

Communication with Others:

·       
Board of
Directors

·       
Executive
team (legal, tax, accounting, finance, technical)

·       
Project
personnel and contractors

·       
Suppliers
and global partners

·       
Regulators,
stakeholders, investors

 

KPCL is a lean
organization. Consequently, the entire staff will occasionally be involved in
various duties outside of their usual scope of work including administrative
tasks.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The applicant
must hold a University Degree (Civil or Mechanical Engineering)

·       
At least
12-15 years of construction management or relevant site supervision experience
with civil and mechanical interfaces.

·       
Minimum
5 years’ experience in the power sector, either in hydropower or water/sewage
treatment plants, or other large infrastructure projects in which mechanical
electrical and civil interfaces are prevalent.

·       
Knowledgeable
in best international practices in relation to Construction and Project
Management (including planning, interfaces, risks, HSE, QA/QC management,
design and others as relevant.

·       
Ability
to simultaneously support parallel projects at different stages and related
activities.

·       
Hands-on,
proactive, self-starter, strong work ethic, integrity, ability to work under
pressure, to take responsibility for the own work, communication,
problem-solving skills, ready to leave the “comfort zone”.

·       
Proficient
computer skills including Office suite, scheduling and presentation tools, and
AutoCAD.

·       
Preferably
with Sub Saharan Africa exposure.

·       
Highly
analytical, organised and pragmatic professional with attention to details.

·       
Excellent
written English and ability to write documents to a publishable standard.

·       
Fluent
in French and/or Italian (Additional language skills would be an advantage –
African languages).

·       
Enthusiasm
and commitment to working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.

·       
Good
people management and team player while having the ability to work
independently.

·       
Flexibility:
Willingness to travel to other project sites across Africa at regular
intervals.

 

How to Apply:

If your profile fits
the above role and you have the desire to be part of our team, please send your
CV and cover letter clearly stating the job role you are applying for to:

Procurement@berkeley-energy.ug

 

Deadline: Tuesday 27th October 2020 by 5:00pm

 

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