Project Manager

TBC, Nigeria

Job Reference 1240195

Location TBC, Nigeria

Industry Renewables - Hydropower

Function Project Management

Job Type Contract

Date Added April 9, 2024

Project Manager
Location: London or Nigeria
Schedule: Full-time
Industry: Renewable Energy
Employment: Contract basis
Key Words: Engineering, Design, Management, Project Manager, Brownfield, FEED, EPC, Infrastructure, Renewable, Energy, Hydro Power, Solar Power

Our company
We are seeking to develop and deliver grid-connected power solutions for several off-grid breweries in Nigeria (the Project). Renewable electricity will be wheeled to off takers via the Nigerian transmission grid network and replace the use of diesel and gas-fired generators.
We are entering into agreements and performing parallel development work on renewable generation (solar PV) to provide the required power. Various other development activities are in process to achieve financial close in Q3 2024.
The PM will safeguard the interests of the Project Special Purpose Vehicle (Project SPV) and promote the achievement of financial close and the start of construction. During development, the PM will report to the Management Committee, which will consist of the companies’ representatives.

  • Develop, track, and report the Project program, timetable, milestones, and budget, and assist the Management Committee (MC) in obtaining the most current assessment of required KPIs.
  • Coordinate the interface with the Technical, E&S, and other advisers.
  • Participate and coordinate the negotiations of all project documents, including power purchase agreements with suppliers and the off taker, construction and operations contracts, owner’s engineer contracts, and relevant government or financing agreements.
  • Coordinate with the technical, commercial, and ESG working groups for regular sessions and meeting materials.
  • Assist in the drafting and provision of ToRs or SoWs for service providers.
  • Assist with the evaluation and assessment of proposals from project service provider consultants, advisors, vendors, etc. 
  • Assist with local supervision and monitoring of any works on the site pre-financial close (e.g. LNTP or Early Works).
  • Advise, review, and monitor the execution of any FEED works, the ESIA, required approvals, and project-relevant advisor workstreams.
  • Liaise with technical consultants on engineering and design issues.
  • Pay special attention to HSSE regulations and technical design of HSSE control measures for implementation during construction and eventually operations.
  • Elevate HSSE to a number one priority and ensure policies, regulations, compliance and HSSE control measures are adhered to and applied across the project. 
  • Review the technical and E&S reports / aspects of the project, review contracts, pricing, and all other project components. Highlight weaknesses, flaws, or deficiencies in order to recommend improvements or mitigation to the MC and/or the project team.
  • Support land lease and wayleave agreement negotiations to finalisation.
  • Liaise with the E&S team to ensure compliance with all environmental and other permit requirements.
  • Attend and provide input, insights, assistance, guidance, and advice as the case may be, in meetings, calls and discussions with relevant stakeholders (Ministries, Shareholder Meetings, etc).
  • Review and coordinate inputs and assumptions to the financial advisors for the bankable financial model.
  • Support with queries from the project insurance adviser.
  • Ensure that all technical aspects of the Project meet with typical investor compliance standards.
  • Prepare regular reports, updates and risk matrixes concerning project development progress for the MC.
  • Ensure that all documentation on the Project is carefully and correctly maintained and store documentation as per the data storage protocol.
  • Any other tasks not aforementioned and approved by the MC, that assist in bringing the Project to Financial Close.
  • The PM will have at least 10 years of experience in project management on infrastructure projects.
  • The PM will have working experience in the development of industrial energy projects.
  • The PM will be able to navigate the interfaces between the technical, commercial, and ESG requirements of the Project development.
  • The PM will be capable of effectively interfacing with all key stakeholders, including investor representatives, government officials, general contractors, and the energy off taker.
  • The PM will also be capable to coordinate interactions with the Nigerian authorities.
  • The PM will be able to communicate fluently in (written and spoken) English.
  • The PM will be required to travel as required between Nigeria and the UK (part time or full time, subject to discussion).
  • The PM will have experience with industrial brownfield retrofits.
  • The PM will have a knowledge and understanding of solar PV development and construction.
The next step
We have an exceptional team in place, and we are pleased to be able to appoint a further person to our growing business. We are aware that you may not ‘tick all the boxes’, but if you believe you can genuinely offer some valuable skills and experience to our business, please in the first instance contact our recruitment partner Airswift.

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