Chief technical officer

Electricity Distribution Company - DCSL Corporate Services Limited

Job Summary

Oversees ALL company technical products, services and activities towards revenue generation covering but not limited to Engineering Services, Project Management, Engineering and Construction expert services

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 20 years

Job Description

DCSL Corporate Services Limited - Our client, an Electricity Distribution Company is recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill this position 


Key Responsibilities:

Oversees ALL company technical products, services and activities towards revenue generation covering but not limited to Engineering Services, Project Management, Engineering and Construction expert services

Ownership of the company's Technology strategy, providing visible leadership for the company within the technology community and leading the execution of technology strategy for platforms, partnerships and external relationships

With the COO, representing the company before Financial, Government and Technical Regulatory Forces, defending company's objectives and decisions

Provide industry trends, opportunities for expansion and projection of future company growth, not limited to local opportunities but with strong awareness of Global perspectives

Develop with a technical efficiency and awareness, polices and standards that are aimed at ensuring optimal utilization of the company/departmental resources for the overall achievement of the company's set objectives; long-term and periodic

Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions and commitments of the company

Take charge of the delivery of the entire technical and operational functions (design, engineering, tendering, project management) of Transmission (extra high voltage & high voltage) and distribution construction projects, and utility system and other large construction projects that have significant electrical engineering components

In performing this role, you shall ensure the following:


Develop capable managers and team leads in each project team and expertise circle

Implementation of effective program, to build critical core competencies and organizational effectiveness

Ensure proper establishment, documentation, implementation, control and maintenance of Quality, Cost, Labour and Time Management Systems

Conduct regular Review Meetings of projects, identify challenges and decide action plans

Ensure coordination and resolution of issues amongst departments relating to projects, cash flow, contracts and sub-contracts

Assessment of training needs of Technical personnel and implementation of training plan and program on continuous basis

Management is properly guided on all Technical Advancement decisions to be made

All staff of the Technical Division are evaluated against agreed performance objectives at pre-defined periods set by the HR function

Lead the Technical Division to effectively and efficiently deliver all projects with constant improvement of quality, reliability, performance, profitability and reputation of the company, keeping in view customer needs and satisfaction, of course meeting statutory and regulatory requirement

Ensure that all Contracts/Sub-contract are clearly and fully executed with high compliance to modern operational strategy, methodology and equipment

Lead the Technical Division to effectively and efficiently deliver all projects with constant improvement of quality, reliability, performance, profitability and reputation of the company, keeping in view customer needs and satisfaction, of course meeting statutory and regulatory requirement

Ensure that all Contracts/Sub-contract are clearly and fully executed with high compliance to modern operational strategy, methodology and equipment

In performing this role, you shall ensure the following:


Develop capable managers and team leads in each project team and expertise circle

Implementation of effective program, to build critical core competencies and organizational effectiveness

Ensure proper establishment, documentation, implementation, control and maintenance of Quality, Cost, Labour and Time Management Systems

Conduct regular Review Meetings of projects, identify challenges and decide action plans

Ensure coordination and resolution of issues amongst departments relating to projects, cash flow, contracts and sub-contracts

Assessment of training needs of Technical personnel and implementation of training plan and program on continuous basis

Management is properly guided on all Technical Advancement decisions to be made

All staff of the Technical Division are evaluated against agreed performance objectives at pre-defined periods set by the HR function

Provision of coaching and counseling as necessary to all staff of the department

Reporting and Analysis

Develop and Review Projects reports and present to the Management team and Managing Director and when requested by the Board the following reports by Monthly, Quarterly, Bi-Annually and Annually but not limited to:


Milestone Status on all Projects

Operational Improvements for Future Growth and Sustainability

Review and monitor business operating reports, ensuring effectiveness as to analyze the following:


Risk Assessments of all Projects

Operating Margins on each Project

Design consistency and constructability analysis

Provide long-range economic trends reports reflecting opportunities that exist in the industry, identifying our:


Growth Against Market/Industry

Global and Competitive Technology Standards for Operating Efficiencies.

Key Result Areas

Financial Perspective % of Actual Revenue to TargetTotal procured and spent as % of total Project Value

Internal Process Perspective No. of Contract Liability and Project Defaults No. of Milestones as when due

Customers and Service Efficiency

Internal service satisfaction survey rating

Respond to customers/interdependent departments in (< 30 minutes)

Projects Management

Material flow to achieve completion at agreed milestones

Volume of Project Milestones per given time.

Skills, Competencies and Requirements

General Requirements:

Experienced in strategic planning and execution

Ability to analyze financial data

Ability and proven experience in managing, motivating and communicating with interdependent groups of people is essential

Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects

Ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings

Functional Skills and Competencies:

Technical expertise in power management and power distribution design

Technical expertise in architecture, design and development

Technical expertise in industry standards for power supply design

Ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities and meet deadlines

Analyze and apply data to improve results.


Qualifications and Experience

  • B.Sc/HND Engineering Programs and added with MBA
  • Minimum experience of 20 years out of which 5 years should have been managing a large electrical engineering construction department or division
  • Must be member of a professional engineering body: COREN, NSE, IEE etc.
  • Experience should include planning, budgeting, executing, monitoring and cash flow management of complex projects
  • Proficiency in an ERP Solutions and with competencies in Project Management, CAD and Microsoft Office/Prima Vera (PMO)
  • Proficiency in Sage ERP and other Finance/Management systems

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