Chief Operating Officer (Construction Project Engineer)

Construction Kaiser Limited

Job Summary

A building and civil engineering construction company based in Nigeria seeks to engage an experienced, capable and entrepreneurial professional as a Chief Operating Officer (COO). The suitable candidate will be primarily responsible for managing all aspects of profitable delivery and quality execution of projects, cost-effective management of business operations, market engagement, identifying business opportunities and effective client relationship management.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 10 years

Job Description/Requirements

Primary Accountabilities: 

  • Develops and implements approved business and operational plans to grow, manage a robust portfolio of clients, profitable revenue base and market share of the construction business in Nigeria
  • Provides effective leadership of the operations team to ensure cost-efficient delivery of quality projects and effective implementation of the strategic business plan. 
  • Ensures that all new projects are well researched, adequately resourced, and key stakeholders properly engaged to enable quality execution safely and profitably 
  • Take an active part in critical business decisions as a member of the executive management team. 
  • Work closely with the business development to progress opportunities and win business/projects for the company. 
  • Manage a robust portfolio of clients, good revenue base and market share of the construction business in Nigeria.  
  • Develop and maintain new revenue streams for the organization.
  • Network with external stakeholders with the aim of business development
  • Ensures that joint ventures projects are well developed and executed profitably and in safe working conditions
  • Ensures that all staff, especially the key technical staff, are managed professionally, mentored and developed to enhance the performance capacity of the business 
  • Works closely with the executive management team to ensure cost-effective access to project financing
  • Takes an active part in critical business decisions as a member of the executive management team
  • Provides timely,  accurate and up-to-date reports on the company's operational performance and financial health in liaison with the ED, Finance.
  • Promotes knowledge retention and thought leadership insights on the business and management imperatives in the construction industry.
  • Works closely with the CEO to progress opportunities and win business/projects for the company

Educational / Professional Requirements: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil engineering, or any related field, Master's degree in business management, finance or any related field, will be an advantage
  • Proven record of performance and Knowledge of the construction business 
  • Knowledge of Project Management. Certification in Project Management will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 10 years work experience in the construction industry 

Competencies Requirements: 

  • Effective communication skills 
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to approach business from a creative point of view.
  • Business development and business management skills
  • Business Intelligence and understanding of the competitive environment
  • Project Management Skills
  • Negotiation and persuasion skills
  • Strong drive to achieve and personal integrity
  • Strong business planning and Knowledge of regulatory issues
  • A solid grasp of financial analysis and performance metrics
  • Ability to diagnose problems quickly and provide appropriate solutions

Salary: NGN 20,000,000 - 24,000,000

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