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Job Description/Requirements

Operations Manager

Posting date : 30/08/2023

Requisition ID : 13668

Title: Operations Manager

Department: Mini Grids

Reporting line: Head of Mini Grids, Nigeria

Location: Nigeria, Abuja, with national business trips

Job Grade: HL 16

About ENGIE BU Africa ENGIE Energy Access (EEA)

ENGIE Energy Access is the leading Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo) and mini-grids solutions provider in Africa. The company develops innovative, off-grid solar solutions for homes, public services and businesses, enabling customers and distribution partners access to clean, affordable energy. The PAYGO solar home systems are financed through affordable instalments from $0.19 per day and the mini-grids foster economic development by enabling electrical productive use and triggering business opportunities for entrepreneurs in rural communities. With over 1,800 employees, operations in nine countries across Africa (Benin, Côte dâIvoire, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia), over 1.9 million customers and more than 9 million lives impacted so far, ENGIE Energy Access aims to impact 20 million lives across Africa by 2025. 


Job Purpose/Mission

The Technical and Operations Manager will play a key role in the design and operation of mini-grids, as well as in the conduct of the main operational and digital innovations essential to the success of Engie Energy Access in Nigeria. This is a unique leadership role of the Technical and Operations Team in ENGIE Energy Access Nigeria.

Key Responsibilities, Deliverables and Activities

Key Responsibilities

1. Structure and manage the operations team: recruit and train new employees, including local technicians in adding new connections and solving technical problems on mini-grids

2. Develop the budget, follow the monthly portfolio, and make end-of-month comments on the technical part

3. Be responsible for the application of the HSSE (Health, Safety, Security and Environment) standards of the ENGIE Group within the company

4. Provide training and awareness-raising for all the players who visit our sites, in particular employees and our subcontractors

5. Evaluate the technical feasibility of new innovative products and services: understand customer needs and propose solutions

6. Carry out a permanent technological watch

7. Ensure the continuous improvement of tools, best practices and internal skills

Deliverables and Activities

In development phase

Participate in carrying out mini-grid feasibility studies, in conjunction with the Headquarters Operations team: choice and sizing of PV equipment, site plans, simulation of the yield, electrical diagrams, sizing of storage systems and systems hybrids, etc.

Analyse the technical aspect of a tender specification.

Support the development of financial model assumptions (including the costing of Capex and Opex)

Write technical files in support of commercial offers for responses to calls for tenders

Ensure interaction with technical stakeholders, consultation of service providers and suppliers, and draft consultation specifications

In Operation and Maintenance phase

Ensure proper functioning of mini-grids 24/7

Be responsible for the metering platform and the maintenance of smart meters

Establish the technical assistance strategy Plan and carry out preventive maintenance campaigns for sites

Train "Local Operators" on the technical tasks that they must perform on the sites: basic maintenance of the production unit, preventive maintenance, writing of reports on problems encountered.

Ensure that mobile payment, SMS communication to customers and the internet connection of the metering system are still functional

Ensure all sites are properly monitored, provide excellent service to our customers and are well maintained

Managed the utilization of other energy sources

Required Skills & Experience

Hold a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or in another related field

Have at least 10 years of relevant experience in electricity and / or energy efficiency, including at least 5 years in a team management position

Have at least 5 yearsâ experience in power systems operations and maintenance

Be passionate about access to energy and improving the lives of rural communities

Be passionate about clean energies (preferably solar photovoltaics and batteries)

Be passionate about innovation and technology

Have advanced skills in quantitative analysis and master Excel and PowerBI

Be structured and have an eye for detail

Be able to meet deadlines, get organized and carry out several tasks in parallel

Have a proven ability to plan and achieve goals

Be able to work independently and demonstrate a great sense of initiative and sense of priorities

Have an entrepreneurial spirit and be able to work in a team

Have strong interpersonal skills to interface with all members of the Engie Energy Access team

Have excellent written and oral communication skills in English â French is an added advantage

Commit to upholding high standards of integrity, professionalism and confidentiality

Demonstrate humility, honesty and flexibility

Desired Skills & Experience

Have experience in the field of mini-grids

Have experience in the development and/or operation of digital tools

ENGIE is an equal opportunity employer, promoting diversity and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. All applications are screened based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without any regard to origin, age, name, sexual identity, orientation or preference, religion, marital status, health, disability, political opinions, union involvement or citizenship. Our differences are our strengths!

Job Requisition ID on SAP SF13668OrganizationGBU Flexible Gen & RetailLanguage on SAP SFen_USLevel of ExperienceSkilled ( > 3 experience <15 years)DegreeBachelor's DegreeCountryNigeriaCategoryOPERATION / PRODUCTION SITES RENEWABLEJob ContractPermanentJob Posting DateWed, 08/30/2023 - 13:34job_division_level_oneAccess To Energyjob_mapped_organizationENGIE FLEXIBLE GENERATION & RETAIL Apply Share

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