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Project Manager at Redavia

REDAVIA is an industry leader in solar power. We provide solar farms to businesses and communities in West and East Africa. With a proven track record in cost-effective, reliable and clean energy, REDAVIA is committed to using solar energy as a key driver for sustainable development.

The innovative REDAVIA pay-as-you-go system consists of a pre-configured Unit containing solar modules and electrical components. Once the Unit is on-site, our REDAVIA-trained, local specialists manage the installation, operations and maintenance of each solar farm.

To support REDAVIA on its steep growth curve, REDAVIA is recruiting a Mobilization Manager, based in Nairobi, Kenya, with a target start date in December 2019.

Role:

The Mobilization Manager will be responsible for:

Mobilize containerized solar power plants: 

  • Plan and execute mobilization / re-mobilization of Redavia solar farms
  • Train and oversee subcontractor teams to install solar plants
  • Carry out electrical connections of each plant installation
  • Install, configure and test communications and monitoring equipment
  • Test, commission and obtain acceptance by the customer
  • Handover completed installations along with As-built drawings  to Asset Management team
  • Manage plant decommissioning, re-packing and shipping to new sites
  • Monitor and control budgets

Continually improve your work area:

  • Help implement automated business processes
  • Improve commissioning QA procedures
  • Train local partner installers
  • Help produce installation and training manuals

Support other teams:

  • Provide product development feedback to the product team
  • Information sharing to support the sales team
  • Coordinate effectively with the operations team
  • Feedback suggestions to the management team

Candidate Qualifications

The ideal candidate for this position:

Has experience with:

Project management: 

  • Workflow management (Gantt charts)
  • Managing electrical sub-contractors
  • On-the-job training and supervision
  • Testing and quality control
  • Managing budgets and timelines
  • Electrical commissioning formalities

Solar and electrical engineering: 

  • Building and commissioning solar PV installations
  • Installation of grid and diesel genset-driven electrical systems
  • Installation and commissioning of electrical controls systems
  • Electrical installation and electrical safety qualifications
  • Configuring monitoring equipment and internet routers
  • Drafting of electrical drawings.

Mindset: 

  • Safety first: Consistently applies REDAVIA’s Health, Safety, Social Impact and Environmental Impact guidelines
  • Dynamic:
  • Proactive and positive attitude
  • Non-hierarchical attitude and strong team spirit
  • Creative and persistent problem solver
  • Continuous improvement: Manages day-to-day operations “Hands-on” and improves business processes with “bird’s eye”
  • International:
  • Enjoys working independently within a globally connected team
  • Bridges between international and local cultural and professional expectations
  • Mission-driven:
  • Affinity with renewable energy
  • Drive to make the world a better place

Skillset: 

  • Fluent English and Kiswahili. French and/or German skills an advantage.
  • Project management: Formal PMP or other project management training as evidenced by certificates an advantage
  • Electrical engineering: Electrical Engineering degree desired, Kenyan T3 Solar installation license required. Medium Voltage installation licenses an advantage.
  • Controls and Communications: Training/certificates related to setting-up and testing controls and communications systems
  • Computer literacy and comfort, especially cloud computing and digital process management.
  • Drafting experience with AutoCAD would be a plus.

What we offer:

REDAVIA is revolutionizing the energy supply for emerging and frontier markets, creating unparalleled environmental and development impact at scale. We offer the Mobilization Manager the opportunity to make a difference in a professional, non-hierarchical, and friendly work environment: Work that matters in an enjoyable team.

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