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International Job for Manager - PMO (solar Industry) in Nigeria

5 - 10 yrs
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    Company is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated, hyper-organized and analytical Manager who has experience in implementing best practices while setting up a Project Management Office (PMO) rooted in the solar industry. Working in conjunction with project staff, the Manager will lead the implementation of Company's solar programmes and projects. Typical duties include planning, developing, implementing and evaluating programs and projects, coordinating project activities, collaborating with project team members, developing measurable project goals and objectives, and monitoring progress towards achievement. The company is looking for a highly skilled and dedicated individual who will fit in with Company's collaborative culture. This job requires flexibility, particularly around tight deadlines. This position will be a full-time contracted position based in Company's regional office (Nigeria) with potential for travel. The Manager PMO will report to the Project Director.

    Responsibilities and duties to meet the evolving priorities of the PMO:
    • Coordinate with different organizations and branches of EM-ONEs engineering team and the security manager to develop tools, processes and best practices
    • Collaborate with project partners to provide creative solutions to optimize internal and external processes, policies, protocols, and tools that will enable the best cost, quality, and delivery of projects.
    • Deliver sustainable energy projects from inception or midway to completion, including scheduling, costing, tracking, designing, and project monitoring and control
    • Create and consult on daily, weekly, and monthly stakeholder and internal reports for the project(s) and inform on critical progress or changes as needed
    • Proactively manage changes in project scope, ensuring that any change to the project scope is documented and approved
    • Financial forecasting, monitoring & controlling project costs and cost reporting
    • Evolve with the growing needs of the office to ensure the PMO is efficient and effective in its operation
    • Research and deploy effective best practices and tools to make recommendations to facilitate the success of future projects
    • Assist with other projects and duties within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job, as requested
    • This position will be a full-time contracted position by our Nigeria subsidiary, based in EM-ONEs Abuja office and reporting to our Canada office.

    • Theoretical and practical project management knowledge, as well as proficiency with standard techniques and process management
    • Exceptional written communications skillsclear, concise and cogent writing as well as the ability to develop reports and decks are particularly valued
    • Highly organized, with keen attention to detail
    • Ability to take initiative, multi-task, and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines and evolving priorities
    • Demonstrated ability to analyze, organize and manage time, including the ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines with limited supervision
    • Experience in drafting contract documents, including submittals/transmittals, reports, and more.
    • Positive and constructive approach to challenging ideas, gauging concerns, identifying gaps and making credible recommendations
    • Proven ability to develop and manage relationships with a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds with a positive attitude, sound judgement, tact, discretion and confidentiality at all times
    • Ability and willingness to travel internationally should relevant opportunities arise


    • Experience with Microsoft Office & Outlook 365
    • Willing to work flexible hours
    • Experience working with MS Project
    • Experience working with Primavera is an asset
    • Candidates who have worked for Solar Multinationals (e.g, SunEdison) 
    • Candidates with international working experiences.


    • Project Management qualification (PMP) or equivalent
    • College degree or equivalent preferred in related field
    • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience with the planning, management and delivery of successful programmes and projects
    • Must be proficient in Microsoft Suite (particularly PowerPoint and Excel)
    • International work experience is considered an asset

Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter

Industry: Oil and Gas / Energy / Power / Infrastructure

Functional Area: Production , Manufacturing , Maintenance

Role Category:Production/Manufacturing/Maintenance

Role:Project Manager-Production/Manufacturing/Maintenance

Employment Type: Permanent Job, Full Time


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Company Profile:

EM-ONE Energy Solutions Limited - Nigeria.

EM-ONE Energy Solutions Limited is a subsidiary of EM-ONE Energy Solutions Canada Inc., an engineering firm that holds innovation, sustainability and social impact at its core. EM-ONE's approach uses technologies of the highest quality to provide economically and environmentally sustainable power solutions to African markets.
From strategy development through to project implementation, EM-ONE provides end-to-end solutions to create lasting value for our clients. Services include, but are not limited to, engineering & design; project management; and EPC and energy consulting. The company's Toronto headquarters and the regional office in Abuja, Nigeria is constituted of a core team of energy experts, alongside industry best practices with strong local knowledge and ground presence, who are committed to developing the most effective and efficient power solutions for the African subcontinent.
To fulfill its mandate of building African energy systems of the future, EM-ONE continues to partner with international governments, large donor agencies, think tanks, private sector developers and leading technology providers. The company's current focus is on developing solar microgrids, PV hybrids and commercial PV solutions for rural communities, schools, hospitals, universities and health centres across Africa.
More information about EM-ONE and its work can be found at
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