Cross Boundary Energy

Sierra Leone

7+ years


16 April, 2024

Project Manager

Job description

About the role

  • Develop and maintain comprehensive project execution plans, schedules, and budgets to ensure alignment with project objectives and timelines.
  • Monitor and update project work schedules using existing templates and effectively track project progress throughout the hybrid project lifecycle.
  • Carry out a technical review of the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to understand the following: CBE’s obligations of the Client; Associated penalties and risks; Requirements regarding project schedule.
  • Carry out technical review of the supply agreements and appendices, and contribute towards scoping, structuring and execution of the EPC agreements.
  • Prepare interface matrices, for both internal and external interfaces, and covering me- chanical, electrical, control and communication interfaces of the project.
  • Identify project schedule and budget risks at an early stage and alert the Project Imple- mentation Lead in time to minimize or mitigate impacts.
  • Prepare regular progress reports, status updates, and presentations for internal man- agement, stakeholders, and project sponsors to provide visibility into project perfor- mance and ensure alignment with expectations.
  • Consistently, accurately, and clearly capture project construction data. Transmit weekly reports to the team through existing tools in accordance with reporting deadlines, in- cluding stakeholder grievances.
  • Accurately carry out project document control and monitor the documentation through to project’s completion.
  • Investigate opportunities to improve project implementation to deliver best value to the customer and optimize project returns.
  • Interpret basic technical design principles related to energy systems, electrical systems, and the built environment, including technical drawings and equipment data sheets.
  • Promote a culture of safety and environmental responsibility on-site, enforce HSE poli- cies and procedures, and oversee the implementation of best practices to mitigate risks and prevent accidents or incidents.
  • Identify potential risks and issues affecting project delivery and develop mitigation strat- egies to minimize disruptions and ensure smooth execution.
  • Implement quality control measures and ensure compliance with relevant regulations, industry standards, and environmental requirements throughout the construction phase.
  • Conduct site audits of compliance to CBE and international EHS standards. Recom- mend and validate corrective actions to close compliance gaps.
  • Demonstrate awareness of all laws and regulations relevant for project work and pro- actively raise questions with
  • Project Implementation Leader about best practices for compliance.

About you

  • Excellence: Demonstrated expertise in implementing international best practices for managing construction risks across a variety of projects
  • Excellence: You hold yourself to high standards and lead by example. You overdeliver on all tasks – big or small – necessary to contribute toward the team objective.
  • Acts Like an Owner: A systematic and highly organized project manager; takes personal accountability for tracking activities across workstreams to drive them all to successful conclusion.
  • Deliberate Thinker: A pragmatic decision-maker known for choosing the simplest so- lution to reach the goal.
  • Writing in documents and emails is brief, clear, and free of misspellings or confusing formatting. You speak up in team meetings to summarize your conclusions and offer new ideas.
  • Curiosity: Not satisfied with “no;” assists others to generate creative solutions. You do not make or accept ultimatums.
  • Bias to Action: Self-starter who is passionate about creating lasting change in Africa. You are comfortable with ambiguity, accountable for your decisions, and can operate without direction in a fast-moving environment.
  • Prioritizes Results: Effectively employs software and project management tools to meet project and personal goals.
  • Authentically Cares: Patient in developing good working relationships with clients, suppliers, and consultants.
  • Integrity: Your set your standards above the minimum required for compliance where necessary to deliver an excellent project
  • 7+ years proven experience in project management, specifically in the construction of renewable energy projects or large-scale infrastructure projects.
  • Strong technical knowledge of solar PV, battery energy storage systems, and thermal power generation technologies.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effec- tively collaborate with diverse stakeholders and multicultural teams.
  • Professional fluency in English (French is a plus), speaking and writing.
  • Professional fluency in use of Microsoft Office suite tools, including Excel and Word
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and complete work independently, without on-site supervision. This will be a remotely managed position.