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General Manager – Engineering at Salpha Energy

Salpha Energy is a renewable energy company determined to provide affordable solar solutions for everyone. We are addressing the huge market need for energy by enabling people harness the infinite source of light that freely accessible to everyone. Innovations in renewable technology afford us the opportunity to place power back in the hands of people, through innovative and quality conscious products that are built to last for outdoor campaing, entrepreneurial activities, rural settlements or disaster relief.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: General Manager – Engineering

Location: Lekki, Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary

  • We are looking for trustworthy and proactive General Manager (engineering) with many years of engineering experience and proven leadership skills.
  • The General Manager (engineering) can expect to work on many projects at the same time, build and manage diverse teams from different disciplines, formulate and execute strategies, and coordinate with other managers.
  • Their responsibilities usually include researching and developing new designs and products, proposing budgets for projects, and overseeing all the activities related to each project.

Job Description

  • Responsible for development and management of Solar/Renewable Energy business as profit centre head.
  • Responsible for identifying potential opportunities and implementation of business strategy.
  • Profitability of business, quality of product and support services delivered to the customer.
  • Meeting sales budget and timely execution of all Sales activities.
  • Identify business opportunities for Solar/Renewable Energy products/Projects/Services with a focus on EPC projects for solar power solutions
  • Identify and select Products/Technologies/Vendors/Service Providers/Tools to convert opportunities into revenue streams and manage operations of the Solar/Renewable segment.
  • Liaison with Government agencies, and funding agencies (DFID/Crown Agents, IFC, Bank of Industry) for regulatory support, project funding, policy framework and promotion of Solar energy to Power/Agricultural/Industrial applications.
  • Ability and capacity for the development of Solar Mini-Grids.
  • Identify internal infrastructure to operate a business segment with commercial viability.
  • Ensuring the presentation of proposals is in line with company directives.
  • Responsible for correct financial margins in accordance with budgets & correct selection of price mark up for equipment
  • Responsible for development of team
  • Co-ordination with the engineering team on suppliers’ end & proper installation of the equipment as per manufacturers’ guidelines
  • Co-ordinate with Service Department to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction
  • Responsible for compliance with ISO system for business process
  • Provides the operating direction for the Technical Department, ensuring that productivity and efficiency standards are met.
  • Builds up a preventive maintenance schedule for all equipment to reduce damages and downtime on all machinery.
  • Directs activities and sets goals and objectives of the Engineering Department.
  • Works closely with the head(s) of HSE and Security to ensure safety policies, rules, and regulations are reviewed, revised, issued and posted on an ongoing basis
  • Responsible for establishing an inventory control system to ensure that inventory carrying costs are minimized while ensuring that necessary spare parts are always available.
  • Ensures appropriate technical training is provided for various levels of staff.
  • Maintains up-to-date information and knowledge on new developments in solar systems operations and maintenance requirements.
  • Seeks out best practices within the industry and internationally to ensure continuous improvement within the organization.

Critical Qualifications / Skills / Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering. Postgraduate degree in management, business or related field is considered an asset.
  • Must have a working knowledge of budget preparation, basic financial-related matters, and reporting against financial objectives.
  • Minimum of 7 years experience.
  • Preferable 10 years experience in the following capacity:
    • Managerial experience, including hiring, developing and firing of direct reports.
    • Experience directly interfacing with customers and providing home/business customer support
    • 2 years experience managing quality standards
    • Previous health and safety training and certification Experience hiring, training and managing electrical technicians and engineers
    • Create, maintain and champion best practices in installation, field service and customer support
  • Experience installing and commissioning complex electrical projects.
  • Knowledge of and responsibility for quality assurance best practices
  • Knowledge of project management principles
  • Experience managing material and equipment inventory and reconciliation of inventory
  • Experience developing and managing daily and weekly operations schedules
  • Experience installing and commissioning complex electrical projects.
  • Requires effective negotiation and conflict resolution skills, as well as excellent managerial skills, including planning, organizing, and directing work.

Application Closing Date
7th July, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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