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Technical Operations Manager Mini Grids

Department: Supply Chain
Reporting Line: Global MG Technical Operation Manager
Location: Uganda 

About ENGIE Energy Access 

ENGIE Energy Access is one of the leading Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo) and mini-grids solutions provider in Africa, with a mission to deliver affordable, reliable and sustainable energy solutions and life-changing services with exceptional customer experience. The company is a result of the integration of Fenix International, ENGIE Mobisol and ENGIE PowerCorner; and 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 installments 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 1,700 employees, operations in 9 countries across Africa (Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia), over 1.5 million customers and more than 8 million lives impacted so far, ENGIE Energy Access aims to remain the leading clean energy company, serving millions of customers across Africa by 2025.  

www.engie-energyaccess.com

https://www.linkedin.com/company/3055106

Job Purpose/Mission 

MySolGrid is seeking a Transversal Mini-Grids Technical Operation Manager to travel and support countries where technical and operation manager are missing and to directly support the one where sites are all going under operations. The incumbent will report hierarchically to the Global operation Manager and to the head of mini grid in the country. He will be in charge of assuming the role of operation manager in countries where the position is still open and to start in new countries, support on elaboration the new procedure for the operation contract. 

Responsibilities 

  • To Standardized Operations.
  • Supporting operation manager in countries with high number of constructions for the start of the operation.
  • Training, HSE, Remote monitoring access.
  • Genset management.
  • Dashboards standardization.
  • OPEX optimization.
  • Expansion process management (design support from Transversal Construction Manager)

 

At EEA, we have high expectations for our managers. Each manager plays a key role in creating an exceptional experience not only for our customers but for every person on our team. Our managers help EEA realize our ambitious goals while developing their own leadership skills and facilitating growth for their direct reports.  

We believe that great managers: 

  • Deliver ambitious results: As a high-performing and accountable leader, you create an enabling environment for effective action and bold decision which contribute to successful delivery of results. 
  • Act with integrity: As an ethical leader you are honest, respectful, objective, and transparent. You create and build upon a foundation of trust and openness.
  •  Inspire and mentor the team: As an inspirational leader you walk the talk. You empower and coach your team with trust and humility. 
  • Are accessible: as an accessible leader, you develop and maintain deep connections with stakeholders through approachability and active listening. 
  • Ensure diversity and inclusion: as an inclusive leader, you ensure diversity and foster a sense of belonging. 

 

Knowledge and skills 

Experience: 

  • Hold a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or in another related field.
  • Be passionate about access to energy and improving the lives of rural communities.
  • Be passionate about clean energies (preferably solar photovoltaics and batteries)
  • Have at least 5of relevant experience in electricity and / or energy efficiency, including at least 2 years in a team management position.
  • Have advanced skills in quantitative analysis and master Excel and PowerBI.
  • Be structured and have an eye for detail.
  • Be able to work independently and demonstrate a great sense of initiative and sense of priorities.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills to interface with all members of the operation team.
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills in French and English
  • Hold a valid category B driving license.
  • Commit to upholding high standards of integrity, professionalism and confidentiality.
  • Demonstrate humility, honesty and flexibility.
  • HSE Sensibility.

 

Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering

 

Language(s): 

  • English 
  • French 

 

Technology: 

  • VRM Victron, Power Bi, Sales Force.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however due to the large volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  

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! 

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