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Current Openings:

Project manager

Employment type:

Contract for 6 months with permanent employment thereafter

Position to be filled by:

Q3 2018

Location:

Lusaka
Zambia

Role:

As a Project Manager your primary role is to deliver renewable energy systems and solutions to our clients. You will be installing, testing and commissioning those systems in a safe and professional manner. Your value to the company is directly related to your ability to manage a small project team of construction managers. You will report directly to the Standard Microgrid Zambia Country Manager who will communicate with you regularly in order to help you set goals and provide feedback on your progress towards achieving them.

Responsibilities:

  • Managing, planning and executing project plans for a portfolio of power system sites
  • Liaising with project stakeholders such as funders, government agencies, regulators and community members
  • Managing construction teams and sub-contractors during installations on site in Zambia for several weeks at a time
  • Critically analyzing the system installation process and communicating improvements to our power system provider
  • Taking overall responsibility for project progress and site safety
  • Travel throughout Zambia and Southern Africa for site work and training
  • Liaising with Country Management to ensure the correct materials are procured and installations for which you are responsible are completed successfully
  • Completing all installation documentation including wiring diagrams, testing and commissioning sheets, installation reports, trip budgets, and expense reports
  • Properly utilizing internal systems (email, CRM, calendar, project planning tools) to maintain operational organization
  • Completing quarterly self-review and collaborate with management on training progress and goals
  • Knowledge sharing – sharing your experience with and training colleagues

Requirements:

  • 6+ years’ work experience in management of complex energy projects or relevant professional qualification (eg. Engineering)
  • A passion for delivering energy services and desire to learn the various aspects of the microgrid business
  • Prior experience managing and growing teams
  • Fluent in English, Bemba and Nyanja both in written and oral communications
  • Intelligent and eager to learn
  • Zambian citizen or possessing valid Zambian work permit; experience working in Zambia is a must
  • Highly organized and strong attention to detail is essential
  • Resourceful, hardworking and honest
  • Enthusiasm towards working in the field of renewable energy
  • Highly computer literate
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Flexible and eager to lend a hand wherever needed, even if a specific task may fall outside the core job description
  • Candidate should possess a valid Driver's’ License

Personal development opportunities:

  • A fast-paced environment where constant change is the norm and individual initiative-taking is encouraged
  • Potential for promotion to Zambia Country Manager
  • Working both in the office and in the field
  • Contributing to rural electrification in Africa
  • Building a clean energy future
  • A passion for organization, details, and precision in all you do

Compensation and benefits:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Vehicle/petrol allowance

Application requirements:

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs with cover letter to info@standardmicrogrid.com with the SUBJECT LINE STATING: APPLICATION - OPERATIONS MANGER - (YOUR NAME), Including current and expected remuneration, daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Operations Manager

Employment type:

Contract for 6 months with permanent employment thereafter

Position to be filled by:

Q3 2018

Location:

Lusaka
Zambia

Role:

As Operations Manager your primary role is to manage operations of microgrids including permitting, sales & marketing, training, customer service and maintenance. As a growing company you will also be working with the Executive team to develop systems and procedures to streamline operational processes, providing support to sales agents and ensuring systems and controls are implemented and followed. Your value to the company is directly related to your ability to maintain the operational integrity of the business. You will be managing teams in rural locations as well as a small team based at the head office in Lusaka. You will report directly to the Standard Microgrid Zambia Country Manager who will communicate with you regularly in order to help you set goals and provide feedback on your progress towards achieving them.

Responsibilities:

  • Driving the site permitting process
  • Managing sales and collection processes
  • Reviewing sales approval logs and ensuring that collection processes and controls are followed
  • Developing and implementing Sales Initiatives to promote Powertime sales
  • Training Regional Community Organizers, Microgrid Managers (Agents) and Office Staff on sales process, marketing drives and communication
  • Responsible for managing the customer service troubleshooting process and ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction
  • Oversight of the maintenance programme of systems
  • Managing resolution of customer technical issues by the technical staff
  • Working with the Executive team to design and implement systems and procedures to maintain internal controls and streamline operational processes
  • Travelling to microgrid sites to engage with team and assess on the ground operations

Requirements:

  • 4+ years’ work experience in an operational role with comparable responsibilities and relevant professional qualification (e.g. Business, Administration)
  • A passion for delivering energy services and desire to learn the various aspects of the microgrid business
  • Prior experience managing and growing teams.
  • Fluent in English, Bemba and Nyanja both in written and oral communications.
  • Intelligent and eager to learn.
  • Zambian citizen or possessing valid Zambian work permit; experience working in Zambia is a must.
  • Highly organized and strong attention to detail is essential.
  • Resourceful, hardworking and honest.
  • Enthusiasm towards working in the field of renewable energy.
  • Highly computer literate.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Flexible and eager to lend a hand wherever needed, even if a specific task may fall outside the core job description.
  • Candidate should possess a valid Driver's’ License.

Personal development opportunities:

  • A fast-paced environment where constant change is the norm and individual initiative-taking is required and encouraged.
  • Potential for promotion to Zambia Country Manager.
  • Working both in the office and in the field.
  • Contributing to rural electrification in Africa.
  • Building a clean energy future.
  • A passion for organization, details, and precision in all you do.

Compensation and benefits:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Vehicle/petrol allowance

Application requirements:

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs with cover letter to info@standardmicrogrid.com with the SUBJECT LINE STATING: APPLICATION - OPERATIONS MANGER - (YOUR NAME), Including current and expected remuneration, daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Construction manager

Employment type:

Contract for 6 months with permanent employment thereafter

Position to be filled by:

Q2 2018

Location:

Lusaka
Zambia

Role:

As a Construction Manager your primary role is to deliver renewable energy systems and solutions to our clients. You will be installing, testing and commissioning those systems in a safe and professional manner. Your value to the company is directly related to your ability to manage a small project team, as well as larger teams of local subcontracted labor on site and take responsibility for installing Standard Microgrid Zambia’s solutions. You will report directly to the Standard Microgrid Zambia Country Manager who will communicate with you regularly in order to help you set goals and provide feedback on your progress towards achieving them.

Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing project plans and specifications
  • Managing teams during installations on rural sites in Zambia for several weeks at a time
  • Communicating system design revisions and fabrication requests to our power system provider
  • Monitoring project progress and site safety
  • Driving to installation sites for site visits, installations and periodic maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Liaising with site stakeholders (local authorities, clients etc.) prior to, and during, visits
  • Travel throughout Zambia and Southern Africa for site work and training
  • Liaising with Project managers to ensure the correct materials are procured and installations for which you are responsible are completed successfully
  • Generating balance of materials required for installations
  • Completing all installation documentation including wiring diagrams, testing and commissioning sheets, installation reports, trip budgets, and expense reports
  • Properly utilizing internal systems (email, CRM, calendar, project planning tools) to maintain operational organization
  • Completing quarterly self-review and collaborate with management on training progress and goals
  • Knowledge sharing – sharing your experience with and training colleagues

Requirements:

  • 4+ years’ work experience in solar PV installations or relevant professional qualification (eg. Engineering)
  • A passion for delivering energy services and desire to learn the various aspects of the microgrid business
  • Prior experience managing and growing teams
  • Fluent in English, Bemba and Nyanja both in written and oral communications
  • Intelligent and eager to learn
  • Zambian citizen or possessing valid Zambian work permit; experience working in Zambia is a must
  • Highly organized and strong attention to detail is essential
  • Resourceful, hardworking and honest
  • Enthusiasm towards working in the field of renewable energy
  • Highly computer literate
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Flexible and eager to lend a hand wherever needed, even if a specific task may fall outside the core job description
  • Candidate should possess a valid Driver's’ License

Personal development opportunities:

  • A fast-paced environment where constant change is the norm and individual initiative-taking is encouraged
  • Potential for promotion to Zambia Country Manager
  • Working both in the office and in the field
  • Contributing to rural electrification in Africa
  • Building a clean energy future
  • A passion for organization, details, and precision in all you do

Compensation and benefits:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Vehicle/petrol allowance

Application requirements:

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs with cover letter to info@standardmicrogrid.com stating their current and expected remuneration, daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Office Administrator

Employment type:

Contract for 6 months with permanent employment thereafter

Position to be filled by:

Q3 2018

Location:

Johannesburg
South Africa

Role:

As the Office administrator of the South African branch of Standard Microgrid, your role is to act as a support resource to the three executives that frequently work out of this office. In particular you will be tasked with assisting in material procurement with local and overseas suppliers, bookkeeping and accounting tasks across the three companies, and assistance with compliance for various administrative requirements of the business.

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with report generation and formatting
  • Accounting and bookkeeping
  • Financial audit support
  • Assistance with regulatory and funder compliance
  • Insurance management across the group of companies
  • Managing procurement inline with manufacturing requirements
  • Miscellaneous administrative assistance to executives

Requirements:

  • 4+ years’ work experience in professional office environment
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Highly organized
  • Resourceful, hardworking and honest
  • Highly computer literate
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Flexible and eager to lend a hand wherever needed, even if a specific task may fall outside the core job description
  • Candidate should possess a valid Driver's’ License

Personal development opportunities:

  • A fast-paced environment where constant change is the norm and individual initiative-taking is encouraged
  • Contributing to rural electrification in Africa
  • Building a clean energy future
  • A passion for organization, details, and precision in all you do

Compensation and benefits:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Vehicle/petrol allowance

Application requirements:

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs with cover letter to info@standardmicrogrid.com stating their current and expected remuneration, daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.