Our client are developing the infrastructure to deliver a network of rural water supplies to remote regions of Senegal. By extracting water from boreholes the water will be treated thriough the installation of treatment facilities and pumped through a series of distribution systems to rural areas of Senegal. Our client are looking to recruit a Project Manager who will be based in Dakar and who possesses experience in delivering water projects, ground water extraction and implementation planning from a technical perspective.
The Project Manager will have at least 25 years of experience in project management on infrastructureprojects including development and construction.* The PM will have working experience in water projects, contracting, O&M of water supplyprojects and revenue collection in West-Africa.
The Project Manager (PM) will coordinate and direct the development activities of the Project, including. The PM will be based in Dakar and be supported by various technical/commercial support staff in Flexeau head office, and by financial and Environmental and Social (E&S) staff in the CFM office (Cape Town).
The PM will safeguard the interests of the SPV and promote the achievement of Financial Close (FC) and completion of the Project up to Commercial Operation Date (COD). During development, the PM will report to the SPV Management Committee (MC).
* Manage the SPV on a day to to day basis including hiring of staff.* Prepare and roll out the development plan and budget within the requirements set by the MC.
* Co-ordinate the interface with the Technical, E&S and other advisers.* Participate and coordinate the negotiations of all project documents, including projectspecific, e.g. EPC contracts, affermage contract, etc.* Assist in the drafting and provision of Terms of References (ToR) or Scope of Works (SoW) forservice providers.* Assist with the evaluation and assessment of proposals from project service providerconsultants, advisors, vendors, etc.* Prepare documents, reports and memo as required by MC, external advisers and SPV staff.
Assist with local supervision and monitoring of any works on the site pre-FC (Early Works).* Advise, review and monitor together with the Management Committee (MC), the executionof any feasibility related studies, the ESIA, required approvals, and project-relevant advisor workstreams.* Liaise with technical consultants and in-house team on engineering and design issues.* Liaise with the technical consultants, ESG team [internal and external] and pay specialattention to H&S regulations and technical design of H&S control measures for implementation during construction and eventually operations.* Elevate H&S to a number one priority and ensure policies, regulations, compliance and H&S control measures are adhered to and applied across the project.* Assess the Project site(s) and raise potential risks to the Project team and MC.* Review the technical and E&S reports / aspects of the project, review contracts, pricing andall other project components. Highlight weaknesses, flaws or deficiencies in order to recommend improvements or mitigation to the MC and/or the project team.* Support land lease agreement negotiations to finalisation.* Liaise with the E&S team to ensure compliance with all environmental and other permitrequirements.* Attend and provide input, insights, assistance, guidance and advice as the case may be, inmeetings, calls and discussions with relevant stakeholders (Ministries, Shareholder Meetings, etc).
Post-Financial Close / Construction* Together with the SPV team and/or Owner's Engineer ensure the construction budget andprogram is adhered to.* Together with SPV team ensure that the Contractor meets all their contractual obligationsand requirements.* Lead, support, guide and act as interface between key stakeholders and the Project SPV.* Prepare reports, updates and risk matrixes concerning project installation progress for the MC and Board.* Assist, guide and supervise the Owner's Engineer to ensure that the SPV and Contractor's scope of work is executed as agreed.* Together with HSSE Manager ensure that all environmental requirements as set out in the E&S plans are properly executed and applied.* Liaise with the technical consultants, ESG team [internal and external] and pay special attention to H&S regulations and technical design of H&S control measures for implementation during construction and eventually operations.
Candidate Expectations (Minimum)* The PM will have at least 25 years of experience in project management on infrastructureprojects including development and construction.* The PM will have working experience in water projects, contracting, O&M of water supplyprojects and revenue collection in West-Africa.* The PM will be capable of effectively enforcing contractual conditions and interfacing with allkey stakeholders.* The PM will also be capable to lead the interactions with the relevant authorities.* The PM will be capable of managing the day to day operation of a small project company.* The PM will be able to communicate fluently in English and French, both verbally and in writing * The PM will be able to work fluently with computers and in an online setting.Apply Now