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Project Manager

Daystar Power

Daystar Power

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Daystar Power Group is a Pan-African provider of solar and hybrid power solutions, offering its systems on a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), fixed monthly fee lease, or buy-out basis. All our solutions are accompanied by comprehensive maintenance services, to ensure the solutions run 365 days a year. We are currently operational in seven countries including Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Senegal, and Ivory Coast, and have recently launched in South Africa and Tanzania.

We are seeking a detail-oriented and experienced Project Manager who will oversee the construction of a 15MWp ground-mount grid-tied solar PV plant, ensuring timely completion within budget and compliance with HSSE standards. The incumbent will manage the complete project lifecycle, including design, procurement, construction, commissioning, and the O&M.

Daystar Power Group is an equal opportunity employer, committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit all forms of discrimination and harassment based on race, colour, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Qualified women are encouraged to apply.

Key responsibilities:

1. Project Planning, Execution and Reporting:

  • Develop and execute project plans, outlining timelines, budgets, and resource allocation.
  • Supervise and manage the entire construction process and the subsequent operation and maintenance of the ground-mount solar PV plant, ensuring adherence to design specifications, timelines, budget, and HSSE standards.
  • Assign tasks and responsibilities to team members, based on their skills and project requirements.
  • Identify risks and implement mitigation actions, collaborating with stakeholders throughout the process.
  • Implement and oversee quality control processes to ensure project deliverables meet industry standards and specifications. Conduct regular quality assessments and address issues promptly.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date project documentation and prepare regular progress reports for internal and external stakeholders.

2. Infrastructure Development:

  • Oversee the establishment of connection infrastructure, including a new 3km MV overhead electrical line, a step-down MV/3.3 kV transformation cabin, and associated components.
  • Manage the supply, installation, and maintenance of all required infrastructure elements, such as access roads, trenches, perimeter fence, CCTV, and lighting.

3. Budgeting, Resource Allocation, Financial Management:

  • Manage project budgets, monitor project expenditures and financial performance, ensure alignment with the allocated budget, and identify/address potential cost overruns.

4. Contract Management:

  • Ensure compliance with contractual obligations and terms throughout the project lifecycle.

5. Schedule, Change, and Timeline Management:

  • Develop project schedules and timelines, ensuring alignment with overall project goals.
  • Monitor progress against established milestones and make adjustments as needed.
  • Manage changes to project scope, schedule, and budget, assessing their impact and executing actions to ensure the project’s timely completion

6. Health, Security, Safety, and Environmental Compliance:

  • Implement each segment of work following a specific approved method statement and enforce health, security, safety, and environmental standards.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and permits

7. Project Documentation and Reporting:

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date project documentation.
  • Prepare regular progress reports for internal and external stakeholders.

8. Change Management:

  • Manage changes to project scope, schedule, and budget effectively.
  • Assess the impact of changes and communicate adjustments to the project team and stakeholders
  • Other tasks as may be assigned by the Head of Technical or the Country Coordinator.