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Construction Manager (Grid)

  • Salary:
  • Job type:
    Full Time
  • Posted:
    1 year ago
  • Category:
    Estate Agency
  • Deadline:
    June 1, 2019

Location: Lusaka, Zambia

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Employment type: Contract for 6 months with permanent employment thereafter


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.


  • 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.


  • 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

Job by Standard Microgrid Initiative Limited 


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