Project Manager

August 11, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

SAO Capital

SAO Capital is a social impact, investment & advisory company with a focus on Financial Advisory, Capital raising and Investment Management Services for institutions, governments, and government agencies. We are accretive to Africa's and Nigeria's economic development targeting sectors such as Infrastructure, Renewable Energy, SMEs, Financial Inclusion, Healthcare and Education.
Our clients come to us with some of the most challenging global problems, seeking solutions where the obvious ones have failed. We are entrepreneurs and innovators, designers and creative problem solvers, thinkers, and doers who supply new ideas, drawing from a deep base of knowledge that cuts across sectors and geographies and is growing every day. We partner with and serve communities, governments, and companies worldwide.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Project Manager
Location: Ilorin, Kwara
About the Job

We are working (in partnership with the Kwara State Government) as a Project Monitoring Company on key social impact-driven projects spread across the Agro, Energy, Construction, Health, Environment and Information Technology sectors. 
The SAO PMC’s intention is to reposition Kwara State as the foremost infrastructural Hub within the North-Central region of the country.

Impact of the Role

Maximize your potential.
Tackle the world's toughest problems.
Build expertise in areas that matter to you.
Become a global development leader

Other Duties

Reviewing construction and projects plan and preparing their quantity requirements.
Scrutinizing maintenance and material costs, as well as contracts to ensure the best deals.
Liaising with project site managers, clients, contractors, and subcontractors.
Negotiate pricing contracts with subcontractors and suppliers, research new materials for design and cost savings, and develop and implement new purchasing strategies to deliver ongoing cost reductions and process simplification.
Preparing reports, analyses, contracts, budgets, risk assessment, and other documents.
Advising project managers and clients on improvements and new strategies.
Create scopes of work, forecast upcoming demand, assist in settling invoice or contract disputes, and handle change order requests.
Ensure compliance to project budgets and provide analysis of deviations.
Liaise with other members of the team to negotiate and agree on contracts and monitor the quality of service provided.
Keeping track of materials and ordering more when required.
Documenting any changes in design and updating budgets.
Establishing and maintaining professional relationships with external and internal stakeholders.
Forecast price trends and their impact on future activities.
Produce reports and statistics using computer software.
Travelling from the office to various sites as required.

Job Requirements
Skills & Experience:

Must have a B.Sc / B.Eng / HND in Civil Engineering with a minimum of 20 years of practical experience as a structural Engineer on large roads, Highways, Bridge schemes and related Civil infrastructure.
Must be COREN Registered. The candidate should have a strong reputation and Experience in road construction, design and construction of structures elements including casting, curing, transporting and assembling of the elements to position.
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a plus.
Proven experience in project management.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Solid organisational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills.
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft OZce.
Ability to lead project teams of various sizes and see them through to completion.
Strong understanding of formal project management methodologies.

Personal Characteristics:

Must be a FINISHER
Intrinsically motivated by the mission of SAO Group of companies
Results- orientated and pragmatic with exceptional quantitative and analytical ability and attention to detail
Independent thinker and worker who can juggle multiple projects simultaneously with fast-changing priorities
Flexibility to roll up your sleeves and attack problems and projects as they arise, where you must set a clear structure, method and outcomes yourself
Tech savvy who embraces new software and online tools and is personally interested in tech-enabled solutions
Comfortable and effective in managing and communicating with team members and stakeholders based remotely or travelling in different time zones.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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