Construction Contracts Manager - Africa (French)

Sector:   Hydropower / Dam Engineering, Thermal Power / Power
Discipline:   Civil, Structural, Hydraulic, Construction Manager, Quantity Surveyors, Hydropower, Site Manager
Region:   Africa
Salary:   100k +
Contract type:   Contract

Construction Contracts Manager - Africa (French)

 You would be based in a desirable location in French speaking Africa or in Europe with frequent travel, with an international renewable energy consortium, who are building a hydropower plant to provide power to the developing country.

They require a bilingual French & English speaking person for the development and potentially construction phases, you will be responsible for tendering and establishing the EPC contracts and then potentially transition to perform the Construction Director role managing all construction activities. The position is available on an either a 2-year or potentially a 5-year term.

You will be employed with the owner, reporting into to the MD and travel will be a huge part of the role with frequent trips to Europe.

Role & Requirements for the ideal candidate:

  • University degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or a similar relevant field.
  • Background in Business, Contract Management, Claim Management or Law.
  • Strong experience in preparing, tendering, evaluating, and selection / negotiating EPC contracts. Strong understanding of FIDIC conditions of contract required.
  • Excellent technical knowledge of Hydropower design, fabrication, construction, commissioning & testing.
  • 15+ years of experience in Contract / Procurement and Construction Management roles on major international construction projects, preferably in frontier locations. The experience must include at least two major Hydro Power Projects. Plus, IFC or World Bank funded projects.
  • Proven experience in contract management and/or claims management of EPC contracts
  • Project Finance experience.
  • Fluent in both French & English speaking.

Salary & Package:

Salary is paid in EUROS and net of in country taxes, the salary & package are HIGHLY NEGOTIABLE providing you have the right experience and aptitude for the role. The package can also include accommodation + return flights home + phone & laptop + car & fuel + possibility for in country school fees paid (with good international French schooling).

Please share or if you are interested, or you may send your CV to which will lead to a discussion about the role should you be suitable. 

Full details of the position and company will be disclosed for suitable candidates.


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