Project Development Manager at an Energy Infrastructure Development and Asset Management Company – Unocasa Limited

Unocasa Limited – Our client, an Energy Infrastructure Development and Asset Management company, is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Project Development Manager

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary

  • Our client needs a Project Development Manager to network and expand the Company’s contact base, by engaging with existing connections within the sector and actively seeking out new relationships.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop project opportunities from origination through to commercialization and financing;
  • Coordinate the identification, formation and management of partnerships as may be required to develop each project;
  • Manage projects and associated budgets including supervising consultants, advisors, specialists, and other services providers as may be required to deliver the projects;
  • Maintain existing project pipeline through to execution
  • Develop strong relationships with clients, partners, and other stakeholders
  • Research and source new opportunities to add to the Company’s portfolio, skillfully negotiating agreements and engagement with regulatory authorities to ensure we receive third party consents to develop and operate projects;
  • Coordinate network assessment for capacity, including discussions for transmission connections
  • Manage grant funding access, reporting and co-ordination
  • Build and develop market appreciation, identify trends, risks and opportunities for the Company
  • Identify development opportunities that help the Company meet our goals and overall development objectives. Initiate and manage continuous improvement and change management initiatives
  • Generate detailed presentations, development proposals and structure contracts and deliver confident and persuasive presentations to an audience of both colleagues and clients.

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree. An MBA is very desirable
  • 5 – 10 years of experience in commercial, financial project management and/or business development, ideally in energy infrastructure project environment.
  • Project management qualification
  • Microsoft Office qualification (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Ms Project).

Essential Knowledge and Experience Required:

  • Educated to Degree standard or has equivalent experience
  • An in-depth understanding of oil and gas pipeline or power generation markets
  • Experience in originating, developing, and financing projects and new business opportunities
  • Proven track record of delivering projects; ideally from inception through to being fully financed
  • Nurturing stakeholder relationships with sensitivity and diplomacy
  • Excellent IT skills, preferably in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Ability to create presentations, spreadsheets, signage, and reports to a high standard
  • Presentation skills, ability to create and deliver high quality proposals and speak with credibility to engineers, clients, and regulators on technical subjects
  • Excellent persuasion skills, a good networker, and a good negotiator.

Behavioural Competencies Required:

  • A highly motivated, reliable, and responsible individual with entrepreneurial mindset
  • Astute problem solver with ‘hands on’, ‘can do’ attitude and attention to detail
  • Able to work under pressure and high level of uncertainties
  • Versatile and disposed to taking on whatever role or task is required to achieve the business goals
  • Effective written and verbal communicator, able to build rapport with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Questioning nature, not afraid to ask the silly question.
  • A team player builds collaborative relationships with colleagues, considerate and contributes towards a positive team spirit.
  • Highly organized, identifies issues, effectively prioritises, plans and manages expectations and meets deadlines.

N500,000 – N1,000,000 Monthly.

Application Closing Date
19th March, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: using the Job Title as subject of the email.

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