VP Engineering
Polyglot Group
Nigeria, Lagos
1d ago

Job Description

This role manages the IoT / energy management software development and supply chain teams, locally developing one of the best energy management systems in the emerging world.

Key Facts

  • Top African Renewable Energy company, based in Nigeria
  • Lead the development of energy management solutions and supply chain
  • Experience in energy storage and systems integration / supply chain required
  • Client

    Our client is an African renewable energy icon, developing solar rooftop based energy management solutions for commercial, residential and rural electrification applications in emerging markets.

    They design custom solar energy systems ensuring 24 / 7 power, while reducing operating expenses. They prise themselves for their reliability and carry their mission to deliver energy solutions to help improve economic outcomes.

    Their ambition is to take their products and services into the entire developing / emerging markets.

    Job purpose

    They are looking for a VP of Engineering with strong technical background and leadership skills, to steer the company towards strong growth and play a role in managing supply chains and energy storage.

    The role will work closely with the CEO, who is currently managing both roles and teams.

    Main responsibilities

    Manage supply chain and assembly of solar panel products and components

    Oversee system integration and IoT & software development and management

    Provide technical leadership with areas involving energy storage, including hardware and software platforms

    Lead the engineering part of the company including, but not limited to :

  • Develop standards and procedures to ensure that quality expectations and are met and consistent
  • Recommending technological developments and improvements on efficiency
  • Developing the team to ensure quality end products using six sigma approach
  • Main requirements

    Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or anything similar

    Strong technical background, with 10+ years in the renewables industry and supply chain

    Experience in energy storage for residential and commercial applications is a must

    Quality assurance and control in manufacturing with six sigma approach is desirable

    Ability to build hardware and software platforms and manage teams in doing so

    Leadership abilities and skills essential

    English is a must, French and Mandarin would be desirable

    Experience in Supply Chain and System Integration is necessary

    You might not have all the ticks in those boxes, but as long as you are willing to learn and grow within role, we would like to speak with you.

    Whilst we prefer African candidates, the role has explicitly been opened to overseas candidates. The company can provide assistance with acquiring a working permit and relocation.

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