Acceptance Manager
IHS Towers
Lagos
9d ago
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  • IHS Towers is the largest independent mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

    Founded in 2001, IHS provides services across the full tower value chain colocation on owned towers, deployment and managed services.

    Today IHS Towers has operations in Nigeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Zambia and Rwanda. Following the recent acquisitions of MTN and Etisalat’s tower portfolios in Nigeria, IHS owns over 23,300 towers in Africa

    Reports To : Special Projects Head

    Summary

    To oversee power installation projects to ensure completion within time scope and quality specifications.

    Responsibilities

    Responsible to thoroughly understand and communicate power uplift optimization strategies to appropriate team members, and manage all requirements accordingly to realize each for the stakeholderPromote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.

  • Mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach : assign accountabilities; set objectives; establish priorities;
  • and monitor and evaluate results.Provide mentoring to all subordinates.Lead employees to encourage maximum performance and dedication.

    Ensure all teams are practicing the principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability and visibility.Constantly monitor and proactively proffer power uplift optimization strategies to be implemented on sites where new power solutions have been deployed.

  • Notify vendor to mobilize resources for the resolution of new solution power equipment issues on respective.Drive and monitor training of Field Service Engineers (FSEs);
  • nominate Field Support Engineers (FSE) of affected sites based on predefined criteria related to site performance and in line with provisions of the contract signed between IHS and the vendor regarding training.

    Obtain notification from vendor on training conducted. Ensure training is administered and value derived by IHS.Ensure Spare parts required for smooth operations and maintenance is continuously available while promoting physical regional warehouse visit for physical count and verificationReview signed off OCL for correctness of all parameters against OCL Checklist.

    Continuously verify optimization opportunities on sites where new power solutions have been deployed.Inform vendors to fix issues identified either via email or weekly meetings.

    Ensure OCL is transferred to the PMO data entry officer for archivingMaintain up-to-date Optimization Tracker and any other tracker assignedCoordinate and facilitate power uplift optimization project objectives.

    Ensure that power uplift projects that have passed PAC are running without hitches and where hitches exist, ensure they issues are timely resolved.

    Conduct regular status meetings with stakeholders, keeping the stakeholder’s needs and requirements continuously in view.

    Proactively communicate project status, issues & risks to relevant stakeholder as at when due.Track progress and review project tasks to make certain deadlines are met appropriately.

    Assess project issues and identify solutions to meet productivity, quality, and customer goals.Monitor the process of notification or escalation is in place to report on both underspend and potential overspend with appropriate approvals sought for either situation.

    Track and monitor benefits realization against planned targets.Promote communication between colleagues for the benefit of information flow and to curb any problems that ariseWrite and submit reports to the Deployment Head in all matters relating to the Deployment Unit in PMOManage relationships with partners / vendorsPerforms other appropriate duties as requested by Deployment Head.

    Education and Experience

    1st degree in Telecommunication Engineering or related disciplineProfessional certifications such as PMP and PRINCE2 would be advantageousUpwards of 10 years related experience in the Telecommunications Industry

    Competencies :

    Project ManagementCapital OptimizationProgram ManagementLogistics ManagementContracts ManagementPower SystemsBusiness PlanningFinancial Acumen

    Reports To : Special Projects Head

    Summary

    To hold the responsibility for accepting the completion of projects conducted by the Project Management Office after all necessary specification and standard checks have passed.

    Responsibilities

    Thoroughly understand and communicate acceptance requirements for assigned projects to appropriate team members, and manage all requirements accordingly.

    Ensure team members have needed tools at all times to drive timely delivery of projects and provide timely feedback. Ensure adherence to predefined project timelines.

  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.Mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach : assign accountabilities;
  • set objectives; establish priorities; and monitor and evaluate results.Lead employees to encourage maximum performance and dedication.

    Ensure all teams are practicing the principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability and visibility.Drive internal resource optimization and create business case for external vendor supportAllocate power auditors that are ready for Project Acceptance to site and drive project acceptance for maximum efficiency in terms of time and cost.

    Prepare and manage project acceptance plan. Ensure plan is adequately communicated to all stakeholdersReview all PAC / FAC Documentation and ensure correctness and completeness while reinforcing acceptance process adherenceMonitor and ensure submission of complete and correct PAC / FAC documentation for filing, including Lessons Learned CharterConvene weekly meetings with vendors to ensure timelines are adhered to and plans are executed as agreed.

    Assist Vendors to develop and implement strategies aimed at achieving IHS project objectives.Liaise with vendors’ Executive management to align their organizations’ activities to IHS project vision and goals.

    Mentor and develop vendor’s project leadership and teams and IHS project team.Ensure that IHS project strategies are implemented in alignment with the vision and goals of the organization.

    Forge and maintain good collaborative relations with vendors’ project team to provide synergy for the achievement of project goals.

    Devise remedial actions for any identified issues and conduct crisis management when necessary.Ensure adherence to the organization’s project expectations and long-

    term plans to established policies and deliverable guidelines.Use appropriate IT systems to keep track of resources and deadlines.

    Drive cost cutting opportunities for the organization without affecting project scope, quality and schedule.Provide strategic or otherwise assistance to other departments (operations, etc.

    in the organization to achieve IHS vision and goals.Establish and maintain relationship with vendor management team, while representing IHS interests with them.

    Provide advice to top management on effective project management and best practices.Regularly analyse project variances and initiate corrective actions.

    Liaise as may be required with vendors’ vendors to align with IHS project goals and objectives to achieve deliverables.Proactively report on status of project acceptance on all sites assigned daily, weekly and as requested by supervisor using appropriate trackers.

    Conduct regular project and resource performance audits for both internal and external resource providers.Track progress and review project acceptance tasks to make certain deadlines are met appropriately.

    Ensure escalation matrix is adhered to on all projects.Track and monitor benefits realisation against planned targets.Promote communication between colleagues for the benefit of information flow and to curb any problems that ariseWrite and submit reports to the Special Projects Head in all matters relating to the acceptance of projects in PMOManage relationships with partners / vendorsPerforms other appropriate duties as requested by Special Projects Head.

    Requirements, Education & Experience

    1st degree in Electrical / Electronic / Telecommunication Engineering or related disciplineProfessional certifications such as PMP and PRINCE2 would be advantageousUpwards of 10 years related experience in the Telecommunications Industry

    Competencies :

    Project ManagementCapital OptimizationProgram ManagementLogistics ManagementContracts ManagementBusiness PlanningFinancial Acumen

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send their CV's and Cover letter to : indicating in the subject the name and location of the role.

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