Releaf’s Capital Projects Vice President will work directly with the CTO on matters related to the project management, construction, and optimization of capital projects, generally factories and Releaf’s pre-processing technology.
Technologies deployed will include Releaf’s de-shelling technology, palm kernel crushing mills, palm kernel refineries, and solid biomass power generation stations.
The VP will be solely responsible for quickly completing capital projects, managing projects, procurement, and vendor management (parts, construction firms, etc.
It is of great importance as a venture capital-backed firm that we quickly deploy capital projects, ramp them up, and stabilize operation with utilization above 90% (22-hour daily up-time).
This role is for an experienced construction professional and / or engineer (civil, structural). A strong performer will feel + be treated as a founding member of Releaf with the opportunity to earn equity in the firm with strong performance.
Experience / Qualifications
Previous Occupations : Professional engineer with extensive independent drafting and planning experience, with AutoCAD (or equivalent).
Delivered 2+ capital projects of $5M+ in Nigeria owning the entire process end to end. Ideally, employed by a private equity-backed firm or other fast-paced business environments.
Additionally, experience in oil palm and / or biomass & power generation projects are preferred.
Analytical / Modeling Capability : Exceptional ability to plan projects (Gant charts, Excel, etc.)
Skills Training : None; applicants expected to lead and deliver results from day one Mandate, Virtues, and Operating Principles
Dependency Mitigation : Anticipates and mitigate bottlenecks; mindset of delays being unacceptable
Zero Defect, Analytical Tactician : Instinctive financial modeler, quick estimator, error-free analyzer
Strategist : Fully grasps Firm priorities and is a leading contributor to strategic optimizations
Contrarian : Firmly presents conclusions of rigorous analysis, especially when different from Founders’
Talent Coach : Track-record of rigorous direct report professional development; enforcer of firm KPIs
Creator zero to one : Build structures from nothing where deficiencies are personally observed and able to understand the Job to Be Done when given directives; speed to output is key