C&I Manager – Uganda

Website SolarNow BV SolarNow BV

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Release date: 06th June 2022
Title position: C&I manager (1 Position)
Closing date: 1st July 2022
E-mail: applications@solarnow.eu

Company Profile
SolarNow was founded on the belief that everyone should access clean, affordable, and reliable energy. Thousands of families and businesses in Uganda and Kenya have benefited from solar energy solutions provided by SolarNow over the last 11 years. Initially focusing on solutions for rural homes and small businesses, SolarNow has, in the last 11 years, evolved into an energy solution provider supporting productivity increases for businesses, farmers, and institutions such as schools, hospitals, corporations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Role Overview
The C&I manager will oversee the organization’s objectives through high levels of project management, engineering skills, and professional skills to achieve a satisfied client portfolio. On a daily bases, the C&I manager will plan, design, quote, execute, and service solar energy projects in line with the company’s policies and best practices in the industry, utilizing professional software and leading/coordinating a team of technicians. Excellent customer experience and a high level of attention to Health and Safety practices are a fundamental part of the role. The C&I manager will collaborate with other departments to ensure the company’s sustainability, engage in training activities, identify market trends, scope innovative solar components, and provide the necessary reporting to the supervisors and the customers.

Responsibilities

Solar Project Management from Sales pitch to Commissioning:
• Develop a pipeline of potential corporate customers through marketing the company’s services.
• Generate solar project proposals in line with the company’s policies and best practices in the industry, and utilize professional software (Autocad, Homer, Aurora, others).
• Coordinate with the procurement and logistics team to ensure that all the materials and equipment are timely and efficiently sourced and transported to the installation site.
• Install solar systems while following safety & installation practices in line with local & international standards and company policies.
• Lead the installation team, including registered SolarNow contractors and casual labor, and manage & account for the allocated budget.
• Provide user training and installation reports and schedule preventive maintenance visits.
• Ensure complete customer satisfaction before commissioning and handing over the project.
• Manage relationships with existing customers, including but not limited to timely and professional responsiveness in case of reported system failures to provide grounds for future business opportunities.

Solar Engineering
• Oversight of product scoping and testing development, analyzing ever-evolving industry developments.
• Gather insights from the other technical and non-technical departments and customers on improving the current products, designs, and system categories.
• Carry out Energy Assessments for potential clients or under consultancies to identify the load profile and deliver commercially viable proposals.
• Support the business expansion by generating a pipeline of potential clients by working with the business development unit and identifying virgin business segments.
• Support in elaborating training materials and conducting training for technical and non-technical staff.
• Ensure the proper administrative support by providing accountability for the facilitation and adequate filing of all the documentation produced.
• Engage in all activities organized by SolarNow to promote teamwork and harmony in the organization.

About the position

Reports to: Head of Engineering
Location: Kansanga, Kampala, Uganda
Start date: 1st Aug 2022

Qualifications and competencies

• Engineering degree from a reputable university
• Minimum 5 years of experience designing and implementing solar projects on and off the grid.
• Holder of a Z permit from ERA or any relevant certification.
• Microsoft office, Autocad, and solar design software competency.
• High integrity, timekeeping, result-oriented, and ability to deliver with minimum input and supervision.
• Only Ugandan Nationals are encouraged to apply.

Seniority Level: Middle
Employment type: Full-time
Job functions: C&I manager

Compensation and benefits
• Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience.
SolarNow is an equal opportunity employer and will review applications on a first-come, first-serve basis & might close the vacancy ahead of schedule should a suitable candidate be found.
On email applications, please use the subject: “application for C&I manager – our Name.”

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