JOBS IN RWANDA -Technical Engineering and Project Management Jobs in Rwanda - RWANDA ENGINEERING JOBS

Our client is an international Independent power Producer that develops, acquires and operates electric power and heating businesses around the globe. The company intends to expand their operations to Rwanda and has the following 5 positions to be filled.

Title: Senior Mechanical Engineer

Location: Rwanda

Reports to: Engineering Manager

Purpose:

This position provides mechanical engineering services and support to the power project development and acquisition teams as well as its operating power plant assets.

These services and support are provided by: evaluating, organizing and implementing new and/or upgrade projects; interfacing with other disciplines, both internal and external; preparing schedules, estimates, requests for proposals and budgets for project tasks; taking a leadership role in the resolution of major technical issues related to the design and operation of mechanical equipment and systems; conducting technical due diligence of potential asset acquisitions; and participating in operational troubleshooting involving corrective actions, root cause analysis and resolution, as required.

Responsibilities:
  • Perform due diligence investigations, analyses, and evaluations in conjunction with other disciplines on proposed business initiatives and project development on new, existing or under construction projects in all of the international arenas in which the company operates.
  • Perform basic economic justifications, develop plans and schedules, and assist with and provides technical input to major equipment and vendor scopes of work and contract negotiations.
  • Prepare detailed conceptual equipment and power plant designs, process flow diagrams and equipment lists for new and/or modified power plants.
  • Prepare major mechanical material and equipment technical specifications for capital projects.
  • Provide technical support for interface with OEMs, EPC contractors, utilities and jurisdictional authorities.
  • Support project development and acquisition teams, coordinating with other disciplines within the Engineering Services group to achieve comprehensive project engineering support.
  • Provide the relevant technical expertise and support related to regional development of new projects, new business initiatives or new business opportunities associated with the re-powering of existing assets.
  • Identify technical solutions and ensure timely resolution to technical issues and problems with both operating development projects and provide regular updates and input to the team.
  • Keep abreast of new developments in engineering technology and the electricity industry.
  • Establish the scope and work services required to initiate and conduct the design review, feasibility tudies and conceptual engineering for assigned projects.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related science.
  • 10 - 15 years of experience in mechanical engineering and design work associated with CHP (reciprocating engine and gas turbine), steam, hot water and power generation systems.
  • International experience with industrial gas turbines, various CHP fuels, combustions, conceptual engineering, design, construction, testing, commissioning, and operations.
  • Experience with solid fuel fired boiler systems (both PC and CFB), turbine generator systems, both simple and combined cycle gas turbine and steam turbines and other aspects of steam and power generation.
  • Experience with economic analysis of design alternatives, preparation of equipment and construction specifications and development of PFDs and P&IDs
  • Experience with the preparation of proposals to prospective clients including preparation of scope of work and list of deliverables, preparation of man-hour estimates and project schedules.
  • Strong supervisory, technical and leadership skills, including the development and scoping of complex power engineering projects.
  • Experience with due diligence of equipment and assets and analysis and evaluation of existing project or those under construction.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the application of international industry codes and standards as related to power plant equipment and systems.
  • Experience using project management and scheduling tools such as Microsoft Project, Primavera, Autocad and Autoview as well as other computer applications as required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and motivational skills. Must be able to communicate well with all levels of personnel in multiple languages. Must be able to solve problems effectively.
  • Multiple language skills a plus or ability to work easily with a translator.
Title: Mechanical Engineer

Location: Rwanda

Reports to: Engineering Manager

Purpose:

This position provides mechanical engineering services and support to power project development and acquisition teams as well as its operating power plant assets.

These services and support are provided by: evaluating, organizing and implementing new and/or upgrade projects; interfacing with other disciplines, both internal and external to the company; preparing schedules, estimates, requests for proposals and budgets for project tasks;

Taking a leadership role in the resolution of major technical issues related to the design and operation of mechanical equipment and systems; conducting technical due diligence of potential asset acquisitions; and participating in operational troubleshooting involving corrective actions, root cause analysis and resolution, as required.

Responsibilities:
  • Perform due diligence investigations, analyses, and evaluations in conjunction with other disciplines on proposed business initiatives and project development on new, existing or under construction projects in all of the international arenas in which the company operates.
  • Perform basic economic justifications, develop plans and schedules, and assist with and provides technical input to major equipment and vendor scopes of work and contract negotiations.
  • Prepare detailed conceptual equipment and power plant designs, process flow diagrams and equipment lists for new and/or modified power plants.
  • Prepare major mechanical material and equipment technical specifications for capital projects.
  • Provide technical support for interface with OEMs, EPC contractors, utilities and jurisdictional authorities.
  • Support project development and acquisition teams, coordinating with other disciplines within the Engineering Services group to achieve comprehensive project engineering support.
  • Provide the relevant technical expertise and support related to regional development of new projects, new business initiatives or new business opportunities associated with the re-powering of existing assets.
  • Identify technical solutions and ensure timely resolution to technical issues and problems with both operating development projects and provide regular updates and input to the team.
  • Keep abreast of new developments in engineering technology and the electricity industry.
  • Establish the scope and work services required to initiate and conduct the design review, feasibility studies and conceptual engineering for assigned projects.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related science.
  • 5 - 10 years of experience in mechanical engineering and design work associated with CHP (reciprocating engine and gas turbine), steam, hot water and power generation systems.
  • International experience with industrial gas turbines, various CHP fuels, combustions, conceptual engineering, design, construction, testing, commissioning, and operations.
  • Experience with solid fuel fired boiler systems (both PC and CFB), turbine generator systems, both simple and combined cycle gas turbine and steam turbines and other aspects of steam and power generation.
  • Experience with economic analysis of design alternatives, preparation of equipment and construction specifications and development of PFDs and P&IDs
  • Experience with the preparation of proposals to prospective clients including preparation of scope of work and list of deliverables, preparation of man-hour estimates and project schedules.
  • Strong supervisory, technical and leadership skills, including the development and scoping of complex power engineering projects.
  • Experience with due diligence of equipment and assets and analysis and evaluation of existing project or those under construction.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the application of international industry codes and standards as related to power plant equipment and systems.
  • Experience using project management and scheduling tools such as Microsoft Project, Primavera, Autocad and Autoview as well as other computer applications as required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and motivational skills. Must be able to communicate well with all levels of personnel in multiple languages. Must be able to solve problems effectively.
  • Multiple language skills a plus or ability to work easily with a translator.
Title: Project Construction Manager

Dept: Construction

Location: Rwanda

Reports to: Director of Construction - Milan

Purpose:

The purpose of this position is to serve as the overall coordinator involving the marine construction of Project gas processing facilities as it relates to the barge construction, installation of the gas processing facilities on the barge, as well as, installation of the sub sea piping, risers and separators, and the ship to shore supply piping.

Also the Power station facilities as it relates to the onshore construction, and installation of the 25MW power plant and connection to the existing infrastructure.

This person will report to the Director of Construction in Milan but will have guidance from the Country Manager, they will direct a team of two Project Managers who will cover the onshore and offshore work, the individual will monitor daily construction activities, to insure conformance to contract documents, plans and specifications, address and direct questions to and from the contractors via the RFI (request for information), review and comment on proposed change orders, and coordinate design and construction related questions back to the Owner’s Engineer.

Also be responsible for the overall project schedule and budget.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide for the technical oversight coordination of the Project gas processing facilities related to the construction of the barge, installation of the process equipment, including the sub sea equipment.
  • Coordinate and provide information on a daily basis both verbally and in written reports as to status of construction and facilities to the General Construction Manager and at other times as required.
  • Work and communicate directly with the site engineers, as well as the on site contractors in regard to issues on quality control, response to information and providing input for change orders as needed.
  • Provide for the necessary supervision and coordinate the flow of design and engineering information to and from the Owner’s Engineer, site engineers, and to the Contractor on issues and clarifications in the construction of the facilities.
  • In conjunction with the General Construction Manager, develop the project specific requirements, assisting in the development and corresponding updating of the project schedule, and budget and costs.
  • Hold weekly project meetings both internally with team members and with the external contractors and provide guidance and direction and analysis into the overall project status as to the project meeting objectives regarding execution of the prescribed work by the contractors. Direct the team as needed in the overall execution of the work with leadership and determination to accomplish the objectives.
  • Perform economic justifications, develop plan and schedules, and assist with major equipment and vendor contract negotiations.
  • Prepare and submit, in a timely manner, weekly and monthly reports on construction status of assigned work and be able to communicate as to status.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience, with 15 plus years of experience in various field construction activities related to large industrial applications including marine applications both on and off shore.
  • Use to working in remote parts of Africa at construction sites and having the resourcefulness to adapt to ever changing job requirements and conditions.
  • Familiar with contractor health and safety standards and the ability to enforce company H&S standards as well as environmental management plans as required providing a safe and healthy work site.
  • Proven problem solving skills and ability to analyze project related documents such as process flow diagrams, piping and electrical and instrument drawings, general arrangement and equipment specifications as needed to interpret and respond to contractor questions.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and ability to utilize, proficiently, Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, MS Project, and Power Point, Primavera scheduling familiarity is also a plus.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in applying established techniques, procedures or standards including QA/QC standards. .
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member at a construction site.
  • Ability to work on concurrent assignments and to oversee and respond to progress or issues of various concurrent construction activities and in regard contractors to coordinate requests for information, oversee construction work from a quality standpoint.
Title: Project Manager (On- Shore)

Dept: Construction

Location: Rwanda

Reports to: Project Construction Manager

Purpose:

To serve as the overall coordinator involving the Power Station construction of Project Power station facilities as it relates to the onshore construction, and installation of the 25MW power plant and connection to the existing infrastructure.

Working under the supervision of the Project Construction Manager, the individual will monitor daily construction activities, to insure conformance to contract documents, plans and specifications, address and direct questions to and from the contractors via the RFI (request for information), review and comment on proposed change orders, and coordinate design and construction related questions back to the Project Construction Manager.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide for the technical oversight coordination of the Project power station facilities related to the construction of the onshore 25MWe power plant gas receiving and electrical distribution connection.
  • Coordinate and provide information on a daily basis both verbally and in written reports as to status of construction and facilities to the Project Construction Manager and at other times as required.
  • Work and communicate directly with the site engineers, as well as the on site contractors in regard to issues on quality control, response to information and providing input for change orders as needed.
  • Provide for the necessary supervision and coordinate the flow of design and engineering information to and from the site engineers and to the Contractor on issues and clarifications in the construction of the facilities.
  • In conjunction with the Project Construction Manager, develop the project specific requirements, assisting in the development and corresponding updating of the project schedule, and budget and costs.
  • Hold weekly project meetings both internally with team members and with the external contractors and provide guidance and direction and analysis into the overall project status as to the project meeting objectives regarding execution of the prescribed work by the contractors. Direct the team as needed in the overall execution of the work with leadership and determination to accomplish the objectives.
  • Perform economic justifications, develop plan and schedules, and assist with major equipment and vendor contract negotiations.
  • Serve as Project Construction Manager in absence of the Project Construction Manager as required.
  • Prepare and submit, in a timely manner, daily, weekly and monthly reports on construction status of assigned work and be able to communicate as to status.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent discipline, with 10 plus years of experience in various field construction activities related to large industrial applications including marine applications both on and off shore.
  • Use to working in remote parts of Africa at construction sites and having the resourcefulness to adapt to ever changing job requirements and conditions.
  • Familiar with contractor health and safety standards and the ability to enforce company H&S standards as well as environmental management plans as required providing a safe and healthy work site.
  • Proven problem solving skills and ability to analyze project related documents such as process flow diagrams, piping and electrical and instrument drawings, general arrangement and equipment specifications as needed to interpret and respond to contractor questions.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and ability to utilize, proficiently, Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, MS Project, and Power Point, Primavera scheduling familiarity is also a plus.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in applying established techniques, procedures or standards including QA/QC standards.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member at a construction site.
  • Ability to work on concurrent assignments and to oversee and respond to progress or issues of various concurrent construction activities and in regard contractors to coordinate requests for information, oversee construction work from a quality standpoint.
Title: Project Manager (Off – Shore)
Dept: Construction
Location: Rwanda

Reports to: Project Construction Manager

Purpose: To serve as the overall coordinator involving the marine construction of Project Kivuwatt gas processing facilities as it relates to the barge construction, installation of the gas processing facilities on the barge, as well as, installation of the sub sea piping, risers and separators, and the ship to shore supply piping. Working under the supervision of the Project Construction Manager, the individual will monitor daily construction activities, to insure conformance to contract documents, plans and specifications, address and direct questions to and from the contractors via the RFI (request for information), review and comment on proposed change orders, and coordinate design and construction related questions back to the Project Construction Manager.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide for the technical oversight coordination of the Project gas processing facilities related to the construction of the barge, installation of the process equipment, including the sub sea equipment.
  • Coordinate and provide information on a daily basis both verbally and in written reports as to status of construction and facilities to the Project Construction Manager and at other times as required.
  • Work and communicate directly with the site engineers, as well as the on site contractors in regard to issues on quality control, response to information and providing input for change orders as needed.
  • Provide for the necessary supervision and coordinate the flow of design and engineering information to and from the site engineers and to the Contractor on issues and clarifications in the construction of the facilities.
  • In conjunction with the Project Construction Manager, develop the project specific requirements, assisting in the development and corresponding updating of the project schedule, and budget and costs.
  • Hold weekly project meetings both internally with team members and with the external contractors and provide guidance and direction and analysis into the overall project status as to the project meeting objectives regarding execution of the prescribed work by the contractors.
  • Direct the team as needed in the overall execution of the work with leadership and determination to accomplish the objectives.
  • Perform economic justifications, develop plan and schedules, and assist with major equipment and vendor contract negotiations.
  • Serve as Project Construction Manager in absence of the Project Construction Manager as required.
  • Prepare and submit, in a timely manner, daily, weekly and monthly reports on construction status of assigned work and be able to communicate as to status.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or relevant discipline, with 10 plus years of experience in various field construction activities related to large industrial applications including marine applications both on and off shore.
  • Exposure working in remote parts of Africa at construction sites and having the resourcefulness to adapt to ever changing job requirements and conditions.
  • Familiar with contractor health and safety standards and the ability to enforce company H&S standards as well as environmental management plans as required providing a safe and healthy work site.
  • Proven problem solving skills and ability to analyze project related documents such as process flow diagrams, piping and electrical and instrument drawings, general arrangement and equipment specifications as needed to interpret and respond to contractor questions.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and ability to utilize, proficiently, Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, MS Project, and Power Point, Primavera scheduling familiarity is also a plus.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in applying established techniques, procedures or standards including QA/QC standards.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member at a construction site.
  • Ability to work on concurrent assignments and to oversee and respond to progress or issues of various concurrent construction activities and in regard contractors to coordinate requests for information, oversee construction work from a quality standpoint.
If you meet the minimum requirements, kindly forward your application and CV as attachment through email only, clearly indicating the role you are applying for to recruitkenya@kimberly-ryan.net by 16th august 2011.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Rwandese nationals or East African citizens with exposure working in Rwanda are encouraged to apply.