Supervisor Solar project – Minigrid


Within the framework of a rural electrification project of 25 villages in Northern Uganda, we are looking for a supervisor to ensure the piloting of the works on the field.

The Supervisor has a central role in the organization of the project. Under the responsibility of the project manager, the supervisor will be in charge of all aspects of the implementation of the solar minigrid, including safety of personnel, daily supervision of the work, review of the schedule, safety of all technicians. He/she will monitor and validate the work of subcontractors. He/she will share a weekly progress report table.

Supervisor responsibilities:

·        Responsible for all safety aspects at the site, including Safety Walks in the field, but not limited to the orientation of new employees, site visitors and contractors.

·        Responsible for all Quality Control activity on site, performing Quality Control Assessments of work by Technicians and subcontractors.

·        Daily response to emails and phone calls from project manager and crews.

·        Responsible for data collection, work order processing, and summary reports.

·        Responsible for providing general supervision & development of all employees at the site.

·        Use technical knowledge and experience to optimize site performance.

·        Determine daily schedules and assignments for work activities, Site Outages including execution.

·        Manage on site technicians, including contractors.

·        Ensure assigned team members perform to key metrics.

·        Oversee reactive and corrective maintenance projects.

·        Manage tool and part inventories.

·        Investigate accidents and injuries and prepare reports of findings.

·        Determine and manage maintenance schedules.

·        Communicate daily activities to the Director of Utility Operations and to customers as needed through daily, weekly, monthly reports.

·        Conduct themselves in a professional manner.

·        Provides guidance, training and direction to subordinates, including

Qualifications :

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

  • Associates or a 4-year college diploma with course work in solar generation systems or electrical theory, or equivalent Technical Certification/Training / Experience in the electrical, Solar O&M, or telecommunications fields and degree is a plus
  • 4 to 7 years’ experience performing the field technician responsibilities
  • Excellent communication skills needed to interact with utility, commercial and residential customers.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate multiple crews.
  • Strong understanding of all aspects of solar PV design, installation, monitoring, and troubleshooting.
  • Able to read and understand electrical prints and racking plans.
  • Ability to identify proper electrical workmanship practices.
  • Experience working with AC & DC electricity and grid intertie PV systems.
  • Experience with 3-Phase electrical systems.
  • Excellent teamwork skills: foster a positive team environment through collaborative decision making.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with local area networks, wide area networks
  • Experience working collaboratively with people and initiatives affecting multiple organizations.
  • Ability to work with different management styles and work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines and demanding customers (internal and external).
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.

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