Job Title: Head, Capital Projects

Department: DC & Capital Projects
Location: Victoria Island
Number to Hire: 1
Job Type: Permanent
Minimum years of Experience: 12


  • Provide project management leadership for Capital Projects, promoting best practice in Project Management and ensuring assigned projects are delivered to agreed specifications, timelines and approved budget
  • Manage the implementation of Data Centres and capital projects/programme, ensuring projects are being delivered effectively and most efficiently.
  • Analyse potential project risks as well as barriers and define appropriate mitigating plans to enable timely avoidance/ resolution.
  • Manage Work Breakdown Structure and detailed project management documentations, including milestones and responsibilities share on all Capital Projects.
  • Develop processes and work standards required for the implementation of capital projects, and monitor compliance to ensure the set objectives are met.
  • Responsible for compliance with all Capital Projects departmental processes, keeping custody of all Departmental Process documents
  • Guide the unit’s capital expenditure for the company in line with the strategic plan and report on the CAPEX spend on Capital projects, ensuring consideration of financial and technical trade-off's as well as compliance with all fiscal and regulatory parameters.
  • Perform strategic planning and financial analysis, including budget preparation and obtaining necessary approvals for all capital projects.
  • Monitor the budget for capital projects; oversee their financial effectiveness by exercising cost control measures, motivating for budget enhancements when required.
  • Monitor and administer the relevant contracts and agreements for each project.
  • Measure the delivery of the Technical key performance indicators (KPIs) especially as it relates to the capital projects.
  • Ensure proper storage of all project information/documents in the required format and at designated location.
  • Prepare reports and presentations on all capital projects as may be required from time to time by the Management.

Qualifications, Skills & Competencies

  • A first degree in Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying or Electrical/Electronics Engineering. A Master’s degree in Engineering or Project Management will be an added advantage.
  • A Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate is mandatory.
  • A minimum of 12 years of work experience, six (6) of which must have been in leading and directing complex projects.
  • Excellent engineering design skills is a requirement for this position while good knowledge of Data Centre design and architecture will be an added advantage.

Demands of the Job

Excellent resource management, organization, budgeting, process development, negotiation and strategic planning are all required.