Project Engineer-Civil At Sahara Group, Nigeria

Sahara Group is a leading international energy and infrastructure conglomerate with operations in over 38 countries across Africa, Middle East, Europe and Asia.

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Location: Lagos State, Nigeria
Department: Asharami Synergy Plc.
Type: Full Time
Min. Experience: Mid Level
Purpose Statement:

The position will be accountable for technical delivery of projects through Front-End and Detailed Engineering Design, Construction and Commissioning & Handover to operations.  Key aspects of this position include managing and reviewing the technical aspects of the projects that are designed by engineering service providers. The position will also review civil engineering details required for construction of facilities from inception to commissioning.

The position will work with the Engineering Project Manager to manage the Company’s interface with Government Regulatory Agencies as well as ensure that all the Company activities meet statutory and Group HSE standards.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Supervision of assigned projects through Development, Design, Construction, Commissioning and Handover ensuring delivery in accordance with project requirements, specifications, schedule and budget.
  • Develop technical specifications for contracts, review technical proposals, processes and manage contractor performance
  • Perform vendor identification, pre-qualification, tender clarifications and technical evaluations
  • Perform Quality Assurance, Quality Control and Audits
  • Review Civil Designs & specifications and supervise execution.
  • Makes field visit during construction phase, and interfaces with contractors around project schedule, interpretation of project document, codes etc. and prepares periodic status report to Line Manager.
  • Perform Multidisciplinary roles while liaising with subject matter experts.
  • Identify operational and constructability hazards and ensure efficient designs that mitigate the hazards through HAZOP studies, constructability reviews. Etc.
  • Managing the construction process on site ensuring that the work in progress complies with the approved drawings.
  • Ensuring that the standards and quality meets expectations set out in the contract
  • Planning and programming by drawing up a schedule, taking into consideration specific factors and ensuring it is implemented accordingly and ensure optimal use of available resources.
  • Ensure strong safety culture in the project team and compliance with company HSE standards by contractors on site.
  • Ensure timely and effective communication with appropriate stakeholders for changes to approved scope, quality, cost and schedule with strict adherence to the Change Management Procedure.
  • Identify project risks; develop plans to mitigate and manage the risks.
  • Effectively manage customer issues, interface and engage with end-users to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Update and review of approved changes to work schedule for distribution to relevant stakeholders
  • Detailed oversight of planning and design activities, particularly as regards reduction of time slippage and adherence to budgets and timetables
  • Project administration to compile Documentation, Project reports, project plans, Ensure a full set of reports are available
  • Escalation of issues to the Project Managers in respect of early detection and resolution of non-critical issues before budgets or timetables are affected.


  • Civil engineering reinforced concrete and steel  detailed design knowledge and experience
  • Interpersonal, networking and people management skills with ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders
  • Project management abilities with demonstrated full life cycle project engineering experience
  • Proactive team player with a strong sense of initiative
  • Familiarity with industry and regulatory standards, procedures and practices with the ability to ensure execution of work in a safe and methodological manner
  • Awareness of Planning, Cost Reporting, Estimating and Change Control techniques.
  • Good planning and organisational skills, along with a high degree of detail orientation
  • Proven ability to work independently, as part of a team and with initiatives to meet tight deadlines

Minimum Qualification/ Experience:

  • B.Sc/B. Tech Engineering (Civil)
  • Minimum of 8 years of Post NYSC work experience (Minimum of 5 years in Oil  & Gas infrastructure)
  • Project Management Professional Certification

Personality Traits:

  • Proven relationship-building skills with good interpersonal skills
  • Project management abilities with demonstrated full life cycle project engineering experience
  • Ability to effectively communicate and interface with all levels of management
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and coordinate multiple concurrent projects
  • Proven ability to work independently, as part of a team and with initiatives to meet tight deadlines
  • Good planning and organisational skills, along with a high degree of detail orientation
  • Enthusiastic, adaptable and quick to learn
  • Strong level of integrity with a sound work ethic

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