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Chief Operating Officer (COO) - Expatriate

Adexen

Lagos, Nigeria

Job description

Job Introduction

    Adexen was mandated by an engineering & construction company to recruit an Expatriate Chief Operating Officer (COO). The position is based in Lagos.

Responsibilities

    • Develops and implements approved business and operational plans to growth, manage a robust portfolio of clients, profitable revenue base and market share of the construction business in Nigeria   
    • Provides effective leadership of the operations team to ensure cost efficient delivery of quality projects and effective implementation of strategic business plan.
    • Ensures that all new projects are well researched, adequately resourced and key stakeholders properly engaged to enable quality execution safely and profitably
    • Ensures that joint ventures projects are well developed and executed profitably and in safe working conditions
    • Ensures that all staff, especially the key technical staff are professionally managed, mentored and developed to enhance performance capacity of the business
    • Works closely with the Chief Finance Officer to ensure cost effective access to project financing
    • Takes active part in key business decisions as a member of the executive management team
    • Ensures timely preparation and provision of accurate and up-to-date reports on the operational performance and financial health of the company, in liaison with the CEO
    • Promotes knowledge retention and thought leadership insights on the business and management imperatives in the construction industry.
    • Works closely with the CEO to progress opportunities and win business/projects for the company

Desired Skills and Experience

    • Bachelor's degree in engineering field
    • MBA will be a plus
    • Demonstrated experience of minimum 10 years within the engineering & construction industry
    • 5-10 year experience in a similar position or operation direction position
    • Executive Management Position experience with multiple activities
    • Work experience in Africa, Nigerian experience is a plus
    • Influence & Leadership skills are requested, especially to work in a very challenging environment
    • High degree of personal integrity
    • Result oriented, cost minded, capable to handle pressure and to meet deadlines
We thank all applicants however only those selected will be contacted.

Industry

Construction & Real Estate

Job Seniority

Director

Job Category

Operations and Production

Employment Type

Full time

Experience

5 - 10 years

Skills

Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Leadership, Team Management, Project Management

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