Vacancies at ALE Nigeria, 11th July, 2017

ALE is an engineering specialist. The core activity of the group involves engineering solutions for the horizontal and vertical movement of very large individual items.

Our expertise lies in all aspects of heavy lifting and transportation, including specialised cranes, transporters, hydraulic equipment, and barges. The unique nature of our work means that we rely on highly skilled operators and engineers to work on our projects in a safety critical environment.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Project & Operations Manager
Job Reference: ALE/TP/26959/4545
Location: Lagos
Contract Type: Full Time

Job Introduction

  • As an ALE Project & Operations Manager you will be responsible for the quality of delivery of projects.
  • This will be the life blood of the business ensuring customer satisfaction and financial stability for the business.
  • As the Project & Operations Manager you will be a key mentor responsible for the development of your team and bringing young engineers and other operational staff through the development levels.
  • In addition the Project & Operations Manager will be the balance between site and head office support making sure support is provided to assist project teams with continuous improvement.
  • As the Project & Operations Manager you will ensure ALE projects are delivered as per defined scope or work, within budget and with accurate and well communicated planning.

Role Responsibility

  • Lead the Project teams consisting of Site Managers, Project Coordinators and Site Engineers.
  • Ensure project teams deliver on time, on budget and to customer’s satisfaction.
  • Ensure Project teams produce a safe project environments and HSE compliance.
  • Ensure clear visibility and report on project risks, quality of delivery and financial performance.
  • Support sales with accurate budgets and contractual negotiations for large high probability projects.
  • Ensure commercial handovers assign adequate personnel and equipment resources in line with budget & best practice.
  • Ensure adequate resources are available for project pipeline.
  • Ensure project teams receive adequate support from head office central/functional services (Engineering, Operations, HR, Finance, HSQE).
  • Perform regular Project performance reviews with project managers, for assessment against HSQE targets, operational progress/performance and Finance benchmarking (Actual vs. Budget).
  • Carry out site visits for compliance and site audits according to standard procedures and promote continuous improvement and development campaigns.
  • Ensure contract scope is managed and support swift resolution of all variation orders and claims.
  • Maintain great client relationships ensuring ALE are easy to work with and trustworthy.
  • Support and provide assistance to project managers when issues arise. Act as initial line of escalation and support internally and for customers.
  • Ensure team members are developed.
  • Maintain & develop project management, guidelines, policies & procedures.

The Ideal Candidate
Qualifications – Essential:

  • Degree (Engineering, Management or similar)

Qualifications – Desirable:

  • PPM
  • Leadership Training
  • Contracts Training (NEC, FIDIC, etc.)

Experience – Essential:

  • At least 5 years’ experience as a Project Manager, Contracts Manager with proof of successful project delivery.
  • Knowledge of HSE policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of contractual risks

Experience – Desirable:

  • Heavy transport or lifting experience.
  • Nigerian market
  • Oil & Gas and/or Power Generation
  • Logistics and/or industrial construction
  • Extensive on site experience.
  • IR/ER experience.

Skills – Essential:

  • Leadership
  • Project Management

Skills – Desirable:

  • Advanced skills with MS Office
  • Working with ERP systems (SAP, Oracle, IFS)
  • Understanding of trailer and crane experience

Personal Attributes – Essential:

  • Competitive and ambitious nature
  • High level of self-motivation and self-management
  • Great communicator
  • Fast learner and adaptable
  • Must be able to motivate teams and mentor to team members
  • Must be a decisive decision maker

Other Requirements – Essential:

  • Willing to travel
  • Current and valid driving license
  • Current and valid passport, no restrictions



Job Title: General Manager
Job Reference: ALE/TP/26959/4549
Location: Lagos
Contract Type: Full Time
Job Category: Logistics/Transportation
Job Introduction

  • We are currently in a business expansion process. Our South African offices are covering Southern Africa and Sub-Saharan African countries.
  • Reporting directly to the Director – South Africa, you will be able to call upon ALE’s huge diverse array of engineering skills, equipment and operational logistics team to design, offer and then provide unique and innovative solutions to the most demanding heavy lift and transport challenges.
  • Our industry is extremely niche, so while commercial heavy lift experience is valuable it is not a requirement. If you thrive on client engagement and the challenge of growing a business, then we can help lift your career to new heights.
  • As a General Manager, your challenge will be to raise awareness of the ALE brand and services for the assigned area. You will manage operations, develop business and increase profitability for ALE in Nigeria.

Role Responsibility

  • Provides strategic direction to the sales and marketing team to ensure delivery of broad business objectives
  • Fosters good relationship with customers, government, community organizations and employees and ensures compliance with regulatory and country laws
  • Develops a successful commercial development strategy for the country
  • Coordinate global support (engineering, personnel, equipment, etc.) when required
  • As the business grows develop in country capability across functions, i.e. Sales, Operations, Project Management, Finance, HR, Engineering & HSQE functions.
  • Gathers information on market trends and competitor activities to enhance strategic decision making
  • Report back business activity, sales and financial performance to Director & board.
  • Coordinates and develops all departments and ensures operational and strategic goals are achieved
  • Oversees the financial function of the business and ensures that controls are in place to enhance accountability and alignment with business strategies
  • Expected to recruit and manage staff, including performance monitoring and possibly mentoring and training
  • Ensure ALE standard business policies and procedures are implemented and maintained


  • Tertiary qualification


  • MBA
  • Engineering Degree


  • Blend of marketing, sales, technical and finance
  • Logistics and/or industrial construction
  • Strong understanding of business operations


  • Industry related knowledge


  • At least 3-5 years’ experience working in a general manager’s role
  • Oil & Gas and/or Power Generation
  • Cross functional experience, eg. sales, operations, engineering, etc.


  • International business development
  • Selling services
  • Nigerian market

Skills & Abilities

  • Leadership & Management skills
  • Fluent English Speaker
  • Project Management Skills
  • Computer skills
  • Strategic thinking
  • Strategic and analytical skills
  • Collaboration skills
  • Negotiation & Persuasion skills
  • Excellent networking skills


  • Creative and Innovative
  • High level of responsibility and self-motivation

Personal Attributes

  • Self-starter
  • Professional presentation
  • Resilient
  • Ethical conduct
  • Pro-active and taking initiative
  • Target driven/competitive
  • Influencer/impact
  • Negotiator
  • Effective communicator


  • Able to inspire others
  • Drive change

Other Requirements

  • Eligible to work in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Valid passport
  • Willing to travel


  • International driving licence


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply


Application Deadline: 31st July, 2017.

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