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Zutari

Zutari: Co-creating an engineered impact.  Zutari (formerly known as Aurecon) is a well-established, management-owned engineering firm with almost 90 years’ experience. As human-centered engineering consultants and advisors, we are trusted by our clients, business partners, communities and other stakeholders across Africa and the Middle East.  We co-create engineering solutions that have a positive impact and improve people’s lives. Zutari values inclusion and recognises the importance of a diverse, talented workforce, believing that people need other people to succeed.  

Zutari: Co-creating an engineered impact.

Zutari (formerly known as Aurecon) is a well-established, management-owned engineering firm with almost 90 years’ experience. As human-centered engineering consultants and advisors, we are trusted by our clients, business partners, communities and other stakeholders across Africa and the Middle East.

We co-create engineering solutions that have a positive impact and improve people’s lives. Zutari values inclusion and recognises the importance of a diverse, talented workforce, believing that people need other people to succeed.

What kind of talent do we pursue?

We employ high performing talent with the right attitude and a positive mindset, who are motivated by doing the right thing, getting things done and share a sense of urgency. People who have an impact in our teams and the broader community. People who think differently and connect with those around them to co-create new opportunities and leave a meaningful legacy.

 

If you have the qualifications, skills, and experience to help us work as a team to engineer human-centered solutions to challenges in Africa, then we would love to hear from you!

Introduction to the role

As a Regional Director for West Africa within Zutari, you will be responsible for overseeing and leading all operations, projects, and business development activities within the designated region. You will play a critical role in driving growth, managing client relationships, and ensuring the successful execution of engineering projects. This position requires a strong technical background, exceptional leadership skills, and the ability to navigate complex business environments

Role Responsibilities

Leadership and Strategic Planning:

  • Provide strategic direction and vision for the West Africa region, aligning it with the overall goals and objectives of the consulting engineering firm.
  • Develop and implement business strategies to drive growth, expand market presence, and increase revenue.
  • Lead and motivate a diverse team of engineers, project managers, and support staff, fostering a collaborative and high-performance work culture.

Business Development:

  • Identify and pursue new business opportunities within the West Africa region, including government contracts, private sector partnerships, and international projects.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, stakeholders, and industry partners, promoting the firm’s services and capabilities.
  • Conduct market research and analysis to identify emerging trends, client needs, and competitive landscape, and use the insights to shape business development strategies.

Project Management:

  • Oversee the successful execution of engineering projects within the region, ensuring adherence to quality standards, timelines, and budgetary constraints.
  • Collaborate with project teams to define project scope, deliverables, and key performance indicators, and monitor progress throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Implement effective project management methodologies and tools, ensuring efficient resource allocation and risk mitigation.

Financial Management:

  • Develop and manage the regional budget, closely monitoring financial performance and ensuring profitability targets are met.
  • Conduct financial analysis, forecasting, and reporting to provide accurate insights on the region’s financial health and performance.
  • Identify cost optimization measures and implement strategies to improve operational efficiency.

Compliance and Risk Management:

  • Ensure compliance with local regulations, industry standards, and company policies across all projects and operations.
  • Identify and mitigate potential risks and challenges, implementing appropriate risk management strategies.
  • Foster a culture of safety, ethics, and integrity within the region, promoting best practices and ensuring the well-being of employees and stakeholders.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering or a related field.
  • Business Science degree (MBA) will be an advantage
  • Extensive experience (typically 10+ years) in consulting engineering, with a focus on infrastructure projects in West Africa.
  • Proven track record in business development, including securing new projects and expanding client relationships.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate teams.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport with clients and stakeholders.
  • Sound understanding of project management methodologies and practices.
  • Demonstrated financial acumen and experience managing budgets.
  • Knowledge of local regulations, standards, and practices in West Africa.
  • Ability to navigate complex business environments and cultural nuances.
  • Fluency in English is required; proficiency in other local languages is advantageous.
  • Willingness to travel within the region and occasionally internationally.

To apply for this job please visit zutari.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com.

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