Industry: Cassava Factory, Benin City

Location: Benin, Nigeria

Main Purpose of the Job

A utility manager plans, organizes, directs, and controls utility operations in a company. The Utility Manager is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations, maintenance and improvement of their organization’s utility services.

Key Responsibilities

• Serve as the primary point of contact for all utility providers, including electric, gas, water, sewer, and trash

• Reviewing operational metrics such as energy usage, production levels, and labor costs to ensure compliance with industry standards

• Scheduling regular maintenance for equipment such as boilers, air conditioning systems, pumps, or water treatment facilities

• Conducting fire drills and other safety programs to ensure that employees are prepared in case of an emergency

• Monitoring the performance of service providers such as contractors or utility companies to ensure that services are being delivered satisfactorily

• Overseeing the development of new utility systems or facilities such as gas pipelines or power plants

• Managing an organization’s accounts receivable and payable, including billing customers and collecting payments on behalf of the organization

• Coordinating with outside agencies such as insurance companies or regulators to obtain approval of new projects or policies

• Investigating customer complaints to determine cause and recommending solutions

• Manage and reconcile utility budgets on a monthly basis

• Prepare and submit monthly reports detailing usage, costs, and variances

• Develop and implement strategies to reduce overall consumption and costs

• Work with building management and engineering staff to identify and implement energy efficiency measures

Job Requirements

• Graduate in Electrical/Mechanical engineering

• 5-6 years’ experience in utility management or similar fields

• Experience in Utility equipment’s like Boiler, Generator, Air compressor, Water Treatment plant & Effluent Treatment

• Proven track record of reducing operational costs while maintaining or improving service levels

• Strong understanding of regulatory compliance issues for utilities

• Excellent project management skills

• Superior people management skills with the ability to develop and motivate teams

•Effective Communication skills

• Ability to identify problems, find potential solutions and implement them

• Leadership and critical thinking skills

Job Category: Manufacturing
Job Type: Full Time

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