Head of Renewable Energy at SAO Energy (Abuja)

Location: Abuja

Company: SAO Energy

Type of job: Full time

SAO Energy, a pioneering subsidiary of the SAO Group, seeks a visionary leader to spearhead our commitment to the execution of solar energy in Nigeria. As the Head of Renewable Energy, you’ll conceptualize, develop and execute comprehensive solar energy strategies, build high-performing teams and develop relationships with related agencies. 

What You’ll Do:

  • Lead the development and execution of a comprehensive solar energy strategy, illuminating a sustainable path for Nigeria. (We encourage you to explore the scope of our current projects at https://saoenergy.com/)
  • Build cohesive, agile and high-functioning teams across projects and locations 
  • Oversee all aspects of our solar projects, from feasibility studies and site selection to financing, construction, and efficient operation.
  • Foster a collaborative and high-performing environment, igniting innovation and maximizing your team’s potential.
  • Forge strategic partnerships with government agencies, investors, and technology providers to accelerate the growth of Nigeria’s solar landscape.
  • Champion the economic and environmental benefits of solar energy, becoming a trusted voice at industry events and presentations to relevant agencies.
  • Stay abreast of the latest advancements in solar technology, ensuring continuous learning and implementation for our projects.

Who you are:

  • A seasoned leader with a minimum of 10+ years of experience in the renewable energy sector, with a proven track record of successfully leading and managing solar projects from conception to completion. Emerging market experience (like Africa) is a plus.
  • Deep understanding of solar technology, project financing, risk management, and the Nigerian regulatory framework for renewable energy projects.
  • Possess exceptional leadership and communication skills to inspire a team, build strong relationships, and influence key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate a strategic and analytical mindset with excellent problem-solving abilities.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, or a related field; a master’s degree in a relevant field is a strong asset.

Bonus Points:

  • Prior experience working within the Nigerian energy sector and government agencies would be highly valued.
  • A proven ability to secure funding for renewable energy projects is a significant advantage.

Why Join Us?

  • A competitive salary and benefits package (health insurance, pension, leave allowance, 13th-month allowance).
  • The opportunity to be at the forefront of a transformative industry in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • The chance to make a real and positive impact on Nigeria’s energy future.

Ready to Lead the Charge?

At SAO Energy, we foster a culture of self-starters who thrive on challenges. If you are a passionate leader with a commitment to sustainability, we encourage you to apply.

Please submit your resume and cover letter via info@saoenergy.com