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Manager, Regional Rollout at IHS Towers

IHS TowersDelta, Nigeria Digital Marketing
Full Time
For 15 years we have been building and managing telecommunications towers that are the essential backbone of mobile telecommunications in Africa - the leapfrog technology driving economic development, prosperity and self-sufficiency across the continent. Right now, IHS is leading a new telecoms service sector driven by the growth of middle class business and consumer demand for mobile and data. We are the partner of choice for Africa’s and the world’s leading network operators because they demand the widest reach and highest reliability for their customers, and the highest standards of governance and operational excellence for themselves. Our long-term contracts and strong sustainable cash flows mean IHS is a unique, low risk entry point for investment in Africa. Over the last four years, IHS has brought over US$5 billion of investment to the continent. Our belief is that the future economic and social development of Africa will be exponentially accelerated by mobile connectivity, and our team of over 1,000 engineers in five countries is focused on making this happen. We are committed to developing our people and the communities we serve, and to help people and businesses across the region build a powerful, prosperous future - by Africa and for Africa. IHS is Africa’s leading mobile infrastructure company. Founded in 2001 by an experienced team of engineers and business people, IHS serves clients responsibly in the building and managing of effective telecommunications infrastructure and by employing the highest quality people, services and equipment.

 Job Description

  • As Manager, Regional Rollout, you will coordinate and manage all BTS and upgrade deployments across assigned region from inception to completion.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Foster a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and commitment to quality among team-members.
  • Ensure adherence/ compliance with approved site design drawings received from site build contractors (SBCs).
  • Approve and send Bill of Quantity (BoQ) for BTS to Senior Manager, Regional Deployment for further approval.
  • Prepare detailed project schedules and present to Senior Manager, Regional Deployment for discussion and approval.
  • Coordinate with SBCs on sites requiring reticulation works and support the Supply Chain team in search for suitable contractors.
  • Give approval to SBCs to commence civil works.
  • Work with the Project Management Office (PMO) team on power analyses and tower load analyses and follow up with recommendations on BTS and upgrade sites.
  • Calculate detailed material and human resource requirements for projects and present to Senior Manager, Regional Deployment for discussion and approval.
  • Ensure sites are built in line with project schedule, budget, and specifications.
  • Monitor progress of projects and assigned resources on the field according to project baselines. Highlight major and minor issues to accountable Senior Manager, Regional Deployment.
  • Prepare and update daily, weekly, and monthly progress reports on projects and circulate to Senior Manager, Regional Deployment.
  • Steer meetings with assigned contractors and team-members to monitor project progress and discuss solutions to problems encountered.
  • Ensure successful completion of projects through ongoing collaboration with internal stakeholders across Site Acquisition (SAQ), PMO, Operations, Warehouse, and so on.
  • Perform random inspections of project progress on the field.
  • Monitor execution of Work in Progress (WIP) sites
  • Request for power on sites during rollouts and upgrades.
  • Ensure contractors are working according to company specifications.
  • Ensure that all Acceptance Test Plan (ATP) documents are signed on time.
  • Secure timely sign-offs on Provisional Acceptance Certificates (PACs) and
  • Final Acceptance Certificates (FACs).
  • Ensure all on-site snags are duly identified and fixed.
  • Coordinate site handovers with other internal and external stakeholders.
  • Complete documentation of projects.
  • Check as-built drawings and ensure that contractors have signed off from sites.
  • Promote communication between colleagues for benefit of information flow and to curb any issues that may arise.
  • Prepare and submit reports to the Senior Manager, Regional Deployment on all matters relating to the unit.
  • Manage relationships with partners and vendors.
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned by the Senior Manager, Regional Deployment

Functional Competencies:

  • Site Acquisition
  • Rollout Management
  • Site/ Infrastructure Audit
  • Project Management
  • Enterprise Asset Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Contract Management

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Collaboration & Teamwork


  • Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering or related discipline.
  • Professional project management certification, e.g. PMP or PRINCE2, will be an asset.
  • +10 years’ relevant experience in the telecoms industry. 

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