Job Opportunities at Fircroft

Fircroft jobs in NigeriaThere are lots of businesses around that claim to be the leader in a given field. With Fircroft it’s not just a claim. For approaching 50 years, Fircroft has lived and breathed engineering. Founded by an experienced and respected engineer, Fircroft has always had a deep understanding of what both our clients and contractors need.

Fircroft is a global workforce solutions provider to the technical engineering sectors. Since 1970 Fircroft has been serving the biggest names in Oil & Gas, Petrochemical & Chemical, ICT, Mining & Minerals, Infrastructure & Construction, Power, Nuclear & Utilities and Automotive. Over 10,000 contractors trust Fircroft to take care of their careers.

Chief Information Officer

The Role:
Fircroft are seeking a I.T Chief Information Officer for a Permanent role within Africa
Type of contract: Residential
Flights: 4 flights per year for Expats Accommodation: provided
Car: Provided Monthly Salary: TBC

To provide vision and leadership for developing and implementing IT initiatives whilst directing the planning/implementation of enterprise IT systems in support of business operations in order to improve cost effectiveness, service quality and business development. The incumbent is responsible for every aspect of IT systems including budgets, purchases, upgrades, supervision of IT specialists and management of projects.
Strategy & Planning
  • Participate in strategic and operational governance processes as a member of the senior management team;
  • Lead IT strategic and operational planning to achieve business goals by fostering innovation, prioritizing IT initiatives, and coordinating the evaluation, deployment, and management of current and future IT systems;
  • Develop and maintain an appropriate IT organizational structure that supports the needs of the business;
  • Establish IT departmental goals, objectives, and operating procedures;
  • Identify opportunities for the appropriate and cost-effective investment of financial resources in IT systems and resources, including staffing, sourcing, purchasing, and in-house development;
  • Assess and communicate risks associated with IT investments;
  • Develop, track, and control the IT annual operating and capital budgets;
  • Develop business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for IT spending and initiatives;
  • Direct development and execution of an enterprise-wide disaster recovery and business continuity plan;
  • Assess and make recommendations on the improvement or re-engineering of the IT organization.
  • Acquisition & Deployment:
  • Coordinate/facilitate stakeholder consultation defining new technology business/systems requirements;
  • Create cost-benefit analysis and support detailed definition of data requirements and departmental workflows;
  • Approve, prioritize, and control projects related to selection and development etc of major information systems;
  • Participate in vendor contract negotiations for IT equipment/software purchases;
  • Review hardware/software acquisition and maintenance contracts to capitalize on economies of scale;
  • Define and communicate corporate plans, policies, and standards implementing within IT operating systems.
  • Operational Management:
  • Ensure continuous delivery of IT services through oversight of SLA's with end users and monitoring performance;
  • Design, establish, and maintain a network infrastructure for local and wide area connectivity and remote accessEnsure IT system operation adheres to applicable laws and regulations;
  • Establish lines of control for current and proposed information systems;
  • Keep current with IT industry trends/issues and advise management on their competitive or financial impact;
  • Promote and oversee strategic relationships between internal IT resources and external entities;
  • Oversee IT system security by protecting information assets from web threats, viruses, and hacker activity etc;
  • Employee Relations Management:
  • Supervise recruitment, development, and welfare of IT staff in accordance with corporate policies;
  • Evaluate, train and develop employees in understanding policies and procedures;
  • Provide management and offer advice/guidance on individual employee relations cases within department ensuring they meet the requirements of company policies;
  • Promote staff morale and workplace safety in accordance with SHEQ policies;
  • Reporting of all incidents in line with set SHEQ and Security procedures.
  • HSEQ and Security
  • Ensure all work is performed in line with Company policies, procedures and standards;
  • Ensure all HSEQ legislation is adhered to.
  • The right person will be a highly experienced IT professional, looking to develop a value added function at a rapidly growing and progressive company. Ideally with offshore experience or multi-national experience.
  • Education and Qualifications:
  • Tertiary qualification (Masters preferred) in the field of computer science or business administration.
  • Approximately 10 to 15 years managing and/or directing an IT operation; Approximately 2 to 5 years working within Oil and Gas, Shipping or Supply Chain;
  • A proven track record of developing and implementing IT policies and systems.
  • Knowledge, skills and ability: Up to date knowledge of legislation, regulations, best practice and how they relate to IT;
  • Considerable knowledge of business theory, business processes, management, budgeting, and business office operations; Substantial exposure to data processing, hardware platforms, enterprise software applications and outsourced systems;
  • Good understanding of IT systems characteristics, features, and integration capabilities.
  • Experienced in system design/development from business requirements analysis through to day-to-day management;
  • Proven experience in IT planning, organization, and development;
  • Excellent understanding of project management principles;
  • Demonstrated ability to apply IT in solving business problems;
  • Strong understanding of HR management principles, practices, and procedures;
  • Proven leadership ability; Excellent command of the English language including grammar, spelling and punctuation;
  • Ability to produce a range of reports and statistical information at short notice;
  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise and react at short notice;
Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Must have worked as a CIO previously Must have worked in the UK or USA in a similar role

Construction Manager

The Role:
  • Supervision of the development and construction within "The Company Locations" and at related locations, as designated by the Employer.
  • Supervision of the contractors, personnel and other persons and/or entities involved in the development of property in COMPANY LOCATION and at related locations, as designated by the Employer
  • Development of detailed master plan for the COMPANY LOCATIONS
  • Forward planning of facilities, services, supporting infrastructure, personnel and other related items required for development and management of property in "The Company Location" ("COMPANY LOCATION")
  • Forward planning of infrastructure required for the industrial village;
  • Planning and developing layout of infrastructure for LFZ.
  • Manage the process of appointing consulting engineers and architects;
  • Manage work allocated to various consultants and architects as per their contracts and work scopes;
  • Ensure that design of infrastructure on LFZ is to the required standards as well as being in a cost effective and on schedule.
  • Ensure a transparent bid process as managed by consultants and architects;
  • Analyse bids in conjunction with consultants and architects and put recommendations to Management;
  • Selecting and negotiating with construction related contractors for work issued to them without making use of consultants and architects.
  • Ensure that all work performed is in line with laid down policies, procedures and standards;
  • Ensure that all Quality, Health, Safety and Environment legislation is adhered to;
  • Reporting of all incidents and accidents in line with procedures;

Design and implementation of procedures required at all levels to enable the successful supervision, management and smooth growth and construction of the Division.
  • Design and update the organogram for the Division, including detailed job descriptions of all personnel required
  • Personally supervise the implementation of training programs for all personnel
  • Manage the process of recruiting and hiring personnel
  • Control of own human resources including time management
  • Ensure all personnel adhere to highest international standards for HSE etc.;
  • Application of company policies and procedures and legislation in respect of the treatment and management of own staff;
  • Motivate and develop own staff.
  • The Employee will be required to provide assistance to the Company in a wide range of areas, in line with the Employee's field of experience/expertise;
  • The Employee may also be required to perform duties not directly related to his/her area of experience or expertise, in which case proper instruction will be provided by the Company;
  • Ensure that the highest ethical standards are maintained in all activities;
  • Conduct himself / herself in a dignified and respectful manner that reflects well on the Employer and also sets an example for the other employees.
Essential Skills / Qualifications:
  • University Degree (2.1 or higher)
  • Preference will be given to candidates with Civil Engineering qualifications and/or other industry related qualifications
  • ALL grades should be provided
Additional Qualifications:
  • Preference will be given to Candidates that
  • Have experience in working in, designing and building Free Zones, towns, general infrastructure
  • Have worked in multinational / FTSE100 companies
  • The candidate's experience and academic record are paramount but it would be preferable if the candidate has international experience
Method of Application

Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.