August 9, 2022

Rendeavour is Africa’s largest urban land developer with over 30,000 acres of visionary projects in the growth trajectories of large cities in Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Rendeavour’s vision goes beyond alleviating what is a self-evident problem – that of stifling urban congestion and a dearth of quality housing and commercial property in Africa. Rather, we aim to help create the infrastructure – the living and working spaces, communities, schools and hospitals – that will help sustain and accelerate Africa’s economic growth, meet the aspirations of Africa’s burgeoning middle classes, and serve as a catalyst for further urban development.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

 

Job Title: Construction Intern

Location: Lagos
Reporting Line: Project Manager, Alaro City

Responsibilities

The Construction Intern shall work with a project team and gain experience, in preparation for a career in Construction Project Management. The intern’s placement can range from pre-construction through project closeout.

  • Responsibilities may include, but won’t be limited to, subcontractor solicitation, quantity take-offs, project documentation and field coordination and supervision.
  • The intern will be based at the Alaro City office and will also frequent construction projects in Alaro City.
  • Responsible for taking the construction management notes, minutes and writing reports of all technical meetings.
  • Assist in various stages in the construction management process such as design participation, contract drafting, site supervision and civil work, services, infrastructure, finishes, budgeting and scheduling.
  • Assist and collaborate with Superintendents, Project Managers, Contractors, Subcontractors, Lead Engineers and Architects, enabling an advanced integration and coordination of the different roles that are required for successful construction projects.
  • Assist with change management and clarifications, directives, RFIs, etc. are in line with the corporate governance handbook (CGHB) and ensure that the documentation is updated in real-time and coordinated with team members and subcontractors/suppliers to maintain smooth and efficient delivery.
  • Assist the construction manager with HSE programs and training to ensure Incident and Injury-Free Workplace safety culture on site. Ensuring that contractors and visitors to site recognize and reinforce best safety practices, and gain a comprehensive understanding of different safety laws and regulations.

Requirements

Hard Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Project Management or Real Estate focused discipline;
  • Prior industrial training construction-related internships or work experience is beneficial, but not required;
  • Other relevant certification is a plus;
  • Excellent planning skills;
  • Excellent reporting skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Excel;
  • Basic knowledge of construction

Soft Skills:

  • The ability to quickly pick up new skills;
  • The desire to expand their base knowledge of construction and gain exposure to new areas of the business;
  • Proficient computer skills including the ability to work in spreadsheets, word processors;
  • Strong leadership and management abilities;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills;
  • Rigorous and organized approach; and
  • Hands-on, ready to roll up the sleeves.

Personal Characteristics:

  • High energy;
  • Result-oriented;
  • Strong work ethic;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure; and
  • Desire to live and work in Lagos.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Marketing Intern

Location: Lagos
Reporting Line: Head of Corporate Affairs, Rendeavour Nigeria
Start Date: Immediate

Description

  • We are looking for someone with a flair for marketing, working knowledge of social media platforms and an ability to complete assigned marketing related administrative tasks.
  • The specific project for which such role is required in the first instance is Alaro City.

Responsibilities

  • Create social media content calendar for all relevant platforms working with the Head of Corporate Affairs and Creative Consultant;
  • Regular posting of approved content on social media;
  • Management of the brand’s online community pages;
  • Assist in raising necessary internal documentation;
  • Help distribute marketing materials;
  • Collect quantitative and qualitative data from marketing campaigns;
  • Perform market analysis and research on competition;
  • Support the marketing team in daily administrative tasks;
  • Assist with the organisation and activation of sales and marketing events; owned or a third party;
  • Working closely with the Sales Intern to keep a list of relevant sales events while ensuring such events are brought to the attention of the Sales and Marketing teams;
  • Assist in the pre-qualification of leads generated from online platforms;
  • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements

Hard Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or its’ equivalent in a related field
  • 1 – 2 years’ experience or any similar combination of education and experience (experience during NYSC or internships while in school acceptable)
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)
  • Good knowledge of design/graphics Apps (e.g. Adobe, Corel draw, etc.)

Soft Skills:

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Task-oriented, initiative driven, and enthusiastic.
  • Good planning and organizational skills.
  • Good IT skills; and
  • Good team player.

Personal Characteristics:

  • High energy
  • Result-oriented
  • Strong work ethic; and
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Sales Intern

Location: Lagos
Reporting Line: Head of Corporate Affairs, Rendeavour Nigeria
Start Date: Immediate

Description

  • We are looking for someone excited about sales and all the process involved in making sales happen.
  • The specific project for which such role is required in the first instance is Alaro City.

Responsibilities

  • Support with pre-qualification of all leads from digital channels;
  • Support with all sales-related administrative tasks;
  • Support in raising necessary internal documentation;
  • Support with the organisation and activation of sales and marketing events; owned or a third party;
  • Working closely with the Marketing Intern to keep a list of relevant sales events while ensuring such events are brought to the attention of the Sales and Marketing teams;
  • Sell Alaro City products;
  • Provide input on customer briefs, presentations, and sales literature;
  • Learn and apply sales techniques;
  • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
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Requirements
Hard skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or its’ equivalent in a related field
  • 1 to 2 years’ experience or any similar combination of education and experience (experience during NYSC or internships while in school acceptable)
  • Excellent reporting skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Excel, MS Word and MS PowerPoint.

Soft Skills:

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Task-oriented, initiative driven, and enthusiastic.
  • Good planning and organisational skills.
  • Strong self-motivation
  • Excellent interpersonal skill
  • Good IT skills; and
  • Excellent team player.

Personal Characteristics:

  • High energy.
  • Result-oriented.
  • Strong work ethic; and
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.

 

 

 

Job Title: Real Estate Advisor (Commercial and Industrial)

Location: Lagos
Reporting Line: Head of Corporate Affairs, Nigeria and Country Head Rendeavour Nigeria
Start Date: Immediate

Job Description
We are looking for a resource that possesses a strong background in sales to be a key part of the commercial and industrial sales drive.

Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the entire commercial and industrial sales process including client presentations, site visits, negotiations, closure and administration; in close coordination with the Head of Corporate Affairs, Nigeria, CEO, Alaro City, Executive Vice President, Country Head Rendeavour Nigeria;
  • Identify opportunities for the sale of commercial and industrial land to the target market (industries, companies, hotels, schools, hospital, developers (JVs also possible);
  • Generate, convert and close local and international sales leads;
  • Build and maintain strong long-term strategic commercial relationships with agents;
  • Develop and deliver bespoke pitches for identified opportunities;
  • Work with the marketing team in implementing a marketing strategy to support sales;
  • Represent Alaro City at conferences, seminars, trade shows and exhibitions to source leads and receive the latest industry information; and
  • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements
Hard skills and experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in sales, marketing or business studies from a recognized institution would be an added advantage.
  • At least 7 – 10 years of experience in commercial or industrial sales or liaising with companies on real estate or business development matters;
  • Wide and strong network in Nigerian and international business circles;

Soft skills:

  • Excellent sales and negotiation skills;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Task-oriented, initiative driven, and enthusiastic;
  • Leadership skills;
  • Good planning and organizational skills;
  • Excellent report writing and documentation skill;
  • Good IT skills; and
  • Good team player.

Personal characteristics:

  • High energy;
  • Result-oriented;
  • Strong work ethic; and
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.

 

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Transactions Analyst

Location: Lagos
Reporting Line: Transactions Associate

Responsibilities

  • The Transactions Analyst’s role is to support the Transactions team on cash collection on closed residential and commercial sales, liaise with Legal counsel on the preparation of client documentation, and support the sales team in cash and revenue generation, fairs, presentations and exhibitions to promote sales revenues.
  • The role will support the Sales, Finance and Legal team in executing objectives, strategies and action plan to increase cash collection.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Draft Term Sheets and Offer Letters for commercial and residential clients respectively;
  • Support in engaging existing clients and buyers and ensure compliance with agreed payment plans;
  • Resolve all transactions related to the client;
  • Maintain and monitor a schedule of receivables from transactions to ensure timely payments and flag delays and deviations as they arise;
  • Tackle all operational issues in the Transactions team;
  • Coordinate with finance and legal where input is required in the transactions process;
  • Support the Sales team in the prospecting and closing of residential and commercial sales in line with the agreed sales targets and strategy;
  • Assist with all administrative duties pertaining to the sales cycle including but not limited to documentation, scheduling and file management;
  • Support to collate market data and report trends on a monthly basis;
  • Boost the sales drive through client site visits, developing relationships with potential clients, attending industry-related events and set-up at company-sponsored events,
  • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Requirements
Hard skills and experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 2 years cognate experience or any similar combination of education and experience
  • A professional member of an industry-relevant association
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word

Soft Skills:

  • Demonstrated abilities in a variety of real estate areas such as transaction management, strategic planning, financial analysis and project/construction management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information.
  • Ability to manage multiple work streams/projects of various sizes and complexity across a diversified customer base.
  • Ability to comprehend, analyse, and interpret documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Self-driven;
  • Resilient;
  • Tenacious;
  • Result-oriented;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure;
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills.

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Head of Construction and Delivery – Nigeria

Location: Lagos
Reporting Line: CEO, Alaro City, Head of Country Nigeria

Responsibilities

  • The Head of Construction and Delivery, Nigeria will be responsible for planning and supervising construction works primarily at Alaro City from commencement to completion.
  •  The role will be responsible for organizing and overseeing construction budgeting, procurement management and project execution, and ensuring all works are completed to the specified time, cost and quality standards and in line with requirements of the Rendeavour Corporate Governance Handbook and the Alaro City Corporate Governance Handbook (collectively, the “CGHB”).
  • The role will also be responsible for managing the Construction & Delivery team and interfacing with external partners and stakeholders (developers, clients, suppliers, consultants and contractors etc) and internally with other departments, including the Legal & Compliance Department, Finance, Free Zone Operations and Management.
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Responsibilities will include:
Site Works Coordination and Management:

  • Supervise and oversee the construction and delivery function, ensuring that client specifications and requirements are met, reviewing progress and liaising with quantity surveyors, engineers and architects to monitor quality, costs and construction timelines;
  • Manage and supervise contractors and sub-contractors including but not limited to architects, engineers, quantity surveyors and other consultants, ensuring construction guidelines are maintained and work is carried effectively and according to plan;
  • Plan, organize, and direct construction and maintenance related activities covering building structures, facilities, and systems; This includes inspecting and reviewing all projects; ensuring compliance with building and safety standards, codes, and other regulations;
  • Ensure development and roll-out of all infrastructure works covering power, water, sewerage and ICT in line with the business plan and overseeing all associated strategic and operational requirements for execution;
  • Manage and supervise the internal team of construction managers, supervisors, civil engineers and project managers to deliver the project’s infrastructure;
  • Determine project manpower requirements and optimal team composition and size, with a view to ensuring all deliverables are met and/or exceeded;
  • Analyse, manage and mitigate all risks associated with infrastructure roll-out using international best practices and escalating matters in real-time to the Country Head, Nigeria and CEO, Alaro City;
  • Ensure quality construction standards and the use of proper construction techniques in line with delivering world-class infrastructure;
  • Supervise or coordinate the construction and delivery works of joint venture partners and third-party clients where required;
  • Managing client interface with the delivery team to ensure proper coordination; leading to the seamless execution of works to agreed timelines;
  • Ensure remedial plans in place for any works with potential for delays owing to extenuating factors such as weather and other emergencies etc.
  • Preparation and regular tracking of design, construction and delivery programmes of all pre-construction works
  • Review overall infrastructure aspects of the land acquisition agreement, prior to execution

Tendering And Procurement:

  • Direct and supervise the procurement process for consultants, contractors, sub-contractors, vendors and other suppliers in line with provisions of the Corporate Governance Handbook.
  • Manage the procurement of bulk infrastructure works in a timely and efficient manner as required by the project and in line with approved budgets and business plans;
  • Manage and supervise the contract administration process for contractors, sub-contractors and consultants, inclusive of stage valuations, interim payments, variations and disputes;
  • Ensure all documentation for procurement is complete; with sign-off and approvals from the required parties per the CGHB.

Master Planning And Design:

  • Oversight of and responsibility for the master planning process including but limited to conceptualization, amendments, enforcement and roll-out in close coordination with all parties;
  • Preparation and regular tracking of design, construction and delivery programmes including but not limited to master planning phasing and implementation schedule and identifying priorities for action.

Strategy, Operations And Reporting:

  • Oversee the annual business planning process with a focus on the infrastructure and soft costs aspects of the business, with detailed month-on-month key deliverables and milestones tied to budgetary requirements;
  • Prepare site and progress reports, budget estimates, and cost tracking reports with these reports shared with the Country Head, Nigeria and CEO, Alaro City;
  • Analyse, manage and mitigate all risks associated with infrastructure roll-out using international best practices and escalating matters in real-time to the Country Head, Nigeria and CEO, Alaro City;
  • Negotiate terms of agreements, draft contracts and assist in obtaining statutory permits and licences in close coordination with Legal & Compliance and Free Zone operations teams.

Financial Management And Planning:

  • Oversee the infrastructure and soft costs budgets ensuring best value for services/contracts in line with the CGHB policies and procedures. This includes ensuring all costs/expenses remain within budget and flagging any deviations in real-time to the Country Head, Nigeria;
  • Ensure all expenses are within budget and in line with the business plan, with all approval processes for purchases/expenses followed per the CGHB;
  • Study project specifications to determine the cost-effectiveness of construction methods and selecting the most viable tools and materials;
  • Contribute to the Company’s bottom-line through procuring strategic, structured, well-thought-out barter transactions for road works, electricity generation, sewerage, water reticulation.

Drawings & Files Management:

  • Review engineering drawings, reports and submissions and support the development control process;
  • Ensure the repository of all construction and delivery correspondence is maintained and updated in real-time in accessible shared folders;

Quality, Health & Safety:

  • Inspect and review projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes and other regulations;
  • Monitor and review quality control guidelines and ensure implementation of all quality control procedures;
  • Investigate damage, accidents, or delays at construction sites, to ensure that proper procedures are being carried out, including maintaining a detailed incident register;
  • Ensure adherence to all quality, health and safety standards and report issues in real-time;
  • Oversee the development of a detailed Quality, Health and Safety Manual in line with best practise and international standards.
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Land Acquisition And Acquisition Legal Agreements:

  • Oversee and supervise all technical due diligence related to new land acquisition;
  • Define and prepare all related scope of works for associated due diligence workstreams;
  • Coordinate and supervise the technical team including but not limited to internal and external land and soil surveyors, environmental, water, electrical and sewerage study team. This includes responsibility for the team composition (recruitment, consultant engagement etc) working with Human Resources;
  • Drive and oversee all technical correspondence with JV partners involved in the acquisition; ensuring cordial relationships and best value at all times;
  • Coordinate all internal and external meetings required to support the acquisition process;
  • In close coordination with the legal team, review and provide input to all technical terms of the land acquisition agreement before execution.

Requirements
Hard Skills and Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Civil Engineering, Building Technology or Construction-related studies from a recognized, reputable institution or comparable practical experience and training.
  • A minimum of 10 – 15 years in a senior role managing infrastructure and building works both locally and internationally; of which a minimum of 5 should cover building construction, road and civil works, quantity surveying, contract administration and procurement.
  • A professional member of a recognized local or international engineering, building, quantity surveying or similar organizations.
  • Working knowledge of construction management software packages e.g. Microsoft Project, Primavera etc.
  • Experience with best practice use of construction contracts – FIDIC
  • Good knowledge of engineering design, building methods and regulations.

Soft skills:

  • Strong technical, analytical and management skills
  • Effective time management and logical decision-making ability.
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Highly numerate with good IT skills.
  • Problem-solving ability.
  • Mature, pragmatic and flexible approach, strong commercial judgment.
  • Team player but comfortable working autonomously.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good negotiation and project management skills.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Rigorous and organised approach.
  • Hands-on, ready to roll up the sleeves.
  • Great organizational skills

Personal Characteristics:

  • Exceptional work ethic and integrity;
  • Analytical minded
  • Self-driven;
  • Resilient;
  • Result-oriented;
  • Rigorous and organized;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills.
  • Desire to live and work in Africa/project location

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Free Zone / Legal Associate, Nigeria

Location: Victoria Island Lagos,
Employment Type: Full-time
Reporting Line: Head of Legal, Nigeria and Free zone Operations Manager, Nigeria

Background

  • Rendeavour is Africa’s largest urban land developer with over 30,000 acres of visionary projects in the growth trajectories of large cities in Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Rendeavour’s vision goes beyond alleviating what is a self-evident problem – that of stifling urban congestion and a dearth of quality housing and commercial property in Africa.
  • Rather, we aim to help create the infrastructure – the living and working spaces, communities, schools and hospitals – that will help sustain and accelerate Africa’s economic growth, meet the aspirations of Africa’s burgeoning middle classes, and serve as a catalyst for further urban development.The Company is looking for a resource that possesses a strong background in free zone administration and commercial law.

Responsibilities

  • Draft and review legal documents, term sheets, offer letters, agreement to lease, deed of sublease, procurement agreement, utilities agreements, etc.
  • Draft and review of contracts and identification of potential risk factors for new and existing transactions.
  • Provide litigation and court process drafting support to the Head of Legal.
  • Assist in the review of the Corporate Governance Handbook (CGHB) of all Rendeavour entities in Nigeria. Flag all non-compliance with the Corporate Governance Handbook of RHL, Alaro City Development FZC and other Rendeavour entities in Nigeria.
  • Assist with company secretarial functions, such as statutory filling, updating the company’s records on an ongoing basis etc. promptly. Maintain and regularly update the contract database.
  • Conduct legal research as may be required. Assist in the strategic plan for free zone revenue generation.
  • Assist the free zone operations manager in the review and execution of incorporation documents received from prospective enterprises. Support the head of legal to ensure submission of Annual Returns (for Alaro City Development FZC to NEPZA.
  • Liaise with the free zone operations manager to ensure receipt of Annual Returns from enterprises as agreed with the individual entity in line with Alaro City Regulation/NEPZA Regulation. All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements
Hard Skills and Experience:

  • At least 3 – 6 years of core legal experience; Wide and strong network in Nigerian and international business circles;
  • Must have been called to the Nigerian Bar;
  • Sound knowledge of Free zone administration in Nigeria

Soft Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Task-oriented, initiative driven, and enthusiastic; Good planning and organizational skills;
  • Excellent report writing and documentation skill;
  • Good IT skills; and good team player.

Personal Characteristics:

  • High energy;
  • Result-oriented; Strong work ethic; and
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.

Application Closing Date
31st January, 2021

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send an up-to-dated CV to: careersnigeria@rendeavour.com quoting ‘Construction Intern’ as the subject of the mail.