Construction Director – Delivery and Execution

Reporting to Director – Delivery and Execution
Position Purpose

AMEA is developing two large scale renewable energy projects in Egypt. The Company is looking for two experienced Construction Directors to drive the project lifecycle of each project from Limited Notice to Proceed (LNTP) to Commercial Operation Date.

Located in the Kom Ombo, within the Aswan Governorate, AMEA Power will build, own and operate a 500MW solar PV power plant through its subsidy Abydos Solar Power Company (ASPC). The construction schedule is 19 months, and this position will be supported by a robust team, as well as the Owner’s Engineer, to facilitate the day-to-day Construction Management responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities


  • To drive the project lifecycle from Limited Notice to Proceed (LNTP) to Commercial Operation Date
  • Review, understand, interpret and manage Project’s agreements (such as PPA, NCC, EPC, O&M, OE, IE, MSA, etc.), consulting agreements, special licensing and other agreements that are relevant to the construction of the power plant
  • Manage, plan, organize, coordinate and control the Project implementation process, and be responsible for achieving the contractual Project’s targets
  • Lead, from the Project Company’s side, the plant construction monitoring with the assistance of the Owner’s Engineer to ensure that it is executed properly in terms of quality, schedule, and budget, in line with the EPC Contract and Project’s requirements in general, and the Good Engineering and Constructions Practices, without lost time accidents, severe injuries and/or fatalities.
  • Establish, maintain and manage all daily interfaces, ensuring excellent relationship and communication with all the Project’s stakeholders (Off-taker, local authorities, fire brigade, power supplier, environmental authorities, etc., as applicable)
  • Lead design review meeting sessions, and take technical decisions with the support of the Owner’s Engineer and the own Project Team
  • Supervise and manage the Project Team and Owner’s Engineer team, and assess/manage their performance
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of the Project concerning stability, grid study, planning and budget
  • Communicate with utilities and authority having jurisdictions regarding interconnection, permitting, and other regulatory compliance issues
  • Monitor Project construction progress and anticipate/highlight potential issues that can arise and affect the Project construction, and propose solutions
  • Manage the Project’s budget with maximum efforts for cost reduction/optimisation
Person Specification

Minimum Experience Requirements

  • At least 15 years’ overall experience and proven track record managing construction works
  • At least 10 years’ experience and proven track record managing renewable projects, especially construction of solar projects
  • Will be desirable having experience in other areas like operation, strategic planning, negotiating deals, EPC Contracts, general management, project financing, project management and budgetary oversight
  • Proven experience in project planning (scheduling)
  • Understanding of EPC contracts and project documents in general
  • Claim management experience will be a plus
Minimum Education Requirements
  • University degree in Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Master’s in Business related subject will be a plus
  • Project Management certification will be a plus

Required Role Related/Technical Skills 

Rating Basic,
Intermediate, Expert

  • Project Management
  • Commercial Awareness
  • Project Scheduling Software (MS Project and Primavera)
  • MS Office Suite (Especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of Autocad
  • Written and oral communication in English
  • Written and oral communication in Arabic (will be a plus)

Interpersonal Skills


  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Ability to work in a broad cultural spectrum
  • Good negotiator
  • Resilience under pressure
  • Stakeholder management
  • Developing / couching others
  • Excellent management skills
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