• Business Development Project Manager at SunCulture

  • Posted on: 14 September, 2018 Deadline: 14 September, 2018
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    SunCulture's mission is to make smallholder farming households more productive. Through passion for agriculture and technology, it has developed a solution that combines affordable solar water pumping and customized irrigation systems, bundled with ongoing support and financing.

    SunCulture is taking an active part in improving not only the lives of farmers, but also the environment by reducing CO2 emissions and water usage. Their efforts have been recognised through a number of awards which include but are not limited to:


    Business Development Project Manager


    Job description

    Are you a project manager extraordinaire? Are you able to help design a project and oversee its execution? Do you have experience with irrigation engineering? SunCulture is hiring!

    About the Role

    SunCulture has reached an exciting phase in its development and is poised for significant growth. They are looking for a Business Development Project Manager who will be responsible from end to end for NGO/B2B irrigation and solar pumps projects. This includes tendering, project management and reporting.


    • Tendering
    • Understand the project/client needs through analyzing tender documentation and follow up meetings
    • Design the layout of the irrigation system/s based on the technical feasibility, documentation and meetings
    • Prepare quotes for the project based on the system’s design, logistics, training and service/maintenance needs
    • Write technical proposals for the project, elaborating on chosen irrigation design and service offering
    • Submit tender before deadline and follow up when needed

    • Project Management
    • Source for and manage the necessary items and contractors after project plan approval. This includes managing risks and thinking through mitigating strategies
    • Create and lead project implementation team: Assign team tasks and deadlines, make sure the necessary tools are available.
    • Budget: Ensure project is within provided budget, monitor project spending and adjust accordingly if extra costs occur.
    • Monitoring process: Collect and measure data to compare project status with project plan. This includes ensuring project quality is satisfactory to the client
    • Training: When applicable make sure the client/beneficiaries have the knowledge to install, operate, maintain and service the installed system
    • Reporting: Submit project status, final project and follow up reports to team and stakeholders

    Desired Candidate Profile

    Does this sound like you?

    • 3+ years relevant experience
    • You have experience with AC/DC solar/grid pump systems
    • You have experience with drip irrigation
    • Experience with tendering and project management
    • You have a passion for project perfection and are proactive
    • You are great at report writing
    • You enjoy being out in the field
    • You have excellent soft skills
    • You have a passion for project perfection and are proactive
    • You are a team leader and can also be a team player whenever required
    • An agile trainer/trainee that is very resilient and flexible
    • You have excellent grammar skills

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to SunCulture Kenya Ltd career website on www.linkedin.com to apply

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