Project Director Job in Nigeria

 Schneider Electric - As the Global Specialist in Energy Management™ and market leader in industrial automation and software, Schneider Electric enables people to experience and transform efficiency where they live and work; from home to enterprise, across the grid and the city. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group brings a world where innovative individuals use collaborative solutions to make the most of their energy, while using less of the common planet.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Project Director

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Details

  • Process Automation is a global business unit building value in today’s ever-changing industrial world by forging new connections among people, processes, and technologies. 
  • Schneider Electric’s process automation solutions help our customers to drive their operations to a higher value with a vast portfolio of proven Schneider Electric technology and expertise.
  • An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Process Automation business unit for a Project Director to join our delivery team in Nigeria, operating as part of North Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa Cluster.

Your Mission

  • As Project Director, you will be fully accountable for the delivery and project management of high-value and strategically important customer projects throughout the region. 
  • These projects will cover various industry sectors, including oil and gas, pharmaceutical, power, nuclear, food and beverage, water and utilities, automotive and energy.

Your Role - Magic happens when you bring great people together!

  • All project management activities, including project planning, risk management, financial control, and reporting.
  • Acting as primary contact with our customers on all aspects of project delivery.
  • Communication with project stakeholders at all levels within the customer and Schneider Electric organisations.
  • Project team leadership, including coordination of engineering, production, test, product development, purchasing and quality assurance activities.
  • Management of sub-suppliers and sub-contractors involved in the execution of the projects.
  • Line management responsibilities for any project managers assigned.
  • Coaching and mentoring less experienced employees.
  • Adherence to project governance and cadence policies.  This includes updating internal reporting tools and preparing and presenting project status at any internal review.
  • Ensure consistency in project execution according to Customer Project Process (CPP) and PMI standards.
  • Determine and manage the required resources for the project or programme.
  • Negotiating and executing contract variations with the customer in accordance with company policies and standards.  Resolution of any contractual issues with support from contract management experts.
  • Developing partnerships with key customers and third parties.
  • Travel for customer meetings both within the country and abroad as required by the assigned projects. 
  • Most international interactions are virtual.


  • Educated at Degree level with a minimum of 6 years, typically 8 years of project management experience.
  • A minimum of B.Sc./ B.Eng. Degree in any relevant discipline, e.g. Electrical & Electronics, Control Engineering, or Computer Science.
  • Vast experience in a system, software, process automation or application engineering capacity with industry knowledge and experience.
  • Knowledge of managing and reporting on all financial aspects of assigned projects.
  • Able to negotiate contract variations for engineering changes with customers.
  • Familiarity with general contractual terms and conditions.
  • Conversant with MS Project and all MS Office software products, Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint etc.
  • Excellent command of the English language, both verbal and written.
  • Knowledge of structured project management methodologies such as Prince 2 or PMbok from PMI.
  • Proven ability to work in a complex environment and collaborate across multiple business functions to achieve common business objectives.
  • Can demonstrate flexibility and resilience in a challenging and fast-moving environment.
  • Proven ability to strategically deliver the best results in a digitally transforming environment with agility.
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills with the motivation and determination required to succeed.
  • Ability to understand, influence & convince in a complex and agile matrix organisation.
  • Has knowledge and ability to lead in Digital Transformation initiatives and projects.
  • Must possess a project management qualification, e.g. Prince 2 qualification or PMP certification.

Skills and Experience:

  • We are looking for an experienced senior project management professional with proven success in delivering large-scale digital solutions to external customers.
  • The successful candidate will have strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills, motivation, and determination to succeed in a fast-paced and highly innovative environment.


  • Knowledge of process automation business is advantageous.
  • The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate experience and expertise in ERP systems e.g SAP.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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