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Country Operations Manager

Job title: Country Operations Manager
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Cambodia
Industry: Executive Management
Start Date: 11/09/2020
Salary: 100,000.00
Reference: 30621
Contact name: Jennifer Wong
Contact email: Jennifer@formativesearch.com
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Formative Search is working with a fast-growing company providing renewable energy solutions to C&I customers internationally. They are financially strong and are currently active in the region, with substantial assets already in operation, under construction and in late-stage development phases.

Our client is looking to hire a Country Operations Manager based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to manage their biomass-to-energy plants. This person will be responsible for the project implementation, supervision and assistance of the project team.

What will you do?

During project implementation: Together with a Project Manager,

  • Formulate and implement a team development/operation staffing plan (approximately 35 people), communicate the corporate culture to team members, implement the philosophy of the BECIS, be responsible for training of necessary skills and implement the BECIS's talent development & training plan

  • Assist the bidding work in the early stage of the project and set up the project management team

  • Be fully responsible for the project construction management, formulate the project cost control plan, construction progress plan, quality target plan, fund use plan, and conduct monthly and annual assessment

  • Be responsible for the coordination of project construction organization, completion acceptance and payment settlement

  • Organize the review meetings of drawings, prepare the construction plan, carry out safety technical disclosure, and supervise the implementation

  • Be responsible for the safety, quality, progress, and cost control management in the whole process of project implementation

  • Report the project progress regularly and irregularly in the form of daily, weekly, and monthly reports

  • Be responsible for preparing the construction schedule and report the schedule for demanded materials

  • Review the completion data and handle the project handover procedures in a timely manner

During regular operations

  • Responsible for Profit and Loss of the Country

  • Serve as the key business partner to all internal teams as well as to the client and external business partners

  • Lead the plant operations and maintenance of the site

  • Lead sourcing, logistics, finance and admin functions, with the functional support and oversight from BECIS HQ

  • Managing regulatory compliance for the company, equipment and plant safety management as well and environmental regulatory compliance

What do you need?

  • Proven track record in building and leading a cross-functional teams to achieve challenging business goals

  • Previous equivalent experience with power plant/boiler operations

  • Experience in managing projects

  • Knowledge of maintenance of mechanical and electrical equipment and instrumentation/automation

  • Demonstrable familiarity and track record of power plant/ boiler processes and system implementation, as well as with top-level health and safety guidelines and procedures

  • Previous experience with bioenergy is a plus

  • Hands-on experience in leading operations; min. 10 years.

  • Cross-functional management capability

  • Strong Leadership and fast-paced team player

  • Ability to represent BECIS in a professional manner to diverse internal/external audiences

  • Relevant mechanical/electrical university degree

  • Boiler operating license preferred

  • Candidates must be computer literate

  • High level of fluency in English, both written and spoken. Khmer knowledge is a plus


This is a lean organization; ultimately, the whole staff will occasionally be involved in various duties outside of their usual scope of work, such as project and development work and admin tasks.

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