Chief Engineer

Location: Kaduna, Nigeria
Salary: Negotiable

Our Client, a global FMCG company is looking to attract a highly experienced Chief Engineer who will be responsible for leading the Engineering performance and any minor/major capex projects being undertaken in the said location. The role will have two senior Engineering Managers reporting into it.


  • Lead & run Preventive Maintenance programme for the production plant & ensure its effectiveness through adherence checks against schedule to maximize equipment availability.
  • Ensure team is guided to attend breakdowns & RCA & CAPA is carried out to prevent re-occurrence
  • Drive team capabilities to achieve the maintenance targets through structured problem solving, improvement interventions etc.
  • Maintain a high level of stakeholder management with all relevant functions such as Procurement, Finance, Quality, HR, production etc. for effective & efficient management of Engineering function
  • Maintain good rapport with senior leadership team to ensure expectations are clearly understood & escalations/concerns are effectively routed.
  • Ensure team is trained & maintained on the EHS standards for all the jobs & processes.
  • Ensure team follows correct codes of practice, both statutory and advisory
  • Ensure an effective Engineering spare management through Safety stock reviews & proactive ordering on time & ensure stock norms are followed & overall stock values are reviewed on regular basis
  • Regular site inspection and maintaining a training calendar for the team to improve the overall technical capabilities.
  • Cost-effectively manage external contractors – seek to challenge their costs and performance to ensure cost-effective yet quality service.
  • Coordinate, mentor & coach senior Engineering managers reporting to him to keep them motivated & rightly oriented.
  • Review maintenance performance through daily, weekly & monthly meetings with team members & relevant stakeholders.
  • Drive team engagement through team building practices, case studies & informal gatherings.
  • Maintain a Statutory calendar covering all the statutory inspections for the Plant including Utilities & Infra.
  • Create budget requirement for Opex & Capex for specific locations for the year & ensure all expenses are within the allotted budget for all locations.
  • Lead the MATS KPI monthly verification & validation process for all locations
  • Initiate ideation process within the team to generate value addition projects on reliability, process, efficiency & safety improvements & make plans for implementation.
  • Lead the execution of minor & major Capex projects for the plant as per the agreed timelines & budget.
  • Maintain good report & interpersonal connect with all peers & senior stakeholders in the business for effective management of the department.


  • Bachelors’ degree in mechanical/electrical engineering, QEHS, HACCP related certification job-related courses and training, project management experience preferred
  • 14-16 years of experience in handling Plant maintenance, utilities and projects

Kindly send CV in WORD FORMAT to with subject as “Chief Engineer” if you meet the requirements above and you will be contacted shortly after.

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Job Location: Kaduna

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