Asset Management Director

Who You Are

Self-starter who is passionate about clean energy and its potential to transform underserved markets in Africa
Comfortable with ambiguity; you are effective in a fast-moving and complex environment that does not have a fixed rule book.
A practical thinker known for choosing the simple, robust solution where more complicated approaches would deliver the same results
Patient and skilled at training up contractors to consistently deliver excellent work
Sound commercial judgement; independently assesses the most economical interventions
Considers the long-term view when evaluating the costs and benefits of a potential solution
A creative problem-solver not afraid to get their hands dirty to untangle a complex issue
High tolerance for ambiguity and an ability to operate effectively in a changing context
Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate clearly and effectively with diverse audiences
Curiosity: Eagerness to take on new types of work, even without prior experience/direct supervision


Required Qualifications

7+ years of relevant working experience
Experience with operating or managing a portfolio of medium to large scale energy generation projects (thermal or solar PV) – consulting, developer, IPP, operator
Understanding of the power system asset management environment including contracting structures, performance metrics, and guarantee structures, technical innovations, commercial and financial implications
Understanding of key aspects that govern the configuration requirements of hybrid plants for different technologies [capex, opex, fuel efficiency curves, spinning reserve, PV oversupply, modularity, solar penetration, etc.]


Primary Responsibilities

Responsible for leading and managing the overall technical and commercial performance of CBE’s operating portfolio of projects
Manage and optimize the performance monitoring, reporting, and contract management systems at a portfolio level
Ensure compliance of all statutory and contractual requirements for all projects in the operating portfolio
Interface regularly and effectively with the operations and finance teams to continue improving on the systems and processes required to manage the operating portfolio
Drive innovation with respect to hardware and software configuration (SCADA) to optimize plant performance and efficient management, invoicing, and reporting
Provide commissioning support to the project delivery teams to facilitate effective handover from delivery to operation
Continue to evaluate and assess the O&M contracting strategy to optimize cost and performance (i.e., Regional O&M portfolios, outsource vs insource


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About CrossBoundary

CrossBoundary is a mission driven investment firm committed to unlocking the power of capital to make a strong return while creating a lasting difference in frontier markets. We take a transaction centered approach to frontier markets. CrossBoundary provides investment advisory services, having developed a specialized expertise in unlocking investment across all sectors in fragile and frontier markets. Our advisory clients include governments, development finance institutions, private equity firms, Fortune 100 companies, and research institutions. Our direct investment arm, CrossBoundary Energy, finances solar projects in Africa.