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OSP Project Lead at MainOne Cable


 MainOne Cable is a leading facilitator and preferred provider of innovative telecom services and network solutions such as Connectivity and Data Center Solutions to Telecom operators, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), other businesses and Government institutions across West Africa.

MainOne Cable’s success is built on having talented and highly proficient people within their respective fields as the driving force behind our business. A job in MainOne is different from any other you have had. With joining MainOne you’ll be challenged, inspired and proud as you become a part of something big.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: OSP Project Lead

Location: Akwa Ibom / Abia / Rivers
Employment Type: Full-time
Department: Technical


  • The OSP Project Manager, Fiber will assist with the completion of assigned complex and/or long term Outside Plant Fiber engineering and construction projects including budgetary, resourcing and scheduling requirements.
  • He or she will be responsible for the initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and closure of projects within MainOne. The position is accountable for service delivery on-time and on-budget.

Other responsibilities include to:

  • Ensure the agreed project management methods, standards and processes are maintained throughout the project
  • Define clearly the project
  • Create and defend project
  • Prepare and manage project plans and implementation schedules using MS Project and other suitable software.
  • Provide the executives with ad hoc and periodic Project environmental reports specifically to do with project costs, lessons learnt and risks
  • Responsible for the implementation of current product portfolio and new products.
  • Manage planning and implementation teams and external contractors during project execution.
  • Co-ordinate the production of all reports and produce project summary reports.
  • Hold regular meetings with all stakeholders on project
  • Produces Project reports for customer and internal
  • Control the project implementation process
  • Develop and support effective communication mechanisms between the project teams and the rest of the team
  • Develop and maintain the project library, filing, recording and reporting systems.
  • Assist with equipment & material ordering and payment of vendor/ contractor
  • Create and distribute weekly reports communicating project status, successes, challenges and risks.
  • Hold monthly site meetings with the Contractors.
  • Sign off on milestones to allow invoice processing and payments.
  • Distribute notification letters to residents of project location/streets at least a week before project civil works commences.
  • Effectively monitor projects to ensure contractor compliance with design scope (approved quantity), program of work (agreed resource/time) and work method (approved quality).
  • Proper studies of project award documents (Design Plan, BOM, Splice Plan, Link Budget Calculator, and HLDesc) immediately after you receive project assignment order.
  • Facilitate meeting with Estate Manager & Contractor to agree on work method before Estate civil works commences. Also ensure Estate Manager notifies residents about the project before civil works starts.
  • Variations to design and scope plans MUST be escalated back to the office and approved before they are implemented on site.
  • Actively participate in the audit exercise of completed projects and ensure project snags are cleared within agreed timeframe.
  • Provide support to the engineering team where necessary and as defined by the Head of Projects or your Team Lead
  • Ensure project kick off meeting happens no more than 48hrs after project is assigned to you and that contractor submits program of work immediately after.
  • Escalate unavailable materials to your Team Lead for immediate procurement action.
  • Accurate & Timely red-line drawing submission

Qualifications, Skills & Competencies
Qualifications & Skills:

  • A First Degree – B.Eng./B.Sc/HND/B.Tech Electrical Engineering required.
  • At least 10 years post National Service work experience (NYSC is mandatory)
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in Optical Fiber Cable project management
  • PMP or Prince2 project management methodology
  • Knowledge of major fiber routes across Nigeria will be added advantage.
  • Certifications in Fiber Optic Cabling, CCNA and A+ will be an added advantage.
  • Certifications in HSE Grade III will be an added advantage.


  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office suite
  • Outstanding Process and Systems Documentation
  • Attention to Detail, Highly Organised, Presentation & Communication Skills
  • Team Oriented, Relationship builder and Leadership
  • High Tolerance for Stress
  • Problem Management (analysis and resolution)
  • Customer Service Orientation
  • High level of Integrity
  • Time and Priority Management Skills.
  • People Management, Negotiation & analytical skills.
  • Proficient use of Fiber test tools e.g. OTDR, power meter & Light source, VFL.
  • Proficient in the use of design software e.g. AutoCAD, Visio, etc
  • Excellent people skills and street smart.
  • Demonstrates independent ownership and management of tasks.
  • Strong level of professionalism in dealing with highly confidential information
  • Proficiency in the use of relevant computer applications for financial reporting and project management.

Demands of the Job:

  • Travelling required
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Ability & Willingness to work long hours & meet deadlines
  • Execellent people skills & street smart
  • Demonstrates independent ownership & management of tasks
  • Strong level of professionalism in dealing with highly confidential information.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application 

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