Infrastructure Manager

Ahmedabad
Group HQ /
Full-Time /
Hybrid
About KOKO Networks
KOKO Networks is a venture-backed climate-tech company with 1,800+ employees across East Africa, India, and the United Kingdom. Our mission is to imagine and deliver technology that improves life in the world’s fastest growing cities. We offer a fast-paced and highly collaborative work environment with significant opportunities for professional growth.  Our core lines of business currently include: (1) KOKO Fuel, an ultra-clean liquid bioethanol cooking fuel solution delivered via a network of smart fuel ATMs and leveraging existing downstream liquid fuels infrastructure; and (2) KOKO Climate, which retails the emissions reductions that occur from switching households from deforestation-based charcoal to KOKO Fuel. In 2021, KOKO was selected as the world’s leading emerging markets climate technology solution by FT/IFC.

As the infrastructure manager, you will be responsible for managing the setup of our new state-of-the-art, greenfield manufacturing facility located near Ahmedabad. You will work with the Manufacturing Expansion team to ensure that targets and met and the facility is in a position to go on-stream in Q1, 2024

Responsiblities

    • Work directly with Expansion Head on the Factory construction project.
    • Manpower calculation for Construction Project (Must)
    • Responsible for greenfield facility set up within the agreed timeline and budget with Expansion Head.
    • Plan, coordinate and/or supervision of all the activities for a new greenfield plant or brownfield expansion of plant in terms of construction, erection and commissioning
    • Liaise with the construction partners and execute the necessary pre-construction tests for soil,water,land filling,excavation.
    • Bring the right kind of contractors and subcontractors for greenfield setup project on board with proper groundwork.
    • Work with Architect and Plant Engineers on the Factory Layout drafting and overcoming the technical issues through solutions which abide by local laws.
    • Construction permit filing and provide basic facilities for factory construction ( water, electricity...)
    • Maintain the safety logs and ensure the site operates without accidents and labour law & environment law violations.
    • Technical review of site grading, roads, drainage and utility layouts.
    • Resource management along with contractor for Labour availability, construction Equipment service providers,machinery & Materials agencies.
    • Run the weekly status reports on overall greenfield setup project, alert the management in timely manner on any abnormalities and create mitigation plan.
    • Coordinate with engineers and architects and contractors to ensure that the project gets completed in a timely manner and within proposed budget
    • Negotiate with architects, contractors and vendors.
    • Evaluate the construction methods and keep accountability of good receipt under control
    • Monitor the progress on site, including the reception and installation of equipment
    • Identify differences and problems with designs
    • Develop and implement quality control programs
    • Ensure the specs and capacity for the drainage,sewage treatment,stormwater, ETP, STP, RO,Cooling Tower,HVAC,assembly point,fire fighting system are inline with factory capacity.
    • Plan for efficient Electrical Systems & LV Systems / CCTV,utility area development,DG sets, Compressors and Landscape development.
    • Ensure proper compound walls are constructed surrounding the factory with zero discharge or leakages into the neighbouring property.
    • Maintaining high-quality standards at the site
    • Deciding the quantity of material required for Civil works (Contractor ordered material) and raising PRs (if required)
    • Checking drawing documentation quality and maintaining records pertaining to Civil drawing and documentation for all projects

Qualifications

    • B.E./B.Tech. in Civil /Infrastructure Engg.
    • 10-11 years of work experience
    • Masters degree in Urban Planning OR Infrastructure Planning or similar area would be an added advantage
    • Bachelor's degree in Architecture OR Urban Planning OR Civil Engineering
    • 5-7 years experience in greenfield/brownfield setup over 50000 Sq Meters land parcel size is desired.
    • MS office, Project Management
    • AutoCAD, Civil 3D,Infraworks, ArcGIS, Infraworks, Revit would be plus point
    • Sound negotiation and communication skills
KOKO is committed to gender and racial diversity in the workplace. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply!