Solomon Power Solomon Power

Project Manager

Job Description

Solomon Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA) trading as Solomon Power is a state-owned enterprise established under the Electricity Act 1969 and governed by the State-Owned Enterprises Act 2007 and the associated regulations. Solomon Power owns, maintains, and operates the country’s national electricity grid. Solomon Power generates, transmits, distributes and sells electricity in the Solomon Islands.

The Project Manager ("PM") is assigned Solomon Power projects at any one time with these projects being managed concurrently and PM is responsible for the operational management of these assigned projects and initiatives where these projects will range from small, medium to large projects with various levels of value, risk and complexity. The role will also be responsible for the delivery of the of an assigned projects as per the Capital Works Annual Plan ("the Plan") through the Solomon Power Project Manual. The role reports to Manager Projects.


Organisational Stakeholders
1. Efficient and effective project management and timely delivery of an assigned project
  • Effectively manage more than one project at any one time ensured
  • Clear understanding of the project lifecycle process and the requirements ensured for successful project and actively chasing of application
  • Opportunities to improve the particular project identified and implementation assisted by working closely with senior project managers
  • Clear lines of communication between key stakeholders of the projects maintained
  • Regular inspections of each projects progress and report undertook as required
  • Delivery of project benefits maximised by working closely with project stakeholders to accurately identify and deliver project benefits
  • Project is completed within approved budget, covering resource planning, cost estimation, budgeting & controls
  • Importance of being customer focused, supporting & encouraging a culture that values internal & external project customers recognised
  • Customers feedbacks monitored and acted on ensuring solutions that is delivered meets customers’ needs
  • Various project elements are properly co-ordinated including scoping activities, project plan development & execution, acquiring legal & regulatory sign offs & project reporting
2. A skilled, safe and compliant department
  • Compliance with the prevailing laws and Solomon power policies and procedures whilst implementing applicable project requirements ensured
  • Expertise and guidance for project documentation, maintain records and Solomon Power representative provided as required for project matters
  • Deliverables' are complied with the prevailing laws and organisational policies and procedures
  • Construction and installations of extensions and new installations and major repairs oversight, supervised and reported ensuring project activities are executed within safety standards and regulations
  • Team members are complied with all mandatory regulations applicable to Solomon Power, including health and safety standards
3. Resource management effectively implemented
  • Timely assistance, support and contribution provided to the team, GMCW, Manager Projects and Program Manager:
    • Assistance in the effective and efficient management of resources assigned to GMCW's division
    • Contribution to the objective of maximising business performance and ensuring compliance with standards
    • Assistance provided to GMCW and Manager Projects with timely preparation and submission of departmental budgets
    • Support provided to GMCW and Manager Projects to properly implement approved budgets, including the accounting for and monitoring of operational and capital budgets
    • Contribution on the ensuring of risk management approach and associated activities are adhered and followed through
  • Continuous improvements in processes, approaches & initiatives advocated, communicated and implemented
  • Potential risk identified, communicated and advise on appropriate mitigation plans provided
4. A healthy, safe and OHS compliant Solomon Power
  • Taking reasonable care of own health and safety and for the safety of other people, including people working under incumbent's supervision or direction who may be affected by his or her acts or omissions at the workplace ensured
  • Comply with any direction given by Solomon Power or one of its Responsible Officers with respect to any health and safety matter under current Safety acts and regulations adhered
5. Environmental protection is prioritised at all times
  • Ensure adherence to the requirements of the environmental systems
  • Ensure compliance with specific environmental management procedures applicable to their work
  • Complied with any direction given by any person employed by Solomon Power fulfilling the requirements of the environmental systems
  • Accepted the authority to report, enhance and assist in the management and function of the environmental systems
6. Sol Power image upheld and values demonstrated at all times
  • Environment aligning deliverable to organisational values and strategic direction supported
  • Organisational values and good corporate and governance practices are complied with whilst delivering outcomes
  • Company policies and procedures including safety rules adhered to at all times
  • Teamwork and good working relationships with managers and work colleagues are ensured
  • Commercial confidentiality maintained at all times

Responsibilities - Critical Competencies

Competence Description
Planning Deliver results by developing, reviewing or following a work plan, action plan or operational plan.
Resource Management Deliver results through the efficient and effective allocation and use of supplies , equipment and people.
Systems and Procedures Develop and/or apply procedures to assist the organisation achieve its goals.
Information Analysis Make informed decisions by collecting and interpreting data and information
Documentation Communicate using formal business writing.
Communication Exchange information through verbal communication
Customer Commitment Demonstrate a commitment to customer service - both internal and external customers.
Commercial Focus Optimize the commercial viability of the organisation.
Relationship Building Build beneficial relationships with suppliers and stakeholders.
Quality Focus Deliver quality.
Organisational Values Display the organisation's image and value standards.
Team Orientation Work in a team towards a common aim.
Facilitation Assist the progress of work ensuring its timely and effective completion.
Problem Solving Develop practical solutions to a situation.
Innovation Use original and creative thinking to make improvements and/or develop and initiate new approaches.
Learning Develop the competencies of self and others to enhance performance.
Technical Strength Demonstrate knowledge of a specialist discipline.
Compliance Comply with relevant laws and the policies and procedures of the organisation.
Financial Application Apply financial principles and practices.
Research Apply formal research methodologies.
Technology Application Apply technology.
Health and Safety Establish and maintain a safe and healthy work environment.


Qualification Discipline Notes
Degree Electrical Engineering

Work Knowledge and Experience

  1. At least 5 years demonstrated experience in the Project Management for delivery of projects for electricity utilities
  2. Superior communications skills, verbal and writing – putting together complex documents, writing reports and instructions, providing feedback, communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  3. Ability to manage resources, doing budgets, managing spend against budges, reporting and managing variances
  4. Clear understanding of the project lifecycle process and the requirements to ensure the delivery of successful projects and actively drive projects to successful completion.


Language Proficiency
Excellent command of English (written and oral)
Regulatory Compliance Requirements
Driver’s License
Police Clearance
Medical Clearance


Interaction Comments
Capital Works Department
Manager Project
General Manager Capital Works
All employees
Statutory Authorities
Government Ministries


Attribute Definition
Behavioural Styles
Accountable Assumes full responsibility for own actions and identifies with the success or failure of own part of the overall work/goal.
Achiever Puts in effort to achieve a desired result or goal and is motivated by this end and the overall accomplishment.
Detail oriented Attends to the small elements of a task/activity, ensuring completeness and accuracy.
Reliable Is able to be trusted to do what is expected or has been promised, puts in a great amount of effort believing in the value of work.
Interpersonal Styles
Objective Impartial and honest in dealings with others, eliminating own feelings and view to reach a balanced judgement.
Perceptive Shows keen insight and understanding of issues or situations.
Team Oriented Enjoys being with others as part of a group or team.
Thinking Styles
Analytic Able to separate things into their constituent elements in order to study or examine them, draw conclusions, or solve problems.
Concrete thinker Focuses on the tangible experiences of actual things or events.
Challenger Queries, tests information/beliefs and provokes thought.
Decisive Reaches conclusions, promptly and firmly.
Well organised Controls tasks in a well thought out and critical manner.

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Ranadi, Solomon Islands


10 Jul 2024

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