Civil Works Project Engineer / General Service Manager

Open vacancy

Civil Works Project Engineer/General service Manager – Nigeria


Responsible for the civil works project within the Siat group Subsidiaries in Nigeria including but not exclusively:
• Concrete foundation for equipment.
• Industrial building
• Concrete floor
• Housing estate


• Prepare the specification and Bill of quantities (BOQ) with regards to civil works projects.
• Help local subsidiary team with contractor selection.
• Ensure that the execution of the civil work job will be done timely and in quality.
• Work as a team with the group industrial project engineer
• Liaise with the local civil works team in each subsidiary.
• Develop innovations, improvements, objectives and plans for the department with the technical director.
• Prepare with the Group Technical Director the civil works budget for the department.
• Ensure that operations (including those of contractors) conform to environmental policies, guidelines and laws.
• Ensure that operations (including those of contractors) conform to occupational health and safety policies, guidelines and laws.
• Keep abreast of industry best practice.


• Respect of execution time
• Respect of Quality
• Respect of budget


• Nigeria CTO
• Group CTO


• General service staff


• Open mindset for different cultures
• English spoken and written / French is an asset


• Local civil works manager
• Project engineer (group level and subsidiary level)
• Contractors
• External engineering office and architects


• Hands on civil works engineer
• Analytical and Planning skills
• ability to interpret drawings
• Concrete and metal structure knowledge
• Degree Qualified : B.Eng, B.Sc etc or lower Technical Qualification With preferably 10 years of experience .


• Office (Word, Exell, PPT,…)
• Autocad


French: fluent
English: Fluent

Group Electrical & Automation Engineer

Open vacancy

Group Electrical & Automation Engineer


Positions in this series perform work related to the design, fabrication, installation, maintenance, operation, inspection, and testing of a variety of control systems equipment including, but not limited to, electrical, electronic, pneumatic, computer, micro processor and variable frequency drive, electro-mechanical, digital, telemetry, and analog components used in wastewater process control systems; and perform other duties as required.


• Read and interpret analog equipment schematics, analog system network diagrams, plans, blueprints, and electrical wiring diagrams.
• Read and interpret recording charts, gauges, and other instruments.
• Work with hand tools and test instruments.
• Work and communicate with operations and maintenance personnel.
• Prepare reports.
• Respond to emergency call.
• Work outside under all weather conditions.
• Work in remote location (plantation) far from cities accomodations
• Set priorities and meet deadlines.
• Read and interpret plans, schematics, process control flow diagrams, system/network drawing, detail drawings and wiring diagrams.
• Perform complex maintenance tasks involving analog and digital equipment.
• Perform some original circuit design work as required to implement minor analog and digital equipment modifications.
• Direct the work of subordinate engineers and technicians. .
• Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
• Prepare new and/or modified equipment operating, maintenance procedures and drawings.
• Determine training needs of staff.
• Order parts and make repairs to equipment in a timely manner.
• Detail drawings and wiring diagrams.
• Provide direct assistance in the solution of unusual or difficult maintenance problems involving electrical and instrumentation systems.
• Monitor data collection equipment necessary to manage the electrical power purchasing program and power quality program.


• Respond to any emergencies
• Deliver work in a timely manner
• Ensure power supply in all factories
Keep documentation updated


• Solid line to Group CTO
• dotted line to designated site COO


• lower level staff in all subsidiaries of the group


• Have excellent computer, oral and written communication and presentation skills.
• Fluent in English.
• Analog and digital system fault diagnostic techniques and procedures.
• Principles underlying the construction and use of scientific instruments.
• Principles underlying the construction and use of chemistry and physics.
• Electronic and electrical low voltage circuits.
• Safety practices necessary for the work.


• Group level managers
• Local Factory manager
• Local maintenance Manager
• Local Project manager


A bachelor’s or master’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and/or Instrumentation Engineering with about ten years of experience in the design, operation, maintenance, and repair of industrial electrical & instrumentation, control or communication system components involving the application of physical, chemical, and electronic principles. At least five years of the required experience must have involved the maintenance of electrical or electronic equipment. Able to work with French and English speaking personnel is a plus.


Chief Technical Officer

Open vacancy

Chief Technical Director (CTO) – Nigeria


The candidate will be in charge of the technical aspect of the industrial site of the subsidiary including:
• Factory
• Cogeneneration and/or biogas plant if any
• Workshop
• General service (civil works).
He will follow all the projects related to Site from A to Z.


• Follow the projects at a technical point of view
• Implant industrial installation.
• Keep up to date all the technical data of the project and industrial installation for all the subsidiaries
• Plan the project.
• Provide technical support to operation people.
• Keep the industrial installation up to date and operate in safety and environmental friendly manner


• Strong technical skills
• Able to communicate clearly with staff at all levels and all cultures and nationalities.
• a deep understanding of manufacturing processes
• Knowledge of boiler, turbines steam,…
• Knowledge of electricity:
• Knowledge of pneumatics and hydraulics.
• Knowledge of piping.
• Able to understand the trouble shouting, to read any type of drawings (mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic).
• Knowledge of the production processes, for palm oil (mill, refinery and fractionation).
• Result oriented and focused on losses minimization.
• Flexible. Thinker out of the box.
• Speak French and English fluently.
• Hands on
• Knowledge of Autocad is a plus


• Plant performance in term of OSF, efficiency, safety
• Availability of mobile equipment
• Keep the financial result within the budget


Local COO or General Director and Group CTO


• Factory manager, Cogen manager, workshop manager, general service manager, spare parts warehouse ,…


• Knowledge of manufacturing quality standards
• The ability to make effective decisions under pressure

Refined Products Manager

Open vacancy 

Refined Products Manager


In charge of the management of :

  • the refineries 500TPD & 100TPD
  • fractionation 140TPD and later 2 x 140TPD
  • Jerrycan’s filling plant
  • stearin packing plants.

He/She will be responsible to produce on time and on quality, keeping a safety work environment.


  • Supervises and assigns the work of workers.
  • Report production data on a daily basis
  • Order consumables based on production planning
  • Verify all process parameters to get quality compliant product.
  • Make sure that HSE rules are respected
  • Be in charge of the SOP for refinery, fractionation and packing lines.
  • Participates in innovative solutions to problems in refinery, fractionation and packing units.
  • Ensure compliance in 3MCPD/GE for Nestlé.
  • Conduct regular safety meeting and risk analysis with the workers.


  • Quality of production
  • Throughput of the plants
  • Yield of refinery
  • Production on time
  • No Customer complaint
  • Keep the plant in a safe work environment


  • Factory Manager
  • COO
  • Group CTO


  • Operators and supervisors of the different production lines


  • Have excellent computer, oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Willing to work in Nigeria in isolated area
  • Expat contract with interesting conditions for singles or family status


  • Commercial department.
  • Finance department.
  • Maintenance department.
  • Project department
  • HSE department


  • Ability to meet and deal tactfully and courteously with fellow employees and contractors.
  • Ability to perform various clean-up and first degree of maintenance tasks as needed.
  • Ability to update inventories and other supplies as needed.
  • Ability to inspect, operate and maintain equipment. Skill in maintaining and repairing electrical and security hardware.
  • Ability to understand complex written and oral instructions.
  • Thorough knowledge of the occupation hazards and corresponding safety precautions necessary for the safe performance of assigned duties.
  • Bachelor/Master in Mechanical or Process Engineering.
  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience at senior management level;
  • Able to communicate and share your vision with the teams
  • In the end, able to train, coach, motivate and lead forward is an asset;
  • Fluency in the English
  • Computer Literate, ability to use ERP system
  • Ability of Scada usage.
  • Experience in agro-industry in Africa is an asset
  • Very good knowledge in physical refinery, fractionation processes.
  • Very good knowledge in Jerrycan molding and filling.
  • Very good knowledge in carton box packing line.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of engineering practices, international standards, and economic principles related to incumbent’s field.
  • Have sufficient experience to support and troubleshoot refinery distillation and fractionation units, review and scope new capital projects. And participate in project commissioning.
  • Good command of English written and oral communications.


Privacy Policy

SA Siat NV, with its registered office at Romboutsstraat 6-8 – 1932 Zaventem – Belgium, registered with the Crossroads Bank of Enterprises under number BE 0444.559.314 RPR Brussels (“Siat”), is the data controller of the data processing described in this privacy policy.

Siat attaches great importance to adequate protection of personal data and to compliance with applicable legislation in this respect.

As from 25th May 2018, Siat is subject to and complies with the revised data protection rules applicable in the European Union under the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data) and from that date this Privacy Policy is effective.

It is explained below what kind of personal data are collected by Siat, for what purposes and on what legal basis they are processed; how long your personal data are stored; whether your personal data are passed on to third parties; how these personal data are protected; and what rights are attached to these personal data.

What personal data are collected?

Siat collects and processes the personal data it receives in the context of your professional contacts with Siat.

This concerns the following personal data:

  • personal data of (representatives of) shareholders, (representatives of) future shareholders, analysts or third parties following the Siat Group, including persons who have registered on the website of Siat.
  • personal data provided directly by you (for example, when registering or via a request sent by email or via the website of Siat). When you register on the mailing list to receive certain documentation relating to Siat (such as press releases and financial reports), certain personal details need to be provided. Siat strives to limit these personal details to the necessary minimum. Examples of categories of personal data that are collected and processed in this way are: your name, your title, your contact details, details of the company or natural person you represent, your position.
  • personal data obtained through your use of the website of Siat. In some cases, additional electronic identification data and information about browser and hardware from visitors to the website may be collected. Statistics and general information, for example regarding the use of the website may be collected.
  • personal data that are communicated to Siat by the person you represent or by one of our service providers (such as financial institutions).
  • personal data obtained from other sources, such as public registers or publicly accessible sources.

You are not obliged to provide Siat with your personal data. However, if you choose not to do so, there is a risk that Siat may not be able to provide full access to its services, and may not be able to achieve the purposes set out below.

For what purposes and on what legal basis does Siat process personal data?

Siat only processes personal data for a specific purpose, whereby only those personal data that are relevant to achieving this purpose are processed. The collected data is only used for this purpose and is not passed on to third parties.

In essence, Siat processes personal data to enable the company to conduct its business, and more specifically for the following purposes:

  • compliance with the legal and regulatory obligations;
  • maintaining contact with its current shareholders, future shareholders, analysts and other business contacts; 
  • the management of its investments, e.g. for corporate governance purposes;
  • the dissemination of press releases, financial reports and invitations to roadshows and events;
  • replying to requests sent on its website or by email;
  • for the management and improvement of its website.

For the first purpose described above, the processing of your personal data is based on a legal obligation. For the other purposes, the processing of your personal data is based on compliance with the legitimate interests of Siat in order to conduct its business, to communicate with its contacts and to continue to improve its services. For more information about the legitimate interests of Siat, and the balance of your interests and freedoms, please contact the company at

How long are your personal data stored?

Your personal data are stored and processed as long as necessary to develop and manage our professional relationship with you or the person you represent. Your personal data will be kept for as long as this is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected, also taking into account any legal or regulatory storage obligations.

Are your personal data passed on to third parties?

Siat does not pass on your personal data to third parties for commercial purposes.

Siat may transfer or make your personal data available to its employees and managers; to other companies in the Group; to authorities or to subcontractors or service providers for the purposes mentioned above.

The employees and managers of Siat are bound by a contractual obligation of confidentiality. If Siat transfers personal data to sub-contractors or service providers in accordance with the above, it will ensure that contractual obligations are imposed on these sub-contractors or service providers in order to protect the confidentiality of your personal data.

Where your personal data are transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area, Siat always does so to countries with an adequate level of protection or on the basis of a mechanism that justifies such a transfer. For more information about the mechanism used for such international transfers, please contact the company at

How are your personal data protected?

Siat takes all reasonable and appropriate technical measures to prevent and minimise the risk of unauthorised access, modification or destruction of your personal data.

Please note that there is always a risk associated with the provision of personal data (for example, when entering data via an open and unprotected network; when sending emails containing personal data) and no technology system can be fully protected.

Your rights

You have the right to access your personal data processed by Siat, to have them rectified, or to have them deleted. You may request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. You can object to the processing and you can also ask for your personal data to be transferred.

You can exercise your rights by sending a specific request by email to You must enclose proof of your identity with this request for identification purposes. This information will only be used to verify your identity.

You can lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority at any time.

You can also unsubscribe from the distribution of the press releases and financial reports of Siat at any time via the function provided for that purpose on the website. Your personal data will then no longer be processed for these purposes. 

Any questions or comments regarding this policy should also be addressed to

Further information on the protection of your personal data and your rights in this respect can be found on the website of the Belgian Data Protection Authority,

Subsequent adjustments

This statement may be amended from time to time, for example to bring it into line with applicable regulations, guidelines or market practice or the business practices of Siat. Revisions will take effect upon publication of the new version on the website: this date will be clearly stated.


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All information on this website is intended purely for general information purposes. It does not, under any circumstances, constitute a business proposal or investment advice relating to the shares of Siat or its Group companies.

The website is updated regularly to the best of our ability. Siat reserves the right to modify the content of its website in whole or in part, to delete it or to temporarily suspend its distribution at any time and without prior notice. Nevertheless, Siat shall not, under any circumstances, be liable for harm which may be caused further to data provided via the site which may be incorrect, not updated or incomplete.

Siat establishes links only to sites from which it has requested authorisation and is not in any way responsible for links established to its site.

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Focus : Presco, mechanism for land dispute resolution

Focus : Presco, mechanism for land dispute resolution

Land dispute are inevitable especially with population increase and demand for more resources vis-à-vis human needs. Addressing this could be sometimes complicated due to prevailing traditional, cultural practices and the number of parties/stakeholders involved.

However, as a corporate organization, Siat has developed strategies and a framework to ensure that land disputes are prevented. In a situation where this is unavoidable, the following mechanism is in place to address and resolve such disputes:

  • Stakeholders identifcation: this helps to identify and explore tools for analysis and for better understanding by interested parties, of their respective needs and concerns in relation to the land issue(s).
  • Respect for each other’s concerns and interests: using the FPIC process, mutual respect is safeguarded in order that each party’s concerns and interest on the land are respectfully
  • Engagement and dialogue: through dialogue, relevant stakeholders deliberate on the identifed issue and develop innovative approach(es) to resolving the conflict and building a win-win position between the parties involved.
  • Mediation: in the event that both parties could not resolve the issues through dialogue and engagement, a third party may be sought as a mediator to assist and guide the parties towards resolution. The mediator does not decide the outcome but helps the parties understand and focus on the important issues needed to reach a mutualy benefcial resolution.

The beauty of this approach is that the outcome usually results in mutual respect, understanding, and goodwill. 


Focus : Creation of the committee on gender parity and equality

Focus : Creation of the committee on gender parity and equality

Joyce Ewudzie, nursery assistant and gender committee responsible
Mariama Diallo, HSE responsible

The Committee started in October 2017. It consists of 21 members selected from all workers’ categories (manage-ment, senior staff, junior staff and contractual workers). It was established with as main goal:

  • Promote gender equality;
  • Address particular concerns to women;
  • Provide workers with an appropriate grievance mecha-nism, against all forms of undesired sexual behaviour, whether directly or implicitly, and any other form of human rights violation at the workplace.

The Committee’s day-to-day role related to harassment can be defined as:

  • Mediate in case of harassment incidents or any other form of human rights violation at the workplace,
  • Support and protect plaintiffs, while safeguarding their anonymity,
  • Inquire about the harassment complaints or any other form of human rights violation at the workplace,
  • Determine whether appropriate sanctions or discipli-nary measures can be taken without substituting legal procedures,
  • Raise awareness with the workers on this subject to en-courage good behaviour.

News : SIAT contributes to stop illegal deforestation

SIAT contributes to stop illegal deforestation


In 2018, SIAT became a member of the World Cocoa Foundation to contribute to stop illegal deforestation of the classified forest of Goin-Débé, in the vicinity of its Cavallly rubber plantation, in south-west Côte d’Ivoire.  See how Siat decided to be part of the Cocoa-Forests Initiative and intends to mobilize its expertise to scale-up sustainable development and reforestation…


Read SIAT’s CFI Action Plan – English

Read SIAT’s CFI Action Plan – French

News : SIAT wins 2 National Energy Globe Awards!

SIAT wins 2 National Energy Globe Awards!


Siat submitted 2 projects to the Energy Globe Awards, and we are proud to announce we have won the National Award for our Cogeneration plant in Ivory coast , and for our Biogas plant in Ghana.

This year there were over 2000 submissions from over 180 countries. High-profile experts from the Energy Globe evaluation committee have evaluated and selected the national winners.

The projects of all national Energy Globe winners were presented on June 5th, on the World Environment Day on


With 187 participating countries, the ENERGY GLOBE Award is today’s most prestigious environmental award. It is awarded annually to projects focusing on energy efficiency, renewable energies and the conservation of resources.