Specialist, Infrastructure at IHS Towers

IHS Towers is the largest independent mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Founded in 2001, IHS provides services across the full tower value chain – colocation on owned towers, deployment and managed services.

Today IHS Towers has operations in Nigeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Zambia and Rwanda. Following the recent acquisitions of MTN and Etisalat’s tower portfolios in Nigeria, IHS owns over 23,300 towers in Africa.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Specialist, Infrastructure

Location: Victoria Island, Lagos
Employment Type: Permanent
Department: PMO

Job Description

  • As  Specialist, Infrastructure, you will ensure the structural integrity of all IHS towers through effective preventive and corrective maintenance and appropriate retrofit/strengthening solutions for overloaded/structurally inadequate towers in accordance with acceptable engineering and safety standards.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Review structural audit and appraisal documentation submitted by vendors for correctness and completeness.
  • Review vendor Site Audit/Structural Appraisal reports with software (where applicable).
  • Determine the need for further tower analyses through site visits and share information with the relevant user department(s) in a timeous manner.
  • Maintain up-to-date project trackers and ensure accurate project status reporting through available information systems.
  • Manage tower structural integrity trackers covering retrofit/strengthening, preventive, and corrective maintenance works and share with accountable stakeholders across Project Management Office (PMO) team.
  • Review tower post-retrofit audit documentation submitted by contracted tower-retrofit auditors for completeness and correctness before forwarding for sign off.
  • Analyze tower defects (structural and non-structural) based on site visit reports submitted by user department(s).
  • Conduct spot-checks at site, where necessary, to ensure that retrofit and/or corrective works on towers are progressing according to approved engineering solutions and implementation plans.
  • Attend to all escalations on structural integrity as received from internal and external stakeholders in a timely manner.
  • Review and validate Bill of Materials (BOMs) generated from vendor’s reports on tower retrofit/strengthening and corrective repair projects and forward validated BOMs for pricing.
  • Engage vendors to address concerns related to tower maintenance, overloading, and to clarify issues related to planned projects.
  • Strengthen and nurture partnerships with vendors to drive IHS’s success and growth.
  • Develop and maintain an accurate and reliable database of telecommunication site information for structural analysis and business intelligence.
  • Execute all duties in accordance with documented and applicable in-house procedures, processes, and policies.
  • Stay at the forefront of best engineering practices in the communications tower industry, keeping abreast of the latest advancements and incorporating them into project work as appropriate.
  • Contribute towards the IHS’s safety standard by ensuring that all towers are safe to use.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Principal Specialist – Tower Infrastructure.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil / Structural Engineering or related discipline
  • + 5 years relevant work experience.
  • Proficiency in use of tools such as Microsoft Office, Google Earth Professional, AutoCAD, STAAD Pro, MS Tower, ASMTower, tnxTower, TSTower and other Structural Engineering Software for the Communications Tower Industry.
  • Familiarity with the ANSI-TIA 222-G or H, CSA S37, BS 8100 – Parts 1, 2, 3, & 4, EN 1993-Part 3-1 or other relevant code of practice, standard or guideline for the Communications Tower Industry.

Functional Competencies:

  • Structural Modelling, Analysis and Design
  • Structural Appraisal and Reverse Engineering
  • Maintenance, Condition Assessment, and Repair of Existing Structures
  • Project/Program Management
  • Capital Optimization
  • Logistics Management
  • Human & Environmental Factors
  • Behavioural Competencies:
  • Critical and Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Collaboration & Teamwork.

Organizational Competencies:

  • Customer Focus – People demonstrating this competency understand & exceed our customers’ needs. They develop trusted, reliable & collaborative relationships. They are consistently operating to the highest standards of service & delivery.
  • Innovation – People demonstrating this competency constantly seek new & improved ways to deliver our products & services. They champion engineering & skills development, and work to create a collaborative and supportive operating environment.
  • Integrity – People demonstrating this competency are open & honest in everything they do. They support financially & environmentally sustainable growth. They make socially responsible decisions and treat their stakeholders with respect.
  • Be Bold – People demonstrating this competency are thorough in analyses & decision-making. They are courageous in expanding existing markets & developing new ones. They confidently pursue appropriate financial returns and are forward-thinking and ambitious.
  • Sustainability – People demonstrating this competency are constantly seeking to create positive impact in the communities we serve.


Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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