Fleet Manager


OnePower (1PWR) is seeking a Fleet Manager to support a major effort in electrification of rural villages in Lesotho. As OnePower electrifies villages with solar minigrids, our team will require support from a varied and growing fleet of vehicles including bakkies, 3-axel trucks, telehandlers, tractors, etc.

What you will do:

  • Establish, execute, and report on preventive and scheduled maintenance program for vehicle fleet and construction heavy machinery to maximize uptime and minimize costs
  • Prioritize and manage the execution of corrective maintenance repairs at HQ and in the field
  • Report on status and health of vehicle fleet at daily, weekly, and monthly cadence
  • Manage fleet management software tools and platforms
  • Provide direct supervision to qualified professionals and skilled technical employees at the entry and intermediate levels
  • Develop and implement vehicle and equipment booking/allocation and control systems to serve internal needs and ensure compliance with equipment checklists and operator approvals
  • Define and maintain driving standards for employees, ensuring compliance with all aspects of vehicle use, repair, and maintenance
  • Develop and implement training modules for vehicles and equipment use and care
  • Perform total cost of ownership analysis

What we look for:

  • Qualifying technical degree and at least 5 years of experience as a mechanic or managing a team of mechanics (experience working and driving in rural off-road areas highly desirable)
  • Demonstrated subject matter expertise in vehicle maintenance, repair, and operation
  • Ability to prioritize urgent issues and take action
  • Familiarity with transportation scheduling and management software
  • Strong emphasis on safety and holistic risk mitigation
  • Excellent leadership skills, including goal-setting, motivation and training
  • Timely and sound decision making in a busy and complex operating environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and Sesotho

To apply, email [email protected]:

  • CV
  • Ccertified transcripts and certificates combines into one document
  • Contact information for two references

Desired start date is as soon as possible – applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis as they are received.