Working in Nigeria
International jobs: individual and challenging
Working in Nigeria lives long the memory for the vast majority of our employees. Challenging, large-scale projects, the potential to earn well and the chance to savour African culture beyond simply taking a holiday all make working abroad a special experience. In an informal, pragmatic atmosphere, colleagues soon become friends. Julius Berger International works hand in hand with Julius Berger Nigeria Plc: a partnership that goes back over 50 years offers employees long-term prospects in Nigeria. And once one project has been wrapped up, there is always a chance to stay on in Nigeria for longer and take on new projects.
Our projects in Africa are all about adaptability, intuition and the constant willingness to break new ground. We often realise projects together across the borders in Germany and Nigeria. This international approach lies at the heart of our identity – both as a company and as an employer.
Your tasks in Nigeria: Where will you be working?
Technical or commercial construction management on site or the office
Project management in technical and commercial fields
Providing training to Nigerian colleagues
Coordinating construction machinery fleets
Supporting the operation of manufacturing facilities
Logistics and materials handling
You take care of your work, we do the rest.
Working with us means working with a reliable, trustworthy partner, for clients and employees alike. Employees who work in Nigeria on behalf of the Julius Berger Group have all of their arrangements made for them, including travel and accommodation, so they can concentrate 100% on their job. There is also always someone on hand in Nigeria to assist our teams and take care of everything they need.
Comprehensive travel arrangements
We support our employees during the preparation of the foreign assignment. Among other things, this includes a health check, vaccination, visa application or flight booking. We are also on hand to answer any questions you may have in the run-up to your trip or relocation.
Our international employees live in company-owned camps, whose facilities may vary depending on the location. In any case you will be provided with a fully furnished, air-conditioned apartment and are free to enjoy a range of leisure activities. Good and reliable medical care is also ensured during your stay in Nigeria.
Comprehensive security concept
We ensure your safety while you are in Nigeria in the best possible way together with external partners and also work closely with relevant representatives of foreign countries, a network of private institutions and the Nigerian government. We have a joint early warning system in place to constantly analyse the latest developments and spot any indications of potential conflict and, if necessary, adjust our security concept. In certain areas or situations, our employees are protected by the company's in-house security personnel. All of these important efforts work towards a professional framework for safe living and working in Nigeria.
With our company-owned transport fleet, we take care of your mobility. You can concentrate on what is essential for you. Experienced colleagues and employees with good knowledge of the country ensure that you can move safely in Nigeria.
Some of our Nigerian locations actively encourage employees to bring their families with them to Nigeria by offering the required infrastructure such as suitable housing and shopping facilities, international schools, kindergartens or leisure facilities.
Employees in Nigeria are free to participate in the Julius Berger Group’s development and further training programmes. Some of the services offered to our teams in Nigeria include on-the-job training, employee training programmes, coaching courses with external consultants and staff training/exchanges through the Julius Berger Academy, where necessary and possible.
Life moves fast in Nigeria.
"I have been working for Julius Berger in Nigeria for over 10 years now. It all started when I submitted a speculative application for a job in Nigeria. After a four-week induction phase in Wiesbaden I began working in client acquisition in Abuja, before switching to internal technical services in Lagos. After a number of roles in project and construction management at our Uyo and Abuja locations, I am now regional manager for infrastructure, Central and North Nigeria. Living here is a joy, but it is the complete opposite of life in Germany. For example, we live in a very familiar environment at most of our locations. This allows you to develop close friendships with your colleagues. One day we are doing leisure activities together, the next day we’re sitting together in a meeting. It’s essential that our employees in Nigeria are able to identify with the country and its culture. You need to be adaptable and fond of the dynamic of working here. Moving to Nigeria was definitely the right decision for me. I like the individual approach to my work and the responsibilities entrusted in me."
Before signing on the dotted line
If you are weighing up a job offer with us in Nigeria you are probably going to have one or two unanswered questions. You may be considering the tasks that await you, and perhaps your family may be worried about spending less time together or your future lifestyle. This is all completely normal, and that is why we have prepared for precisely these situations. In our view, transparency is one of our top priorities from the outset of the application process – for both you and your family – which is why we like to involve everyone before any contracts are signed. Your family is free to ask their own questions so that we can allay any fears or uncertainty they may have. What’s more, applicants can also get in touch with employees already working in Nigeria and get some direct feedback on what life there is like.
Is a job in Nigeria right for you?
highly motivated and open-minded?
someone who embraces different cultures?
over the age of 27 (Nigeria does not issue work permits to foreign citizens who are under the age of 28)?
creative, able to work as part of a team and experienced at being abroad?
looking for a new challenge because you have achieved everything you can in your current job?
If any of these characteristics apply to you, or if there are other reasons why you are interested in working in Nigeria, simply get in touch! We look forward to hearing from you.
As a respectful employer, Julius Berger International provides a wide range of opportunities to both experienced professionals and people only just getting started in their careers. From extensive social security benefits and excellent opportunities for further training, you are sure to find what you’re looking for.