Project Engineer Job 

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Duties and Responsibilities

The key functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsibility for all duties related to Administration and Coordination of construction projects.
  • Perform duties as “the Projects Engineer”

    Administration

  • Prepare and Review the proposed work programme, quality assurance plan, safety plan, environmental protection measures etc.
  • Coordinate and participate in progress meetings with the various parties.
  • Establish monthly progress reports that outline progress and quality of the works.
  • Develop and implement overall monitoring concerning actual and work progress compared to the agreed construction schedule.
  • Keep a diary of all activities. Submit comprehensive reports as scheduled, outlining progress, delays, problems, additional work requirements and possible claims.
  • Organize meetings with all parties as required for the purpose of giving information or advice with regard to the works and their progress or any matter arising there from.

    Construction Supervision:

    Coordination of design review

  • Coordinate the review of the design of hydraulic, civil, architectural, electromechanical works and any others designs. Give approval of such designs after review.
  • Review, comment and recommend, check and approve the basic master list for temporary and permanent equipment for the use in project purposes.

    Supervision of construction

  • Review, comment and make recommendations. Supervise construction activities to ensure compliance with the Contract requirements.
  • Advise on discrepancies that may, in your opinion become a reason for technical or contractual problems (such as poor construction specifications, delayed completion, inconvenience with others, etc) and take necessary actions (or recommend actions to be taken) to rectify such discrepancies.
  • Inspect regularly, including sample testing where required, materials and workmanship to ensure that the works are being carried out in compliance with the terms and conditions of the relevant Contract Documents.
  • Prepare and review Quality Control/Quality Assurance plans for all construction activities including equipment and materials.
  • Monitor the Quality Control Program and Health & Safety plan for all the materials, equipment and workmanship under the contract on site.

    Supervision of commissioning and taking-over

  • Supervise the testing and commissioning of projects. Inspect the completed works, arrange for rectification, evaluate at commissioning, performance certification and warranty assessment.
  • Prepare, review and approve the “As-built” drawings, including Operating and maintenance instruction manuals.
  • Prepare and submit completion certificate(s) including snag list for remaining works to be completed during the Defect Liability period.
  • Assist with hand-over of the completed facilities to.

    Competencies

    Functional Competencies:

  • Competent in construction supervision, contractual management, problem solving, quality maintenance, financial control, progress monitoring, communication and documentation.
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft packages)

    Development and Operational Effectiveness

  • Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting
  • Ability to lead formulation and monitoring of management projects
  • Solid knowledge in financial resources and human resources management, contract, asset and procurement, information and communication technology as well as general administration

    Management and Leadership

  • Build strong relationships with various teams and respond positively to feedback
  • Consistently approach work with energy and a positive, constructive hands-on attitude
  • Demonstrate openness to change and ability to manage complexities
  • Ability to lead effectively, mentoring as well as conflict resolution skills
  • Remain calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure
  • Proven networking, team-building, organizational and communication skills

    Professionalism:

  • Possess good problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to apply good judgment and meet tight deadlines in the context of assignments
  • Attention to detail.

    Communications:

  • Excellent analytical and document drafting skills and ability to gather, analyse and evaluate facts and to prepare and present concise oral and written reports,
  • Have good interpersonal and effective partnerships skills.

    Education and Experience

  • Be a university graduate in the relevant Engineering arm
  • Be a registered member of the Kenya Institute of Engineers
  • Possess at least four years project Management experience
  • Experience gained in Design Built and/or Turn-key contracts as Project Manager/Resident Project Engineer or Site Manager.
    Interested candidates are requested to submit their applications on e-mail, together with the latest copy of CV, day time telephone number and details of their current remuneration to: recruit@idp-ea.com

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