British High Commission Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Recruiting Plumbers

British High Commission Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Recruiting Plumbers

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Job Category

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

    Job Subcategory

  • Estates

    Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

    Main purpose of job:

    To safely perform, Plumbing & Water Systems:

  • Planned preventative maintenance (PPM), reactive maintenance, fault finding, design, construction and inspection & test to; plant, equipment & installations across the British High Commission estate in and around Nairobi and on occasion overseas in accordance with Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) guidance and standards.

    Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:

  • Carry out planned maintenance activities, projects, refurbishments and react to Plumbing & Water Systems breakdowns or faults in a timely, professional & customer focused manner.
  • Execute repairs and works safely and in accordance with the quality standards of the FCO, industry best practice, British standards and Kenyan regulations & requirements where applicable to domestic / housing Plumbing & Water Systems and light industrial / commercial plant and equipment.
  • Take ownership of Plumbing & Water Systems projects, repairs and renewals, producing technical reports, accurate time frames for completion of works, outlining all resources required, start date, end date, project milestones and dependencies.
  • Lead and mentor colleagues in Plumbing & Water Systems maintenance methods including design, installation, inspection & test.
  • Liaise with technical & non-technical colleagues to provide updates on works progress in a suitable language that is understood by all parties.
  • Actively contribute to safe working practices and ensure all work is undertaken safely by self and others
  • Identify materials required and create work package(s) for refurbishment, improvement, and renewal to ensure the Plumbing & Water Systems installation meets the compliance standards of the FCO, Kenyan regulations & requirements where applicable and any other relevant standard(s).
  • Produce comprehensive bills of materials and estimates of costs for high quality Plumbing & Water Systems components, labour and materials.
  • Demonstrate continuous improvement in all areas of work to achieve best value for money, safety compliance and standards of build.
  • Typically duties may include: Routine maintenance, design for small projects, construction, test & inspection, undertaking full building Plumbing & Water Systems renewals (including Potable, Grey & Foul / Sewerage), fault finding, repairs to installations, fitting accessories, modification, repairs and replacement of Plumbing & Water System components in commercial buildings and special locations (swimming pools etc.) Working at height and outside work may be required on occasion including on high risk plant (e.g. Sewerage Plant).

    Resources managed (staff and expenditure):

  • On occasion the job holder may be required to act as team lead and supervise colleagues and contractors.
  • On occasion the job holder may be required to procure materials from suppliers or assist in raising Purchase Orders.

    Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • Plumbing & Water Systems; Fault finding, construction
    & installation methods (Commercial & Domestic), Risk assessment, creating Method Statements.
  • Can demonstrate over Six years of hands on Plumbing & Water Systems work experience.
    IT / Computer literate.
  • Holder of Driving Licence.
  • Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
  • Apprentice trained Plumber / Technician.
  • Able to Multi-Skill and has experience of leading a team (highly desirable)

    Required competencies

  • Changing and Improving, Making Effective
  • Decisions, Managing a Quality Service,
  • Delivering at Pace

    Application deadline

  • 15th November 2018


  • S1

    Type of Position

  • Permanent


  • Africa


  • Kenya

    Location (City)

  • Nairobi

    Type of Post

  • British High Commission

    Number of vacancies

  • 1

    Starting monthly salary (KES)

  • 88,311

    Start Date

  • 7 January 2019

    Other benefits and conditions of employment

  • The successful candidate will be expected to represent the TWG, as such it is expected that the individual must be approachable, a team member, customer focussed, polite and professional at all times.


  • Members of staff are entitled to paid annual leave, which is earned, from the day they commence employment.

    Entitlements are as follows:

  • Grades S1 (L)25 days and then 30 days after 5 years’ service
  • In addition to annual leave, the BHC normally observes no fewer than 9 and no more than 14 Kenyan and British public and religious holidays in a year. These vary from year to year and are at the discretion of the High Commissioner. A list of holidays is published each year.

    Working Patterns:

    Subject to the Flexible Working Scheme (see below) normal office hours are:

  • Monday to Thursday: 0730 - 1730
  • Friday: 0730 - 1630.
  • A degree of flexibility is required and the job holder may be required to participate in the Duty / On-Call roster in due course.

    How to apply

    Additional information

  • Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.
  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.Apply by 15th November, 2018
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Nairobi are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Kenya.
  • It is essential that the applicants already have the right to live and work in Kenya without the need to apply for a work permit
    Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
  • Please log into your profile on the application system on a regular basis to review the status of your application.

  • For more information and job application details, see; British High Commission Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Recruiting Plumbers

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