British High Commission Plumber Jobs in Kenya

British High Commission Plumber Jobs in Kenya

Job Category
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

Job Subcategory

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

Main Purpose of Job

To safely perform plumbing & water systems works including: 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 outside Nairobi in accordance with Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) guidance and standards.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • 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.

  • Work with 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).

  • Aid the team leader in production of 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).

    Health and Safety Compliance

  • Support the Health and Safety Officer in complete self-assessment checks on property compliance works

  • Support the Health and Safety Office on filing and record keeping to ensure documentation is available for audit checks

  • Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • Certificate in plumbing from a recognised government institution (Preferably Government trade test III, II & I).

  • 5 years of experience in plumbing & water systems work

  • Working knowledge of water filtration systems ie, reverse osmosis, UV

  • Legionella, control methods and legislation.
    System checks for leaks using air and water pressure gauges

  • Pressurised systems

  • PPR welding and copper brazing experience.

  • Work independently with little supervision

  • Take
    direction and follow clear instructions

  • Clear communication skills

  • The applicant should be computer literate as reporting methods are via digital media.

  • Must be able to interpret blue prints and sketches, produce materials lists for job requests and projects

  • Fuel lines and pumps

  • Hold a current full driving licence (BCE) and be a safe competent driver (accident free for three years)

  • Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Knowledge of gas fittings and gas safety

  • Be familiar with the required Health & Safety standards governing the plumbing role

  • Experience in bore hole pumps

  • Solar water heating

  • Knowledge of hand and power tools

    Required Behaviours

  • Changing and Improving, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Working Together

    Application Deadline
    23 September 2022


    Type of Position

    Working Hours Per Week



    Location (City)

    Type of Post
    British High Commission

    Number of Vacancies

    KES 85,249.72

    Start Date
    1 November 2022

    Other Benefits and Conditions of Employment
    Working Patterns

    Any Other Information (or Specific Local Post Requirements):

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

    Grades S1 - 25 days

    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

    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.

  • 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 liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount.

  • Information about the Civil Service Success

  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.

  • Please log into your profile on the application system on a regular basis to review the status of your application.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see:( British High Commission Plumber Jobs in Kenya)

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