Kenya Urban Roads Authority Director - Engineering Jobs

Kenya Urban Roads Authority Director - Engineering Jobs


  • An officer at this level may be deployed to head any of the Technical Directorates - Urban Roads
    Planning and Design; Urban Roads Development; Road Asset and Corridor Management; Policy, Strategy and Compliance, and will be responsible to the Director General for the coordination of activities in the Directorate.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Duties under Road Assets & Corridor Management (RACM)

  • overseeing the preparation of roadside development and control;

  • overseeing the formulation of road asset management policies;

  • coordinating the undertaking of annual road inventory and condition surveys;

  • overseeing the preparation of engineering design of road maintenance works;

  • coordinating the compilation and analysis of annual road maintenance work programmes;

  • liaising with Kenya Roads Board and other stakeholders on management of Roads Maintenance Levy Fund (RMLF);

  • overseeing the preparation of annual procurement plans;

  • coordinating the operations of the Authority’s regional offices, preparation of
    Directorate budget;

  • ensuring expenditure controls and measures within the Directorate;

  • overseeing the implementation of road works emergency response programmes,

  • overseeing the preparation of tender documentation for road works;

  • coordinating the processing of road works tenders and monitoring supervision of road
    maintenance works;

  • ensuring the implementation and conformance of road management systems;

  • facilitating periodic reviews of the performance standards;

  • overseeing activities of axle load control and review the reports on axle load control
    programmes;

  • representing the Authority in local and regional axle load stakeholder forums;

  • ensuring road maintenance contracts are prepared and implemented in
    accordance with set standards and specifications;

  • re-possessing illegally acquired road reserves;

  • participating in the planning of roadside developments through institutional
    consultations and collaboration;

  • managing road reserve boundaries usage and maintenance of road markers system;

  • managing roads inventory and survey data;

  • undertaking public sensitization on protection of road reserves;

  • taking overall responsibility for implementation of the Directorate strategic
    objectives;

  • building the capacity of staff and managing performance; and

  • performing any other lawful duties that may be assigned.

    Duties under Urban Roads Planning and Design (URP&D)

  • overseeing road Planning and preparation of Road Investment programs;

  • overseeing undertaking of traffic surveys and management of traffic data;

  • collecting and collating economic, environmental and social data for road investment programmes and strategies;

  • providing training on road safety audits, accident data analysis, design reviews and
    implementing road accident counter-measures;

  • partnering with other Agencies for improved road emergency response and undertaking public sensitization on road safety;

  • reviewing roadside development applications and field reports;

  • overseeing the supervision of road structures programs;

  • taking overall responsibility for developing and monitoring bridge maintenance and
    construction programmes;

  • liaising with external financing Agencies for resource mobilization, capacity
    building and performance management;

  • taking overall responsibility for implementation of the Directorate strategic objectives;

  • building the capacity of staff and managing performance; and

  • performing any other lawful duties that may be assigned.

    Duties under Urban Roads Development (URD)

  • overseeing preparation of short, medium and long term road works programmes;

  • coordination of preliminary and detailed engineering road designs;

  • oversee the preparation of preliminary and detailed engineering designs of road structures;

  • coordinating preparation and finalization of road works tenders;

  • overseeing preparation of procurement plans for road work programmes;

  • liaising with external financing agencies for resource mobilization;

  • reviewing standards
    and specifications for road works;

  • supervision of roads and structures works contracts;

  • coordinating preparation of directorate budget;

  • ensuring expenditure controls and measures within the Directorate;

  • facilitating resource mobilization from Government and Development Partners;

  • facilitating resource mobilization through Public Private Partnerships;

  • enhancing efficiency in utilization of financial resources;

  • enhancing knowledge transfer and capacity building by encouraging partnership of foreign consultants and contractors with local firms in undertaking projects/consultancies;

  • building capacity of young professional graduates through internship in projects;

  • undertaking regular road safety audits during road development;

  • taking overall responsibility for implementation of the Directorate strategic objectives;

  • building the capacity of staff and managing performance; and

  • performing any other lawful duties that may be assigned.

    Duties under Policy, Strategy & Compliance (PSC)

  • coordinating the preparation, monitoring and evaluation of the strategic plans and projects;

  • leading research and materials testing function and enhancement of knowledge transfer;

  • coordinating the preparation of quality assurance plans;

  • coordinating the undertaking of technical audits for works and services;

  • overseeing the preparation of reports on quality assurance findings and recommendations;

  • formulating the Authority’s risk management policies, programmes, strategies and procedures;

  • coordinating the preparation of risk assessment and classification system/criteria; overseeing identification of priority areas for risk assessment and mitigation planning;

  • overseeing risk assessment processes, compilation and consolidation of periodic reports;

  • providing custody to risk methodologies and templates including risk registers, corporate
    risk profile, risk assessment criteria and business process documentation;

  • overseeing the monitoring and evaluation of risk management function;

  • coordinating the development of risk management education and training programmes;

  • facilitating the development of effective networks for risk management information sharing;

  • building the capacity of staff and managing performance; and

  • performing any other lawful duties that may be assigned.

    Qualifications and Competencies

    For appointment to this grade, the ideal candidate must:-

  • Have a minimum of twelve (12) years’ experience in relevant work and at least five (5) years in a management role in the Public Service or in the Private Sector;

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

  • Have a Master’s Degree in a relevant field from a recognized institution;

  • Be registered by Engineers Board of Kenya as a professional Engineer with a minimum post registration experience of eight (8) years;

  • Have a valid annual Practicing License from the Engineers Board of Kenya;

  • Have a certificate in Leadership Course from a recognized institution;

  • Be a member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK);

  • Have proficiency in computer applications;

  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution; and

  • Demonstrate merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Kenya Urban Roads Authority Director - Engineering Jobs


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