Senior Project Manager Jobs in Kenya

Senior Project Manager Jobs in Kenya

  • An opportunity is open within our Project Management department for the position of Senior Project Manager.

    Job Description:

  • The purpose of this role is management of the commercial, financial and administration of construction and strategic consultancy commissions and accountability for client account/s as well as running or working on multiple complex projects or programmes.

    Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Management and accountability for the project team to deliver a range of projects safely, on time, to stated budget and quality and to client satisfaction.

    Tasks to include:

  • Preparation of business case, development, and design briefs

  • Preparation and delivery of reports including feasibility and project progress reports

  • Preparation of risk registers and management of the mitigation/ management strategy

  • Procurement of consultant, contractors, and equipment services

  • Management of the design process and monitoring against project teams deliverables

  • Review and challenge of technical documentation

  • Application of ISO9001 compliant management system

  • Management of project programme

  • Management of change control processes

  • Monitoring and reporting on budgets, cash flow and profitability

  • Construction and project close out including client sign off and facilitating lessons learnt workshops

  • Manage health and safety issues and ensure compliance

  • Identification and assignment of resources to activities

  • Responsibility for ensuring standards and sound project administration are adhered to by the project team

  • Management of client accounts and individual project commercial elements including workbooks and project reviews.

  • Identification of opportunities and the promotion of further services to clients.

  • Bidding and extension management – interpreting tender requirements, researching, preparing presentations, and attending interviews.

    Line Management Duties:

    Responsibility for line management of several APMs and PMs including the following duties:

  • Ensuring a comprehensive induction is provided to new starters.

  • Annual and interim appraisals

  • Regular 1 to 1 meetings throughout the year to provide feedback, support and guidance on performance and to support personal development and career planning

  • Approving leave and training requests

  • Performance management

  • Carrying out the process for transfer of employees from one line manager to another

    Person Specification

    Technical Knowledge and Skills;

    Essential Knowledge of:

  • Managing senior stakeholders, setting, and managing project governance

  • Development / project briefs and feasibility studies

  • Good health, safety and welfare working practices

  • Sustainability and environmental issues

  • Risk management processes

  • Design process and managing design teams

  • Financial management of projects

  • Project procurement routes

  • Construction and project close out processes

  • Current relevant legislation and regulations

  • Construction methodology

  • Hard and soft FM processes

  • Techniques for conflict avoidance, management, and resolution

  • Monitoring and reporting on cash flow and profitability


  • Effective written, verbal, and graphic presentation skills

  • Proficient in the use of MS project, knowledge of critical path analysis

  • High-quality reporting skills adapted to a variety of audiences

    Desired Knowledge of:

  • Contract administration

  • Construction building standards (for snagging), commissioning and handover

  • OJEU compliant tendering

  • BREEAM and renewable / sustainable materials and methods

  • Industry related data management systems


  • Ability to advise on and design management reporting systems

  • Ability to advise on the selection of the appropriate form of contract and warranties, bonds and PCG for chosen procurement route.



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent

    Desired Professional Qualifications

  • Prince2 Foundation/Price2 Practitioner

  • Qualifications related to construction or project management

  • Membership of, or working towards RICS, APM, CIOB or equivalent professional body

    Competencies / Behaviours:


  • Ability to work with limited strategic direction and provide strategic direction for others

  • Ability to run multiple complex projects/programmes

  • Ability to align project objectives to client org

  • Ability to negotiate and influence behaviours

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Confidence to challenge

  • Leadership skills

  • Commercial awareness

  • Application of the principles & practice of client care

  • Respect for others

  • Integrity and professionalism


  • Ability to understand and apply leadership and motivation theories

  • Ability to provide reasoned advice on the appropriateness of various procurement routes



  • Previous experience in a similar role

  • Previous experience in the construction industry

  • Experience of identifying and assigning resources to activities


  • Experience of managing project performance and turning around non-performing teams

  • Experience of establishing, monitoring and managing of success measurement criteria

  • Experience of managing supply chains

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified candidates can apply to

  • by COB 1st April 2021

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