Workshop & Infrastructure Manager Job in Kenya
Our client in in Wildlife Conservation in Laikipia Region, Kenya is looking to fill the following position: Full Time Workshop & Infrastructure Manager
The Company is seeking to employ a mature, motivated and experienced person as a live-in Workshop and Infrastructure Manager of the Conservancy reporting to the General Manager.
The role is primarily focused on fleet maintenance but requires an individual who is also comfortable with a multitude of other areas of maintenance that are essential for the smooth running of the conservancy.
The candidate is required to be familiar with most of the following though not all are obligatory:
Four-wheel drive vehicles, trucks, tractors, power generators, water pumps, motors, solar systems, cold storage, swimming pools, refrigeration, procurement, vehicle inspection processes and requirements, purchasing processes, plumbing, electricity, carpentry, masonry, and general road and building maintenance.The main responsibility of the role will be to ensure the efficient day-to-day running of the activities of the workshop and the maintenance of the Conservancy infrastructure overall.
The successful candidate will be a suitably qualified individual with solid management experience and who will bring a pro-active approach, and ‘can do’ attitude to the role. The role will require excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to develop relationships with staff in other areas of the business.
Duties will include:
Building an effective and passionate team to deliver all work to a high standard and in a timely manner
Proactively identifying areas where maintenance is required and delivering time and cost efficient management of any projects
Approving estimates and quotations
Assisting with technical problems as necessary
Controlling and coordinating all workshop activities
Oversight and management of the discipline and the working conditions within Workshops & Stores
Ensure that equipment and facilities in the Workshops are maintained and in good working condition and to keep an inventory of the same.
Ensure that the Workshop Stores is properly stocked with necessary spares, equipment and facilities necessary for the performance of his duties
Manage fuel dispensing, consumption and prepare monthly fuel returns
Maintenance of all Conservancy vehicles and equipment.
Overseeing the general grounds maintenance
Water production, metering, treatment & distribution
Roads, dams, fences, infrastructure and projects.
Preparation of yearly and monthly budgets for his department and being accountable for the same
Introduce & implement standard operating procedures as deemed necessary
Observe existing work procedures and documentation, make changes where necessary
Ensure work safety and use of PPE
Familiarize him/herself with Conservation and the goals of the business
Skills & Experience desired
8-10 years technical experience, primarily relating to automotive environment
5 plus years working in a management or senior supervisory role
Sound knowledge of business systems and financial concepts including budgeting and reporting
B-Tech Mechanical Engineer + Management Diploma
A minimum of five years in a similar position is an added advantage
5 years General Building and/or Project Management of infrastructure maintenance and development tasks
5 years Mechanical Engineering
Qualified Artisan advantageous
Experience of working in conservation and/or Tourism industry will be beneficial but not essential
Knowledge and ability to implement effective operating procedures to improve the efficiency and quality of all work delivered by Workshop staff are essential.
Demonstrates business skills, asks the relevant questions and resolves anomalies
Able to operate on own initiative, to think through issues and develop solutions and improve ways of working
Provides strong leadership to a small workshop team and has the ability to develop the team
Developing close working relationships with all areas of the business and be the go to person for all day to day matters
Ability to understand the business drivers and has the gravitas to command respect from the senior managers and external advisors
Salary and benefits will be discussed at time of interview and/or any offer being made and will be commensurate with experience and equivalent roles within the industry and the business itself.
The roles are located full-time on-site and accommodation will be provided.
How to apply
Interested candidates should send their application with a copy of their CV and MUST indicate their expected salary to [email protected] before 15th July 2018.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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