Thursday, January 10, 2013

Civil Engineer (Construction) Job in Kenya

 Civil Engineer - Construction

Key Responsibilities

    Analyse survey reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, aerial photography, and other topographical or geologic data to plan projects.
    Plan and design transportation or hydraulic systems and structures, following construction and government standards, using design software and drawing tools.
    Compute load and grade requirements, water flow rates, and material stress factors to determine design specifications.
    Inspect project sites to monitor progress and ensure conformance to design specifications and safety or sanitation standards.
    Direct construction, operations, and maintenance activities at project site.
    Direct or participate in surveying to lay out installations and establish reference points, grades, and elevations to guide construction.
    Estimate quantities and cost of materials, equipment, or labor to determine project feasibility.
    Prepare or present public reports, such as bid proposals, deeds, environmental impact statements, and property and right-of-way descriptions.
    Test soils and materials to determine the adequacy and strength of foundations, concrete, asphalt, or steel
    Provide technical advice regarding design, construction, or program modifications and structural repairs to industrial and managerial personnel.
    Conduct studies of traffic patterns or environmental conditions to identify engineering problems and assess the potential impact of projects.
    Liaising and working jointly with the design team (consulting engineers) to implement refinements
    Negotiating modifications with architects and consulting engineers
    Dealing skilfully with a diverse range of people including clients, architects, other engineering professionals, sub-contractors and members of the public
    Taking responsibility for health and safety on site
    Making judgements and solving problems
    Supervising construction
    Dealing with the logistics of supplies
    Scheduling work
    Providing appropriate plans for construction
    Monitoring the provision of materials
    Liaising with and directing the work of sub-contractors employed on the project
    Ensuring quality of workmanship
    Finding solutions to overcome unforeseen construction difficulties
    Scheduling and adjusting each stage of the project to meet time and budget targets
    Dealing with complaints from local people experiencing disruption due to building works.


    BSc Civil Engineering.
    Registration as an engineer by the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya will be an added advantage.
    At least 7 years hands-on experience as a Construction Engineer three of which should have been in the design and construction of projects of high net worth.
    Should possess computer skills. Proficiency in Office and CADD computer applications and other structural analysis and design software will be an added advantage
    Demonstrate responsibility for completion of specialised complex processes and activities requiring some interpretation of rules and practices.
    Good analytical skills.
    Resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgment and tact.

The Successful candidate should be ready to travel most of the time and on short notice

Interested and qualified applicants should send their applications and CV’s stating their current and expected salary to not later than 18th January 2013.

Clearly indicate the position applied for on the subject of the application email.

Please note that Applications with other attachments will be disqualified.


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