Utility Company General Manager – Engineering and Strategy Job in Kenya

Our Client, a utility company mandated to provide cost effective and affordable quality water and sanitation services in Kenya, seeks to recruit goal-oriented, self-motivated and qualified persons to fill the following management positions:

Position: General Manager – Engineering and Strategy

Ref No. HR/GM-ENG/2012
Reporting to: Managing Director
Job Grade: 2
Job Purpose
The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the company technical operations for water and waste water to ensure the technical assets of the company are acquired, maintained and operated according to standard specifications stipulated by the service agreement between the umbrella Water Services Board and Company’s Water Board. 
Oversee the implementation of the overall Strategic Plan with emphasis to engineering and strategy.
Key Result Area/Principle Accountabilities and Duties
  • Planning for long term and short term programmes in water supply and sewerage systems including feasibility studies.
  • Overall responsibility of management of projects including planning and design of water supply and sewerage systems and other relevant engineering projects.
  • Identify clear criteria for identification and prioritization of projects.
  • Provide strategic and technical leadership in the technical division to ensure provision of high quality services.
  • Support engineers in ensuring quality and timely responses to requests, in compliance with standards and procedures.
  • Steer the development of departmental policies, procedures and action plans in line with the company mission and objectives.
  • Ensure that technical audits are carried out on time and remedial action taken.
  • Oversee operation of comprehensive departmental reports and budgets to the Managing Director to facilitate decision-making.
  • Manpower planning for the division; making recommendation for recruitment, deployment and promotion.
  • Training and development of the technical staff including engineers, technicians and artisans.
  • Ensure that all water and sewerage services infrastructure is operated and maintained to the required standards.
  • Advice the company on the acquisition of capital assets and on all technical matters.
  • Provide technical expertise and advice in the acquisition of contractors and consultants for major works.
  • Provide overall supervision of major works.
  • Participate in setting performance targets for technical staff in the company.
  • Oversee the planning and co-ordination of quality, maintenance and engineering (capacity works) related issues.
  • Ensure good quality of water to customers and produce reports in a timely manner.
  • Any other duty assigned by the MD, BoD or Committees.
Education, Professional Qualifications and Work Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or its equivalent;
  • Must be registered by the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya;
  • 5 years experience with at least 3 years in a senior management position;
  • Traceable experience in implementing corporate strategy in a dynamic environment.
Required Skills and Competencies:
  • Should posses excellent interpersonal communication skills and experience in dealing with donor agencies;
  • Should posses sound and excellent business development knowledge and skills gained preferably in the water sector or in a busy and dynamic organization
  • Must have excellent understanding of the Kenyan water reforms
  • Must be able to lead a team in a dynamic work environment;
  • Posses relevant computer application skills;
  • Posses leadership qualities and be a team player with a high degree of integrity and ability to relate across different professional functions and situations;
  • Be a team player and uphold collective responsibility;
  • Be able to drive change in a dynamic environment.
The position is senior and demand excellent people management and development skills, written and oral communication skills both in English and Kiswahili, and high degree of honesty and integrity.

Candidates who meet the above specifications and have the drive to join a highly motivated work team, should submit their applications with a detailed CV giving three (3) names of referees, attach copies of Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) Clearance Certificate and KRA Tax Compliance Certificate.

Provide a reliable telephone and e-mail contact of self and referees, clearly quoting the reference numbers to reach us on or before Monday 16th July 2012 addressed to

DN/A 1318
P.O. Box 49010 – 00100,
Nairobi



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