Sameer Africa Projects Engineer Job in Kenya

Career Opportunity: Projects Engineer
Sameer Africa Limited, a leading manufacturer and provider of tyres and tyre solutions with offices across Kenya and the COMESA region, has an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled and resourceful candidate to fill the above position.
Main purpose of the job: Managing plant and capital investment projects in the areas of design, sourcing, installation and commissioning of new machines and equipment and modification of existing ones.

Among others, key accountabilities will include:-

  • Leading the implementation of assigned capital projects by preparing detailed schedules and ensuring availability of all required resources
  • Establishing engineering projects master plans and ensuring implementation including commissioning, continuous evaluation and reporting
  • Identifying alternative competitive sources for machinery, equipment and other engineering supplies
  • Coordinating design review to develop appropriate specifications
  • Leading the engineering team input in continuous plant improvement
  • Monitoring and reviewing progress and performance of projects to meet plan objectives
  • Ensuring machine availability and reliability through trouble shooting and redress during major and critical breakdowns
  • Developing, training, motivating and evaluating departmental staff to achieve the highest levels of performance
  • Identifying, implementing and benchmarking for best practices in engineering
  • Supervising contractors undertaking projects and ensuring standards and specifications are adhered to
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering. A certification in Project Management will be an added advantage
  • At least 7 years experience in a manufacturing plant
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation and communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills and negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of PLC, instrumentation and AutoCAD
  • An active member of a recognized professional body (a registered Engineer will have an added advantage)
Interested candidates should forward applications and detailed CV’s through by 15th February, 2014, indicating telephone contacts, names and contacts of three referees, one of which should be a current or previous employer. 
Also indicate current and expected remuneration. 
The position title should be clearly indicated as the subject of the application.

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Updated: January 31, 2014 — 3:11 am