Sanergy Facilities Project Manager Job in Kenya

Job Description: Facilities Project Manager

Department: Infrastructure

Reports to: Infrastructure Team Lead

Company Description: Sanergy is an award – winning social venture, based in Nairobi, Kenya, that makes hygienic sanitation accessible and affordable in Africa’s urban slums for everyone, forever.

Our systems-based approach to solving the sanitation crisis involves five key steps: we build a dense network of franchised micro-entrepreneurs, who operate low-cost, high-quality waterless sanitation facilities – called Fresh Life – as small businesses. 

We provide critical support services – such as access to finance, training, marketing and business analytics. We collect the waste every day and safely remove it from the community. 
We convert the waste into valuable by-products, such as organic fertilizer and renewable energy. Finally, we sell the byproducts to Kenyan farms. Since November 2011, we have launched over 450 Fresh Life Toilets to a network of 250 micro-entrepreneurs. 
We have collected and converted over 3000 tons of waste. At the same time, we have built a team of 170 people – 90% Kenyan and 60% from informal settlements.
We are an increasingly sophisticated, highly intricate organization with many moving parts. 
In order to ensure our facilities and infrastructure consistently reflect the needs of the organisation including strategic planning of facilities througout our growth and ensure we constantly achieve operational efficiency, we are looking to strengthen our facilities team with a strong Facilites Project Manager. 
The Facilties Team works with the operational teams to forward plan, design, research and develop facilities projects and improvements that reinforce the expansion of our sustainable sanitation model. 
This includes, fleet management, security, planned and reactive mantenance, facilities improvement and capital projects.
Job Purpose Statement: Sanergy seeks a dynamic, experienced and imaginative engineering mind to develop innovative solutions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our infrastructure.
Role & Responsibilities:
  • Conduct research, design, test, and project manage the implementation of solutions to improve critical facilities. Projects will include ensuring effective equipment productivity, asset maintenance, CAPEX projects management and product design..
  • Maintain the buildings and grounds of the organization,
  • Directing staff and overseeing the upkeep of equipment and supplies.
  • Ensure the buildings and grounds are maintained, which entails daily and weekly cleaning schedules as well as determining and scheduling repairs, renovation projects, waste reduction improvements and safety inspections.
  • Ensure that they adhere to the budget and maintain a good relationship with the external vendors.
Key Skill Requirements:

The Facilites Project Manager will need the following qualities:

  • Excellent analytical skills – data collection, statistics, data modelling,
  • Project design experience
  • Project management experience – how to manage projects, break down problems, develop methodologies, frameworks and develop implementation plans,
  • Human centred design skills – understanding and working with users, how to get to the why rather than the what and developing design innovations from this information;
  • Resoundingly pragmatic and innovative
  • Leadership skills
  • The ability to conceive, design, test, evaluate potential solutions and implement recommendations;
  • Teamwork
  • Communications and presentations skills.
  • Attention to detail
Key areas of Support:
  • Project managed projects including – monitor adherence to designs, layouts, specifications and work breakdown structures for facilities upgrade and new equipment installation projects assigned by the Manager and manage any challenges in an effective manner.
  • Support monitoring adherence to project schedules and budgets for upgrade and new equipment installation projects as per timelines and budgets issued by the Manager
  • Assist in monitoring adherence to Occupational Safety & Health by all facilities team and all contractors on site.
  • Monitor adherence of the Capital Equipment Maintenance procedure for specific projects assigned by the Manager
  • Maintenance planning and documentation for all plant machinery
  • Assist with the design of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and One Point Lessons (OPLs) for various machines and equipment e.g. concrete mixer, poker vibrator, grinders, jig saw
  • Suggest areas of maintenance costs reduction for facilities and equipment at Sanergy
  • Continuous evaluation of security systems at Sanergy and suggest areas deemed for improvement
  • Conduct periodic work planning for staff under area of supervision. Assist in conducting continuous performance evaluation of the same as well as guiding staff on areas of improvement
  • Ensure proper bookkeeping of all records by staff under supervision. Assist in developing timestamp systems to ensure timely recording and updating of all data
  • Work with the Manager to champion continuous improvement through enforcement of Kaizen system of management within all facilities at Sanergy
Key Result Areas:
  • Assist the Facilities Manager in management of specific facilities projects, new equipment installation projects and equipment maintenance projects within the set time & cost and to the correct specification.
  • Work with the  Facilities Manager to monitor where there might be complaints from Sanergy staff due to the state of facilities and develop measures to forestall such occurrences
Educational & Experience
  • Degree in Engineering or similar.
  • Experience managing projects with multiple stakeholders.

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