KETRACO Senior Manager (Project Management & Construction) Job in Kenya

The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) is a
100% state-owned corporation incorporated on 2nd December, 2008 under
the Company’s Act, Cap 486 as a State Corporation pursuant to the
Sessional Paper No. 4 of 2004 on Energy. 
The Mandate of
the Company is to plan, design, construct, operate and maintain high
voltage electricity transmission infrastructure, the National
Electricity Transmission Grid and Regional Interconnectors.
KETRACO’s Vision is to be a world-class electricity transmission company and the leading inter-connector in Africa.

Mission of the Company is to build and operate a national electricity
transmission network that is reliable, efficient, effective, safe and
environment-friendly through innovative and best practices; and to
promote regional power trade for socio-economic development.
achieve the above mandate, KETRACO has so far completed and
commissioned 1,115.5km of transmission lines with 5000km committed and
on-going projects. 
The Company has an asset base of over
Kshs. 77 Billion. In addition, and to increase access to electricity,
KETRACO plans to construct additional 7000km of transmission lines in
the next five years.
In order to meet the planned growth and
improve access to electricity in Kenya, the Board of Directors of
KETRACO now wish to identify and recruit a capable officer to fill the
following Management position:
Senior Manager – Project Management & Construction 
(1 Post)
Ref: KETRACO/5/1C/40/91/Vol I – B
Job Description: The Senior Manager will be responsible to the General Manager Technical Services for coordination and implementation of Projects.
Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:-
  • Providing technical leadership and guidance in the development and implementation of design and construction strategies and design of transmission network;
  • Co-ordinating and supervising design of major projects in liaison with the other relevant departments/divisions and stakeholders;
  • Formulating power system design standards in liaison with other divisions and enforcing compliance;
  • Sourcing and managing design contractual services as per approved procedures and policies;
  • Liaising with external contractors to ensure that designs conform to Company standards;
  • Budgeting and budgetary control for the department;
  • Maintaining a supportive working environment to foster optimum performance;
  • Monitoring the performance management of the department;
  • Implementing management and technological innovations to enhance efficiency in the department;
  • Creating and maintaining detailed project schedules as per approved policies and procedures;
  • Working closely with the project site managers during construction phase to ensure that the drawings, material and equipment are within the defined parameters;
  • Providing technical information to staff and subcontractors to ensure projects comply with all engineering standards, codes, specifications and design instructions;
  • Researching and recommending solutions to problems, including conflict, interferences and error or omissions;
  • Ensuring continuous updating and accurate generation of construction documents;
  • Participating in the preparation of field change requests to resolve the design and engineering issues.
Job Specifications:
  • The right candidate will have a minimum of ten (10) years in Engineering Project Management in the Public or Private Sector, six (6) of which must have been in a Senior Management level and must have a proven track record of Project Design and Construction;
  • Must have at least seven (7) years post registration experience in management of construction projects worth one billion and above, preferably in projects financed by multilateral agencies;
  • He/she will have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, with relevant certification in project management, practical working knowledge of an ERP such as SAP is essential. A Master’s level qualification is desirable;
  • Must be a member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK) and registered by the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya;
  • Must have a valid Practicing License from the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya;
  • Have a certificate in either Corporate Governance or Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than three (3) weeks from a recognized institution.
 Terms of Service and Remuneration
appointment for this position will be permanent and pensionable. 
The successful candidate
for the positions will be offered competitive remuneration package in
accordance with the Company guidelines.

Candidates interested in the above positions are expected to fulfil the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya. 
they must obtain and submit with their application copies of clearance
certificates from the following organizations: –
  • Kenya Revenue Authority;
  • Higher Education Loans Board;
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
  • Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct);
  • A report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).
who meet the above requirements should submit their applications so as
to reach the address shown below (clearly stating the reference in the
letter and on the envelope) by close of business on 5th August, 2016 at
Applications to include CVs with details of day
time contacts, current and expected salary, notice period required to
take up appointment, names and contacts of three referees. 
Applicants must also attach copies of all Certificates/Testimonials, and copy of National ID/Passport.
The Managing Director,
Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited,
KAWI Complex, 4th Floor,
Popo Lane, South C, off Red Cross Road,
P.O. Box 34942 – 00100,

Or emailed to:

KETRACO is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and gender equality.

Applications without the relevant qualifications, copies of documents/details as sought for will not be considered. 
Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification. 
Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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