Construction Firm Project and Business Development Officer Job in Kenya

Erin Consulting

Job Vacancy: Project and Business Development Officer

Our client is a well-established construction firm who have been in existence for over a decade. They have built a reputation as a preferred service provider in general construction, maintenance and fit outs. All in an environment of innovation, creativity and focus on customer satisfaction.

The client is seeking a highly motivated individual to join their rapidly growing team of experts in the position of Project and Business development Officer.

Brief: The Project Officer will be the key account manager for the projects s/he is assigned. The role involves Project Planning; Project Management, Supplier / Subcontractor Liaison and New Business Development.

Responsibilities:

Project Planning

  • Visit site and identify scope of work and prepare quotation;
  • Prepare project plans detailing the steps required;
  • Calculate material costs and personnel needed to complete the project;
  • Prepare project timelines to indicate when each stage must be completed;
  • Interview and select all personnel to work on the site;
  • Obtain all necessary permits and licenses;
  • Evaluate construction methods and determine cost-effectiveness of plans using computers;
  • Effectively plan and allocate required resources to achieve the set objectives.

Project Management

  • Explain worksite policy, project goals/milestones and safety procedures to workers;
  • Organize work activities and meet with Supervisors to review project goals/milestones and progress to ensure timelines are being met;
  • Prepare reports for Directors or Clients indicating cost overruns, workplace injuries or the causes of project/construction delays;
  • Work within the set key performance indicators;
  • Prepare and submit budget estimates and progress and cost tracking reports;
  • Assemble and forward project closeout documents to the Head of Projects;
  • Undertake client presentations.

Supplier / Subcontractor Liaison

  • Negotiate with vendors and suppliers to obtain the best pricing and delivery schedule.
  • Responsible for selecting subcontractors (if needed) from pre-existing panel and negotiating the terms of their contracts in liaison with Procurement Department

New Business Development

  • Develop a Business Development plan to drive business growth;
  • Identify tendering opportunities and ensure timely and accurate submission of bids;
  • Prepare monthly Business pipeline clearly showing timelines for closure;
  • Grow business from existing customers

Qualifications:

  • At least a Degree in a construction related field, preferably Quantity Surveying
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar field.
  • Good command of project management and mastery of MS Projects
  • Understanding of ArchiCad
  • Has worked with an ERP

Competencies:

  • A motivated and goal oriented individual.
  • Flexible to understand people’s point of view as well as demonstrate willingness to change ideas or perceptions.
  • Must be proactive and a team leader.
  • Should possess good leadership, communication and problem solving skills

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should submit their applications to recruit@erinconsulting.co.ke by 09th March 2018.

Please indicate your current and expected salary.

Engineering and Technical
Updated: March 4, 2018 — 9:59 pm