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.


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


  • 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


  • 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 by 09th March 2018.

Please indicate your current and expected salary.

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