Workshop & Infrastructure Manager Job in Laikipia, Kenya

Our client in in Wildlife Conservation in Laikipia Region, Kenya is looking to fill the following position:

Full Time Workshop & Infrastructure Manager

The Company is seeking to employ a mature, motivated and experienced person as a live-in Workshop and Infrastructure Manager of the Conservancy reporting to the General Manager.

The role is primarily focused on fleet maintenance but requires an individual who is also comfortable with a multitude of other areas of maintenance that are essential for the smooth running of the conservancy.

The candidate is required to be familiar with most of the following though not all are obligatory:

Four-wheel drive vehicles, trucks, tractors, power generators, water pumps, motors, solar systems, cold storage, swimming pools, refrigeration, procurement, vehicle inspection processes and requirements, purchasing processes, plumbing, electricity, carpentry, masonry, and general road and building maintenance.


The main responsibility of the role will be to ensure the efficient day-to-day running of the activities of the workshop and the maintenance of the Conservancy infrastructure overall.

The successful candidate will be a suitably qualified individual with solid management experience and who will bring a pro-active approach, and ‘can do’ attitude to the role. The role will require excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to develop relationships with staff in other areas of the business.

Duties will include:

  • Building an effective and passionate team to deliver all work to a high standard and in a timely manner
  • Proactively identifying areas where maintenance is required and delivering time and cost efficient management of any projects
  • Approving estimates and quotations
  • Assisting with technical problems as necessary
  • Controlling and coordinating all workshop activities
  • Oversight and management of the discipline and the working conditions within Workshops & Stores
  • Ensure that equipment and facilities in the Workshops are maintained and in good working condition and to keep an inventory of the same.
  • Ensure that the Workshop Stores is properly stocked with necessary spares, equipment and facilities necessary for the performance of his duties
  • Manage fuel dispensing, consumption and prepare monthly fuel returns
  • Maintenance of all Conservancy vehicles and equipment.
  • Overseeing the general grounds maintenance
  • Electricity generation
  • Water production, metering, treatment & distribution
  • Roads, dams, fences, infrastructure and projects.
  • Preparation of yearly and monthly budgets for his department and being accountable for the same
  • Introduce & implement standard operating procedures as deemed necessary
  • Observe existing work procedures and documentation, make changes where necessary
  • Ensure work safety and use of PPE
  • Familiarize him/herself with Conservation and the goals of the business

Skills & Experience desired


  • 8-10 years technical experience, primarily relating to automotive environment
  • 5 plus years working in a management or senior supervisory role
  • Sound knowledge of business systems and financial concepts including budgeting and reporting


  • B-Tech Mechanical Engineer + Management Diploma
  • A minimum of five years in a similar position is an added advantage
  • 5 years General Building and/or Project Management of infrastructure maintenance and development tasks
  • 5 years Mechanical Engineering
  • Qualified Artisan advantageous

Experience of working in conservation and/or Tourism industry will be beneficial but not essential


  • Knowledge and ability to implement effective operating procedures to improve the efficiency and quality of all work delivered by Workshop staff are essential.
  • Demonstrates business skills, asks the relevant questions and resolves anomalies
  • Able to operate on own initiative, to think through issues and develop solutions and improve ways of working
  • Provides strong leadership to a small workshop team and has the ability to develop the team
  • Developing close working relationships with all areas of the business and be the go to person for all day to day matters
  • Ability to understand the business drivers and has the gravitas to command respect from the senior managers and external advisors 


  • Salary and benefits will be discussed at time of interview and/or any offer being made and will be commensurate with experience and equivalent roles within the industry and the business itself.
  • The roles are located full-time on-site and accommodation will be provided.

Interested candidates should send their application with a copy of their CV and MUST indicate their expected salary to before 15th July 2018.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Laikipia, Kenya

Laikipia County

Engineering and Technical
Updated: July 2, 2018 — 4:55 pm