Deputy Director, Engineering (Roads) Job at enya Urban Roads Authority (KURA)

The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works, established by the Kenya Roads Act, 2007.

Our core mandate is to manage, develop, rehabilitate and maintain national urban road networks.

The Authority seeks to a recruit dynamic, innovative and experienced individual to fill the under-listed position:

Deputy Director, Engineering (Roads)

JG 3

Ref: KURA/URC/DD/19/3

1 Post

Duties and Responsibilities

a) Overseeing formulation and implementation of road asset management policies;
b) Overseeing the preparation of roadside development and control;
c) Coordinating and undertaking annual road inventory and condition surveys;
d) Overseeing preparation of engineering design of road maintenance works;
e) Coordinating compilation and analysis of annual road maintenance work programmes;
f) Liaising with Kenya Roads Board and other stakeholders on management of roads maintenance levy fund (RMLF);
g) Overseeing preparation of annual procurement plans;
h) Coordinating operations of the authority’s regional offices,
i) Coordinating preparation of divisional budget;
j) Ensuring expenditure controls and measures within the division;
k) Overseeing implementation of road works emergency response programmes;
l) Overseeing preparation of tender documentation for road works;
m) Coordinating the processing of road works tenders;
n) Coordinating and monitoring supervision of road maintenance works;
o) Ensuring implementation and conformance of road management systems
p) Facilitating periodic reviews of the performance standards;
q) Overseeing activities of axle load control;
r) Reviewing and acting on reports on axle load control programmes;
s) Representing the authority in local and regional axle load stakeholder forums;
t) Ensuring road maintenance contracts are prepared and implemented in accordance with set standards and specifications;
u) Planning and implementation of roadside developments through institutional consultations and collaboration;
v) Managing road reserve boundaries and usage through maintenance of road markers system and managing roads and survey data;
w) Training and development of staff; and
x) Performing any other lawful duty that may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications and Competencies

For appointment to this grade, an officer must:-

a) Have a minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience and at least five (5) years in a supervisory role in comparable position in the Public Service or in the Private Sector;
b) Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
c) Be registered by Engineers Board of Kenya as a Professional Engineers with a post registration experience of six (6) years;
d) Have a valid Annual Practicing License from the Engineers Board of Kenya;
e) Have a certificate in Leadership/Management Course from a recognized institution;
f) Be a member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK);
g) Be proficient in computer applications;
h) Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution; and
i) Demonstrate competence in work performance.

Positions in Job Grade 10 to 4 are on permanent and pensionable terms while those in job grade 2 and 3 are on a three year contract renewable depending on performance.

The successful candidates may be required to work either at the Headquarter Offices or any of the Regional Offices as the case may be.

Candidates will be expected to fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.

Specifically, they must obtain and attach copies of clearance certificates from the following institutions/organizations;

  • Kenya Revenue Authority;
  • Higher Education Loans Board;
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
  • Criminal Investigations Department
  • Credit Reference Bureau

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should apply for the positions by downloading the KURA Job Application Form HERE from, fill and submit together with their updated CVs and copies of National Identity Card, copies of all certificates & testimonials including Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya clearances, details of their day time contacts, names, contacts of three referees.

The application should be mailed (by post office/courier service) or hand delivered so as to reach the Director General by 5.00 pm on Tuesday, 16th July 2019.

All envelopes/applications should have the respective job reference number clearly marked and addressed to the following address:

The Director General
Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA)
IKM Building, Tower B, 5th Ngong Avenue, Opposite Bishops Gate
P.O. Box 41727-00100, GPO, Nairobi


Applications without the KURA Job Application Form will not be considered.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

The Kenya Urban Roads Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Women, Youth, Persons Living with Disabilities and persons from marginalized communities/areas are encouraged to apply.

Engineering and Technical
Updated: June 29, 2019 — 10:05 am