Project Officer and Business Development Manager Job in Kenya

Job Vacancy: Project Officer and Business Development Manager

Department: Projects

Supervisor’s Title: Head of Projects

Job Scope: Project Planning; Project Management; Supplier / Subcontractor Liaison / 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 participation and award
  • 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 MSProjects
  • 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.
  • Passionate about customer satisfaction


Engineering and Technical, Project Management
Updated: July 3, 2019 — 9:13 pm