Engineering Company Operations Director Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Job Title: Operations Director – Mechanical Engineering

Report to: C.O.O

Location: Nairobi

Salary: Competitive

Our client is a leading engineering and contracting company.

They seek to hire a well-experienced individual to manage the overall Mechanical Division and be fully responsible for achieving annual planned turn over including P & L responsibility of the Division.

He should also possess excellent communication and leadership skills and knowledge on Contracting of all Mechanical Services.

Key Responsibilities

  • Review and coordination of mechanical engineering design submittals from contractors, as well as following up site supervision, design conflicts and variation orders for the client.
  • Review technical submissions and design layouts as well as material submittals from contractors.
  • Lead, by example, the team of Mechanical Engineers by delegating work according to project priorities, technical challenges and contractual milestones.
  • Plan and maintain project budgets and schedule planning activities with team and managers.
  • Attend and lead progress & technical meetings, discuss and suggest technical proposals.
  • Take part in project and risk management reviews.
  • Coordinate between the construction and contractors’ engineering teams ensuring that all requirements are conveyed clearly and delivered upon.
  • Coordinate with quantity surveyors or payment appreciations and change orders.
  • Assist the Technical Office Manager on Technical and Department issues.
  • Review and approve the shop drawings, Material Submittals with respect to the project Specification and Standards of practice submitted by contractors.
  • Continually review the contractor’s construction schedule during the progress of site works.
  • Review Contractor’s material proposals against specified technical performance requirements and advise the Technical Manager on the appropriateness of the proposals.
  • Review Contractor’s proposed sub-contractor(s) associated with the mechanical engineering packages.
  • Support review of subcontractors’ invoices, when required for technical assistance.
  • Documenting project issues/conditions.
  • Monitoring, coaching and developing Mechanical Engineering team members.
  • Maintaining organized and detailed project records.
  • Assures the contractor’s Design and Material Deliverables are as per project requirements.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum of 20 years of experience in HVAC / Plumbing / Fire Fighting Services / Domain
  • Professional Engineer license
  • Knowledge on Contracting of all Mechanical Services will be an added advantage
  • Experience with 3D Modeling programs such as AutoCAD
  • Proven track record of leading teams
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Punctual and able to meet deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualifications and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Operations Director – Mechanical Engineering) to on or before Thursday 27th June 2020.

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing.

Only candidates short-listed for an interview will be contacted.

Engineering and Technical
Updated: June 15, 2020 — 4:14 pm