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  • Posted: Apr 28, 2021
    Deadline: May 12, 2021
  • The current rail network in Kenya is the metre gauge commonly referred to as 'The Lunatic Line’. It was initially named the 'Uganda Railway’ after its destination. Its construction began in the Port city of Mombasa in 1896 and was completed in 1901 at the lines terminus in Kisumu. Operations on the line commenced in 1903. The Lunatic Line links K...
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    Assistant Manager Quantity Survey

    Ref: KRBR106

    Reports to the Design, planning and Environment Manager. Responsible for preparing of cost estimates, bill of quantities for construction projects to facilitate preparation of accurate tender documents to ensure the adequate budget provision for approved projects

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Providing direction, control and coordination of quantity surveying function.
    • Formulating, implementing and reviewing policy on tendering and procurement procedures, financial and contract administration of building construction and maintenance contracts;
    • Coordinating design and supervising construction and maintenance of buildings, civil works and research activities;
    • Supervision Recommending registration of Graduate Quantity Surveyors in the Corporation
    • Litigating and arbitrating in liaison with other engineering and Departments for all compliance matters relating to the function. Carrying out quality and cost control and standards for all construction projects
    • Working closely with the bid/proposal team in the initial stages and with the project implementation team/engineering team when the project becomes live
    • Verifying and validating of projects costing
    • Preparing, managing and monitoring the sectional budgets
    • Approval of all projects final payments certificates
    • Identifying, analyzing and developing responses to commercial risks
    • Preparing and analyzing costing for tenders
    • Allocating work to subcontractors
    • Analyzing outcomes and writing detailed progress reports
    • Valuing completed works and arranging payments
    • Management System for the division by ensuring that business process meets the requirements of ISO9001:2015 standard

    Requirements for the Job

    • Master degree in quantity surveying, project management, business administration or equivalent from a recognized institution;
    • Bachelor Degree in Quantity Surveying or equivalent from a recognized Institution.
    • A minimum of eight (8) years’ work experience and at least three (3) in a supervisory role in the Public Service or Private Sector;
    • Professional membership with Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya (IQSK)
    • Proficiency in Computer applications;
    • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution


    An attractive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and responsibilities of the position will be negotiated with the right candidate.

    Method of Application

    A free inside look at Kenya Railways' salaries

    When applying, quote the Job reference number on the envelope and application letter.

    Interested and qualified candidates MUST complete the Kenya Railways application form KR/HR/08, attach their testimonials, certificates, copy of their National Identification Card (ID) and Curriculum Vitae (CV).

    In compliance with the Chapter Six of the Constitution, attach the following documents:

    1. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)
    2. Clearance/Compliance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
    3. Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
    4. Clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
    5. Clearance from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

    Applications to be addressed to the:

    Managing Director,
    Kenya Railways,
    P.O. Box 30121, 00100,

    To be received by Wednesday, 12th May, 2021.

    Note: Only the short listed candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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