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  • Posted: Dec 10, 2020
    Deadline: Dec 24, 2020
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    Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company Limited (ELDOWAS) is a corporate entity established under Cap 486 of the laws of Kenya. The County Government of Uasin Gishu is principal shareholder. ELDOWAS was the first water service provider in Kenya to attain certification in international Quality Management Standards ISO 9001:2008. In order to achieve its goals...
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    Planning, Design and Construction Manager

    Job Description/Requirements

    Department Technical Services Department
    Position Reports to Head of Technical Services

    Position Supervises 

    1. GIS Officer
    2. Planning, Design & Construction Officer
    3. Maintenance Officer

    Purpose of the Job

    To plan, organize and direct the maintenance work section

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

     

    The duties and responsibilities are:

     

    I. Managerial Roles and Responsibilities 

    1. Plan and conduct field surveys to locate new sites and analyze details of project sites.
    2. Design water and sewerage projects using set engineering standards/guidelines and develop detailed drawings and bills of quantities
    3. Develop detailed engineering bid documents for works to be outsourced
    4. Supervise construction projects done either internally or through contractors for delivery of quality work within the stipulated timelines and budgets
    5. Develop and review terms of reference for consultants to undertake major works
    6. Convene/attend periodic project site meetings and submit detailed progress reports
    7. Conduct materials test and analysis
    8. Monitor construction activities to ensure that environmental and Safety regulations are met
    9. Organizing and directing staff on the day to day activities;
    10. Estimate cost of completed work or for needed renovations or upgrades.

    II. Operational Roles and Responsibilities

    1. Producing designs, both initial outlines and full plans, of sewerage, water treatment and flood defense structures such as pump systems and pipe networks;
    2. Carry out designs and construction supervision of sewerage projects;
    3. Supervise construction of new structures/ repairs and provide the necessary Engineering expertise;
    4. Managing and maintaining water and sewerage infrastructure operations;
    5. Presenting project details and technical information to colleagues and clients;
    6. Preparation of reports;
    7. Managing project budgets;
    8. Keeping up to date with changes in regulatory legislation and guidelines;
    9. Writing and advertising tender documents and managing contracts;
    10. Liaising with clients, contractors, government agencies, local authorities and suppliers;
    11. Monitoring flood levels;
    12. Supervising staff and site workers;
    13. Using a variety of specialist computer applications/simulation software;
    14. Ensuring that projects keep to budgets and timescales;
    15. Maintaining an awareness of current environmental issues;

    III.   Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

    Key Result Areas:

    The jobholder’s accountability areas are as follows:

    • Effective operational cost control of the department’s financial resources;
    • Successful implementation of quality control standards for services offered by the department;
    • Effective supervision of employees assigned to the department;
    • Maximization of productivity in the department;
    • Continuous process improvement of services offered by the department.

    Knowledge and Skills Required:

    The jobholder must possess:

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Civil/Water Engineering or any other related field;
    • A minimum of 8 years’ in related work experience, (3 years of this in Senior Management; 2 years in water related project management and supervision)
    • A member of the Engineers Board of Kenya or Institute of Engineers Kenya;
    • Must have demonstrated ability to handle departmental budgets, resources, processes, projects and relationships;
    • Should have thorough knowledge of the relevant industry/sector as well as knowledge of regulatory requirements affecting the relevant sector;
    • Must have ability to plan, organize, implement and evaluate departmental goals;
    • Must demonstrate ability to handle multiple and conflicting priorities, and work under strict deadlines;
    • Should have strong analytical and be result oriented;
    • Must have high standards of integrity and ethical practice;
    • Must be capable of functioning effectively both as a team player and a team leader;
    • Must have management and Leadership skills;
    • Must have ability to accurately plan work assignments, prioritize tasks and deliver deadlines;
    • Should have problem solving and decision making abilities;
    • Should be an effective communicator with the ability to handle both internal and external communication;
    • Should demonstrate ability to identify and respond to risk areas within the department;
    • Should have effective people management and conflict resolution skills;
    • Must have knowledge in use of MS office packages.
    • Should have strong analytical skills and be result oriented;
    • Must have high standards of integrity and ethical practice;
    • Must have management and Leadership skills;
    • Must have ability to accurately plan work assignments, prioritize tasks and deliver deadlines;
    • Should have problem solving and decision making abilities;
    • Should be an effective communicator with the ability to handle both internal and external communication;
    • Should demonstrate ability to identify and respond to risk areas within the department;
    • Should have effective people management and conflict resolution skills;
    • Must have knowledge in the use of MS office packages

    Method of Application

    Applications may be emailed to md@eldowas.or.ke , deposited at our Head Office OFF Kambi Somali Road next to Coca Cola or posted to:

    The Managing Director,
    Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company Ltd.,
    PO. BOX 8418-30100,
    Eldoret

    Eldoret Water and Sanitation Company is an equal opportunity employer and the marginalized groups are encouraged to apply. Note: All applications to be received not later than Thursday 24th December 2020 at 16.00 Hrs.

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