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  • Posted: Mar 23, 2023
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    United Nations and regional organizations; provides administrative and other support services to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat); provides joint and common services to other organizations of the United Nations system in Kenya, as applicable; and manages and implements the program...
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    Project Engineer, Mechanical (Project Post), P4

    This position is located at the Design and Construction Section in United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON). The Project Engineer, Mechanical reports to the Chief, Design and Construction Section for the UNON Conference Upgrade project, Division of Administrative Services, UNON and will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:


    • Analyzes and advises on the planning, design, construction and maintenance of major systems and facilities such as buildings, roads, waste disposal systems, flood control systems, water treatment facilities, and related structures and other engineering activities in the field needed for the projects.
    • Evaluates, reviews and revises project documents, and analyzes design specifications included in project proposals for accuracy, soundness, feasibility and cost.
    • Reviews and submits for approval of the Chief, Design and Construction Section technical design drawings and specifications, owner's reports, monthly design and construction invoices, master cost breakdowns, general conditions estimates, and labor cost reports.
    • Reviews and approves weekly and monthly project reports from project design consultants and contractors.
    • Recommends solutions to unusual engineering problems.
    • Conducts technical studies on engineering topics, developing guidelines for the general planning and maintenance of programs and facilities.
    • Provides technical inputs regarding engineering design issues affecting proposed structures, taking into account such factors as estimated load, water pressure, wind resistance, soil characteristics, temperature fluctuations and nature of building materials to be used.
    • Keeps abreast, through relevant engineering literature, of significant trends and the development of improved methods and equipment.
    • Leads efforts of team studying critical problems relating to design or construction of systems and facilities. Makes recommendations for resolution of problems in specialized areas.
    • Contributes to the collection and analysis of data as well as identification of trends or patterns and provides draft insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods for data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting.
    • Participates in planning missions, serving as technical adviser to committees or international meetings.
    • Performs other related duties as required.


    • PROFESSIONALISM: Ability to apply engineering skills and to participate in engineering projects, including preparation of cost estimates, research of data and preparing graphs. Ability to identify and analyze engineering data of significant depth and complexity. The ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
    • TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
    • CLIENT OREINTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.


    • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Building Engineering, architecture or other related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
    • Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is desirable.

    Work Experience

    • A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in engineering or related area related to large-scale construction or renovation projects is required.
    • Experience in working with executive governance boards, public sector and/or external
    • audiences is desirable.
    • Experience in working on projects related to conference services, assembly facilities, convention centres or similar facilities is desirable.
    • Two (2) years or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable

    Cosing: 11 April 2023

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) on to apply

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