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  • Posted: Sep 28, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
  • SMEC’s origins date back to the iconic Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Scheme in 1949. Today SMEC is consistently recognised for technical excellence and design innovation by the world’s leading engineering bodies. Striving to deliver service excellence across a range of industry sectors, SMEC has developed and refined a core service offering covering the lifecycle of a project. SMEC’s projects help to generate economic wealth and provide essential infrastructure services in some of the world’s fastest growing economies. Vision and Values SMEC’s vision 'To deliver outstanding infrastructure services for our clients and communities’, coupled with the eight strong values define the way SMEC operates. The company’s vision and values are owned by SMEC’s employees; they guide decision making, foster good relationships and reflect what SMEC employees stand for. Trust Delivery Innovation Sustainability Teamwork Diversity Integrity Safety
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    Country Manager

    The role

    We are currently seeking for a Country Manager to be based in our Kenya office.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Identify and establish business opportunities within the region for SMECs services in line with the organizations strategic direction
    • Identify key clients and build sustainable relationships with these clients
    • Identify local consultants and agents in countries of operation and build strategic alliances with them to facilitate the winning and implementation of projects
    • Provide guidance and support to SMECs project managers in the implementation of projects and achievement of financial targets, including the control of project debtors.
    • Provide guidance and support to Regional Manager – East Africa (K) in marketing of SMECs services and the preparation of proposals. Manage agents, as appropriate
    • Work closely with SMECs Functional General Managers to identify, track, bid and win projects.
    • Achieve annual fees and contribution targets for the country and maintain country overheads within budget.
    • Fulfil project roles as Project Director/Project Manager/ Project Coordinator on selected projects and as greed with Functional Managers.
    • Establish country and regional strategies and business plans for SMECs operations in with the organizations strategic plan.

    Key Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

    • Project Management skills preferably as a team leader
    • Business Management skills and sound commercial skills
    • Marketing and negotiation skills
    • Knowledge of SMECs capabilities
    • Understanding of the donor funded consulting environment
    • Experience in Africa s essential
    • Tertiary qualifications
    • Position is based in Nairobi, Kenya

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    Team Leader/ Senior Highway Engineer

    Consistently recognized for technical excellence and design innovation, SMEC continues to receive industry awards and accolades from around the world. Engineering News Record (ENR) currently ranks SMEC in the top 26 of the ‘2020 Top 225 International Design Firms’.

    The role

    We are currently seeking for a Team Leader/ Senior Highway Engineer to be based in our Kenya or Uganda office.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Take bottom-line responsibility for the technical delivery of projects on which he/ she is a Team Leader
    • To support design teams in implementation of design projects
    • Participate in the delivery of highway design and construction projects as a key staff member
    • Support the Country Office in the delivery of transport projects
    • Mentorship and Training of Junior Staff
    • Preparation of quality management plans for new design projects
    • Monitor the progress of the work and prepare consolidated progress reports
    • Providing backstopping services to ongoing projects across the region
    • Management of client relationships as a Team Leader

    Key Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

    • Undergraduate Degree in Civil Engineering; Masters Degree an advantage
    • Not less than 15 years’ experience as a consultant, with the majority of the experience in Africa.
    • Experience in implementation of civil engineering projects particularly in the transport sector
    • Demonstrable Project Management skills
    • Highway Design experience
    • Understanding of international consulting and construction business
    • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point)
    • Excellent spoken and written English

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.


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

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