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  • Posted: Jul 10, 2019
    Deadline: Jul 23, 2019
  • CPF Financial Services is a Group of companies operating within Kenya and South Sudan offering a dynamic pool of services in Retirement Benefits, Financial, Training and Consultancy, Property Management and ICT. The company transformed its service portfolio to better embrace the spirit of fulfilling lives. Professionalism, Innovation and customer focus exemp...
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    Head of Projects

    Job Description

    Diversity, inclusion & wellbeing

    To succeed, CPF recognizes that it needs to attract, develop and retain talented people who reflect the diverse nature of our customers and stakeholders. 

    A workplace that brings out the best in everybody where people feel welcome, valued and included, allows employees to achieve their full potential and perform at their best.

    When we welcome difference, we promote innovation, boost productivity and deliver better results.

    Our diversity and inclusion programs work to shape an environment that: Encourages and values different views and opinions, Respects employees’ personal needs and provides equal opportunities regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation or other aspect of difference. This is an integral part of our Code of Conduct.

    Head of Projects; Ref: Laser/HP/19

    Supervisor Title : GM / Head of LASER

    Job Title: Head of Projects

    Location: Nairobi

    Directorate: LASER Property Services

    Job Summary

    The job holder is responsible for overseeing the day to day management of all projects within Laser Property Services

    Key Responsibilities        

    • Providing oversight and direction to outside third parties (architects, engineers, construction professionals) on projects.
    • Engaging in engineering and environmental due diligence activities while working with a network of third-party firms.
    • Performing occasional on-site inspections of both existing assets as well as projects under Laser Property Services
    • Performing review of both consultant recommendations and the underlying contractor request for payments.
    • Negotiating construction and professional services contracts.
    • Developing policies, procedures, and protocols aimed at providing superior advisory services to clients.
    • Providing and maintain project budgets, schedules, and other project related information and documentation utilizing standard project management tools.
    • Directing the completion of projects from inception through completion and provide input and ensure consistent performance
    • Following up and closing meetings with clients or tenants for schedule updates, direction and or changes on a regular basis throughout the life of the project.
    • Monitoring local legislation in all jurisdictions and meet with state, county, and other local officials as needed regarding matters that pertain to real estate development.
    • Working directly with other Senior Management Team members to provide leadership, strategic direction, and prioritize initiatives focused on client services, value delivery, efficiency/cost control, project planning, and resource management.

    Qualification and Experience Requirements

    • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in the field of architecture, business, real estate, engineering or construction management
    • Licensed Engineer or Registered Architect
    • Five years’ minimum professional experience with building design and/or construction industry and/or real estate investment environment in a similar role.

    Skills and Competence Requirements

    • Broad knowledge of real estate/property services finance with a high analytic aptitude.
    • Excellent planning, organizational and communications skills.
    • Experience in overseeing planning, design and construction projects, and advanced knowledge of the design and construction industry and standard practices
    • The ability to skillfully communicate at various levels in numerous situations with industry experts spanning several disciplines, subjects, and scenarios.
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks – both short term and long term in nature – under stress of budget constraints, timeline demands, and high level of expected results.
    • Demonstrated track record of meeting financial business plans, budgets, and project schedules.
    • The candidate should be able to travel frequently across the region in search of new and inspect existing projects.

    Method of Application

    If you meet the requirements stipulated for the above position, please write in confidence quoting the position title and reference number on the subject of the email or cover letter on or before Tuesday 23rd July, 2019 at 5.00 PM.

    Applications including Curriculum Vitae, contact email and daytime telephone contacts, current position and remuneration, names and addresses of three referees should be emailed to Additionally, the candidates should attach the following documents which must be valid:

    • Certificate of Good conduct
    • Clearance Certificate by Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
    • Certificate by Credit Reference Bureau
    • KRA Tax Compliance Certificate

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    CPF is an equal opportunity employer and as such canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

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