Vacancies in a Multi-National Company in Nairobi, Kenya

Position:  Senior Project Manager

Location:  Nairobi
Industry:  Real Estate, Architecture, Civil Engineering
Our Client, an Engineering Development Company incorporated in Kenya and UAE with its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya is urgently looking to recruit an experienced Senior Project Manager to plan and lead a wide range of construction projects from start to finish.
He/she will organize and oversee construction procedures, ensure they are completed on budget and within schedule. The successful candidate must possess the knowledge, experience and confidence to engage and professionally interact with the design professionals, consultants, client and other construction related personnel in planning, coordinating and safely executing the work in accordance with the contract documents, schedule, budget other matters by performing the following duties;

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
·          Monitor and ensure completion of projects on time
·          Evaluate progress and prepare detailed reports
·          Assist estimator in preparation of project budget and prepare the general conditions budget
·          Collaborate with engineers, architects etc. to determine the specifications of the project
·          Obtain permits and licenses from appropriate authorities
·          Negotiate contracts with external vendors to reach profitable agreements
·          Determine needed resources (manpower, equipment and materials) from start to finish with attention to budgetary limitations
·          Plan all construction operations and schedule intermediate phases to ensure deadlines will be met
·          Acquire equipment, material and monitor stocks to timely handle inadequacies
·          Hire contractors, other staff and allocate responsibilities accordingly
·          Supervise the work of labourers, mechanics etc. and give them guidance when needed
·          Ensure adherence to all health & safety standards, enforce good construction standards, quality control and report issues
Key Competencies & Qualifications
·          Masters in Civil Engineering, Building Science or any other related field from a recognized institution
·          Practicing Licence/Certified by the Engineers Board of Kenya
·          Must have 15 – 20 years of experience as a Project Manager or relevant position on New-Building (commercial and industrial projects)
·          Worked with high end real estate development companies around the world, UAE or USA is an added advantage
·          In-depth understanding of construction procedures, material and project management principles
·          Experience in Building Engineering Consulting a plus
·          Familiarity with construction/ project management software
·          Must have expertise level in Construction Materials specifically buildings and roads/water systems
·          Proficient in MS Projects and Excel
·          Excellent organizational, presentation, and interpersonal skills

Position:  Electrical Engineer
Location:  Nairobi
Industry:  Real Estate, Architecture, Civil Engineering
Our Client, an Engineering Development Company incorporated in Kenya and UAE with its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya is urgently looking to recruit an experienced Electrical Engineer.
The successful candidate must possess the knowledge, experience and confidence to engage and professionally interact with the design professionals, consultants, client and other construction related personnel in planning, coordinating and safely executing the work in  accordance with the contract documents, schedule, budget other matters by performing the following duties;
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
·          Responsible for developing high level design of reliable power systems or cooling systems as applicable to his field of expertise
·          Supports with preparing data center facility descriptions
·          Responsible for reviewing contract documents, e.g. construction contracts, drawings, studies, method statements, commissioning manual and procedures.
·          Able to participate in technical change management, e.g. review detailed method statements prepared by local operations staff and recommend improvements
·          Provide commissioning support to junior staff
·          Responsible for investigation, analysis and identification of the root cause of technical incidents
·          Regularly review operations and provide training within the data center
·          Equipment maintenance in data center: (Senior) Operates on managerial level in crisis situations with significant business impact, takes the lead of data center operations in order to control and solve technical and operational problems
·          Review change requests and method statements for approval by Head of Operations to ensure integrity of data center installations and to prevent business risk to customers
·          Develops technical solutions, as a technical expert, to meet customer requirements
·          Undertake research and provides high level designs for new data centers: Assesses potential data center locations and provides expert advice on the suitability of a location proposed for the development into a data center
·          Data center budgeting: Participate in preparation of CAPEX budget for data center expansion, upgrades and new builds
·          Project support data centers in construction: Reviews, comments and approves on key contractual documents, e.g. equipment specifications, engineering calculations, equipment settings, commissioning plan and commissioning scripts
·          Manage procurement of products: Assesses data centre needs for local equipment and obtains CAPEX approval as and when required, ensuring sign-off by relevant parties
·          Review and update Design and Engineering Requirements (DER): Periodically reviews and updates DER in response to field experience and technical development
·          Ensure data center operates with maximum efficiency: Delivers on PUE (Power Usage Efficiency) improvement program, taking into consideration efficiency and cost- savings, without compromising on safety and reliability
within data centers
Key Competencies & Qualifications
·          Masters/BSc (Hon) Degree in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent, with working knowledge in Electrical Engineering field from a recognized institution
·          Practicing License/Certified by the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK)
·          Must have 10 years of experience as a Consulting Engineer
·          Design and Construction Electrical Supervision experience
·          Capable of running projects and a project team unsupervised
·          Familiar with Quality Control Systems – ISO experience benefit
·          Must be willing and ready to be deployed for work purposes in Kenya and East African region at large
·          Must understand construction terms, scheduling and planning concepts.
·          Proficient in MS Projects and Excel
·          Excellent organizational, presentation, and interpersonal skills

Position:  Site Engineer
Location:  Nairobi
Industry:  Real Estate, Architecture, Civil Engineering
Our Client, an Engineering Development Company incorporated in Kenya and UAE with its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya is urgently looking to recruit an experienced Site Engineer to be part of their site management team. He/she will act as the day to day manager of the construction site, the main source of technical advice and quality control for anyone working on it.
The successful candidate must possess the knowledge, experience and confidence to engage and professionally interact with the design professionals, consultants, client and other construction related personnel in planning, coordinating and safely executing the work in accordance with the contract documents, schedule, budget other matters by performing the following duties;
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
·          Act as the main technical adviser on the construction site for sub-contractors, craftspeople and operatives
·          Manage, monitor and interpret the contract design documents supplied by the client or architect
·          Ensure all materials used and work performed is per with the specifications and standards
·          Check plans, drawings and quantities for accuracy of calculations
·          Communicate with clients and their representatives, including attending regular meetings and keeping them informed of project progress accompanied by well-prepared reports as required
·          Oversee the selection and requisition of materials, agree on a price making cost effective solutions and proposals for the intended project
·          Liaise with any consultants, sub-contractors, supervisors, planners, quantity surveyors and the general workforce involved in the project
·          Liaise with the local authority (where appropriate to the project) to ensure compliance with local construction regulations and by- laws
·          Day to day management of the site including supervising and monitoring the site labor force and the works of any sub-contractors
·          Efficiently organize the plant and site facilities in order to meet agreed deadlines
·          Resolve any unexpected technical difficulties and other problems that may arise
·          Setting out, levelling and surveying the site while overseeing quality control and safety matters
Key Competencies & Qualifications
·          Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or any other related field from a recognized institution
·          Practicing Licence/Certified by the Engineers Board of Kenya
·          Must have 15 years of experience as a Site Engineer or relevant position on New-Building (commercial and industrial projects)
·          Have at least 5 years’ experience in Structural Buildings
·          Experience in Building Engineering Consulting a plus
·          Hands on experience in building software’s
·          Must have achieved expertise level in Construction, Building and Roads/ Water works
·          Must be fluent in reading/ Interpreting the drawings without supervision
·          Must be available for a full time job
·          Must be willing and ready to be deployed for work purposes in Kenya and East African region at large
·          Must understand construction terms, scheduling and planning concepts.
·          Proficient in MS Projects and Excel
·          Excellent organizational, presentation, and interpersonal skills

Position:  Water Engineer
Location:  Nairobi – Kenya
Industry:  Real Estate, Architecture, Civil Engineering
Our Client, an Engineering Development Company incorporated in Kenya and UAE with its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya is urgently looking to recruit an experienced Water Engineer to be part of their adverse in-house engineering
experts. He/she will design and maintain piping and flow routes through water/waste treatment plants, water distribution systems and sewers.
The successful candidate must possess the knowledge, experience and confidence to engage and professionally interact with the design professionals, consultants, client and other construction related personnel in planning, coordinating and safely executing the work in accordance with the contract documents, schedule, budget other matters by performing the following duties;
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

·          Producing designs, both initial outlines and full plans of sewage, water treatment and flood defense structures such as pump systems and pipe works
·          Ensure water treatment plants and water distribution systems operate efficiently and reliably
·          Plan and design tools, engines and machines to perform specialized functions such as delivering a steady flow of chemicals at a certain rate into the water supply at a treatment plant
·          Oversee the installation, operation and maintenance of equipment’s used for water and sewage infrastructure operations
·          Writing well detailed reports and presenting project details/technical information to colleagues and clients
·          Manage and maintain clean water & sewage services while monitoring flood levels and prevent flood damages
·          Ensuring projects keep to budgets and set timescales
·          Keeping to date with changes in regulatory legislation and guidelines while maintaining an awareness on current environmental issues
·          Supervising staff and site workers
·          Liaising with clients, contractors, government agencies, local authorities and suppliers
·          Using a variety of specialist computer applications/simulation software
Key Competencies & Qualifications
·          Bachelor’s Degree in Water Engineering or any other related field from a recognized institution
·          Practicing Licence/Certified by the Engineers Board of Kenya
·          Must have 15 years of experience as a Water Engineer or relevant position on New-Building (commercial and industrial projects)
·          Have at least 7 years’ experience in sewer, water works and piping systems
·          Hand on experience in building software’s
·          Must be available for a full time job and ready to be posted for work across East African Region
·          Experience in Building Engineering Consulting a plus
·          Must understand construction terms, scheduling and planning concepts.
·          Proficient in Microsoft Word, and Excel
·          Excellent organizational, presentation, and interpersonal skills

Position:  Quantity Surveyor  (Consultancy Basis)
Location:  Nairobi
Industry:  Real Estate, Architecture, Civil Engineering
Our Client, an Engineering Development Company incorporated in Kenya and UAE with its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya is urgently looking to recruit an experienced Quantity Surveyor to manage all costs relating to building and civil engineering projects, from the initial calculations to the final figures.
The successful candidate must possess the knowledge, experience and confidence to engage and professionally interact with the design professionals, consultants, client and other construction related personnel in planning, coordinating and safely executing the work in accordance with the contract documents, schedule, budget other matters by performing the following duties;
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
·          To minimise the cost of a project and enhance value for money, while still achieving the required standards and quality. This includes ensuring statutory building regulations are met
·          Prepare estimates and costs of the work and when the project is in progress, keep track of any variations to the contract that may affect costs and create reports to show profitability
·          Prepare tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities with the architect and/or the client
·          Undertake cost analysis for repair and maintenance project work
·          Assist in establishing a client’s requirements and undertake feasibility studies
·          Perform risk, value management and cost control
·          Advise on a procurement strategy
·          Identify, analyse and develop responses to commercial risks
·          Prepare and analyse costing’s for tenders
·          Allocate work to subcontractors
·          Provide advice on contractual claims
·          Analyse outcomes and write detailed progress reports
·          Value completed work and arrange payments
·          Maintain awareness of the different building contracts in current use
·          Understand the implications of health and safety regulations.
·          Provide post-occupancy advice, facilities management services and life cycle costing advice
·          Enable clients to initiate construction projects
·          Advice on the maintenance costs of specific buildings.
Key Competencies & Qualifications
·          Bachelor’s Degree in Quantity Surveying, or equivalent with working knowledge in QC field from a recognized institution
·          Must have 10 years of experience as a Quantity Surveyor in Building Engineering Consulting
·          Practicing Licence/Certified by the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK), Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors
·          Corporate Member of IQSK (Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya)
·          Highly experienced in interpreting drawings into a BoQ for large projects
·          Extensive experience in commercial management and procurement of subcontractors, including chairing regular meetings, measurement and control cycle, certificates and accruals calculations
·          Familiar with Quality Control Systems – ISO experience benefit
·          Project Engineering and Management experience
·          Must be willing and ready to be deployed for work purposes in Kenya and East African region at large
·          Must understand construction terms, scheduling and planning concepts
·          Proficient in MS Projects and Excel
·          Excellent organizational, presentation, and interpersonal skills

Position:  Mechanical Engineer
Location:  Nairobi
Industry:  Real Estate, Architecture, Civil Engineering
Our Client, an Engineering Development Company incorporated in Kenya and UAE with its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya is urgently looking to recruit an experienced Mechanical Engineer to be part of their in-house engineering
experts’ team.
He/she will utilize scientific and mathematical principles to device technical solutions for problems in construction, engine design and manufacturing. The said engineer will produce specifications for designs development and install new or modified mechanical components/systems.
The successful candidate must possess the knowledge, experience and confidence to engage and professionally interact with the design professionals, consultants, client and other construction related personnel in planning, coordinating and safely executing the work in accordance with the contract documents, schedule, budget other matters by performing the following duties;
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
·          Submitting scope of works for each project that includes budgetary numbers and the goal of each project
·          Undertaking relevant research and backing it up with well written reports and documentation
·          Performing initial and on-going design reviews
·          Providing technical advice, producing & implementing designs and test procedures
·          Deliver documentation offering critical analysis and suggestions for correcting errors
·          Identifying process deficiencies and develop solutions to improve the said deficiencies
·          Using computer aided design/modelling software in relating to the works intended to be accomplished
·          Assessing projects requirements and measuring the performance of mechanical components, devices and engines
·          Maintaining and modifying equipment’s to ensure that they are in a safe, reliable and in efficient condition
·          Agreeing budgets, timescales and specifications with clients and managers
·          Collaborating with project managers to develop an accurate accounting of all engineering hours required for various types of internal projects
·          Developing CAD project drawings and review data from junior team members for accuracy
·          Testing, evaluating, modifying and re-testing products
Key Competencies & Qualifications
·          Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or any other related field from a recognized institution
·          Practicing Licence/Certified by the Engineers Board of Kenya
·          Must have 15 years of experience as a Mechanical Engineer or relevant position on New-Building (commercial and industrial projects) with at least 7 years’ active field experience in similar position
·          Experience in Building Engineering Consulting a plus
·          Familiarity with construction/ project management software’s
·          Must be fluent in reading and interpreting project drawings and plans without supervision
·          Proficient in MS Projects and Excel
·          Good commercial awareness and negotiating skills
·          Excellent organizational, presentation, and interpersonal skills
If you’re up to the challenge, kindly send CV and cover letter only to recruitment@linkarkconsultants.com before close of business 19th April 2019.
Clearly indicate the position applied for and expected salary on the subject line.
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