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Architectural Draftsman

Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

You have 17 days left to apply for this job.

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Job Summary

Lynk is a startup which builds technology to connect blue collar workers in Kenya - from carpenters to cleaners - to jobs. Our suite of products seeks to satisfy a breadth of consumer needs, which provide multiple channels to increase incomes for workers in our system:
  • Lynk: A marketplace product enabling customers to request services or order ready-to-buy services in over 50 categories from cleaners, to masseuses, to plumbers, and tailors.
  • Lynk Projects: A turnkey construction firm, providing design and management services in fitout and construction projects, delivered by Pros on the Lynk platform
  • Lynk for Business: Maintenance, facilities management, and project management services for business clients delivered by Lynk Pros
Lynk is consistently regarded is one of the most exciting and socially impactful start-ups in Africa:
  • (2019) Winner of Department for International Development’s challenge for catalytic solutions in the field of youth employment
  • (2018) Africa regional winner of the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge for global technology solutions that improve livelihoods
  • (2018) Selected into the prestigious MIT 2018 SOLVER class of solutions that are changing the world, in the subcategory of “work of the future”
  • (2018) Named one of East Africa’s top 10 startups to watch by I-Dev international
  • (2017) Grand winner of the Ford Foundation and the Global Center for Youth Employment Ideathon for initiatives that can bring disruptive change to youth employment
  • (2017) Selected to the inaugural XL Africa fellowship put on by the World Bank for high potential startups in Africa
A bit about the role:
Link Projects is expanding its team to facilitate execution of medium scale construction projects, including ground up real estate developments and interior renovations. Our design team provides innovative designs which have to be translated into construction drawings to communicate the designs to the construction team, as well as to facilitate effective project management & billing of quantities. This role will be responsible for the production of detailed and up to standard construction drawing packages.
A bit about you:
You are passionate about architecture & you love drawing out architectural details. First thing you pay attention to everywhere you go is the details of construction. You are highly organized and are able to work under time pressure.. You love communicating with builders and helping them to bring projects to life.
If this is about you, we can’t wait to have you on our team!


You’ll be responsible for:
  • Production of detailed layout plans, demolition plans, dimension plans, flooring plans, wall finish plans, ceiling & lighting plans, electrical plans, air conditioning plans, etc.
  • Architectural elevations & sections
  • Details & joinery
  • FF&E schedule
  • Construction schedule
  • Procurement schedule
  • MEP plans and plans of execution
  • Detail books and roomsheets
  • Demarcation lists
  • Incorporate all drawings made by suppliers
  • Communication with designers & architects & thorough understanding of designs
  • On-site and off-site communication with builders.
  • Amendment of the drawings package according to the internal and builders feedback.
Successful candidates will have all or most of these qualifications:
  • 2-3 years of experience in a similar role
  • Bachelor or Masters Degree in architecture or engineering. Candidates with a degree in Interior Design may also be considered.
  • Proficiency in AutoCad and/or ArchiCad
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Detail oriented
  • Highly organized
  • Strong team working skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • An eye for aesthetics
  • “Get it done” attitude
  • Ability to work under time pressure

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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