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Chief Engineer -Projects (Construction Management)

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Person Specification
i. Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Civil, Electrical Engineering or its recognized
ii. Minimum eight (8) years post qualification relevant experience three (3) of which should
have been at Senior management level.
iii. Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks
iv. Proficiency in Computer applications
v. Registered and licensed with EBK as a professional Engineer.
vi. Corporate membership to IEK
vii. Demonstrated competence in work performance and results
viii. Fulfils the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya
Key Skills and Competencies
i. Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of engineering aspects in Oil/gas
Industry including broad knowledge of local and international standards.
ii. Strong well developed communication and interpersonal skills including ability to
prepare relevant reports.
iii. Flexibility and responsiveness in handling and determining engineering issues, sound
analytical skills and the ability to identify with precision the critical factors of a problem
in an impartial and objective way.
iv. Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving trends.
v. Demonstrate technical expertise in risk management, quality assurance as well as
monitoring and evaluation.
vi. Ability to deliver KPC’s articulated vision for change.
vii. Ability to establish flexible multidisciplinary teams.
viii. Ability to empower staff through coaching, mentoring and counselling.
ix. Ability to handle an emergency response situation and team as well as handling safety
oversight roles.


i. Cooperate and communicate effectively with Project Manager and other project
stakeholders participants to provide assistance and technical support
ii. Establish project schedule by studying project plan and specifications; calculating time
requirements; sequencing project elements.
iii. Maintain project schedule by monitoring progress, coordinating activities, and
resolving emerging problems.
iv. Maintain control of project plans through timely review of designs, specifications, and
changes to project schedules and recommending actions.
v. Prepares project status reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information
and trends and recommend corrective actions.
vi. Co-ordinate the preparation of project reports by project Consultants and
Contractors as necessary.
vii. Evaluate the success of the project progress against the project benchmarks.
viii. Maintain a record of best practices and lessons learnt to be applied to other projects,
shared with Management and with other organizations as may be necessary.
ix. Prepare Management and Board papers as necessary about progress, successes,
difficulties and intervention measures required.
x. Determines project responsibilities by identifying project phases and elements and
assigning the necessary personnel to the phases and elements.
xi. reviewing bids from contractors
xii. Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of
xiii. Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes that may occur in project
scope, schedule and costs.
xiv. Manage the relationships between Contractors, Consultants, Employer and other
parties to the contract.
xv. Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation and record keeping
xvi. Participate in the recruitment and selection of staff in order to ensure that the
candidates selected have the required job competencies and are provided with
orientation and induction Programme necessary for effective job performance.
xvii. Review incidents of violations against organizational policy and regulations as well as
handle employee disputes by taking appropriate action in line with approved policies,
procedures and regulations.
xviii. Conduct training needs assessment, design and implement training programmes aimed
at equipping staff with appropriate job competencies to improve implementation of
xix. Plan, monitor and evaluate the performance of staff against set targets and objectives
and implement development action plans aimed at building the capacity of individuals
and multi-disciplinary teams.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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