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Chief Officer - Roads

County Government of Nyandarua
Nyandarua, Nyandarua, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

i. Be a Kenyan citizen,
ii. Have experience for at least fifteen (15) years of which five (5) years should be in
a senior position in the Public or Private Sector;
iii. Be in possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following areas: Civil
Engineering, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and
Electronic Engineering, Logistics, or any other closely related area. A Master’s
Degree will be an added advantage.
iv. Demonstrate leadership and financial Management skills;
v. Have a working understanding of structural design, construction, and maintenance
requirements for buildings and other civil works; and
vi. Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Responsibilities

i. Develop strategies to manage County transport systems including county roads,
street lights, traffic and parking;
ii. Provide and maintain roads furniture and public road transport;
iii. Construct and maintain County roads;
iv. Explore the possibility of the county to facilitate generation of green energy e.g.
hydro, solar and wind;
v. Develop strategies to produce energy from solid waste e.g. biogas, briquettes
from solid wastes such as agricultural and forestry wastes;
vi. Liaise with Agencies dealing with electricity and gas reticulation and energy
regulations;
vii. Develop Nyandarua Transport Infrastructure Master Plan covering roads,
rail and air connectivity;
viii. Implement where applicable, Rules and Regulations in the Traffic; Act;
ix. Be responsible for fleet management of County Government vehicles, plant, and
equipment;
x. Mobilize financial resources for County-specific energy projects;
xi. Implement County specific policies on electricity and renewable energy;
xi. Implement policies on road works, transportation, non motorized transport,
quality standards, construction materials, and mechanical repair services;
xii. Develop policies and strategies for involving the youth and vulnerable middle-aged
groups as major contractors in minor roads and public works;
xiii. Promote holistic approach for involving farmers and land owners in planning
road network, including drainage systems;
xiv. Open landlocked areas e.g. Geta and Githioro Wards and reclaim all
encroached road reserves; and
xv. Be a Member of Building Plans approval team.

Job Requirements

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