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Project Manager - Landmark project on Ol Pejeta

Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Nanyuki, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

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  • To be successful in this role, applicants should meet the following criteria:-
  • BSc/BA degree in Architecture, Building Science, Engineering, Construction Management, or another related field
  • PMP or an equivalent certification would be considered an asset
  • Extensive previous work experience managing budgets for construction/renovation projects
  • Excellent knowledge of construction materials and equipment
  • Previous knowledge in construction management processes
  • Highly organized with the ability to plan ahead and multitask in order to meet deadlines and keep projects under budget.
  • Must be able to work under constant deadline pressure and manage the project.
  • Familiar with construction and project management software programs
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant rules and regulations as well as quality standards and human resources
  • Conflict resolution and conflict management experience
  • Excellent time management ability
  • Able to multitask with a strong understanding of core manager duties
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal abilities, including negotiation skills
  • Experience of building community relations and dealing with conflict
  • Well versed in conservation issues in Laikipia region, Kenya
  • Excellent planning, coordination and reporting skills with demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Track record of engaging and working effectively with a range of stakeholders including local communities, the public and government
  • Self-motivated, independent and resourceful
  • Adept at prioritising needs, you are happy taking the initiative to get things done and thrive in a busy environment
  • A ‘can-do’ and agile attitude, ability to problem solve and adaptive thinking
  • Willingness to work on weekends as required
  • Ability to deal with matters in a sensitive manner
  • Good judgement in managing resources and people
  • Approachable and proactive manner
  • Pro-active communicator


Role Summary
Under the supervision of the project steering committee the applicant will plan and oversee the renovation of a landmark property on Ol Pejeta. This role is responsible for hiring subcontractors and working with engineers, architects and designers as needed, and keeping track of contracts, timelines, budgets, safety and quality while providing progress reports to key internal and external stakeholders.
Fundamental roles include:-
 Oversee construction projects from beginning to end
 Manage the budget and estimate costs
 Prepare reports regarding job status
 Resolve any problems that may arise
 Ensure compliance with safety regulations and building codes
 Evaluate risks
 Collaborate with subcontractors, engineers, architects and key team members of the project team
 Negotiate with external vendors on contract agreements
 Obtain the appropriate permits and licenses from authorities for construction sites
 Ensure all deadlines are met
 Hire contractors and staff including construction laborers
 Delegate responsibilities
 Allocate and manage resources to ensure that they are available when they are needed throughout the construction projects
 Keep all stakeholders aware of the progress on projects and prepare progress reports regularly
 Handle any environmental or local community issues that may come up during the project
 Conduct site checks to monitor progress and quality standards

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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