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Senior Principal Built Environment Officer

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Temporary

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Job Summary

(i) served for a minimum period of eight (8) years and currently serving at the grade of
Senior Built Environment Officer, CSG 9 and above or in a comparable and relevant
position in the wider public service;
(ii) a Bachelors Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Architecture, Mechanical
Engineering, Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering,
Quantity, Building Economics or equivalent qualification from a university
recognized in Kenya;
(iii) registered by a relevant and recognized professional body; and
(iv) demonstrated professional competence as reflected in work performance and results

Responsibilities

At Built Environment Inspection
(i) working in collaboration with the relevant stakeholders in reviewing and
implementing national built environment inspection policies, strategies, programs,
procedure, guideline and regulations;
(ii) planning preparations of standard inspection manuals and templates for use by
relevant agencies;
(iii) working with multi-sectoral agencies in conducting pre-inspection, inspection and
post inspection of built environment structures;
(iv) engaging relevant agencies in conducting continuous and periodic safety health
inspections of built environment;
(v) working with relevant stakeholders involved in search, rescue and evacuation
missions; conducting research and undertaking benchmark studies with other
institutions to keep abreast with emerging trends in built environment inspection
issues; and
(vi) maintaining the national built environment inspection electronic database.
At Built Environment Audit
(i) working in collaboration with the relevant stakeholders in reviewing and
implementing Built Environment Audit policies, strategies, procedures and
programmes, guidelines and regulations;
(ii) planning preparations of standard inspection manuals and templates for use by
relevant agencies;
(iii) working in consultation with Multi-Sectoral Agencies in promoting built environment
audit inspections in compliance with required guidelines and standards;
(iv) liaising with relevant agencies in conducting continuous and periodic safety health
audit inspection of built environment;
(v) working in close consultations with relevant Stakeholders in addressing remedial
measures in built environment;
(vi) liaising with relevant Stakeholders in mapping of built environment audit inspections;
(vii) providing technical guidance to vetting committees on built environment audit
inspections;
(viii) conducting research and undertaking benchmark studies with other institutions to
keep abreast with emerging trends in built environment audit issues; and
(ix) maintaining the national built environment audit electronic database.
At Built Environment Safety Testing
(i) working in collaboration with the relevant stakeholders in implementing national built
environment safety testing policies, strategies, procedures, programmes, guidelines;
(ii) planning preparations of standard safety testing manuals and templates for use by
relevant agencies;
(iii) working liaison with multi-sectoral agencies in conducting scientific test on built
environment structures;
(iv) collaborating with relevant agencies in facilitating provision of laboratory tests to
stakeholders;
(v) working in consultations with multi-sectoral agencies in conducting destructive and
non-destructive tests on built environment structures;
(vi) engaging stakeholders in conducting pre-construction and post-construction testing of
built environment structures;
(vii) working with relevant Stakeholders in analyzing construction material samples to
establish conformity to prescribed standards conducting research and undertaking
benchmark studies with other institutions to keep abreast with emerging trends in built
environment safety testing issues; and
(viii)maintaining the national built environment safety testing electronic database.
At Built Environment Quality Assurance
(i) working in collaboration with the relevant stakeholders in implementing national built
environment quality assurance policies, strategies, procedures, programmes,
guidelines and regulations;
(ii) planning preparations of standard quality assurance manuals and templates for use by
relevant agencies;
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(iii) working in collaboration with multi-sectoral agencies in conducting built environment
quality assurance inspections;
(iv) working with relevant agencies in promoting quality assurance inspection forums;
(v) offer technical advice to stakeholders to facilitate quality assurance inspections;
(vi) conducting research and undertaking benchmark studies with other institutions to
keep abreast with emerging trends in built environment quality assurance issues; and
(vii) maintaining the national built environment quality assurance electronic database.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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