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Site Manager

Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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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 interior fit-outs, build-outs, remodelling, 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:
The Site Manager is responsible for planning, defining and managing projects. S/he will work with a team of designers, QS and Project Manager to manage the execution of a project. The Site Manager will directly manage subcontractors and fundis, procedures and processes, and materials on site, ensuring that the client is highly satisfied with the execution, quality, and speed of closing the project. The Site Manager will report to the Project Manager and give daily updates on the progress vis-a-vis overall schedule.
A bit about you:
You need to have a strong background in construction and site management, especially interior design build-outs and fit-outs. You should be good at planning/scheduling the works, and supervising skilled/semi-skilled fundis. You must be meticulous and organised with good attention to detail and smart quality finishing. This position will require a self-motivated jack/jill-of-all-trades and will work across multiple parts of the business. It will require you to roll-up your sleeves and get your hands dirty in order to ultimately get things done.


You’ll be responsible for:
  • Create and control the program of works
  • Efficient resource planning, keeping other ongoing and upcoming projects in mind
  • Enforce health and safety regulations on site
  • Manage resources (staff/materials) on site
  • Clear communication with the project manager
  • Keep track of issues, variations, requests, and changes in design and action them
  • Quality control on a continuous
  • SPOC (Single point of contact) on construction site
  • Help quantity surveyor with take-offs and quotations
  • Help the project manager with program of works and regulations
  • Keep track of registration of workers
Successful candidates will have all or most of these qualifications:
  • Experience managing/coordinating works on large and small construction sites
  • Experience with reading drawings and details
  • Competent fluency in spoken English and Kiswahili
  • Proven people management skills
  • Strong communication skills

Job Requirements

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

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