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Rift Valley Railways Mechanical and Electrical Engineers Jobs in Kenya

The company has a number of new opportunities in the Rolling Stock department, which is undergoing major restructuring focussing on the introduction of best management practice and technical excellence.

Qualified employees wishing to be part of this team are encouraged to apply.

Mechanical Engineer

Reporting to the General Manager, Rolling Stock Maintenance, he/she will be responsible for ensuring that locomotives and rolling stock are developed and maintained to agreed availability and cost standards.

Key responsibilities for this position include:
  • Assist management in conceptualizing the overall short and long term company’s strategy and develop supportive strategies for the mechanical engineering and maintenance functions.
  • Direct and control the maintenance and repairs of locomotives, rolling stock and auxiliary equipment to ensure they are completed to the standards required within agreed timescales and budget level.
  • Provide expert technical advice to the procuring and commissioning of new locomotives and rolling stock and any other mechanical equipment to effective decision making.
  • Keep updated and maintains knowledge of modern maintenance techniques, machinery, systems, procedures and equipment and recommend new systems that will enhance the effectiveness of the mechanical engineering function.
Knowledge, experience and skills required for this position include:
  • 2 years of experience in Diesel Engines maintenance
  • Extensive knowledge in solving technical problems
  • Excellent organization and human skills with the ability to provide leadership, supervision and training of employees using positive supervisory techniques to ensure maximum productivity; demonstrated ability in organization and delegation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate across the railway operations and functions with confidence and authority.
  • Good skills in computer terminal and personal computer operation, including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Good oral, written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to carry out instructions and instruct others, interpret documents, understand procedures, write reports and correspondence, speak clearly to management peers and employees.
  • Ability to work with no supervision while performing duties.
  • Ability to deal with complex problems involving multiple facets and variables in non-standardized situations.
  • Good knowledge of PDCA and 5S methodology
  • Must be below 30 years of age.
Academic Qualifications required:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized university.
  • Registered Member of the Engineers Registration Board.
Electrical Engineer

Reporting to the General Manager, Rolling Stock Maintenance, he/she will be responsible for directing and controlling the company’s electrical engineering function to ensure the provision of electrical services to the company and electrical installations are developed and maintained to
the required standards and within agreed budget levels.

Knowledge, experience and skills for this position include:
  • 2 years of experience in Electric Motors Maintenance.
  • Extensive knowledge in solving technical problems.
  • Excellent organization and human skills with the ability to provide leadership, supervision and training of employees using positive supervisory techniques to ensure maximum productivity; demonstrated ability in organization and delegation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate across the railway operations and functions with confidence and authority.
  • Good skills in computer terminal and personal computer operation, including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Good oral, written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to carry out instructions and instruct others, interpret documents, understand procedures, write reports and correspondence, speak clearly to management peers and employees.
  • Ability to work with no supervision while performing duties
  • Ability to deal with complex problems involving multiple facets and variables in non-standardized situations.
  • Good knowledge of PDCA and 5S methodology
  • Must be below 30 years of age.
Academic and Professional Qualifications required include:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized university
  • Registered Member of the Engineers Registration Board.
Interested applicants should submit their Application letter entitled “RSM ENGINEER” with a detailed Curriculumn Vitae to reach by March 21, 2011 to the following address:

The Human Resource Manager
Rift Valley Railways Ltd
P.O. Box 62502 – 00200
Nairobi

Applications received beyond the deadline will not be considered

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