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Kenya Airports Authority JKIA Expansion Project Manager and Contract Specialist Job Vacancies


Kenya Airports Authority has finalized the Master Plan for 10 airports including major expansion projects for JKIA. In order to implement the JKIA projects, we seek to recruit qualified candidates for the following positions each on a three(3) year contract.

The two positions report to Projects Manager-HQ

1. Project Manager – JKIA Expansion

2. Contract Specialist

Job Title: Project Manager - JKIA Expansion Project

Contract Duration: Three Years

Job Purpose: Provide overall responsibility of co-ordination and management of the Consultants and the contractors and ensure quality and timely delivery of works

Main Responsibilities

  • Shall be the Team leader to provide a conducive environment for performance of the responsibilities by members of the management unit to achieve the goals of delivering the improvement works on time, within cost, and to required expectation on quality.
  • Liaison between the Authority, the Consultants, the Contractors and stakeholders to ensure performance of the improvement works with minimum interference in airport operations.
  • Liaison between the Authority, Consultant and other concerned Government Departments to ensure approvals are carried out expeditiously.
  • Reviews and approve the project designs, specifications and construction plans taking into consideration the requirements of, the Authority, National, ICAO, FAA, IATA and other requirements of Regulatory Authorities.
  • Ensure that public procurement are complied with in tender documentation, recommendation for award and procurement procedures are followed.
  • Approve Consultants Establishment of Procedure Reports e.g. procedure for issue of site instructions, method statements, work program, and the Contractor’s Program of Works.
  • Ensure all quality assurances measures are followed by the Contractor and the Consultant to ensure high quality standards of the works, highlight to the KAA management areas which would require changes either in cost or design to improve of final quality of the product.
  • Receive, evaluate and recommend timely payments to the Consultant and the Contractors.
  • Receiving any contractual claims and vetting the Consultants Recommendations for project cost control.
  • Follow up on all inspections, commissioning tests are carried out and issuance of Taking Over Certificates, Vetting all As-built Drawings Vet and approve preparation of Construction Completion Report.
  • Post-contract period management
Qualifications and Experience
  • A University Degree in Civil Engineering
  • Registration with the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya or any other recognized body
  • A minimum of ten (10) years experience three (5) of which must have been in Project Management and supervision
  • Leadership skills
  • Computer literacy
Job Title: Contract Specialist- JKIA Expansion Project

Contract Duration: Three years

Job Purpose: Safeguard the interests of the Kenya Airports Authority during the project implementation by ensuring that all contracts are in place and implementation is as provided for in the contract.

Main Responsibilities
  • Liaison with the financiers on submission of Bid documents for approval.
  • Vet designs in general and vet all the Tender Documents, to ensure that KAA interests are included and secured within the contract. Check for and seal any loopholes that may be detrimental to the interests of KAA.
  • Examination of all tender documents and contracts for clarity and adequacy in addressing the Authority’s interests.
  • Provide the necessary contractual advise in project implementation to avoid contractual claims or ensure timely resolution should they arise.
  • Vet all claims for additional payments or extension of time.
  • Vet all contract specifications to ensure only the best work, equipment is specified for the works. The specification should be clear and concise.
  • Examination of Contractor’s bonds, guarantees and insurance to ensure that comply with the requirements of the contract.
Qualifications and Experience
  • University Degree in Land Economics
  • Registration with BORAQ
  • Minimum experience of eight (8) years , three of which must have been in contract management
  • Leadership skills
  • Computer literacy
Qualified candidates should send their application letters, CV, copies of certificates and testimonials to:

The Managing Director
Kenya Airports Authority
P.O Box 19001(00501)

Canvassing for any position will lead to automatic disqualification.

Applications to reach us not later than 6th May 2011.

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