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Civil Engineer – Aerodromes Job in Kenya

The Authority is seeking to recruit qualified Kenyan citizens to fill the following position:
Civil Engineer – Aerodromes
Ref: No. ASSR/AAS/10/11
Department / Section: ANS and Aerodromes Standards

Reports To: Chief Inspector – Air Navigation Services and Aerodromes

Job Purpose: To approve aerodromes designs and developments and conduct safety oversight activities of aerodromes including inspection, audits and surveillance.
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport.
Our Mission is “to develop, regulate, and manage a safe, efficient and effective Civil Aviation System in Kenya” with a Vision “to be a model of Excellence in Civil Aviation”.
Scope of work / duties / responsibilities
§  Approve aeronautical studies conducted by the operators and/or conduct such studies as may be required by the Authority
§  Plan and conduct aerodrome inspection, audit and surveillance activities
§  Prepare and review inspections/audit and surveillance reports for approval /certification, as well as other evaluations and tests conducted
§  Design, and reviews for approval, construction activities and amendments to structural design within the vicinity of aerodromes
§  Review and improve inspection processes, forms, checklists and reporting mechanisms
§  Perform inspections, audits and surveillance activities of aerodromes for approval/certification purposes
§  Evaluate construction activities and structural modifications/developments within the vicinity of the aerodrome and makes appropriate recommendations;
§  Inspect construction activities to ensure compliance with approved standards
§  Submit regular periodic reports on inspection/surveillance activities
§  Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Chief Inspector – Aerodromes
Qualifications
§  A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized university.
§  Must be a registered Engineer
§  Knowledge of aerodromes operations will be an added advantage.
§  A Masters Degree will be an added advantage.
Experience
§  At least 3 years working experience in a related field.
Knowledge and skills
§  Ability to identify non-compliance issues and unsafe practices and to advise operators on remedial actions
§  Knowledge of the inspection process, with an ability to diagnose issues and propose improvements in the process
§  In-depth knowledge of aerodrome / airstrip layout and design
§  Ability to identify non-compliance issues and unsafe practices and to advise operators on remedial actions
§  Knowledge of applications used for desktop analysis of structures
§  Proficiency in office suite and desktop publishing tools.
§  Knowledge of relevant ICAO standards and recommended practices and civil aviation regulations will be an added advantage.
Interested candidates are requested to send: Application letter quoting Job Reference No. on both envelope and application letter, copies of certificates, testimonials and detailed CV indicating current salary and expected salary (except for graduate trainees), day time telephone and full contact details of three professional referees to the address below to be received not later than 22nd September 2011.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
The Director General
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
KAA Complex Building – JKIA
P.O Box 30163 – 00100
Nairobi
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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