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Principal Civil & Structural Engineer Job in Kenya

Safaricom Limited is the leading mobile telecommunications company in Kenya.

We are at the forefront of the industry and always seek to attract and retain talented, creative and innovative team players who are excited by the opportunity of pushing the frontiers of this evolving technology, growing our services, exciting our customers and contributing to our community.

At Safaricom, we take pride in our talent and develop them to realize their maximum potential!

Principal Civil & Structural Engineer

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Network Engineering Department within the Technology Division.

 In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

Reporting to the Senior Manager- Space and Power Planning, the position holder will be responsible for the civil and structural engineering aspects of network roll-out and core sites design/infrastructure products in line with delivering an integral quality network within reduced CAPEX and OPEX.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Perform in-house structural reviews and approval of the same for existing support structures.
  • Make recommendations on structural analysis to strengthen/redeem towers and other structural elements;
  • Manage and maintain a database of all civil/structural related network infrastructure products in the network;
  • Control the Network Infrastructure products design quality;
  • Ensure the use of cost effective designs and network infrastructure elements;
  • Offer advice, manage and mentor other Civil Engineers in the department;
  • Ensure safe custody of and constantly review Safaricom Technical Specifications & Design Guide;
  • Conduct in-house preparation and approval of external companies’ civil/structural engineering specifications for network infrastructure elements and special projects;
  • Develop new and optimized Civil/Structural Engineering designs for the Network Implementation/rollout infrastructure;
  • Project Management of Space and Civil/Structural Engineering aspects of core projects within Network Engineering Department such as MSRs, MGW sites, BSCs and Data Centres;
  • Offer Civil & Structural Engineering guidance to other sections, departments and divisions within the company;
  • Evaluate the Technical aspects of network element infrastructures and participate in tender evaluations with respect to Civil/Structural Engineering.

Role Requirements:
  • A university degree in Civil/Structural Engineering;
  • 5 years of experience in structural engineering in a design role within a construction or consultancy environment interpreting client/customer requirements into workable design solutions.
  • At least 2 years of this experience must have been within a Telecoms environment, where main tasks involved coordinating projects, checking requirements are workable, analysis of options and permutations from clients;
  • Experience in managing a design team;
  • Project Management skills;
  • Proficiency in operation and use of design software – AutoCAD, STAAD, Prokon.

If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience, please send your resume with your cell phone contact indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title and job reference to the address below by Monday 19th September 2013.

The Head of Talent and Resourcing,
Safaricom Limited

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