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Kenya Railways Corporation

Estate Officer

Duties & Responsibilities

The Estates Officer will report to the Real Estates Manager.

The position will manage the Corporation’s real estate portfolio for maximum returns. 

The specific duties will include:
·                     Effective management of real estate assets in the specific region for value maximization,
·                     Oversee the collection of rent, preparation of tenancy agreements, compliance with lease terms and  all required property notices,
·                     Co-ordinate with local authorities on all rating issues and prepare payment schedule for property rates,
·                     Carrying out rent reviews and letting in the  assigned region,
·                     Facilitating recovery of outstanding rent arrears and other dues,
·                     Monitoring leasing of properties to ensure that they are being leased in accordance with corporation’s policy and annual budget,
·                     Perform regular inspections of property, and direct alterations, maintenance and reconditioning of property as necessary,
·                     Carrying out rental assessment and valuation of the corporations property,
·                     Assisting the real estate’s manager in advising on the best use of properties,
·                     Advising finance  on timely payments of land rent and land rates plus utility bills,
·                     Have a basic understanding of budget preparation and revenue returns,
·                     Support the planning budgeting and control of operating expenditures,
·                     Compiling monthly/quarterly reports.

Requirements
·                     Bachelor of Arts degree in Land Economics,
·                     Must be a registered Member of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya,
·                     5 years experience, 3 of which must be in supervisory position,
·                     Excellent interpersonal and communication skills,
·                     Be able to demonstrate a sense of accountability and responsibility,
·                     Be highly organized and posses good administrative skills,
·                     Excellent analytical and organizational skills;
·                     Proficiency in standard  office Computer Programs and applications
·                     Experience working with ERP will be an added advantage.
·                     Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines


Cartographer

Duties and Responsibilities
·                     Preparation and compilation of plans and maps
·                     Drafting of plans and maps for land acquisition
·                     Maintenance of plans and maps for durable and safe keeping
·                     Maintaining an inventory of the ownership data for purposes of compensation and closer.

Requirements
·                     Diploma in Cartography
·                     Competency in Cartographic applications
·                     3 years experience
·                     Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
·                     Team player
·                     Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications
·                     Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines



GIS Technicians

Duties and Responsibilities
·                     Maintenance of spatial information database for the corporation’s infrastructure and landed assets.
·                     Capturing and Geo-referencing of the route design plans for purposes of identification of affected properties
·                     Maintenance of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) database for the corporation;
·                     Digitisation of the hard copy maps and plans
·                     Capturing and Updating information in the GIS database;
·                     Preparation of thematic maps.
·                     Updating the register for the acquired land.

Requirements

·                     Degree in Geospatial analysis or related field
·                     Members of the Geospatial chapter of the ISK
·                     Competency in GIS applications
·                     3 years experience
·                     Excellent analytical skills
·                     Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
·                     Team player
·                     Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

Assistant Land Surveyors
Duties and Responsibilities
·                     Carrying out: topographical surveys, engineering surveys and cadastral surveys for the railway development projects.
·                     Facilitate in survey and registration of corporations land
·                     Preparation of land acquisition plans for the proposed SGR projects.
·                     Carry out engineering surveys for the proposed infrastructure projects;
·                     Maintenance of land information system in the spatial database.
·                     Identification of affected properties by the proposed projects.
·                     Mapping out the corporation’s rail corridor reserve for the proposed railway development projects;
·                     Monitoring way leaves infringements and approvals; and
·                     Pegging out allocated leases.

Requirements
·                     Bachelors Degree in Surveying/ Geomatics Engineering
·                     Member of Institution of Surveyors of Kenya, Land Surveyors
·                     Training in GIS/GPS/Remote sensing/Land Administration and Management.
·                     3 years experience in a busy environment
·                     Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
·                     Team player
·                     Competences in GIS applications software e.g. Arc GIS series,
·                     Resilient

Financial Accountant

Duties and Responsibilities   
·                     Manage and lead the day to day finance activities to ensure effective  and efficient financial reporting.
·                     Assisting in formulating sound financial policy procedures and control systems;
·                     Carrying out review of financial management systems and procedures;
·                     Ensuring preparation of monthly trial balance and financial and management statements as per set requirements and standards;
·                     Ensuring appropriate maintenance of the general ledger and balancing and reconciling control accounts;
·                     Formulating costing and revenue policies and systems that ensure the accounting of all costs incurred and revenue collected;
·                     Preparing special financial reports e.g. creditors, capital expenditure, specified tax returns and schedules;
·                     Ensuring the fixed assets register is appropriately maintained and updated;
·                     Authorising expenditure up to set limits;
·                     Overseeing preparation and management of the payroll;
·                     Ensuring all statutory deductions and payments are made;
·                     Liaising with external auditors during audits; and
·                     Overseeing the maintenance of bank information and bank reconciliation.

Requirements  
·                     Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting or Finance or a Business related degree
·                     CPA (K)
·                     7 years relevant experience with computerised computing systems, 3 of which must have been in a management level.
·                     Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
·                     High integrity
·                     Team player
·                     Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications
·                     Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines


Electrical Engineer

Duties and Responsibilities
·                     Focal point for railway power supply throughout the system with respect to ICT interventions designs, installations and testing.
·                     Focal point for electricity supply required during construction and commissioning phases paying particular attention to manufacturing facilities and labour camps.
·                     Focal point for electricity supply network design and commissioning of maintenance facilities.
·                     Focal point for training (including induction and capacity building) for all cadre of staff in all electricity supply interventions.
·                     Participating in setting and monitoring implementation schemes and milestones
·                     Preparing monthly progress reports and other reports for Management.

Requirement

·                     Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering (provide copy of practicing certificate)
·                     Fifteen (15) years of professional experience and ten (10) years experience in the design or operation or construction or maintenance of electrical power supply systems ranging transmission (up to 66 KV) to distribution (11 KV and 415 volts)
·                     Knowledge of electric traction for railways and electrical machines an added advantage.
·                     Demonstrate understanding of electricity consumption and tariffs application.


Communications and ICT Engineer
Duties and Responsibilities
·                     Responsible for railway communications and ICT interventions design, manufacture, procurement and commissioning.
·                     Responsible for communication and ICT support required during the construction and commissioning of the railway.
·                     Focal point for railway communications and ICT interventions design and commissioning of maintenance facilities.
·                     Focal point for training (including induction and capacity building) for all cadre of staff in all railway requirement for communication and ICT interventions.
·                     Participating in setting and monitoring implementation schemes and milestones
·                     Preparing monthly progress reports and other reports for Management.

Requirements
·                     Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering (provide copy of practicing certificate).
·                     Fifteen (15) years professional experience and ten (10) years experience in design and installation of telecommunications and ICT facilities.
·                     Knowledge of modern communications and ICT interventions for railway operations an added advantage
·                     Demonstrate understanding of both software and hardware requirements for modern communications and ICT interventions.


Signal Engineer

Duties and responsibilities
·                     Responsible for railway signalling and trains’ control design, manufacture, procurement and commissioning of maintenance facilities.
·                     Focal point for training including induction and capacity building for all staff in all railway signalling and trains control issues.
·                     Participating in setting and monitoring implementation schemes and milestones
·                     Preparing monthly progress reports and other reports for Management.

Requirements

·                     Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering (provide copy of practicing certificate).
·                     Fifteen (15) years professional experience and ten (10) years experience in design, operation and maintenance of automatic railway signalling
·                     Knowledge of modern railway signalling design and operations and trains control an added advantage
·                     Demonstrate understanding of mixed traffic railway operations.


Rolling Stock Engineer

Duties and Responsibilities
·                     Responsible for railway passenger coaches and freight wagons design, manufacture, procurement and commissioning.
·                     Dealing with design, construction and commissioning of railway passenger coaches and freight wagons maintenance.
·                     Training including induction and capacity building for all cadre of staff in all railway passenger coaches and freight wagons issues
·                     Participating in setting and monitoring implementation schemes and milestones
·                     Preparing monthly progress reports and other reports for Management.

Requirements

·                     Bachelor degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering (provide copy of practicing certificate).
·                     Twenty (20) years of professional experience and fifteen (15) years experience in railway passenger coaches and freight wagons design or manufacture or maintenance.
·                     Knowledge of passenger coaches and freight wagons design used in standard gauge railways an added advantage
·                     Demonstrate understanding of general railway operations and maintenance.


Locomotives Engineer
·                     Focal point for locomotives design, manufacture, procurement and commissioning.
·                     Focal point for design, construction and commissioning of locomotives maintenance and fuelling facilities
·                     Focal point for training including induction and capacity building for all cadre of staff in all locomotives issues
·                     Participating in setting and monitoring implementation schemes and milestones
·                     Preparing monthly progress reports and other reports for Management.

Requirements

·                     Bachelor degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering (provide practicing certificate).
·                     At least fifteen (15) years of professional engineering experience including eight (10) years in locomotives design or manufacture or maintenance.
·                     Knowledge of locomotives used in standard gauge railways an added advantage
·                     Demonstrate understanding of general railway operations and maintenance



Architect

Duties and Responsibilities
·                     Responsible for all architectural interventions including designs and finishing works.
·                     Training including induction and capacity building for all staff in architectural interventions and finishing work section
·                     Participating in setting and monitoring implementation schemes and milestones
·                     Preparing monthly progress reports and other reports for Management.
·                     In general, the Architect will assess the suitability of contractor’s designs of all the building and landscaping works and monitor quality control during construction of the buildings.

Requirements

·                     Bachelor degree in Architecture
·                     Fifteen (15) years professional experience and ten (10) years of in an active design office or construction sites.
·                     Familiar with Kenyan building code and regulations.
·                     Participation as a lead architect in at least 2 projects with at least one project completed, in the last 3 years


Civil Engineer (General)

Duties and Responsibilities
·                     Handling miscellaneous civil engineering structures design and construction works including supply chain, materials testing and commissioning.
·                     Training including induction and capacity building of staff in miscellaneous civil engineering structures design and construction
·                     Setting and monitoring implementation schemes and milestones
·                     Preparing monthly progress reports and other reports for Management.
·                     Setting up safety, health and environmental sustenance rules and regulation at all working places and labour camps;
·                     Monitoring safety etc at working places and labour camps.

Requirements

·                     Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering (provide practicing certificate)
·                     Fifteen (15) years professional experience and ten (10) years in general civil engineering designs and construction including roads, buildings, water supply, wastes disposal (solid and liquid), etc.
·                     Fluent in spoken and written English
·                     Good writing and speaking skills in English.
·                     Demonstrate understanding of standard gauge railway design, construction and general railway operations
·                     Be a team player


Railway Track Engineer I

Duties and responsibilities
·                     Will deputize for the Project Manager
·                     Focal point for all railway track infrastructure development issues including components manufacture, supply, testing and commissioning
·                     Focal point for all cadre of staff induction, training and capacity building in railway tack infrastructure development
·                     Setting and monitoring implementation schemes and milestones
·                     Preparing monthly progress reports and other reports for Management.
·                     Setting up safety, health and environmental sustenance rules and regulation at all working places and labour camps ; monitoring safety etc at working places and labour camps.


Requirements

·                     Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering
·                     Twenty (20) years professional experience in civil engineering and 15 years (15) experience in railway track design or construction/maintenance
·                     Knowledge of railway operations will be an added advantage
·                     Fluent in spoken and written English
·                     Demonstrate understanding general railway operations
·                     Be a team player

Railway Track Engineer II

Duties and Responsibilities
·                     Handling Railway corridor development issues including, supply chain, materials testing, machinery deployment
·                     Training including induction and capacity building for all staff in railway corridor development
·                     Setting and monitoring implementation schemes and milestones
·                     Preparing monthly progress reports and other reports for Management.
·                     Setting up safety, health and environmental sustenance rules and regulation at all working places and labour camps;
·                     Monitoring safety at working places and labour camps.

Requirements
·                     Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering
·                     Fifteen (15) years professional experience and ten (10) years experience in transport infrastructure design or construction or maintenance
·                     Familiar with structures designs and construction
·                     Good knowledge of geotechnical investigations
·                     Fluent in spoken and written English
·                     Demonstrate understanding of general railway operations
·                     Be a team player


Vacancy: Project Manager

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer for the following:
·                     The focal point in KR for Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) development issues and head of the Project Implementation Department (PID).
·                     Provide a link between the Supervision Consultant and EPC Contractor;
·                     Provide secretariat duties for all KR and Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure SGR consultations and meetings
·                     Custodian of all SGR related correspondence
·                     Focal point for SGR development in the region
·                     Responsible for monitoring the project and approving project expenditure.

Requirements

·                     Bachelor degree in Engineering (provide practicing certificate);
·                     Twenty (20) years professional railway experience and eight (8) years in management position;
·                     Knowledge of SGR development requirement in the Country and the Region and particularly Mombasa – Nairobi SGR Project with respect to engineering, financing, human resource requirement among others;
·                     Fluent in spoken and written English
·                     Good writing and speaking skills.
·                     Demonstrate understanding of general railway operations
·                     Understanding of railway electrification will be an added advantage
·                     Team player

Terms of Offer: An attractive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and responsibilities of the position will be negotiated with the right candidate.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates MUST complete the Kenya Railways application form (click here to download), attach their testimonials and certificates and address their applications to the:

Managing Director
Kenya Railways Corporation
P.O. Box 30121, 00100,
Nairobi

to be received by Friday  6th June, 2014.



Note: Those who had applied for these positions previously need not apply.

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