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Recruitment at AFEX Kenya

AFEX, a Lonrho company, provides camp construction, catering, management and logistics support to the Oil and Gas, Mining, UN and NGO sectors, in some of the most remote corners of Africa.  

With headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, AFEX provides international standard service delivery, combined with 30 years of regional operational experience. 

The AFEX Team is dedicated to ensuring clients have peace of mind that their projects will run on schedule and to budget, with their personnel being cared for to a high international standard.  

AFEX wishes to recruit a competent, innovative and self-driven person to fill the following position:
Assistant Construction Manager
The successful candidate will be engaged in design, running, and managing construction projects. 

He/she shall assist the Construction Manager (CM) in planning, coordination, and control of construction projects from beginning to completion. 

He/ She will report to the CM and may supervise Site Managers.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Discussing and agreeing project specifications, objectives and timescales with CM.
  • Assisting CM with technical development of electrical, mechanical, plumbing and civil designs.
  • Developing the schedule of work and strategy for taking the project forward.
  • Developing Project Execution Plans
  • Developing Risk Assessments
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Contract interpretation and development
  • Working with Business Development Team putting together bids.
  • Site surveying and liaison with other construction professionals before construction begins.
  • Ensuring strict adherence to budgets, timelines, and quality.
  • Coordinate procurement, logistics and operations with Construction Team.
  • Making safety inspections of the site when work is underway and ensuring regulations relating to health safety and the environment (HSE) are adhered to.
  • Coordinating and monitoring sub-contractors, ensuring they maintain high standards and adhere to QHSE procedures.
  • Oversee work; manage performance and development of Construction Site Manager.
  • Regular updating of schedule and writing of daily/weekly/monthly progress reports
  • Meeting or reporting to stakeholders, keeping them updated as required.
  • Using project management software packages to plan smooth workflows, keep track of people, manage supply, stock and use of material and monitor progress.
Working Safe:
  • Ensure that any work is done in line with AFEX’s Health and Safety guidelines.
Must be fully aware of:
  • The dangers and risks specific to trade.
  • Which PPE is appropriate for the tasks being undertaken
  • The correct methods of manual handling, and risks of lifting heavy loads.
  • The risks of working at heights
  • The risks of working in enclosed/confined spaces.
  • The fire risks and what action to take in the event of a fire.
  • When a Permit to Work if required for certain tasks.
  • When Lock out Tag out (LOTO) procedure must be followed.
  • A Bachelor’s in Civil engineering or Construction Management and Diploma in Project Management
  • 5 years’ experience in similar job, preferably working in remote areas.
  • Highly experienced in MS project, or similar scheduling software
  • High degree of professional integrity
  • Ability to work effectively in a team based, multi-cultural environment.
  • Capacity to deliver timely results, under pressure, with minimum supervision.
  • Flexibility to cover other aspects of construction program as directed by CM
  • Ability to solve problems, prioritise and show good communication skills.
  • Excellent MS and IT skills.
  • Working knowledge of Computerised Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) an advantage.

Maintenance Supervisor - Field Based
The successful candidate will be responsible for accomplishing work requirements by orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, and coaching employees and supervising sub-contractors in the project

He/ She will be reporting to the Construction Manager

Key Responsibilities:
  • Meet construction work standards by following production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving operational problems; identifying work process improvements
  • Meet construction budget by preparing estimates; monitoring expenses; implementing cost-saving actions
  • Plan construction projects by studying blueprints; ordering and scheduling materials and equipment
  • Monitor construction projects by confirming instructions for carpentry, plumbing, electrical, concrete, painting, and related trades; conducting inspections; issuing change orders; approving work
  • Approve construction work by conducting inspections
  • Prevent fines and interruptions by complying with, and enforcing, codes
  • Maintain safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following and enforcing standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.
  • Maintain technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing technical publications; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices.
  • Oversee day to day activities of the casual labourers.
  • Accomplish set tasks by working diligently and motivating labourers.
  • Ensure that all labourers work in a safe and secure manner following AFEX guidelines.
  • Manage and maintain tools and material inventory.
  • Bring any issues to the attention of the supervisor immediately
General Responsibilities:
  • To carryout routine preventative maintenance in line with job schedule and/or SOPs.
  • Ensure cost efficient use of department materials and equipment.
  • Work together with department staff and employees to provide an efficient maintenance service.
  • Communicate and coordinate with superiors to ensure safe and smooth running of camps with minimum disruption to client.
  • Keeping tools of trade secure and in good condition, reporting damages and losses immediately to supervisor.
  • Keeping adequate stock of essential maintenance spares and advising supervisor in good time when materials require reordering.
Working Safe:
  • Ensure that any work is done in line with AFEX’s Health and Safety guidelines.
  • Must always, as far as is practicable, work with a 'buddy' in case of an incident.
  • Must be aware of the dangers and risks specific to trade.
  • Must be aware of what PPE is appropriate for the tasks being undertaken.
  • Must be aware of the correct methods of manual handling, and risks of lifting heavy loads.
  • Must be aware of the risks of working at heights including work from ladders, scaffolds, and roofs.
  • Must be aware of the risks of working in enclosed/confined spaces, including trenches and tanks.
  • Must be aware of the fire risks and what action to take in the event of a fire.
  • Must be aware of when a permit to work if required for certain tasks.
  • Must be aware of when Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO) procedure must be followed.
  • Safely cordon off area of work from public before commencement of works.
Minimum Qualifications / Trade Specific Requirements:
  • A diploma in a relevant field
  • 3-5 years’ experience working on a similar role.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively within a team setting.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be available 24hrs for emergency call out
  • Able to work with power tools
  • Good at project management, planning and follow-up
  • Quality management keeping in mind that all work must be done with a focus on quality
  • Developing standards and Supply management
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