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Career Opportunities at Suraya Property Group Kenya

Suraya Property Group Limited is one of the leading and fast growing Real Estate Development Companies in Kenya is undertaking and plans to undertake major development projects ranging from master planning, scheme design, detail design, supervision, services designs and other construction related activities in projects spread in a number of counties and cities in Kenya.

Suraya is searching for qualified professional individuals in various fields of training to manage both the ongoing and future projects to be involved in the planning and implementation processes for effective and efficient delivery to the expectant and esteemed customers.

In order for the above objectives in development to be realized, Suraya is encouraging the interested and qualified applicants to express their individual interest for the positions listed herein below for consideration:


Construction Managers
Key Skills & Competences

These professionals are responsible for running and managing a construction site – or a large part of it.

A construction manager’s role typically involves;
  • Preparing the site and liaising with other construction professionals such as architects, engineers, buyers, estimators and surveyors before construction work starts.
  • Developing the programme of work and strategy for making the project happen.
  • Planning ahead to prevent problems on site before they occur, for example, planning the delivery and storage of equipment and materials.
  • Making safety inspections of the site when works is underway and ensuring regulations relating to health, safety and the environment (HSE) are adhered to
  • Overseeing the running of several projects.
  • Using construction management software packages to plan smooth work flows.
  • Communication with range of people including the client, subcontractors, suppliers, the public and the workforce. 
Qualities
  • Must have exceptional people skills.
  • Good problem solving skills essential
  • Ability to use IT Construction Management Software 
Academic & Professional Qualifications
  • Degree in Construction Project Management or equivalent qualification from an approved institution.
  • Registered number of the Industry of Construction and Project Management in Kenya or any other construction related professional body but practicing construction manager.
  • The Candidate should have at least 3 years’ experience in the Construction Industry as a Clerk of Works or Manager for project valued from Kshs 375 Million and above and completed under them.
Note: Applicant must be registered, active and practicing member of respective professional body recognized in Kenya. 

Project Financial Analyst 
Key Skills & Competences
The Project Financial Analyst is responsible for the financial reporting, forecasting and budgeting processes of the organization and preparing Bank reports.

Responsibilities


  • Preparing monthly internal financial statements, including multiple levels of consolidation of the Company’s entities.
  • Preparing monthly internal financial reports for various levels of management.
  • Preparing Joint Venture Financial Statements to be provided to joint venture partners.
  • Monitoring budget-to-actual performance on a monthly basis and working with management to obtain budget revisions.
  • Compiling the Company’s forecast on a monthly basis, and analyzing forecast date provided by operations for reasonableness.
  • Preparing quarterly reporting for bank.
  • Compiling the Project Budget, and analyzing budget data provided by operations for reasonableness.
  • Assisting with ad-hoc projects, presentations for management and others and accounting research. 
 Academic and Professional Qualifications
  • Degree in Quantity Survey
  • Masters in Finance, CPA or ACCA
  • Registered member of the Institution of Architectural Association of Kenya or any other construction related professional body.
  • Effective communicator with individuals at all levels and from various areas within the organization.
  • Must be detail – oriented and have excellent organizational skills.
  • Must be focused on continual process improvement.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment.
  • Strong proficiency in Windows environment and MS Office; particularly, Excel, Word and power point.
Note: Applicant must be registered, active and practicing member of respective professional body recognized in Kenya.

Project Managers
Skills and Competences:


  • Team motivator/player who gets things done in time building positive relationship amongst project team and takes responsibility for the project, coordinates construction projects input by others.
  • Construction Management, administration and arrange, conduct project meetings with minutes circulated in time to members.
  • Ability to conceptualize project as a whole and articulate clients’ needs to the consultants and the team effectively.
  • An effective time manager and record keeper for the projects information
  • Able to develop comprehensive technical reports to the team and other reports to clients who to develop comprehensive technical reports to the team and other reports to clients who have no technical background.
  • Ability to develop practical and realistic construction works program that covers all the participants towards realizing the project.
  • Able to identify the boundaries and the scope of the proposed project and be able develop a realistic project construction cost estimates.
  • The candidate must able to apply effective value engineering technique in a project for the benefit of the whole set up/client.
  • The candidate must be able to work under very minimum supervision, be result driven and work under pressure which comes with this level of responsibility.
  • Monitoring the budget, arranging commissioning, organizing site handover, occupation, prepare closeout report assist the property managers in planning the post construction maintenance of the facility.
  • Ability to use IT project management software.
  • Monitoring contractor and subcontractor to ensure guidelines are maintained.
  • Overseeing the accounting, costing and billing.
  • Must have exceptional people skills and the ability to present ideas and negotiate.
  • Must have Analytical skills and commercial awareness. 
Academic and Professional Qualifications
  • Master Degree in Construction Project Management or equivalent qualification from an approved institution.
  • Registered member of the institution of Construction and Project Managers of Kenya or any other construction related professional body but practicing project manager.
  • The candidate should have at least 3 year experience in the construction industry as a project manager, for projects valued from Kshs 450 Million and above completed under them.
Note: Applicant must be registered, active and practicing member of respective professional body recognized in Kenya. 

The deadline for submission/expression of interest is 15th February 2015. 


Please send your application details to vacancies@suraya.co.ke

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