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Safety Officer Job in Kenya

Vacancies in International Engineering and Infrastructure Firm: Our client, a leading engineering company involved in numerous infrastructure development projects in water & environment; buildings & industrial structures; power transmission projects and mining, among other physical infrastructure installations, has contracted Parker Randall EA Ltd to oversee the recruitment of dynamic, experienced and self-motivated individuals with excellent leadership skills, who will form the core team that will deliver on their strategic intent and business in Africa.

Our client seeks to recruit qualified and experienced professionals who will add value to the firm to work on a key project based at the Bura Irrigation and Settlement Scheme for the following positions:  

Safety Officer
Position: 1 
Location: Bura Irrigation and Settlement Scheme, Tana River County

Job Summary: Establish and ensure compliance with environmental, safety and health standards and regulations to attain overall safety at the project site.

Core Duties and Responsibilities
  • Ensure all employees are free from accidents, risk, or injury by developing safety programs.
  • Implement health and safety policy, regulations and codes.
  • Inspect and study the buildings, equipment, procedures and accident records at the project construction site and point out safety hazards and ensure safety regulation compliance.
  • Advise ways to fix unsafe structures or recommend changes in the layout of the project area.
  • Draw up plans for the regular maintenance of plant and machinery.
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret statistical data related to occupational illnesses and accidents to determine causes and preventive measures.
  • Conduct or coordinate employee training in safe work habits, safety laws and regulations, hazardous condition monitoring and use of safety equipment.
  • Evaluate adequacy of actions taken to correct safety and health inspection violations.
  • Interpret safety regulations for others employees.
  • Recommend process and product safety features that will reduce employees' exposure to chemical, physical, and biological work hazards.
  • Maintain liaison with outside organizations such as fire departments and rescue teams so that emergency responses can be facilitated if/when needed.
  • Prepare and submit regular reports on works at the project construction site.
Professional Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering/ Environmental Sciences
  • Certified Occupational Health & Safety Expert will be an added advantage
  • 5-7 years work experience in handling safety issues in the construction industry
  • Ability to implement and uphold safety standards as per the approved policies
  • Certification in Environmental Geosciences or Management of Agro ecosystems & Environment will be an added advantage
  • Membership in safety committees will be an added advantage
Key Skills & Competencies
  • Sound technical skills in safety and health management.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good planning, prioritizing and organizational skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good reporting skills
  • Supervisory skills
How to Apply
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply with a cover letter and detailed CV clearly indicating their current telephone number and email address only to

Include the names of 3 referees with their current telephone and email contacts.

In your application, please quote your current and expected salary.

Kindly follow these instructions to avoid disqualification of your application.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Application deadline:
 Monday, 20th April 2015. 

 DO NOT attach certificates.

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