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Massive Recruitment by Suraya Property Group, Kenya (Over 50 Jobs)

Suraya Property Group Limited, 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 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 below for consideration:

Quantity Surveyors
Skills & Competencies:
Candidates for this role must be a team player and should meet the following criteria:
·                     Qualified to degree level / equivalent or compensating experience
·                     Must show longevity in employment history
·                     Must have a “Contractors” background and preferably have experience of working with a major contractor
·                     Must have experience in Civil engineering and Highways
·                     Must be an experienced Quantity Surveyor with good contract knowledge of JBC
·                     Should have a reasonably stable employment background
·                     IT Literate, particularly MS Word and MS Excel
·                     Should be ambitious. Career Development opportunities exist for the right candidate
The Role 

As a Quantity Surveyor you will be responsible for:
·                     managing commercial and contractual arrangements
·                     Monitor project progress
·                     Initiate invoicing
·                     Agree / negotiate costs and budgets
·                     Resolve commercial / contractual disputes
·                     Produce financial reports
·                     Sub-contract management
·                     Experience of working for a contractor on Highways projects
·                     Full Kenyan Driving License
·                     IT literate with MS packages.
·                     You will be based most of the time in the head office however he/she will be required to go onto site to check works you are pricing etc.
Note: Applicant must be registered, active and practicing members of their respective professional bodies recognized in Kenya.

Human Resources Manager

Duties and responsibilities:
·                     Formulation and implementation of Human Resources Policies, strategies and evaluating their effectiveness.
·                     Advising senior staff on areas of recruitment, transfers, pay, pension schemes
·                     Administering and processing of the payroll and Human Resources database
·                     Advising on organizational and Human Resources planning issues and other matters, including staff career development , employee relations and disciplinary matters
·                     Ensuring effective staff recruitment
·                     Providing advice on strategies regarding staff training, welfare and development
·                     Developing and ensuring implementation of reward systems, remuneration policies and strategies
·                     Developing and ensuring effectiveness of performance Management systems
·                     Reviewing organizational structures and analyze workload from time to time
·                     Provide employees counseling services,
·                     Representing the Company in labour disputes
·                     A degree from a recognized University in Human Resources Management
·                     MBA in Human Resources Management will be an added advantage
·                     Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management
·                     A member of Institute Of Human Resource Management (IHRM K)
·                     A minimum of 10 years of experience in Human Resource Management in a busy organization, with at least 5years in a senior management position.
·                     Well versed in the use of computers both as a working and reporting tool
·                     Proven supervision, communication, problem solving and reporting skills.
·                     Excellent command of written and verbal English
Skills & Competencies:
·                     Demonstrate good understanding of Human resource regulations and good practices
·                     Experienced in Employee Relations and dealing with disputes
·                     Has an excellent knowledge and understanding of local labour laws
·                     Ability to work effectively with minimal amount of specific direction and guidance
·                     Strong communication, organizational, record keeping and interpersonal skills
·                     A self-starting, effective problem solver and influencer
·                     Ability to think ahead, identify new opportunities and create new and innovative approaches to work related issues in line with Corporate HR agendas
·                     A team player with excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style
·                     A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards in a diverse workplace
Relevant Experience:
·                     Experienced in Performance Management
·                     Ability to challenge and debate issues of importance to the organization
·                     Experience in administration of statutory deductions
·                     Knowledge of using HR Information Systems essential.
·                     Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft office
·                     Excellent numerical and literary skills in English
Note: Applicant must be registered, active and practicing members of their respective professional bodies recognized in Kenya.

Chief Accountant

Qualifications, Education and Experience:
·                     Bachelor’s Degree in a business related discipline.
·                     Fully qualified accountant CPA (K) / ACCA or its equivalent.
·                     MBA shall be an added advantage.
·                     Knowledge of SAP accounting system is a must.
·                     Experience with a large organization with branches and/or subsidiary companies.
·                     Good leadership, interpersonal and management skills.
·                     High level of integrity, values and professional ethics.
·                     Over 6 years’ experience in a Senior Accountant position.
Skills & Competencies:    
·                     Knowledge of accepted standard accounting principles and their applications.
·                     Knowledge of industry, regulatory and legislative developments for financial reporting to analyses of accounting, finance management and revenue projections.
·                     General knowledge of the Business policies and procedures.
·                     Comprehensive knowledge of tax regulatory framework.
·                     Numerical and analytical reasoning for translation of business reports and financials.
·                     Analytical, technical and logical approach to problem solving
·                     Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
·                     Strong report writing and presentation skills
·                     Self-motivated and quick to take initiative
·                     Ability to work as part of a team
General Competencies
·                     Good leadership and management skills
·                     Business acumen and entrepreneurial skills
·                     Have a global mindset
·                     Ability to communicate and present clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
·                     Good planning and organizing skills
·                     Good negotiation and influencing skills.
Note: Applicant must be registered, active and practicing members of their respective professional bodies recognized in Kenya.

Project Accountants
Job brief: We are looking for a qualified accountant to handle prepare, compute, manage, research and analyze all accounting data, in order to provide quantitative information on performance, financial position, solvency, liquidity and cash flows of our business.

Qualifications for Project Accountants Education and Experience:
·                     Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant field with at least CPA(K).
·                     Proficient in use of accounting software and wide exposure to all accounting aspects
·                     Knowledge of accepted standard accounting principles and their applications.
·                     Strong Microsoft office skills (Excel and Modeling)
·                     Experience with a real estate developer
·                     Good leadership, interpersonal and management skills.
·                     High level of integrity, values and professional ethics.
·                     You must be well organized, have excellent attention to detail and accuracy
·                     At Least 4 years working experience in busy accounting department.
Skills & Competencies:    
·                     Good communication and interpersonal skills
·                     Good analytical skills
·                     Ability to work with minimum or no supervision
·                     Ability to meet set targets and timely deadlines
·                     Flexible to adapt to changing work conditions and assignment
General accounting requirements including but not restricted to: 
·                     Providing timely project cost comparison between actual and budget to  management to help in decision making.
·                     Maintaining proper accounting records for income, expenditure, assets and liabilities of the project company.
·                     Maintaining proper accounting records for Accounts Payable and dealing with supplier’s statement and general ledger reconciliation.   
·                     Maintaining proper accounting records for Accounts Receivable and dealing with customer’s statement and general ledger reconciliation.   
·                     Preparation of daily, weekly and monthly reports and projects progress summary.
·                     Carrying out stock and maintain proper inventory records
·                     Keep the management aware of all financial transactions at all times.
·                     Work closely with the sales team to match the financial position with the sales position.
·                     Any other related duties required by the Management from time to time
Note: Applicant must be registered, active and practicing members of their respective professional bodies recognized in Kenya.

Work activities:
·                     creating building designs and highly detailed drawings both by hand and by using specialist computer-aided design (CAD) applications
·                     liaising with construction professionals about the feasibility of potential projects
·                     working around constraining factors such as town planning legislation, environmental impact and project budget
·                     working closely with a team of other professionals such as building service engineers, construction managers, quantity surveyors and architectural technologists
·                     applying for planning permission and advice from governmental new build and legal departments
·                     writing and presenting reports, proposals, applications and contracts
·                     choosing the materials to be used and specifying the requirements for the project
·                     adapting plans according to circumstances and resolving any problems that may arise during construction
·                     making sure the project is running according to schedule and budget
·                     playing a part in project and team management
·                     Traveling regularly to building sites, proposed locations and client meetings.
Key skills:
·                     Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
·                     High levels of creativity, imagination and vision
·                     A keen interest in the built environment and the dedication to see projects to their conclusion
·                     Willingness to work long hours, under time and budget pressure
·                     Excellent design and drafting skills and proficiency with computer-aided design (CAD)
·                     Strong mathematical skills
·                     A keen eye for the detail of specific tasks, combined with an understanding of how such specifics fit in with the project as a whole organizational, project management and planning skills, including the ability to juggle multiple tasks
·                     An analytical mind with excellent problem-solving ability
·                     Leadership skills as well as the ability to work well within a team of other professionals
·                     Control project from start to finish to ensure high quality, innovative and functional design
·                     Take the “brief” to identify clients’ needs and put together feasibility reports and design proposals
·                     Develop ideas keeping in mind client’s needs, building’s usage and environmental impact
·                     Produce detailed blueprints and make any necessary corrections
·                     Compile project specifications
·                     Keep within budgets and timelines
·                     Ensure that all works are carried out to specific standards, building codes, guidelines and regulations
·                     Make on site visits to check on project status and report on project
·                     Cooperate and liaise with construction professionals
·                     Follow architectural trends and advancements
·                     Proven working experience as an architect
·                     Strong portfolio to prove artistic skills
·                     Expert knowledge of building products, construction details and relevant rules, regulations and quality standards
·                     Excellent drawing skills and familiarity with design software (Adobe Photoshop, Sketch Up, 3d Studio VIZ or similar)
·                     Strong imagination and the ability to think and create in three dimensions
·                     Visual awareness and an eye for detail
·                     Communication and project management skills
·                     BS degree in Architecture
Note: Applicant must be registered, active and practicing members of their respective professional bodies recognized in Kenya.

Construction Clerk of Works

Function of Job: 
Under the general direction of responsible project manager or designated supervisor, coordinate and monitor all phases of building construction at the work site for Suraya Property.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
·                     Coordinate, monitor and inspect work of construction contractor for assigned projects on behalf of Suraya Property.
·                     Review contract documents, architectural drawings and specifications in order to maintain familiarity with assigned projects and insure construction contractor’s full understanding of documents.
·                     Review contractor shop drawings and provide comments on conformance/non-conformance to architect.
·                     Act as liaison between architect and contractor.
·                     Conduct on-site observation and spot-checks of work in progress.
·                     Ensure contract compliance by the contractor, such as conducting tests specified in contract and installing materials/equipment as specified in contract, and report deficiencies to project manager, architect and contractor.
·                     Provide reports on all on-site matters, including third-party inspections, progress, safety concerns, and causes for delay.
·                     Maintain job-site files, documents, reports and daily log; prepare periodic reports for University/University System managers and architect as required.
·                     Attend all job-site meetings as Suraya Property representative or in conjunction with project manager.
·                     Receive, record, present for architect approval, and maintain custody of samples submitted by construction contract.
·                     Review requests for progress payments submitted by construction contractor and forward with recommendations to architect.
·                     Perform related duties as assigned.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:
·                     Associate’s degree in construction technology, building science or related field and six years of related experience in building construction in capacity such as clerk of the works or project manager, or Bachelor’s degree and four years of experience.
·                     Ability to read and interpret architectural and engineering drawings, specifications, codes, and other material pertinent to construction.
·                     Working knowledge of building components and systems.
·                     Knowledge of construction materials, means and methods.
·                     Knowledge of applicable state and federal building codes, Life Safety and hazardous materials.
·                     Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships.
·                     Ability to wear/use personal protective equipment as needed on construction site.
Additional Desirable Applications:
·                     Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, architecture; or related field.
·                     Experience in a construction setting.
Note: Applicant must be registered, active and practicing members of their respective professional bodies 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.

·                     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 Qualification
·                     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 members of their respective professional bodies 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 Qualification
·                     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 members of their respective professional bodies recognized in Kenya.

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.
·                     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 ……….
·                     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 members of their respective professional bodies recognized in Kenya.

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The deadline for submission / expression of interest is 30th November 2015.

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