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Kenya Railways Corporation

Driver

Reporting to the Head driver, he/she will drive staff on official duties and deliver mail in various places as directed.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Driving staff to various locations;
  • Delivering mail as requested;
  • Ensuring the vehicle is clean and in good condition;
  • Ensuring that all documents are well placed on the windscreen and not expired including but not limited to Road licence, insurance and inspection stickers;
  • Monitoring the car engine daily and reporting any faults to the Administration Officer; and
  • Fuelling of the vehicle.
  • Managing the vehicle work Ticket
Requirements
  • O-levels or equivalent
  • Clean valid Driving license – class BCE
  • Suitability Grade Test -III
  • First Aid certificate from St John Ambulance
  • 5 years minimum experience of driving class BCE vehicles
  • Valid Certificate of Good conduct
Terms of Offer

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


General Manager, Concession
 
Reporting to the Managing Director, he/she will manage the concession contract in order to achieve the overall objectives of the concession and ensure the needs and expectations of stakeholders are met.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Ensuring compliance by the Concessionaire with all the responsibilities and obligations as stipulated in the contract;
  • Monitoring and evaluating the Concessionaire’s performance, financial, business, operations, health, environment and safety;
  • Evaluating and approving the Concessionaire’s investments on both technical compliance and price, to ensure that they are of approved and acceptable standards;
  • Managing and tracking the conceded assets register;
  • Developing urban mass transit infrastructure; and
  • Participating in the formulation of national railway master plans.
Requirements
  • Masters Degree in a relevant field
  • Bachelor of Science – Engineering
  • Registered Engineer with Engineers Registration Board
  • 10 years relevant experience, 5 of which must have been in railway engineering or operations.
  • Project management experience is desirable.
Terms of Offer: An attractive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and responsibilities of the position will be negotiated with the right candidate.


Infrastructure Manager
 
Reporting to the General Manager Concession, the Infrastructure Manager will facilitate concession management by keeping track of conceded infrastructure facilities, evaluating investment proposals and regulating the concessionaire for compliance with technical standards

 Duties and Responsibilities
  • Maintaining and keeping track of all railway infrastructure facilities and assets (conceded assets);
  • Monitoring compliance with provisions of concession agreements with regard to permanent way, civil and marine engineering infrastructure, signalling and telecommunication;
  • Carrying out regular stipulated comprehensive inspections of conceded network to assess compliance with specified infrastructure design, construction and maintenance and prepare pertinent reports;
  • Evaluating investment proposals to assess proposed planning works or works implemented by the concessionaire for inclusion in the conceded asset accounts;
  • Vetting any major modifications, improvements and expansions to the existing infrastructure facilities by the concessionaire and monitoring the implementation process to ensure they are as per agreed standards;
  • Providing technical advise to management in regard to conceded network, expansion of existing or other new railway network as well as advise on technical standards;
  • Managing, maintenance or recommendation of disposal of infrastructure and assets not take over or returned by Concessionaire;
  • Ensuring safe upkeep of technical drawings, historical technical records and reference books and manuals;
  • Working in collaboration with the Concessionaire and counterparts in Uganda Railways to develop harmonized infrastructure standards to maximize efficiency and seamless railway operations; and
  • Participating in KR/Concessionaire meetings and preparing reports to the Board and Government as required.
Requirements
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Must be registered as a Professional Engineer with the Engineers Board of Kenya
  • Must have a valid Practising Certificate
  • 7 years experience with exposure to Contract Management, Construction Management, Railway Engineering and transport, 3 of which must be at a management level.
Terms of Offer

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


Safety, Health & Environment (SHE) Manager
 
Reporting to the General Manager Concession, the SHE Manager will monitor, advice and recommend safety, health and environment procedures for both rail operations and the Corporation.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Monitoring and regulating country rail operators to ensure compliance with safety, health and environment (SHE) standards;
  • Carrying out safety and risk analysis to identify hazards, assess risks and propose feasible safety measures;
  • Receiving and reviewing accident investigation reports, periodic and special reports on major railway accident investigations on major railway accidents and make recommendations to improve safety;
  • Carrying out independent accident investigations on major railway accidents and enforce compliance with safety standards;
  • In compliance with statutory SHE requirements, assess through baseline survey in liaison with the Concessionaire, KR’s historical environmental damage and prepare implementation plans to mitigate potential SHE damage;
  • Maintaining an up to date databank of major accidents reported by rail operators as well as preparing reports as required;
  • Ensuring formulation and review of SHE policies of the corporation as appropriate;
  • Providing advice to departments on SHE matters and ensure they are compliant; and
  • Coordinating with other agencies involved in monitoring and regulating different aspects of SHE including Uganda Railways.
Requirements
  • A degree in an Engineering or related discipline relevant to the railway industry
  • Must be registered as a Professional Engineer with the Engineers Board of Kenya
  • Must have a valid Practising Certificate
  • 7 years relevant experience, 3 of which must be in management level.
  • Knowledge of local safety, health and environmental standards and international requirements.
Terms of Offer

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


Civil Engineer General
 
The position will report to the Project Manager (SGR)

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 at working places and labour camps.
Requirements
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Must be registered as a Professional Engineer with the Engineers Board of Kenya
  • Must have a valid Practising Certificate
  • 7 years’ experience with exposure in general civil engineering designs and construction including and not limited to roads, buildings, water supply, wastes disposal (solid and liquid), 3 of which must be at a management level.
  • Demonstrate understanding of standard gauge railway design, construction and general railway operations
Terms of Offer

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



Risk and Compliance Officer
 
Reporting to the Risk and Audit Manager, the Officer will Check and enforce internal controls in line with the Corporation’s policies and regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Documenting risks of the Corporation’s processes
  • Measuring risks levels and advising management on best practices and proposing suitable controls to mitigate risks
  • Assessing the risk exposure levels within the organisation and advising on manageable risk appetites
  • Preparing quarterly risk reports for management and the Audit Committee of the Board
 Requirements
  • Bachelors Degree in Commerce (Finance/accounts option) or equivalent
  • CPA (K) or equivalent
  • Must have a relevant valid Professional Membership certificate
  • 5 years’ experience, 2 of which must have been in a similar or related position.
Terms of Offer

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


Inspector of Works
 
The position reports to the Project Manager Infrastructure

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Preparation of work schemes, sketch drawings, bills of quantities and work estimates;
  • Maintenance planning and scheduling;
  • Assessment of maintenance / repair requirements for buildings, workshops, piers, jetties, bridges and other structures and preparation of schedule of defect
  • Planning and budgeting for works maintenance;
  • Supervision of maintenance, repair, rehabilitation and new construction works;
  • Recording, measurement & verification of works and reviewing/ preparation of payment certificates;
  • Organizing and keeping records of all maintenance, repair and construction works carried out;
Requirements
  • 'O' Level Div 3 or C+ Mean Grade ;
  • National Diploma or other equivalent qualification in Civil Engineering;
  • A higher National Diploma in Construction is an added advantage;
  • At least 4 years’ experience in supervision of building works 2 of which must have been at Inspector of Works level;
Terms of Offer

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


Procurement Assistant
 
Reporting to the Procurement Manager, will ensure Prompt collection of tender documents and all goods received from suppliers meet user specifications and are promptly dispatched to user departments.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Calling suppliers to pick quotations, orders and deliver items;
  • Checking all goods received from suppliers to ensure they are of the right quality and quantity;
  • Approving store receipt vouchers for goods received;
  • Ensuring all records of receipts and issuance are properly kept;
  • Preparing cash and stock reconciliation;
  • Maintaining an organized filing and documentation system that ensures all procurement documents are well filed and in safe custody;
  • Facilitating disposal procedures.
Requirements
  • ‘O’ level or equivalent;
  • Professional Certificate in Purchasing and Supplies or equivalent
  • 2 years experience in a similar position;
Terms of Offer

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

In addition to the Job requirements, applicants MUST meet and show proof of compliance with the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution, namely Clearance Certificates from :-
  • Higher Education Loans Board
  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Criminal Investigation Department
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
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
P O Box 30121-00100
Nairobi

to be received by Friday 1st July, 2016

Note: Only the short listed candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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