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Vacancies in Kwale International Sugar Company

Kwale International Sugar Company Limited (KISCOL) is looking for an experienced, self-driven Civil Engineer with a wealth of industry knowledge.

To ensure success, the ideal candidate should be comfortable splitting their hours between the office, on-site visits, field visits, facilities and buildings inspections and attending compliance and regulatory meetings.
The Civil Engineer should be a critical thinker and have sound subject knowledge of mathematics and physics to identify and solve engineering problems. The ideal candidate must also possess a certain level of creativity in order to present innovative solutions and improvements to technical processes.
They must be able to effectively communicate ideas, make recommendations, negotiate project details with their team, subcontractors and regulatory and compliance agencies.
·         Develop detailed designs.
·         Doing feasibility assessments and site inspections.
·         Preparing and implementing projects plans.
·         Researching and providing estimates for projects.
·         Reviewing government regulations and ordinances for compliance.
·         Monitoring and optimizing safety procedures, civil engineering and production processes and regulatory compliance.
·         Making recommendations or presenting alternative solutions to problems.
·         Confidently liaising with professional sub-contractors and regulatory agencies.
·         Project management duties (e.g. managing budgets, resources and deadlines, acquiring and compiling quotation etc.)
·         Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.
·         Registration/licensure as a Professional Engineer.
·         A minimum of ten (10) years’ industry knowledge strongly desirable.
·         Familiarity with design software such as Autodesk, AutoCAD civil 3D and MicroStation.
·         Knowledge of map creation software and photo imaging software.
·         Proficiency in site layout, grading, utility design, erosion control, regulatory approvals etc.
·         Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, with high level of accuracy in calculations and design.
·         Excellent time management skills to ensure projects deadlines are met
·         Leadership skills to effectively manage diverse groups of professionals; working on projects.
·         Ability to coordinate more than one project at a time.

Kwale International Sugar Company Limited (KISCOL) is looking for an experienced, self-driven Geographic Information System (GIS) Specialist with a wealth of industry knowledge.
Department: Survey Department
Reports To: Surveyor
Job Summary: Responsible for using specialized equipment and computer software to create geographic maps which contain administrative borders, transportation networks and environmental resources
Primary Responsibilities:
·         Perform duties as a Geographic Information Specialist in support of the agriculture development program of the company.
·         Obtain, digitize, manage and distribute authoritative standardized spatial information products and services for the execution of agriculture and out-grower strategies and plans.
·         Obtain, digitize and maintain current spatial data layers and relational databases, compliant with current company standards.
·         Provide direct service support to training of field agriculture staff and out-grower staff involved in the provision of extension and contracting services.
·         Provide technical support for the creation and visualization of data layers and map products using arc GIS software products.
·         Responsible for field data collection using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) technology
·         Update GIS master database layers for spatial geometry and attributes and the metadata associated with each GIS data layer.
·         Generate/re-generate standard map products and maintain, update and document GIS data standards and the specifications for digital area deliverables.
·         Conduct and consult on data needs assessments.
·         Perform ad hoc analyses and create ad hoc map products as required.
·         Review technical requirements to meet data development objectives and perform quality assurance on data deliverables received for inclusion in the GIS.
·         Provide consultation GIS planning and resolution of issues, technical assistance and training and liaison with users.
·         Any other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor

Person Specifications
Academic Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s degree in Survey, Geographical information system, Remote Sensing or any other related field.
·         Must be registered by professional body.
·         Minimum 3 years’ work experience
·         Experience in Agricultural sector preferred
·         Proven work experience as a GIS or similar role
·         Hands-on experience with relevant computer software e.g. AUTOCAD
·         Familiarity with GPS technology
·         Good math skills
·         Ability to meet deadlines

Kwale International Sugar Company Limited (KISCOL) is looking for an experienced, self-driven Irrigation Engineer with a wealth of industry knowledge.
Department: Irrigation Department
Reports To: Head of Irrigation
Primary Responsibilities:
·         Conduct and document topographic, cross sectional and longitudinal surveys of the command areas for irrigation areas planned, and advice on the siting, design and construction of all irrigation infrastructures required.
·         Ensure appropriate sustainable systems, consider and propose designs/plans, and advice on the extraction pumps to be used for irrigated cane farming which will efficiently achieve expansion and increase of irrigated cropping in the company’s cane farming operations.
·         Check and verify all individual site plans, profiles, designs and cost estimates for complete irrigation projects, including all appropriate irrigation infrastructure e.g. field turnouts, drop structures etc.
·         Based on the site conditions and individual site – research knowledge of soil type/ structure/characteristics, determine and identify source of cost – effective, sustainable and appropriate irrigation system for the entire conveyance to the cane fields.
·         Prepare bills of quantities (BOQs) and CAD drawings for irrigation infrastructure.
·         Provide and verify specifications and quality of all construction materials to be utilized.
·         Prepare work plans for the construction of irrigation infrastructure.
·         Oversee construction, implementation by contracted labor and certify all irrigation infrastructure work carried out as required.
·         Contribute to proposals related to investments in irrigated cane farming and the construction of irrigation infrastructure, floods control and river flow management structures for further expansion of irrigation areas and infrastructure.
·         Any other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor
Person Specifications
Academic Qualifications
·         Be in possession of a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural and Bio systems Engineering, Biomechanical and Processing or Soil and Water Environmental Engineering from a recognized institution.
·         Be registered by Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK)/Kenya Technologists Registration Board. (KETRB)
·         Have current valid annual practicing license from the Engineers Board of Kenya/ KETRB
·         Have corporate membership with the institution of engineers of Kenya (IEK)./KETRB
·         Minimum 5 years’ work experience
·         Hands-on experience with relevant computer software and ability to relate them to the irrigation and drainage function.
·         Proficiency in computer aided design ( Auto Cad)
·         Good math skills
·         Ability to meet deadlines
How to Apply
Qualified individuals are invited to send their application along with detailed CV to indicating the Position as the Subject of the email.
To be considered, your application must be received on/before the 9th May 2019.

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