Director Public Works Job in Kenya

Job Requirement

For appointment to this grade, a candidate should: –

  • Serving in a comparable and relevant managerial position in the County Public Service;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering or Electrical Engineering from a recognized institution;
  • Been registered by Engineers Board of Kenya as a Professional Engineer;
  • Be Proficient in MS Office and associated computer applications;
  • Attendance of a senior Management Course or an equivalent leadership programme lasting not less than four (4) weeks will be an added advantage.
  • In addition to the above requirements, a candidate must have the following key personal attributes and core competencies:

Other Specifications

  • Considerable knowledge of works development and maintenance principles, applications and analysis methods. 
  • Supervisory skills and the ability to motivate a multi-disciplinary staff. 
  • Knowledge of innovative approaches to improving road maintenance is highly desirable. 
  • Knowledge of County and Sector policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of budget and budget preparation.
  • Knowledge of capital, operations and strategic planning.
  • Background and understanding of statutes and regulations related to works development and maintenance.
  • Ability to perform Data analysis and to prepare Power Point Presentations, etc.
  • Good written and verbal skills.
  • Ability to communicate and coordinate with multiple agencies, citizens and elected officials as well as employees.
  • Creative strategic ability to envision how work could be done differently while still meeting legal parameters of due process

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to articulate issues,
  • Interpret and implement county policies and Development goals;
  • Organizational, Analytical, Managerial and Decision Making skills;
  • Creativity and innovation;
  • Problem solving;
  • Personal and interpersonal skills;
  • Resource management skills;
  • Integrity and commitment to producing results; and
  • Passion for continuous professional development

Core Competences

  • People management;
  • Financial management;
  • Project and Contracts Management,
  • Policy formulation and implementation;
  • Planning;
  • Coordination;
  • Strategy implementation.

Job Description

  • Develop, manage and oversee capital assets related to Public Works infrastructure and conduct short, medium and long term maintenance plan.
  • Research, develop, and implement innovative Public Works development and maintenance methods
  • Recommends the development of new policies, strategies and regulations regarding Public Works division
  • Responsible for the coordination and development of the Public Works infrastructure Capital Improvement and maintenance Projects
  • Responsible for the administration and supervision of all Public Works Division employees including training and performance management.
  • Planning, implementation, monitoring and review of in-house construction and routine maintenance of all county facilities.
  • Custodian of Public Works assets valuations and inventory
  • Prepare and oversee all aspects of the Public Works division budget, including approval and tracking of budget expenditures.
  • Maintain effective relationships and works collaboratively with other County, national and elected officials, as well as other agencies on integrated approaches to planning and development. 
  • Hold stakeholders consultative meetings on Public Works development and maintenance needs, concerns and issues.
  • Review financial reports, activity reports, and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement and to determine areas needing program improvement.
  • Provide constituent services by responding to queries, requests and complaints from the public, Elected Officials, and other departments and City staff in a timely manner.
  • Create formal reports to management and county executive for policy considerations.
  • Preparation of annual budgets, personnel requirements and review of laws by preparing documentation and engaging the appropriate committees of the county assembly to ensure adequate resources and authority to provide services.
  • Communicate with the Court System and other agencies and sectors regarding processes and procedures

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