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Engineer Career – Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA)

The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Roads established by the Kenya Roads Act, 2007 with the core mandate of management, development, rehabilitation and maintenance of all public roads in the cities and municipalities in Kenya except where those roads are national roads.
As the leading Government Agency with the above mandate, we wish to competitively fill the position below with suitably qualified Kenyans as follows:
Ref: KURA/P&E/11/16
JG 6
1 Post
The successful candidate will report to the Senior Engineer.
Job Summary
The job holder will be undertaking work in the fields of planning, road design, construction, maintenance, and other civil engineering structures. The job holder will also be providing services in quality assurance and axle load control.
Key Responsibilities
·         Prepare engineering analysis of urban road projects to include: preliminary design, detailed design, life cycle cost and equipment selection.
·         Prepare and interpret blueprints, drawings, layouts, and other visual aids.
·         Prepare construction specifications.
·         Perform engineering duties surrounding the following: roads, public works, sub-divisions, drainage, traffic, tunnel, bridge, and environmental management systems.
·         Assist in the review and critique of proposed changes to urban road engineering standards, policies or details.
·         Assist in the review of development plans for compliance with adopted road engineering standards and good engineering practices.
·         Meet with the general public and/ or developers, landowners, and interest groups concerning zoning, subdivision projects, building projects, and engineering regulations, standards, or policies.
·         Assist in coordinating the activities of the design and construction teams.
Qualifications and Competencies
·         Degree in Civil Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized University.
·         Three (3) years post qualification experience, Two (2) years of which should be in road design, construction and/or maintenance.
·         Registration with Kenya Engineers’ Registration Board as a Graduate Engineer.
·         Professional registration with ERB is an added advantage.
·         Membership with the IEK is an added advantage.
·         Demonstrable knowledge in planning, design, construction and maintenance of roads.
·         Demonstrable knowledge of public procurement systems and processes as used by the Government of Kenya.
·         Ability to manage staff and provide good leadership.
·         Demonstrate working ICT knowledge for road management systems.
·         Experience in the Ministry of Local Government, Local Authorities and/or Ministry of Roads will be an added advantage.
·         Strong interpersonal relations and communication skills.
·         Demonstrated ability to build cohesive teams and adhere to set targets through teamwork.
The successful candidates may be required to work either at the Headquarter Offices or any of the Regional Offices as may be required. If you don’t hear from us by 15th of May 2011 please consider yourself unsuccessful.
Only candidates who meet the set criteria should submit applications together with their updated CVs including details of their day time contacts, current and expected remuneration, notice period required to take up appointment where successful, names and contacts of three referees, while at the same time attaching copies of all certificates and testimonials to be hand delivered or mailed so as to reach the Director General at the address below not later than 11th March 2011 at 5:00PM.
All envelopes/applications should have the respective job reference number clearly marked.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
The Director General
Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA)
IKM Building, Bishops Road
P.O. Box 41727-00100, GPO, Nairobi

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