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Centum Projects Officer Job Vacancy in Kenya

Opportunity to join a winning team as a Projects Officer

Centum is seeking to recruit an extra-ordinarily intelligent, passionate, talented, energetic and ambitious individual to join the Real Estate and Infrastructure team.

The Real Estate and Infrastructure team is currently working on the development of two world class developments in Nairobi and Kampala and the candidate will join a team drawn from across the globe in making these projects a reality.

Job summary

The jobholder is primarily responsible for managing property development and construction projects to be undertaken by Centum’s real estate subsidiaries. The successful candidate will be expected to manage the projects within time, cost and quality objectives.

Key responsibilities 

Property Development

  • Conduct project feasibility studies and make presentations and recommendations on development concepts, preliminary development programs and budgets.
  • Prepare the project briefs which will include setting time, cost and quality objectives for the projects.
  • Supervise and manage the selection of project consultants and contractors and co-ordinate and monitor their work done.
  • Be the primary point of contact between the company and the project consultants and contractors.
  • Identify potential construction related issues or contractual disputes and effect appropriate solutions in consultation with the Supervisor.
  • Participate in design reviews and marketing planning as well as plan and co-ordinate marketing activities for project launches.
Portfolio management
  • Responsible for the preparation and execution of the portfolio investment strategy.
  • Develop the portfolio return and risk objectives in consultation with the Senior Investment Officer, the CEO and the Finance and HR Manager.
  • Evaluate the performance of the portfolio against the investment strategy and recommend appropriate remedial initiatives.
Managing resources 
  • Develop and implement effective systems, policies and procedures to ensure the timely evaluation of Centum’s existing real estate portfolio.
  • Participate in the development of strategy in collaboration with Centum’s management team.
  • Manage the department’s administrative functions.
Educational Requirements
  • An undergraduate degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture, Building or Quantity Surveying.
  • Professional Certifications in Project Management such as PRINCE2™, PMP™ and MPM ™ are considered a plus.
  • A graduate degree in Building or Project Management would be an advantage.
Related job experience/qualifications 
  • Minimum of five years experience in managing real estate projects within either consultant firms or developer organizations.
Additional skills 
  • Leadership skills.
  • A team player.
  • Ability to work comfortably in teams comprising multi- disciplinary
  • Strategic thinking.
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
The applicant should have a good appreciation of economic developments locally and in the region and be an achiever with a demonstrated track record of extra- ordinary performance.

All applications including detailed curriculum vitae should be emailed to not later than 22nd June 2011.

Applicants who do not hear from us by 4th July 2011 should consider themselves unsuccessful.

Centum is an Equal Opportunity employer and nationals of all East African Countries are encouraged to apply.

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