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Construction Engineer Job in Kenya

Job Title:Construction Engineer

Ref: WFP/11/13
Post Type/Grade:SC/SSA - NOA Equivalent (6 months)
Duty Stations:Nairobi, Dadaab, Kakuma and other duty stations, WFP Kenya

Date of issue: 15th March 2013
Deadline for application: 25th March 2013
Accountability: Under the supervision of the Head of Finance/Admin unit, the Engineer will be responsible for Construction Projects.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Oversee construction projects to ensure that the contractors complete the projects in line with the WFP contract terms.
  • Facilitate the preparation of project designs, drawings, BoQs, budgets, projects specifications.
  • Follow up with Client units to ensure finalization and timely submission of construction project documents
  • With Procurement unit, prepare tender documents and ensure necessary aspects of quality bidding are adequately articulated.
  • Liaise with field focal points to organize for site surveys and pre-bid conferences.
  • Assist the Procurement Unit with the Vendor Master to ensure companies are properly classified
  • Undertake Technical evaluation of offers from bidders; participate in the vetting process of new vendors.
  • Represent Construction Unit in the Technical Evaluation and Tender Committee meetings
  • Assist in the preparation of the construction contracts and follow up with contractors to submit acceptable Work plans, working and shop drawings and other relevant documentation for the success of the construction projects.
  • Ensure timely submission and renewal of Performance Bonds as may be necessary; providing monitoring reports.
  • Liaise with the WFP outsourced Engineering Consultancy firms to undertake site visits, technical drawings and designs, evaluations and electrical inputs for all projects.
  • Ensure preparation of Progress Certificate for each project in line with the contract terms with suppliers.
  • Monitor and supervise contractors’ site construction as per specifications and give technical support and assistance to contractors.
  • Attend Construction Taskforce meetings, provide updates and Progress Reports. Any other tasks assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications, Experience and Critical Success Factors:
  • University degree in Civil Engineering. Qualifications in Building Facility Management is an advantage
  • At the least, two years’ relevant postgraduate professional experience in engineering or construction.
  • Ability to use computer software such as MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, AutoCAD.
  • Ability to adapt to various working conditions and environment in field locations. Flexibility to undertake frequent travel.
  • Initiative and judgment, and ability to produce quality technical and specialized work, good documentation with well analysed data.
  • Demonstrate responsibility for completion of specialized complex processes ability to establish priorities and monitor contractors; Good communication skills; ability to work in a team & establish effective working relations with persons of different cultural backgrounds;
Interested candidates meeting the above qualifications are required to submit a covering letter quoting Vacancy Announcement No. WFP/11/13, with their updated Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificates and name, title and e-mail address of three referees.

Candidates should also complete a Personal History form (P.11) available on the following link –

All documents should be sent in an envelope which must be marked: CONFIDENTIAL: WFP/11/13 and sent to:-
Human Resources Officer
World Food Programme, Kenya
P.O. Box 44482
Nairobi 00100 

OR deliver to Office B-120, UN Complex, Gigiri.
WFP is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. 

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

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