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Project Manager Job in Kenya

Job Title: Project Manager
Department: Production
Reports to: General Manager
Liaises with (Departments): MD, Finance, Legal, Marketing, Sales

Job Summary: The holder of this position shall be responsible for managing all project developments including the project teams within the specified budgets and timelines.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage feasibility studies for new projects. Research and compile information for presentation to the MD;
  • Manage project budget, schedule and cash flow in accordance with goals;
  • Coordinate with municipalities/counties and other government agencies from entitlement to final acceptance;
  • Review design documents, site plans, improvement plans for project coordination and accuracy;
  • Oversee all aspects of selecting development team, building design, permitting and construction;
  • Assess the physical condition of real estate assets, evaluate current/long term financial health, develop financial projections and made recommendations to the MD;
  • Manage project accounting functions including managing the budget, tracking of team expenses and minimizing exposure and risk in the project;
  • Perform a key role in project planning, budgeting, and identification of resources needed;
  • Track all spending and ensure that projects are completed within budget and on schedule;
  • Anticipate critical issues, potential problems, risks and present to the MD
  • Participate in the development of the annual operational plan, budgets, targets and performance outcomes;
  • Participate in the annual review of the company’s strategic plan;
  • Check availability and location of all utilities, including sanitary sewer, water, and electricity;
  • Check the cost involved in gaining access to these utilities as well as any development impact fees;
  • Ensure that construction activities or subdivisions move according to pre- determined schedule;
  • Co-ordinate the efforts of all parties involved in the project, which include the surveyors, architects, consultants, contractors, sub-contractors and laborers;
  • Devise the project work plans and make revisions as and when need arises;
  • Ensure optimum utilization of resources- labor, materials and equipment, and ensuring their procurement at most cost-effective terms;
  • Development of effective communications and mechanisms for resolving conflicts among the various participants.
Key Result Areas
  • Strong understanding of structural projects and design, construction documents, and construction processes.
  • Ability to organize, schedule, and prioritize assignments and tasks that may be assigned
  • Comprehensive  weekly  reporting to management
  • Good time management and work plan
  • Ability to multitask.
Qualification and competences
  • Project Management Accreditation and a Bachelor’s Degree in Quantity Survey, Construction or a closely related field;
  • Four (4) years’ experience in project management
  • Thorough knowledge of legal issues and safety standards in real estate industry;
  • Effective time management and logical decision making ability;
  • Ability to plan, organizes, coordinate, motivate, lead and boost morale of the teams;
  • Optimum utilization of all resources;
  • Team player with excellent communication skills.


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