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Vacancies in KCA University, Nairobi, Kenya

KCA University is a dynamic private business university committed to quality service and ethical practices.

KCA University seeks to recruit a candidate to fill the following position;
The job holder will be responsible for providing all general electrical and electronics installation, repair and maintenance works in the University.
Primary Responsibilities

·         Review electrical plans and specifications in building in order to understand the construction layout and related materials for electrical and electronics works in the University.
·         Implement all electrical and electric systems and equipment installation, modification, repair and maintenance.
·         Ensure all electrical installation, repairs and maintenance meet the requirements of the appropriate codes and environmental safety and protection requirement.
·         Change, repair and modify building electrical systems, wiring, fittings and appliances to suit end user interests.
·         Identify and requisition the required tools, equipment and materials needed for use in electrical and electronics work.
·         Perform scheduled general maintenance service on electrical wiring, systems , equipment and appliances in the University.
·         Implement all electrical and electronics installation, maintenance and user requirements as specified by the manufacturer of systems and fixture.
·         Undertake repairs, performance verification testing, acceptance testing, planned preventative maintenance and electrical safety testing on electrical equipment.
·         Train other staff in use of electric equipment and devices, keeping training records for safety and maintenance in the University.
·         Report faulty electronics and electrical appliances for their requisition and replacement.
Qualifications and Experience
·         Diploma in Electrical/ Electronics and or its equivalent from a reputable institution.
·         Minimum of one (1) year relevant working experience
·         Professional Membership with KETRB, IET etc.
·         Experience of working within an educational environment or hospitality will be an added advantage
Other Skills and Competencies
·         Computer literate
·         Knowledge of relevant professional standards.
·         Understand the Regulations that apply to installations, repairs and maintenance of electricity systems and appliances in Kenya.

Facilities Coordinator
The job holder will be responsible for maintenance of the University’s properties including upkeep, care, security, health and safety and facilities management in line with statutory and regulatory requirements.
Primary Responsibilities
·         Introduce environmentally friendly operational systems that support the “green vision” for the University
·         Manage suitable outsourced Facilities Management and Maintenance contracts.
·         Establish and maintain a central workshop and stores, together with stock control and management system to ensure adequate spare parts are available at optimal cost.
·         Coordinate and interface with the Faculty operations and determine maintenance schedules which suit University educational operations.
·         Monitor Yearly, Monthly & Weekly preventive maintenance plan responsibilities include those mandated by government regulation, local and professional codes and insurance requirements.
·         Maintain proper records to track maintenance and repairs.
·         Champion QHSE KPIs and audits as cascaded down from the line manager in adherence to OSHA act.
·         Serve as an emergency response coordinator by testing building security systems and preparing for emergency situations by creating an action plan for fire evacuations and disaster response.
·         Assist the Planning Manager to plan for the future building space needs to ensure adequate supply levels.
·         Conduct an overview of the specific needs of the space, furniture, office renovations and office supplies and plan out necessary changes that need to be done.
·         Ensure Health and Safety by managing hazardous waste disposal, recycling programs and coordinating environmental health and safety programs.
Qualifications and Experience
·         Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering or equivalent from a recognized institution
·         Professional Membership with EBK, IET etc.
·         Minimum of three (3) years relevant working experience
·         Experience of working within an educational environment or hospitality will be an added advantage
Other Skills and Competencies
·         Demonstrable experience in managing buildings with varied mechanical, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, generators and low voltage systems.
·         An understanding of how to maintain transport, other fixed and mobile equipment
·         Ability to proactively solve problems in order to avoid crises
·         Previous experience in establishing maintenance regimes on complex systems
·         Highly developed relationship management, presentation and communication skills with the ability to express ideas in a clear and concise manner to employees at all levels.
How to Apply
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should submit an application letter indicating current and desired salary, a detailed CV and three references via email to by 21st February 2020.
KCAU staff are encouraged to apply
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Director, Human Resources,
KCA University,
P.0. Box 56808-00200,
Nairobi, Kenya

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