Project Manager Job in Kenya

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Project Manager Job in Kenya

Vacant Position: Project Manager

Region: Nairobi, Kenya

Industry: Safety & Security

Our client, a leading premier pan-African systems integrator providing specialized services within the life safety and security industry in Kenya is urgently recruiting for a Project Manager.

He/she will be responsible for providing technical direction, keeping management informed of budgets, and ensuring the projects are completed on time and within budget.

Key Responsibilities:

Management

·  Coordinate people and resources to achieve design and production deadlines, including procurement of materials and sub-contracted services

·  Take responsibility for project management of engineering projects as required

·  Ensure standard operating procedures and project guidelines are in place

·  Task allocation and performance evaluation of team members


·  Project scheduling and resource management

·  Plan, budget, and report on project status, present, monthly, and annual reports to senior management

·  Meet with client teams and gather requirements, conduct regular team meetings, and track project progress

·  Interview candidates and hire resources, where needed or applicable

·  Estimate project budgets, coordinate with the finance department for funds, and plan for purchasing equipment and hardware in a cost-effective way

·  Provide an efficient working atmosphere to project teams and ensure objectives are met within the stipulated time

Technical

·  Must ensure teams follow the correct procedures, policies, and documentation requirements across the project phase

·  Able to guide the team through the development, testing, and implementation stages and review the completed work effectively

·  Provide direction and technical expertise in design, development, and systems integration

·  Able to make quick decisions and solve technical problems to provide an efficient environment for project implementation

·  Identify resource and equipment requirements, efficient capacity planning, and management software and hardware availability

·  Must provide technical training to teams when required and serve as a technical mentor to team members

·  Responsible, through a combination of in-house design, for technical oversight and coordination of staff & suppliers, as well as the effective and efficient delivery of equipment

·  Develop and manage the technical practice and standards of the company

·  Manage the development of technical strategies, documents, contracts, processes, and specifications to ensure quality, consistency, and efficiency in all technical engineering activities.

·  Manage the preparation, review, and approval of feasibility studies, designs, costing, and technical contract terms & conditions with the sales team and management

·  Overall responsible for establishing and introducing appropriate engineering standards and processes from point of sale to completion and sign-off of installations.

·  Arrange the production of high-quality documentation (fabrication drawings and specifications, performance specifications and user guides) to accompany equipment installed by the company, and which is appropriate to the intended end user

·  Ensure that design and specifications are met, and processes are observed and applied effectively.

·  Identify and assessing the value and capability of new or additional technologies.

·  Develop technical capability within the team

·  Identify, provide and facilitate solutions to engineering and technical problems

·  Lead, motivate and manage staff within the project (operations + technical department

·  Provide management with direct reports; including setting and monitoring of personal objectives, mentor and coach, monitor staff performance, and conducting regular performance reviews

·  Ensure that the working time of all engineering resource is undertaken effectively and fairly

·  Lead engineering planning, coordination, and review meetings

·  Establish systems and communications from sales and operations teams to enable planning and scheduling of engineering works

·  Ensure client feedback is effectively communicated internally, with particular regard to requirements.

Commercial

·  Assess and approve suppliers, fabricators, equipment, and third-party providers

·  Review, recommend and approve contracts and cost estimates within delegated authority

·  Adopt a client facing role from responding to client queries, to solving engineering disputes

·  Work with the business development manager to evaluate technical elements of new and potential business offerings

·  Proactively contribute to the preparation and implementation of the business plan, including securing Board approval

·  Support the Director in reviewing performance data including financial, sales and activity reports to monitor and measure productivity and profitability

·  Assess the feasibility, viability, risk and business potential of proposed technical innovations or proposed collaborations with other organizations

·  Provide engineering support to the sales team

Health, Safety & Quality

·  Ensuring Health and Safety documentation is in place in line with the recommended regulations.

·  Ensure that all engineering work is designed, procured and delivered in a safe, managed and lawful manner, compliant with all relevant legislation.

·  Fully support and comply with company HSQE policies

Key Competencies & Qualifications

·  Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Project Management

·  5+ years working experience in Project Management (preferably with experience in automation for smarter building solutions)

·  MUST have Diploma in Project Management

·  Experience in smart building solution world

·  Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

·  Must be a strategic thinker and have strong negotiation skills

·  Possess a collaborative mindset and work well as part of a team

·  Superior time management abilities and capable of meeting deadlines

·  Excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask

·  Must have up to date industry trends as well as laws and regulations

·  Ability to build strong relationships with clients and industry contacts

How to Apply

If you’re up to the challenge, kindly send your CV and cover letter only to recruitment@linkarkconsultants.com before the closing of business on 20th January 2023.

Clearly indicate the position applied for and the expected salary in the subject line.

 

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