Sunday, 17 July 2011

Spencon Jobs & Vacancies in Nairobi, Kenya - www.spencon.com

The Spencon Group is the largest privately owned construction company in East Africa with a strong track record of more than 30 years in construction of water & sanitation, roads and building works.

Due to expansion plans, we are inviting suitable qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions:

Job Title: Clerks of Works - Building

Reports to: Project Manager

Job Purpose: Monitoring quality control to specifications, approval of works & variation orders

Generic Duties:

Client's Representative
Site Supervision
Site Records
Monitoring Progress according to Works program
Monitoring Quality Control to Specifications
Approval of Works & Variation Orders
Education Requirements:
Degree/Diploma in Architecture/Engineering/QS/Building Science
Skills Requirements:
Good Communication, and Teamwork Skills
Attention to detail
Relevant Work Experience:
5 years of hands – on experience.
Job Title: Contracts Manager

Reports to: Regional Executive Officer

Supervises: Estimator, Planning Engineer, Procurement Officer (Region)

Job Purpose:
Responsible for timely identification and bidding for new projects in line with the Group strategies.
Reviewing the ongoing projects performance regularly and taking timely action on contractual matters.
Generic Duties:
Finalization of accurate bid documents for submission of tenders and prequalification applications
Preparation of sub-contract agreements / documents and submission for legal advise
Development of an accurate TPR for all tenders.
Reviewing Contract works on monthly basis to assess the position of Contract in terms of targets progress, expenses, income, etc., in relation to budgets/DPP.
Advising Project Execution teams on contractual rights on all compensation events.
Ensures compliance with company procedures in relation to commercial matters.
Development of division budget.
Guides Procurement team by providing the right specifications and quantities of the goods scheduled for procurement.
Ensure the preparation of DPP and Review and Monitoring planning activities and performance against DPP provisions
Attends to any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Plan, implement and maintain all QSHE procedures and instructions in line with company policies and strategies.
Competencies Map

Educational Requirements:
Degree in Engineering.
Professional Training/ Qualifications:
Registered Engineer.
Certificate in Project management.
Skill Requirements:
Good communication, Negotiations, Project management, & Time management Skills.
Relevant Work Experience:
10 years in a similar / related industry, at least 2 years in relevant position
Local and International Contract Conditions
Job Title: Foreman – Water & Road Projects

Reports to: Site Engineer

Supervises: Crew, Headmen (Leadhand)

Job Purpose: Correctly assigning duties, inspecting, guiding the work of team and optimizing resource utilization entrusted to him, and personally perform some of the specialized technical tasks. Will be applicable to Electrical, Mechanical, Carpentry, Masonry or any other foreman in a given discipline.

Generic Duties:
Effective planning and supervision of the work for team performing the assigned tasks.
Timely and accurate estimation of materials and resources needed for assigned jobs from blueprints or work plans.
Reviews team information reports for accuracy, such as time cards, and work reports.
Reviews and initiates updates for work procedures by making recommendations for improvements.
Ensure quick (within time budget) and quality completion of execution tasks assigned within optimum number of people while also observing high safety standards for the team.
To comply with all Health and Safety procedures and guidelines.
Responsible for ensuring that all QSHE procedures, policies and instructions are fully implemented, audited and followed at all times
Perform any other job related duty that may be assigned to you from time to time
Education Requirement:
Ordinary Diploma or equivalent in the concerned discipline.
Professional Training/Qualification:
MS office
Skill Requirements:
Organizational Skills, People Skills, Data Conception and Good Communication Skills.
Interpretation of technical drawings.
Language understood by the team members.
Relevant Work Experience:
7 years in a similar environment.
Job Title: Form work Carpenter

Reports to: Headman (Leadhand) / Workshop Supervisor

Job Purpose: To perform general carpentry works and ensure that they are completed safely, efficiently, in a timely manner and with minimum wastage.

Generic Duties
Perform carpentry works involving erection, installation and repairing structures, fixtures, and equipment associated with skilled carpentry functions.
Performs skilled carpentry works for renovation and new construction sites.
Proper use of all material handling and operating equipments entrusted to him.
Interpret blueprints and specifications for appropriate execution.
Following all company QSHE procedures, policies and guidelines.
Educational Requirement:
Government Trade Test Grade 3 or Certificate.
Professional Training/Qualifications:

Skills Requirement:
Numerical Skills and Appreciation for details.
Interpretation of technical drawings
Relevant Work Experience:
5 years post qualification.
Job Title: Group Planning & Evaluation Head

Reports to: Chief Operations Officer

Job Purpose: Responsible for the development of an accurate and efficient contracts biding system, that meets the corporate strategic plan.

Generic Duties:
Producing realistic project base plans and reviewing subsequent stage DPPs to meet the set objectives.
Producing project material procurement schedules in consultation with execution teams and making follow-up for timely deliveries as per agreed schedule.
Monitoring, reviewing and reporting performance of ongoing projects regularly in terms of performance progress, expenses, income, profit and proposing timely action on deviations against base plans and budgets.
Advice on development & implementation of good governance practice in all areas of operations.
Advice on the review & development of necessary control systems & procedures for effective utilization of resources.
Identify & investigate possible areas in operational ineffectiveness and contractual lapses to enhance good governance practices and effective contract management.
Carry out quality control checks & audit to ensure quality standards are set & maintained in operations as per contractual requirements.
Prepares Consolidated MIS report for the group
Attends to any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Implement and adhere to all QSHE procedures, policies and instructions.
Educational Requirements:
Degree in Engineering
Professional Training/ Qualifications:
Diploma in Project management.
Proficient in application of FIDIC & CESSM.
Registered by professional body.
Skill Requirement:
Planning, Organizational, Analytical, Financial, People, Negotiation, auditing, computer and Communication Skills.
Relevant Work Experience:
10 years in a similar / related industry.
Local and international Contract conditions.
Regional / International experience.
Job Title: HR Administrator

Reports to: Group HR manager

Supervises: Admin Assistant/Transport & Security Officer

Job Purpose: To Coordinate Human Resources activities at the Regional office in order to retain the best possible manpower available to achieve the desired result for the Company.

Generic Duties
Source, recruit, induct, develop and retain the best-fit personnel for the Region
Coordinate the implementation of suitable HR policies and procedures for the Region.
Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with labour organizations/unions that represent employees.
Responsible for administering labour agreement as approved..
Implement performance based appraisal system and reward performers.
Carry out Comprehensive training needs assessments and identify gaps for development in the Region.
Implement effective communication channels within the Region office, sites and the stakeholders.
Ensure harmonious employee relations within the Region.
Ensure implementation and strict adherence on QHSE of employees including social welfare.
Any other duties assigned that may be assigned within the company policy and procedure.
Education Requirements:
Degree/Diploma in Human Resource Management
Professional Requirements/Qualifications
Post graduate in Higher Diploma in FIRM
Additional technical knowledge in labour laws and International labour trends.
Skills Requirements:
Negotiation Skills, Good at Listening, Analytical skills and Leadership Skills.
Relevant Working Experience: 10 years

Job Title: Pipe Fitter

Reports to: Foreman

Job Purpose: To safely and effectively fabricate or manufacture item as per drawing or specimen

Generic Duties:
Clean, inspect, report, lubricate and maintain prime equipment or machine such as lathe, Radial drilling, Milling, power hack saw, Bench grinder machine in working order at all time enable to perform the given job within given time frame.
Ensure all safety parameter are met and warning indicators are in working order
Diagnose, trouble shoot & prepare parts list of the equipment which is under break down
Prepares materials / parts requisition slip & work done report
Reports to Foreman/ Engineer immediately when any abnormalities noticed on the equipment.
Adhere to all QSHE procedures, policies and instructions.
Any other work related duty that may be assigned to you from time to time
Education Requirements:
Full Technician Certificate or Diploma in Mechanical engineering
Professional Training/Qualifications:

Skills Requirements:
Good Communication, and Teamwork Skills
Attention to detail
Relevant Work Experience:
5 years on a wide range of equipment of hands – on experience.
Job Title: Planning Engineer – Road & Bridges

Reports to: Site Agent

Supervises: CAD Technician, Quantity Surveyor (Site), Storekeeper

Job Purpose: Responsible for the professional engineering, designs, analysis, planning and communicating the plans to the Project Manager and/or Site Agent.

Generic Duties:
Prepares master project execution plan, that meets the set objectives.
Provides periodic reviews of the works program resource schedules and identifies critical tasks.
Conducts process mapping for voluminous activities with a view to improving resource utilization.
Responsible for providing analysis amendments and guidance to the Production Team on all Construction.
Review and evaluate the construction execution plan, procedures and schedules to ensure they are realistic and achievable.
Responsible for preparation and monitoring of resource schedules.
Monitors and reviews performance in relation to works schedule and advices the Site Agent on any variances.
Comply with QSHE Policy, Procedure & Instructions.
Any other duty that may be assigned to you from time to time
Education Requirement:
Degree in Engineering.
Professional Training/Qualifications
Diploma/Certificate in Project Planning & Management an added advantage.
Skill Requirements:
Good Communication, Analytical Skills, Cost & Schedule Controls.
Relevant Work Experience:
4 years, 2 of which should be in a similar job.
Job Title: Planning Engineer – Water & Sanitation

Reports to: Site Agent

Supervises: CAD Technician, Quantity Surveyor (Site), Storekeeper

Job Purpose: Responsible for the professional engineering, designs, analysis, planning and communicating the plans to the Project Manager and/or Site Agent.

Generic Duties:
Prepares master project execution plan, that meets the set objectives.
Provides periodic reviews of the works program resource schedules and identifies critical tasks.
Conducts process mapping for voluminous activities with a view to improving resource utilization.
Responsible for providing analysis amendments and guidance to the Production Team on all Construction.
Review and evaluate the construction execution plan, procedures and schedules to ensure they are realistic and achievable.
Responsible for preparation and monitoring of resource schedules.
Monitors and reviews performance in relation to works schedule and advices the Site Agent on any variances.
Comply with QSHE Policy, Procedure & Instructions.
Any other duty that may be assigned to you from time to time
Education Requirement:
Degree in Engineering.
Professional Training/Qualifications
Diploma/Certificate in Project Planning & Management an added advantage.
Skill Requirements:
Good Communication, Analytical Skills, Cost & Schedule Controls.
Relevant Work Experience:
4 years, 2 of which should be in a similar job.
Job Title: Plant Manager

Reports to: Regional Operations Officer

Supervises: Plant Maintenance Officer, Document Officer, Plant Engineer / Plant Foreman

Job Purpose: Maintain consistent and effective plant maintenance to keep the control of plant efficiency to its optimum level

Generic Duties
Planning and allocation of Plant & Equipment as per DPP and ensure optimum plant availability and utilization through out the region.
To achieve optimum performance of Plant & Equipment through out the region within the approved budget such as Capex and operating cost.
Conduct technical training programs at workshop and at sites.
Audit and Suggest replacement or refurbishment of Plant & Equipment as per plant policy.
Ensure necessary spares are available in right quantity at right time.
Update Plant inventory in IT system with relevant performance data. (ERP).
Monitor and control Plant income and expenses as per budget, ensure timely submission of monthly debit notes of Plant hiring to projects.
Ensure calibration and renewal of certificates of appropriate tools such as torque wrench, fuel injection pump tester, pressure gauges etc.
To carry out annual plant appraisal as per plant policy.
To follow and implement Quality, Safety Health & Environment (QSHE) policy, Procedure & Instructions.
Educational Requirements:
Degree in Mechanical or Automobile Engineering.
Professional Training /Qualification:
Diploma in Business Administration.
Fleet management.
Skill requirements:
Good Communication Skills, People Skills, Teamwork Skills, and Analytical Skills.
Knowledge in Ms Office.
Relevant work Experience: 12 years, 2 years of which should be in a similar job..

Job Title: Project Manager – Road & Bridges

Reports to: Regional Operations Officer (ROO)

Supervises: Site Agent

Job Purpose: Responsible for timely execution of the project(s) at site under strict time & cost schedules as provided in the DPP by adopting integrated project management methods across various Sites.

Generic Duties:
Attend joint meeting and give accurate feedback to management for information and action.
Plan, manage and integrate all Sites to ensure construction team members meet project safety, cost, time & quality objectives
Prepare, review and cause to be approved the execution plan (DPP), procedures and schedules to ensure they are realistic and achievable
Manage the delivery of the works as per approved project documents, established engineering practices and in accordance with employer specifications and requirements
Ensure monthly preparation, submission of acceptable certificates to the consultant / Engineer and ensure approval is granted as per contract.
Monitor, review progress of work, budgets, costs, and schedules for adequacy, funding, plant utilization and project risks in accordance with DPP and take appropriate action.
Ensure that accurate, effective and timely site contractual documentation is maintained as per conditions of contract
Maintain effective communication with all concerned including employer, consultant and any other regulatory bodies.
Compile daily, weekly and monthly site production reports and have them delivered the required persons.
Adhere to all QSHE procedures, policies and instructions
Educational Requirements:
Degree in Engineering.
Professional Training/ Qualifications:
Post Graduate qualification in a management discipline.
Skills Requirement:
People, Communication, Analytical, Team building Skills, Computer Literate
Relevant Work Experience:
10 years.5 years experience on similar position or deputy & project type.
Local and international Contracts Conditions
Local and International labour trends.
Job Title: Project Manager – Water & Sanitation

Reports to: Regional Operations Officer (ROO)

Supervises: Site Agent

Job Purpose: Responsible for timely execution of the project(s) at site under strict time & cost schedules as provided in the DPP by adopting integrated project management methods across various Sites.

Generic Duties:
Attend joint meeting and give accurate feedback to management for information and action.
Plan, manage and integrate all Sites to ensure construction team members meet project safety, cost, time & quality objectives
Prepare, review and cause to be approved the execution plan (DPP), procedures and schedules to ensure they are realistic and achievable
Manage the delivery of the works as per approved project documents, established engineering practices and in accordance with employer specifications and requirements
Ensure monthly preparation, submission of acceptable certificates to the consultant / Engineer and ensure approval is granted as per contract.
Monitor, review progress of work, budgets, costs, and schedules for adequacy, funding, plant utilization and project risks in accordance with DPP and take appropriate action.
Ensure that accurate, effective and timely site contractual documentation is maintained as per conditions of contract
Maintain effective communication with all concerned including employer, consultant and any other regulatory bodies.
Compile daily, weekly and monthly site production reports and have them delivered the required persons.
Adhere to all QSHE procedures, policies and instructions
Educational Requirements:
Degree in Engineering.
Professional Training/ Qualifications:
Post Graduate qualification in a management discipline.
Skills Requirement:
People, Communication, Analytical, Team building Skills, Computer Literate
Relevant Work Experience:
10 years/5 years experience on similar position or deputy & project type.
Local and international Contracts Conditions
Local and International labour trends.
Sales and Marketing Executive

Job Description
Education – Minimum Diploma level and/or professional certifications and above
Have working experience of at least 1 year
Resourceful with local suppliers and contacts
Able to liaise with local Authorities (if needed)
Able to travel to and from project sites when required
Willing to work on weekends if needed
Pleasant character
Able to speak well in English and local language
Good at computer skills
Able to start immediately
Sales and Marketing Managers

Job Description
Education – Degree or professional certificates and/or above
Have working experience of at least 3 years preferably in the property/real estate industry
Able to work independently
Able to travel to various project sites when required
Willing to work long hours (if required)
Possess leadership qualities
Able to speak English well
Job Title: Steel Fixer

Reports to: Headman (Leadhand)

Job Purpose: Responsible for assembly and setting up of reinforcement steel as per working drawings and bar bending schedules.

Generic Duties:
Performs cutting, bending and tying of reinforcement steel as required.
Taking necessary dimensional measurements for cut lengths of steel.
Preparing list of material requirements for allocated bar bending schedule.
Ensure all safety parameter are met and warning indicators are in working order
Taking care of materials under their direct custody to ensure maximum utilization for the intended purpose.
Maintains record of steel used and amount of work done.
Reports to Foreman/ Engineer immediately when any abnormalities noticed that may affect work or safety.
Adhering to all QSHE procedures, policies and guidelines.
Any other work relented duty that may be assigned to you from time to time
Education Requirements:
Craft Certificate or equivalent qualification.
Professional Training/Qualifications:

Skills Requirements:
Communication, Teamwork Skills.
Taking Dimensional measurements.
Interpreting working drawings.
Relevant Work Experience:
3 years in steel fixing.
All application letters and detailed CVs together with names of three referees should reach us not later than 27 July 2011 via recruitment@spencon.net

or to the address below

Group Head of HR & Admin
Spencon Holdings Ltd
P. O. Box 881-00606
Nairobi

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.



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