Monday, October 28, 2013

Meru County Buildings & Roads Inspectors, Engineers, Architect and Quantity Surveyor Jobs in Kenya

Republic of Kenya
Government of Meru County
Meru County Public Service Board

The Meru County Government wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following vacant positions as per the constitution of Kenya 2010 and section 451, 150 and 510 of the County Government Act No.17 of 2012.

Inspector Buildings (1 Post) / Roads 3 Posts
Duties and responsibilities:

  • Assisting in the planning supervision programmes for large complex building/roads projects.
  • Monitoring and supervision in progress.
  • Assisting in preparation of monthly physical progress reports of individual projects.
  • Ensuring specifications and standards are adhered to during construction of building/roads.
  • Arranging the testing of materials
  • Preparation of cost estimates and schedule of materials for simple buildings/roads on labour contracts.
  • Allocation of duties and supervision of staff carrying out repairs and alteration of existing buildings/roads.
  • Preparation of cost estimate and schedule of materials.
  • Control of usage materials on site.
Requirements for appointment:
  • Served in the position of inspector or comparable position for a period not less than 3years for building and 5years for roads.
  • Have a diploma in civil engineering / building construction from a recognized institution.
  • Attended a supervisory management course lasting not less than 3 weeks.
  • Show administrative ability, wide knowledge and experience in preparation of drawings.
  • Show administrative ability by being conversant with government procedures.

2 Posts

Duties and responsibilities:
1. Monitoring and execution of the work in specialized fields of engineering in the following: - planning, design, supervision of construction, contracts, materials, investigation and research related to buildings; direction, control and supervision of maintenance of various structures/ roads.
Requirements for appointment:
  • Be a Kenyan citizen.
  • Served in a grade of principal superintendent engineer or comparable and relevant position in the civil engineering or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Be registered with the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya (ERB)
  • A current valid practicing licence from the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya.
  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications.

1 Post
Duties and responsibilities:
  • Work on architectural projects within the county including client liaisons and design.
  • Assist the county engineer in the day to day operations of the county designs.
  • Providing various pre-design services.
  • Take responsibility for time management of assigned job.
  • Attend meetings and provide reports to the director on a regular basis regarding the progress of individual projects under their responsibility.
Requirements for appointment:
  • Be a Kenyan citizen.
  • A degree in architecture from a recognized university.
  • Have a sound technical knowledge of architectural project delivery.
  • Demonstrate skills in the areas of design, presentation and technical skills.
  • Proficiency with auto CAD/Civil 3 dimensions.
  • Computer literacy using Microsoft Office Products and presentation software.
  • Experience of 3 years and above in the relevant field.
Quantity Surveyor

1 Post
Duties and responsibilities:
1. Evaluation and reporting on contractual claims from contracts, checking valuations for payments to contractors, resolution of disputes on cases requiring litigation or arbitration.
2. Responsible for cost information services, control and implementation of tendering and procuring procedures for construction projects, preparation of cost hand books handling correspondence, reports and papers on policy matters.
3. Preparation of cost estimates, bills of quantities, monthly valuation on site. Site measurements. Preparation of variation orders and final accounts involving the implementation of development project of the County.
4. Supervise quantity surveying services in the county and supervise the staff working under him or her.
Requirements for appointment:
1. Be a Kenyan citizen.
2. Served in the grade of chief superintendent quantity surveyor or comparable and relevant position in the public service/private sector for at least three years.
3. A Bachelor of Arts degree in building economics / quantity surveying.
4. Be registered with the board of registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors of Kenya as a quantity surveyor.
5. Corporate membership of the Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya (IQSK) or Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK)
6. Attended a strategic leadership development course lasting not less than six weeks from a recognized institution.
7. Demonstrated a high degree of professional competence and administrative capability required for the effective planning, direction, control and co-ordination of quantity surveying functions.
NB. Applicants should seek clearance from
  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Higher Education Loans Board
  • Criminal Investigation Department
  • Commission for Higher Education; For those with certificates from Private and foreign institutions.
How to Apply:
All applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the left hand-side the position you are applying for and addressed to:
The Secretary,
County Public Service Board,
Office of the Governor,
P.O. Box 120-60200,
Hand delivered applications should be dropped at the Meru County Government offices.

The applications should reach the Secretary on or before Monday 18th November, 2013 at 5.00pm.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Secretary,
County Public Service Board.