Technical Manager Job in Kenya

Job Purpose

Reporting to Managing
Director, he/she will be responsible for coordination, control and management
of the Company’s infrastructure in order to supply water and sanitation
services to the required standards and in compliance with company’s policy
while meeting costs and profit targets.

Duties and Responsibilities

Develop
departmental policies, plans, strategies and action plans that are in keeping
with overall company missions and objectives.

Provide
high quality water to domestic, commercial and industrial customers ensuring
that all such operations are carried out in effective and efficient manner and
in compliance with the legal as well as Company Provisions

Ensure
the sewerage treatment and disposal plant functions effectively and efficiently
in accordance with legal and company provisions and at minimum costs

Develop
a customer focus to the provisions of services by forming and maintaining good
working relationship with customers.


Manages
the company assets such as plant, machinery and other equipment through
effective maintenance and repairs and installation and replacement, as well as
technical audits so as to maximize return on capital investment.

Prepare
and submits comprehensive Department reports including Engineering Budgets, to
the managing Director to facilitate decision making

Provide
strategic and technical leadership in the Technical Department to ensure
provision of high quality services to customers.

Steer
the development of departmental policies, procedures and actions plans in line
with the Company mission and objectives.

Overseeing
sourcing, production, treatment and distribution of water;

Overseeing
maintenance of the water infrastructure;

Coordinating
monitoring water levels in all the company’s storage reservoirs on daily basis;

Ensuring
undertaking technical evaluation of water applications;

Liaising
with the commercial department on issues of reconnections of previously
disconnected customers;

Ensuring
regular, prompt and accurate preparation of water production and supply
statistics;

Ensure
the quality checks are carried out on time and remedial action taken;

Oversee
preparation of comprehensive departmental reports and budgets, to Managing
Director to facilitate decision-making;

Ensure
development of departmental staff through training and motivation

Ensure
that water infrastructure is operated and maintained to the required standards;

Advise
the Company on the acquisition of capital assets and on all technical matters;

Provide
technical expertise and advise in the acquisition of contractors and
consultants for major works;

Provide
overall supervision of major works;

Participate
in setting performance targets for technical staff in the Company;

Oversee
the planning and coordination of quality, maintenance and engineering (capacity
works) related issues; and

Perform
any other lawful duty as may be assigned from time to time.

Minimum Person Specifications

For appointment to this
position, a candidate must

Be
a Kenyan citizen

Have
a Bachelor’s degree in Water Engineering, Civil Engineering or its equivalent
from  a recognized university supported by at least six (6) hands on
experirnce in engineering work preferably in the water and sanitation sector or
related field with at least three (3) years at senior management level

Professional
registration by Engineers Registration Board (ERB), Institution of Engineers of
Kenya (IEK), Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK)or Equivalent;

Masters
degree shall be an added advantage

Be
at least 30 years of age

Knowledge
and experience in GIS shall be an added advantage

Have
wide experience in the water sector;

Demonstrated
outstanding leadership capability;

Have
demonstrated project management skills and hand on experience in managing
contractors and consultants.

Must
be conversant with the water reforms.

A
self-driven person with high need for achievement.

Satisfy
the requirements of chapter six of the constitution.

Have
good interpersonal relations and communication skills.

Autonomy
and self-motivation

Excellent
organizational skills

Strong
work ethic and ability to multi-tasking skills.

How To Apply

All applicants must comply
with Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 by submitting up to date
clearance certificates from:-

Ethics
and Anticorruption Commission(EACC)

Higher
Education Loan Boards(HELB)

Credit
Reference Bureau (CRB)

Directorate
of Criminal Investigations(DCI)

Kenya
Revenue Authority (KRA)

Terms Of Employment

Contract
(Three years’ renewable based on performance).

Renumeration

An
attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the
job and the experience of the individual will be negotiated with the best
evaluated candidate.

Interested candidates can
hand deliver application to BUWASSCO office or via post office to undersigned.
Please submit application with detailed CV and photocopies of relevant
testimonials, copy of National identity card, stating their current position, current
and expected remuneration package, e-mail, contact and telephone number, two
(2) colored passport size photo and names and contacts of three referees in a
sealed envelope marked,

“Application for the post
“CLEARLY INDICATING THE POST APPLIED” to reach the undersigned on or before Monday, 28th January, 2024

The Chair Person.
Board of Directors,
Busia Water &
Sewerage Services Company Limited (BUWASSCO)

P.O. BOX 392 – 50400
BUSIA (K)
Mobile No: +254 796523854
EMAIL ADDRESS:
info@buwasco.co.ke

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