Wednesday, September 24, 2008

JOB VACANCIES IN THE MINISTRY OF ROADS

REPUBLIC OF KENYA

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION OF KENYA

VACANT POSITIONS IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE

Applications are invited from qualified candidates for the positions shown below.
Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications online through the Commission's Website www.publicservice.go.ke or by completing application form PSC 2 (Revised 2007) and PSC 2A (where applicable).

These forms are available free of charge at the Public Service Commission of Kenya, Commission House, Harambee Avenue, Nairobi or in any Government office throughout the country. The forms may also be downloaded from the Commission's website.

Please Note

  • Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted
  • Canvassing of any kind will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • You may check the status of your application after the closing date by visiting the Commission's website or by sending an sms using the word psc and your ID Number to 5556 Safaricom or Zain e.g. If your ID is 123405, then you send psc 123405 to 5556.
  • The Public Service Commission is committed to availing equal employment opportunities to ALL KENYANS.
Shortlisted candidates will be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional Certificates and Testimonials during interviews.

Serving officers will be required to produce their letters of appointment to the current post.

Completed application forms should be sent to:
THE SECRETARY.
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION OF KENYA,
P.O. BOX 30095 - 00100, NAIROBI.

So as to reach the Commission on or before, Monday 13th October, 2008

VACANCIES IN THE MINISTRY OF ROADS

SENIOR SUPERINTENDING ENGINEER (MATERIALS)

- FIVE (5) POSTS (DEPARTMENT OF MATERIALS)

V/No.295/2008

Salary Scale; KSh.40,835 - Ksh.49,636 p.m. (Job Group 'N')

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:

(i) have served satisfactorily in the grade of Superintending Engineer Job Group 'M' for a minimum period of three (3) years

(ii) be registered by the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya;

(iii) be a Corporate Member of a Professional Engineering Body recognized by this Institution;

(iv) have wide experience in the design, construction and/ or maintenance of Civil Engineering works including control and supervision of projects;

(v) demonstrated competence and ability to assess future work loads and, resources required thereof and to control finances for large projects;

(vi) wide experience in the administration of contracts; and

(vii) be capable of running a general engineering design office.

Duties and Responsibilities

An officer at this level may be deployed to perform general or planning duties or be deployed as a Provincial Roads Engineer.

General duties:
Monitoring and executing ongoing and future development projects and programmes assigned to Civil Engineering consultants or executed by the Ministry of Roads personnel.

The duties and responsibilities include:

(i) overall supervision of roads and bridges construction projects undertaken by private contractors or by the Ministry of Roads and construction units;

(ii) enforcement of specifications;

(iii) quantity control;

(iv) dealing with international financial agencies on loan reimbursements; and

(v) supervising staff under him/her.

Planning duties:

(v) planning and evolving plans for new roads and bridges; conducting feasibility studies for both short-term and long-range planning;

(vi) roads classification;

(vii) project evaluation including pre-and post-construction evaluation exercises

(viii) negotiation of funds with the Treasury and donor organizations;

(ix) road geometric and alignment design and pavement design;

(x) formulations of design of standards and specifications;

(xi) preparation of contract documents including Bills of Quantities; and

(xii) pre-qualification of contractors and briefing of consultants.

As a Provincial Engineer the officer will report to the Roads Secretary and will be fully responsible for running the provincial office including organization, administration and execution of routine maintenance, regravelling and resealing work within the province.




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