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Design Project Manager (Dams & Hydropower)

Job Information
LocationRecruitment Agency / Vacancy in Africa
SalaryR2m – R1m
Job TypeTemporary
EducationBSc/BEng Civil
Experience10 years

Job Description

International Firm of Consulting Engineers requires the services of a Design Project Manager to join their Dams & Hydropower division in Kenya.

Primary Purpose of Position:

• The project manager will lead and manage a multi-disciplinary specialist team to achieve technical and financial delivery of SMEC’s dam hydropower and dam design projects.

Key Responsibilities:

• Manage all aspects of the design process from initial layout concept to full detailed design documentation

• Responsible for preparing designs (to the level specified in the project contract) for development of hydropower projects

• Manage the production of design documentation (design reports, drawings, contract specifications, bill of quantities etc.)

• Ensure compliance with the relevant design codes and standards as outlined in the contract and the national requirement

• Liaise with the client and their engineers as required, and attend meeting with client as required

• Represent the client in technical and contractual issues, and provide relevant expertise

• As required review studies, designs and records relevant to the project execution and contract administration

• Review the clients development program to ensure design works comply with the program and relevant standards to meet the clients and company’s criterions

Key Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

• Civil or Hydropower degree/higher degree from accredited university/college,

• Minimum 10 years of practical experience in project management experience covering reconnaissance, investigation, planning, design and development of hydropower projects

• Strong experience in design of major infrastructure projects

• Highly adept in line managing other engineers

• Strong relationship management skills and business acumen

• A high level of contract appreciation

• Strong computer skills, strong writing and communication skills and work well in a team environment

• Ability to write effectively in English to furnish reports and to prepare business development materials including proposals

• An exposure to both internal funded projects and private development will be an advantage

• Good interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively within a culturally diverse and multi-disciplinary environment

• Professional delivery and appearance to ensure SMEC image is maintained

• Courteous and business orientated manner when communicating with stakeholders to foster and promote good working relations

• Co-operative and flexible work style to work in a team environment

• Willingness to learn new skills and acquire new knowledge

• Ability to apply new knowledge

• Ability to work under pressure

Should you meet the requirements for this position, please email your CV to or fax to 086 718 2241. You can also contact Roxanne on 021 555 0432.

Correspondence will only be conducted with short listed candidates. Should you not hear from us within 3 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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