Manager Engineering, Technical Planning at Tana Water Works Development

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Tana Water Works Development Agency (TWWWDA) is one of the eight Water Works Agencies created under the Ministry of Water and Sanitation following the enactment of the Water Act (2016). TWWDA covers 31 Subcounties of Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Embu, Tharaka-Nithi and Meru covering an area of 19,169km2 with a population of 4,238,469 (2009 census).The estimated figure for 2015 is 4,537,000 projected from the 2009 population census with 16% urban and 84% rural. 40 per cent of the area is either arid or semi-arid. About 80 per cent of the residents live in the rural areas. Currently, 37 per cent of the population receives their water from water supply schemes that were inherited from the Ministry of Water and Sanitation. The mandate of TWWDA is derived from water act 2016 which is to increase access to safe, adequate and sustainable water and sewerage Infrastructure to both the rural and urban populations within the area of its jurisdiction.

Job Purpose

The Manager is responsible for coordinating, overseeing, executing and assisting in all technical matters related to technical planning, design and implementation of water and sanitation services so as to ensure access to safe water to all stakeholders in the Agency Area.

Duties and responsibilities entail;

  • Planning and coordinating preparation and implementation of the Agency’s quality management system;
  • Organizing and coordinating development of concept notes and project proposals;
  • Evaluate and verify divisional employee’s performance through the review of completed work assignments and work techniques;
  • Coordinate development of engineering calculations, diagrams and technical reports
  • Enforcing specifications compliance with drawings, conditions of contracts, quality control, and approvals;
  • Coordinating preparation of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Reports ensuring that they are submitted to the relevant institutions for approval;
  • Co-ordinate designing and development of appropriate and cost-effective models for water and sanitation infrastructure;
  • Co-ordinate preparation of Technical planning and design of water works infrastructure;
  • Co-ordinate preparation of technical specifications and project tender documents;
  • Ensure reports on quality assurance findings and recommendations are implemented;
  • Co-ordinate preparation of plans with detailed drawings that include project specifications and cost estimates;
  • Manage assigned projects from start to finish;
  • Prepare work plans and budget for the division;
  • Supervise project teams & Performance appraisal of staff  in the division; and
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Person specification

For appointment to this position, a candidate must have: –

  • At least ten (10) years’ work experience.
  • Bachelor of science degree in Civil or Water Engineering or Bio-systems and Agricultural engineering (majoring in water resources and supplies) or related field from a recognized university.
  • Registered Engineer.
  • Professional qualification and membership.
  • Leadership course from a recognized institution.
  • Management course from a recognized institution.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Meets the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution.
  • Masters degree in the above mentioned Bachelor’s degree will be an added advantage.

Key Competencies and skills

  • Supervisory skills.
  • Report writing skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Analytical skills.

Submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application quoting the title on both the envelope and the cover letter to:

P.O BOX 1292 – 10100

Candidates shortlisted for interviews for the above positions will be required to submit the following;

  1. Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  2. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI)
  3. Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
  4. Clearance from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

Closing Date : 22 November. 2021


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