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Operations and Maintenance Officer at Oloolaiser Water Company

Oloolaiser Water and Sewerage Company Limited is a limited company incorporated on the 30th June 2006 under the provisions of the Company’s Act, Cap 486 of the Laws of Kenya and is wholly owned by the County Government of Kajiado. The mandate of the company is to provide efficient and effective water and sewerage services within Kajiado North and West Sub-Counties in pursuant to provisions of the Water Act 2002, as part of the comprehensive reforms on institutional framework in the water sector.

Job Description

Reporting To: Technical Services Manager
Department: Technical Department
Job summary: Set standards of performance for the various operations in the Company
Job Grade 4

Key Tasks

  • Operations and Maintenance section of the company and monitor their achievement.
  • Ensure review meetings and on the job training to motivate staff to perform in accordance with the standards of safety competence laid down by the company are carried out.
  • Review the designs of minor water supply extensions.
  • Supervise all staff in the Production and Distribution Section.
  • Ensure all the assets and equipment are safeguarded.
  • Carry out research on the latest technologies in water supply industry
  • Ensure maintenance schedules for the section are in place.
  • Review budget proposals and control costs and expenditure
  • Ensure that quality water is produced and distributed to customers in the right quantity and on time.
  • Ensure timely response to customer complaints.
  • Supervise construction of new plants structures and/or repairs thereof and provide the necessary engineering expertise.
  • Ensure the water dams and reservoirs are well kept and maintained.
  • Ensure staff appraisals are done in a bid to develop staff to ensure that they have appropriate skills for the work.
  • Set standards of performance for the various operations in the Water Treatment and Distribution section and monitor their achievement.
  • Liaise with WRUA’s and other stakeholders in catchments conservation activities.
  • Prepare periodic technical reports of the Section.
  • Ensure sufficient and useful technical data and information is maintained in the section.
  • Perform any another duty as may be assigned.

Requirements for Appointment

  • For direct appointment to this grade a candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in (Civil/Water Engineering) with a minimum of 2 years’ experience. Knowledge of:
  • Must have excellent understanding of the Kenyan water sector reforms;
  • Computer literacy a must, including use of relevant engineering software.
  • Knowledge of GIS system will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in management of technical projects
  • Experience in management of technical staff
  • Strong social and management skills

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