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Construction Manager at Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation

The Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation, (formerly, the Rural Electrification Corporation ) a state corporation established under the Energy Act, 2019, is mandated to enhance provision of electricity in the rural areas of the country as well as develop, manage and promote the use of renewable energy in Kenya. Through its mandate, the Corporation seeks to improve the socio-economic well-being of Kenyans living in rural areas as well as develop cheap alternative sources of energy through the promotion of renewable energy. Since commencing operations in the 2008/09 financial year, the Corporation has endeavored to realize this objective and through its efforts, 70% of all the public facilities have been electrified. Moving forward, the Corporation will put more focus on renewable energy to provide electricity to areas far away from the national grid network.

Duties and responsibilities will entail:-

  • Coordinating preparation of annual Departmental Performance Contracts;
  • Implementing policies and programmes on power system designs;
  • Preparing Purchase Requisition (PR)for designed projects;
  • Monitoring and evaluating the implementation of Construction Contracts;
  • Participating in annual review of the REREC projects plan;
  • Coordinating the supervision of construction of all REREC grid projects;
  •  Ensuring that records of all grid projects constructed in the country are properly kept both at the Regional office and head Office;
  • Ensuring projects information is updated from time to time;
  • Preparing the weekly projects reports;
  • Providing completion certificates for completed projects;
  • Ensuring timely delivery of projects;
  • Providing technical leadership and guidance on matters pertaining to construction of distribution and transmission lines as necessary;
  • Participating in formulation of power system design standards and ensure they are adhered to;
  • Coordinating supervision and provision of technical expertise to contractors;
  • Verifying technical reports, designs and estimates for projects;
  • Ensuring all construction works conform to the approved standards;
  • Managing human, financial and material resources assigned to the department;
  • Providing advisory functions to top management on all matters relating to the extension of the grid;
  • Developing clear procedures on the preparation and issuance of stores requisition forms (STF); and
  • Liaising with other departments/sections of the Corporation on specific issues.

Qualifications

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

  • A minimum period of ten (10) years relevant working experience, four (4) of which must have been in a management role in comparable and relevant position;
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following: Mechanical, Electrical/Electronics or any other related field from a recognized institution;
    • Masters degree in any of the following: Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Energy Management, Business Administration or relevant degree from a recognized institution;
    • Postgraduate Diploma in a relevant area;
    • Professional qualification;
    • Registered with the Engineers Board of Kenya;
    • Certificate in management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks;
    • Proficiency in computer applications; and
    • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    (c) Key Competencies and Skills

    In addition the candidate should possess the following skills:

    •  Analytical skills;
    • Communication skills;
    • Strategic and innovative thinking;
    • Interpersonal skills;
    • Negotiation skills; and
    • Team player.

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