Monday, January 18, 2016

Dams & Hydropower Section Manager

Dams & Hydropower Section Manager.

Apply nowJob no: 497026
Work type: Full Time
Location: Kenya
Categories: Dam Engineering
  • Flexible and friendly working environment
  • Excellent opportunity to become a valued member of SMEC's multidisciplinary team
  • Outstanding career prospects
About SMEC
SMEC is a professional services firm with Australian origins and a global footprint that provides high-quality consultancy services for major infrastructure projects.
SMEC is ranked among the world's top infrastructure design firms and continues to win industry awards for technical excellence, design innovation and the management of environmental and social risks.
The SMEC Profile:
  • It is our culture to celebrate diversity, employ great people and work on interesting projects
  • We are a private company, wholly owned by our people
  • We have an established network of over 70 permanent offices around the world and over 5,000 employees
  • We offer our people opportunities to work, both in Australia and internationally, in the areas of: Transport; Water; Geotechnics and Tunnels; Environment; Urban Development; Hydropower and Energy; Social Development; Government and Advisory Services; and Mining, Oil and Gas.
The role
The Dams & Hydropower business in Africa is looking for an accomplished Dams & Hydropower Section Manager.
With a track record of achievement in a similar role, you will have gained your experience in an engineering design consultancy and have a passion for building trusted relationships to drive positive change and win new work, including repeat business. Based in Nairobi (Kenya), you will play a key role in:
  • Leading targeted business development activities such as client relationship management, submitting Expressions of Interest and proposals
  • Developing business strategies for the section in conjunction with the Functional Group's and Regions' Business Plan and objectives
  • Coordination, design, delivery and overall management of D&H projects, with a strong focus on project performance, quality, profitability and timeliness
  • Provide project management and/or project governance of projects to achieve reliable project performance in terms of sophistication, timeliness and quality
  • Competently providing key technical expertise in concept design across a broad range of projects
  • Management of all related client liaison, contract administration, variations, potential risks, and the like
  • Leadership of project teams including coaching, resource planning, and driving cohesion and optimal performance
  • Development of staff:  This includes keeping them informed, providing suitable training, suitable opportunities, planning career paths, maintaining professional ethics and professional standards of behaviour
  • Mentoring and challenging graduates.  Developing career path to specifically leading to Professional Registration for staff
  • Monitoring staff utilisation levels and ensure staff are fully utilised
  • Managing risk on substantial projects
  • Delivering best client outcomes which have cost savings
  • Active involvement in the industry through industry bodies, papers etc.
  • Maintaining professional development and remaining abreast of advances in the chosen technical field.
Key Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Minimum 10 years' experience in a similar role, with a proven track record of success
  • Relevant project management and engineering qualifications
  • Solid communication and client relationship development skills
  • Must be self-motivated, and results and solution focussed
  • Ability to travel within African Countries if needed
  • Fluent in English (mandatory) whilst French language capability is a plus.
How to apply
To apply, click on the "Apply Now" link below and follow the prompts.
To find out more about SMEC, please visit our careers page at
Advertised: 07 Jan 2016 E. Africa Standard Time
Applications close: 21 Jan 2016 E. Africa Standard Time


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