SMEC Concrete Manager Job Vacancy in Kenya

Opportunity at SMEC

Position Title: Concrete Manager

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.

SMEC is a member of the Surbana Jurong Group of Companies.

The SMEC Profile:

It is our culture to celebrate diversity, employ great people and work on interesting projects

We are a private company registered in Australia

We have an established network of over 75 permanent offices around the world and over 6,000 employees.

We offer our people opportunities to work, both in Australia and internationally, in the areas of: Water; Hydropower and Energy; Transport; Geotechnics and Tunnels; Environment; Urban Development; Social Development; Government and Advisory Services and Mining, Oil and Gas.

Concrete Manager

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop capacity, skills and proficiency as an engineer and/or professional in the engineering & construction industry
  • Take instruction and carry out tasks assigned by senior site staff as well as senior management within SMEC
  • Assist the site supervision team as well as inspectors in undertaking required site supervision tasks
  • Adhere to corporate values, policies and procedures
  • Assist with the management, delivery and administration of the project
  • Monitor contractor compliance with the project requirements and report where there is a non-conformance
  • Analysis and design of technical solutions where issues arise on site or where queries raised by the client or contractor
  • Review monthly payment certificates, contract documentation, bills/schedules of quantities and technical specifications and ensure that documentation is correct for monthly or interim payment certificates submitted to the client
  • Preparation of site correspondence as well as other documentation required for site administration and/or reporting
  • Knowledge of contracts
  • Participate in management meetings relating to the project (either on site or in Nairobi)

Key Challenges

  • Understanding complex technical problems and developing appropriate and sustainable solutions
  • Identify and implement innovative approaches to enhancing productivity within the team and for delegated responsibilities, i.e. enhance software knowledge, use of project programming software to monitor and enhance work efficiency
  • Managing contractor compliance with specifications and project requirements
  • Formulating and modifying solutions or technical challenges on site – discussing and agreeing with senior SMEC staff before implementing.
  • Time and resource management.
  • Co-operation with other disciplines/groups within the construction site as well as head office.

Key Qualifications and Experience

  • BSc Civil Engineering or BTech Civil Engineering; Professional registration is not essential but will be an advantage
  • 4 – 7 years’ post qualification experience, with an interest to work on a construction site and develop a career in aspects of materials, dams and civil engineering (experience on a construction site is a requirement)
  • CAD skills
  • Practical knowledge of hydraulic and hydrological principles
  • Proficient in use of MS Office suite (including MS Project)

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CVs quoting the job title on the email subject to, on or before 7 September 2022.

All CVs MUST have at least 3 referees.