Project Manager Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Position Title: Project Manager

Region: Nairobi, Kenya

Industry: Safety & Security

Our client, a leading premier pan-African systems integrator providing specialized services within the life safety and security industry in Kenya is urgently recruiting for a Project Manager.

He/she will be responsible for providing technical direction, keeping management informed of budgets, and ensuring the projects are completed on time and within budget.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Coordinate people and resources to achieve design and production deadlines, including procurement of materials and sub-contracted services
  • Take responsibility for project management of engineering projects as required
  • Ensure standard operating procedures and project guidelines are in place
  • Task allocation and performance evaluation of team members
  • Project scheduling and resource management
  • Plan, budget, and report on project status, present, monthly, and annual reports to senior management
  • Meet with client teams and gather requirements, conduct regular team meetings, and track project progress
  • Interview candidates and hire resources, where needed or applicable
  • Estimate project budgets, coordinate with the finance department for funds, and plan for purchasing equipment and hardware in a cost-effective way
  • Provide an efficient working atmosphere to project teams and ensure objectives are met within the stipulated time


  • Must ensure teams follow the correct procedures, policies, and documentation requirements across the project phase
  • Able to guide the team through the development, testing, and implementation stages and review the completed work effectively
  • Provide direction and technical expertise in design, development, and systems integration
  • Able to make quick decisions and solve technical problems to provide an efficient environment for project implementation
  • Identify resource and equipment requirements, efficient capacity planning, and management software and hardware availability
  • Must provide technical training to teams when required and serve as a technical mentor to team members
  • Responsible, through a combination of in-house design, for technical oversight and coordination of staff & suppliers, as well as the effective and efficient delivery of equipment
  • Develop and manage the technical practice and standards of the company
  • Manage the development of technical strategies, documents, contracts, processes, and specifications to ensure quality, consistency, and efficiency in all technical engineering activities.
  • Manage the preparation, review, and approval of feasibility studies, designs, costing, and technical contract terms & conditions with the sales team and management
  • Overall responsible for establishing and introducing appropriate engineering standards and processes from point of sale to completion and sign-off of installations.
  • Arrange the production of high-quality documentation (fabrication drawings and specifications, performance specifications and user guides) to accompany equipment installed by the company, and which is appropriate to the intended end user
  • Ensure that design and specifications are met, and processes are observed and applied effectively.
  • Identify and assessing the value and capability of new or additional technologies.
  • Develop technical capability within the team
  • Identify, provide and facilitate solutions to engineering and technical problems
  • Lead, motivate and manage staff within the project (operations + technical department
  • Provide management with direct reports; including setting and monitoring of personal objectives, mentor and coach, monitor staff performance, and conducting regular performance reviews
  • Ensure that the working time of all engineering resource is undertaken effectively and fairly
  • Lead engineering planning, coordination, and review meetings
  • Establish systems and communications from sales and operations teams to enable planning and scheduling of engineering works
  • Ensure client feedback is effectively communicated internally, with particular regard to requirements.


  • Assess and approve suppliers, fabricators, equipment, and third-party providers
  • Review, recommend and approve contracts and cost estimates within delegated authority
  • Adopt a client facing role from responding to client queries, to solving engineering disputes
  • Work with the business development manager to evaluate technical elements of new and potential business offerings
  • Proactively contribute to the preparation and implementation of the business plan, including securing Board approval
  • Support the Director in reviewing performance data including financial, sales and activity reports to monitor and measure productivity and profitability
  • Assess the feasibility, viability, risk and business potential of proposed technical innovations or proposed collaborations with other organizations
  • Provide engineering support to the sales team

Health, Safety & Quality

  • Ensuring Health and Safety documentation is in place in line with the recommended regulations.
  • Ensure that all engineering work is designed, procured and delivered in a safe, managed and lawful manner, compliant with all relevant legislation.
  • Fully support and comply with company HSQE policies

Key Competencies & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Project Management
  • 5+ years working experience in Project Management (preferably with experience in automation for smarter building solutions)
  • MUST have Diploma in Project Management
  • Experience in smart building solution world
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be a strategic thinker and have strong negotiation skills
  • Possess a collaborative mindset and work well as part of a team
  • Superior time management abilities and capable of meeting deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Must have up to date industry trends as well as laws and regulations
  • Ability to build strong relationships with clients and industry contacts

How to Apply

If you’re up to the challenge, kindly send your CV and cover letter only to before the closing of business on 20th January 2023.

Clearly indicate the position applied for and the expected salary in the subject line.