Construction Administrator / Engineer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Position Title: Construction Administrator / Engineer

Location: Nairobi

Industry: Aviation

Construction Project Description

Assists engineers in managing construction projects by providing administrative and technical support, special studies and projects, and tracking of all phases of projects to help keep projects on schedule and within budget.

Performs construction management related functions as an Alternate COTR (Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative) on as needed basis. Performs related functions.

General Responsibilities

  • Assists in preparing budgets and forecasts and inputs data into the project control system.
  • Monitors construction in progress and upon completion to ensure performed work meets contract specifications, industry standards, and project design intent; recommends approval/disapproval of work.
  • Performs quality control reviews in accordance with the Quality Control Program and Safety Inspection Checklist.
  • Coordinates submission of construction progress reports; reviews report for adequacy and accuracy of services performed, conformance to schedules, and laboratory reports. Processes drawings and material lists.
  • Confers with designers on contractor-submitted items to ensure design intent is accomplished in construction.
  • Performs special studies and projects to establish or improve systems for construction scheduling, quality assurance, cost control, progress reporting, and safety.
  • Assists in reviewing engineering designs and contract documents to enhance project constructability, usability, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness and to minimize contractor claims and inconvenience to airlines, tenants, and travelers.
  • Prepares periodic cost and schedule reports, charts, and graphs.
  • Assists in administering construction contracts, including contract modifications, budget and forecasting reviews, and cash flow projections. Reviews expenditures and highlights anticipated cost variances and exceptions. Creates purchase orders and invoices.
  • Analyzes contractor estimates and recommends approval, modification, or rejection to the Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative (COTR).
  • Assists in coordinating construction and architectural/engineering (A/E) firms’ provision of construction phase services, ensuring procedures and processes are correctly followed, including the timely submittal of drawings, documents, and samples.
  • Facilitates project meetings, site visits, and processes Requests for Information (RFIs).
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Five years of progressively responsible experience in construction project administration within the
  • Aviation industry, (airfield construction and other related efforts are more encouraged), including assisting with large-scale construction project controls/administration and analyzing and estimating construction project costs.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply planning-design-construction procurement and project management processes and A/E project accounting procedures.
  • Knowledge of engineering and construction project management and safety practices and ability to apply it to help ensure projects are within budget, on schedule, consistent with contracts and industry standards, and properly recorded in databases.
  • Knowledge of construction industry standards and practices (e.g., civil and structural construction, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and elevator) and ability to apply it to evaluate construction drawings and specifications to ensure compliance with building codes.
  • General knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering, with emphasis on civil and structural engineering and project management, and ability to provide technical and procedural support on project controls to construction managers and help revise guidelines for construction safety, quality, scheduling, cost control, and progress reporting.
  • Ability to make detailed analyses of data and information and make recommendations.
  • Ability to speak and write effectively in English (Primary) and Swahili.
  • Skill in using a computer and modern office suite software, with emphasis on engineering project management software/systems.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Airport and Airfield Construction


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or related field.
  • Certifications and Licenses Required
  • A driver’s license in good standing.
  • Certificates related to Aviation and/or Construction.
  • Necessary Special Factors
  • Certificate of Good Conduct must be provided.

How to Apply

If you qualify for the above, kindly send your cv to on or before 18th March 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.