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August 8, 2011

Jobs in Kenya 2011: Engineers and Inspectors of Works (5 Positions)




Recruitment of Site Personnel for the Development of UAP Tower in Nairobi – Second Advertisement

UAP is one of the leading insurance and financial services companies in East Africa, with headquarters in Nairobi and a network of branches spread across Kenya.

Regionally, UAP is now the second largest insurer in Uganda and the first foreign underwriter in Southern Sudan.

UAP continues to achieve leadership through revolutionary, customer focused and inclusive products.




UAP continuously seeks to innovate and to set the pace for the market.

The UAP Holdings Group also invests in property and owns several prime Class A developments in Nairobi and the East African region. UAP has recently commenced on the construction of a high-rise Office Tower in Nairobi’s Upper Hill area.

The Tower is set to revolutionise the city’s skyline and will provide high quality offices and facilities to it’s tenants and users once complete. It is envisaged that the development will be ready for occupation in June 2013.

Being the first insurance company to be ISO 9001:2000 certified and with the highest credit rating, Global Credit Rating (AA).

UAP seeks to recruit passionate and highly motivated individuals to be part of the landmark project — The UAP Tower.

The following positions are available and individuals seeking to be part of UAP’s unprecedented legacy are encouraged to apply.

Resident Engineer

The overall responsibilities will include

  • Coordination of site supervision of Civil/structural works including interpretation of drawings, setting out and general quality control in liaison with the Contractor’s Site Agent.
  • Will also present RE’s Reports during Site meetings and at other meetings where required.
Candidates should have a B.sc Civil Engineering degree, 15 years experience, be registered with ERB and have a current Practising License.

Assistant Resident Engineer (Materials Quality Control)

Will generally be on the construction site assisting the Resident Engineer in:

  • general setting out for the civil/structural works elements;
  • ensuring that placement of reinforcement is in accordance with the drawings and bar bending schedules;
  • ensuring quality control and testing for onsite materials;
  • preparing Daily Reports on site operations including labour and contractor’s equipment utilization patterns, weather, etc.
  • updating drawings and keeping records for as built drawings;
  • any other relevant duties assigned by the Resident Engineer.
Candidates should have a B.sc Civil Engineering degree, 5 years experience, be registered with ERB and have a current Practising License.

Assistant Resident Engineer (Logistics and Works Inspection)

Will generally be at the Contractor’s concrete batching plant assisting the RE in:

  • monitoring of concrete materials quality through sampling and testing;
  • ensuring only approved materials are stocked and used for concreting;
  • monitoring and keeping records for concrete leaving the batching plant for the site;
  • preparing Daily Reports on site operations including labour and contractor’s equipment utilization patterns, weather, etc.
  • any other relevant duties assigned by the Resident Engineer.
Candidates should have a B.sc Civil Engineering degree, 5 years experience.

Inspector of Works (Logistics and Works Inspection)

Will generally be on the construction site assisting the ARE (LWI) in:

  • accurate setting out dimensions for the civil/structural works elements;
  • checking shuttering for sturdiness, plumbness, gaps, any defects and ensuring that conduits, pipes and openings are correctly positioned;
  • checking reinforcement bending, cleanliness and fixing and ensuring placing and curing of concrete is as per the approved sequence and specifications;
  • Inspection of road and drainage works to ensure that proper materials and workmanship is maintained;
  • Assisting in the compilation of the Daily Reports through documentation of day’s activities including unusual happenings e.g. accidents, delays, etc.
  • any other relevant duties assigned by the Resident Engineer through the ARE (LWI).
Candidates should have a National Diploma in Civil Engineering, 5 years experience.

Inspector of Works (Materials Quality Control)

Will generally be at the Contractor’s concrete batching plant assisting the ARE (MQC) in:

  • testing of concrete materials quality either on the site or in another approved laboratory;
  • helping to ensure that only the approved materials are stocked and used for concreting;
  • helping to monitor through records, movement of the ready mix concrete leaving the batching plant yard for the construction site;
  • Assisting in the compilation of the Daily Reports through documentation of day’s activities including unusual happenings e.g. accidents, delays, etc.
  • any other relevant duties assigned by the Resident Engineer through the ARE (MQC).
Candidates should have a National Diploma in Civil Engineering, 5 years experience.

Interested candidates should submit their application, detailed CV, including present position, names, addresses, and phone contacts of three professional referees, copies of professional / educational certificates by e-mail to:

Group Human Resources Manager,
UAP Holdings Ltd,
Email: recruitment@uapkenya.com

on or before 5.00 p.m on 19th August 2011.

All submissions must clearly indicate the position for which one is applying.

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