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Job Title: Construction Manager
Hiring Organization: Corporate Staffing
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Construction
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES
Date Posted: 05/14/2024

Our client is a startup engineering firm putting good housing within reach. They seek to hire a Construction Manager who will provide leadership for all construction activities and the related logistics, staffing, purchasing, etc. This position will provide expertise in incorporating the ICF blocks into construction methods, compliance with Codes and will be the primary point of contact for design and engineering consultants. The Manager is responsible for cost estimates and cost management and tracking on all projects. The manager will coordinate and support subcontractors.

Key Responsibilities

Turnkey Construction Management

  • Lead and manage all building construction work. 
  • Together with the Project Managers, provide onsite leadership for building the structures for our customers according to drawings and construction standards. 
  • Ensure quality workmanship. 
  • The Manager and Project Managers will be the primary points of contact with the customer during the construction.

Provide Work Plans

  • Provide weekly status reports on each project and certificates of completion at the end of each project.


  • With the Project Managers, coordinate all logistics pertaining to construction including getting equipment, blocks or block-making, materials for jobsite, etc., including sites outside of Kenya.

Strategic Initiatives

  • Provide leadership for strategic purchasing initiatives, innovative adjacent technologies, methods improvements. 
  • Continuous improvement in our construction process and package. 
  • Continuous improvement in our cost position and value proposition. 
  • Will provide leadership for expansion beyond Kenya and supporting Customers with a regional footprint.

Methods, Design and Engineering

  • Responsible for the technical incorporation of ICF blocks into East Africa construction. 
  • Primary point of contact for architectural and structural engineering consultants. 
  • Ensure proper certification for our products (e.g. KEBS) and compliance with all Codes, standards, agencies and permits. 
  • Responsible for developing and creating the technical specifications for our products. Responsible for the Construction Guide and developing methods for building with ICF blocks into construction. 
  • Ensure that the blocks are used most effectively and to their greatest advantage.

Project Design, Costs and Estimates. 

  • Review and validate customer drawings.
  • Lead ICF design & development through Architects, Engineers and in-house capability. 
  • Lead the QS in developing accurate BQ’s and cost estimates for each project. 
  • Liaison between Sales and Construction.

Construction Partners. 

  • This position will identify, certify and utilize subcontractors, site supervisors and in coordination with Sales – licensed builders, in the execution of the overall workload. A network of Licensed
  • Builders will be developed in coordination with Sales and managed by the
  • Construction Manager. Some projects will be subcontracted; in other cases, subcontractors may be utilized for the finishing work (skilled trades such as plumbing, electrical, cabinetry, interior finishes, etc. which may be required from time-to-time.


  • Internal. This position will manage the Senior Project Manager, the QS and the Structural Engineer. 
  • Will have overall responsibility for our Regional Hubs (Regional PM/Regional Tech Assistants)

Customer Experience. 

  • Responsible for quality of workmanship, timeliness of start and completion and adherence to schedule. 
  • Liaison with the Customer to ensure their satisfaction.

Skills & Qualifications

  • University Degree in Construction Management, Engineering or similar degree relevant to the Position
  • At least 10 years of experience in industry, including mechanical skills.
  • Experience in the affordable housing sector and social enterprise is a plus.
  • Ability to travel. The Position is located within Kenya so in-country travel is required. In addition there will be some international travel primarily within Africa.
  • Construction skill, experience, education and technical aptitude sufficient to become expert in ICF technology and applications. 
  • Strong problem-solving skills and finding creative solutions.
  • Leadership. Ability to lead others, manage projects and achieve results.
  • Engineering skill. Advanced understanding of engineering concepts in construction, ability to work with Design and Engineering service providers.
  • Entrepreneurial mind-set. Comfortable working in a start-up environment, that requires some degree of self-initiative and direction.
  • Construction and Affordable Housing. Understanding of the affordable housing sector, both rural and urban, in Kenya.
  • Solid communication skills. Proficient English and local languages, computer skills, ability to write and to create documents. 
  • Driver’s License Class ABC for driving the Company truck
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels and audiences.
  • Male candidates are encouraged to apply

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Construction Manager) to  before 20th May 2024


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