Senior officer – Water Services

Nyeri Water &Sanitation; Co. Ltd

Job Summary

The job holder is responsible for ensuring effective supervision of operations and maintenance of the water treatment and distribution network under direction of the Manager, Water services.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 7 years

Job Description/Requirements

Grade NW04
Corporation/Organization Nyeri Water and Sanitation Company Limited
Directorate N/A
Department Technical Services
Division Water services
Section / Unit N/A
Location / Work Station Nyeri, Head Office
Reporting Relationships
Reports to
Manager, Operations & Maintenance
Direct Reports
• Officer I Water Production
• Officer I Water Distribution
Indirect Reports
• Officer II Water Production
• Officer II Water Distribution

Job Purpose
The job holder is responsible for ensuring effective supervision of operations and maintenance of the water treatment and distribution network under direction of the Manager, Water services.

Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks
I. Supervisory Responsibilities

• Oversee the operations and maintenance of the water intake, raw water pipelines and treatment works
• Supervise the Operations and maintenance of the Distribution Network
• Ensure that chemical tests on water are carried out in order to maintain the required quality and quantity demand of water and optimization of water chemicals
• Ensure that leaks and any other faults in the production and distribution system are detected and rectified in a timely and economic manner
• Supervises and appraises staff
• Ensure that the plant, equipment and distribution network are maintained on a regular basis to avoid interruptions in production
• Ensure safe custody of water treatment and distribution materials/infrastructure.
• Ensure that all grounds, plants and equipment are well maintained
• Oversee proper maintenance of NRW equipment, machinery and other infrastructure
• Oversee surveillance tests and repairs for NRW losses
• Oversee installation of master, zonal and sub zonal meters at all abstraction points

II. Operational Responsibilities / Tasks
1. Determine the type and amount of water treatment chemicals and other materials needed and ensure that they are readily available
2. Monitors the river flow at the intake and initiate both preventative and corrective measures of dealing with obstructions that may occur
3. Monitors the distributing network and initiate both preventative and corrective measures of dealing with obstructions that may occur.
4. Carry out Staff and intern training and mentoring
5. Maintain records for all the operations and prepare the necessary reports
6. Develop and implement the section work plans in line with the division strategies activities
7. Participate in identifying sectional needs for budget formulation

Job Dimensions:
I. Financial Responsibility

Participation in the preparation of departmental budget and Procurement plans with focus on the section’s budget

II. Responsibility for Physical Assets
• Furniture and fittings of approximately 8 million
• Machines and equipment of approximately Kshs.5 million
• Infrastructural assets of approximately 500 million

III. Decision Making / Job Influence
• Supervisory decisions
• Operational decisions
• Financial decisions.

IV. Working Conditions
• Works in a normal office environment (10%)
• Works in the field within the service area (90%)
• Working beyond normal hours including weekends

Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).

V, Academic qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution;

VI. Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies
Registrable with the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK

VII. Previous relevant work experience required.
At least Seven (7) years relevant experience in a reputable organization, four (4) of which should be in a senior management position;

VIII. Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

Communication skills

• Interpersonal skills
• Conflict Management skills
• Presentation skills
• Problem solving skills
• Analytical skills
• Emotional Intelligence

Mode of application
1. For detailed job adverts including the required qualifications, professional experience, duties and responsibilities, terms and conditions of service, please visit our Website
2. interested candidates who meet the requirements should submit their applications through Post Office, email, or hand delivery dearly indicating the position and job reference number on both the cover letter and envelop, together with a detailed CV, Copies of Academic Certificates. Copy of National Identity Card, Names and Telephone contacts of Three referees, so as to reach the Company by 26th October 2021, 5.00 PM addressed to:

The Managing Director
Nyeri Water &Sanitation Co. Ltd
P.0 Box 1520-10100,

Shortlisted candidates will be required to present originals of the following documents during interviews:
1. National identification Card
2. Academic and professional Certificates and Transcripts
3. My other supporting documents and testimonials; and
4. Clearances from the KRA, HELB, CRB, DCI & EACC

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