Technical Services Manager

Nyahururu Water and Sanitation Company Ltd

Job Summary

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 9 years

Job Description/Requirements


Nyahururu Water and Sanitation Company Ltd, a public water utility company fully owned by the County Government of Laikipia and with a mandate to provide water and sanitation services in Laikipia County is seeking to recruit a self-driven individual for the position of Technical Services Manager.

Reporting to the Managing Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing leadership to the Technical Services function of the Company including operations and Projects to ensure the Company’s core business is run in a professional way, attain highest standards of operational efficiency and adheres to best practice and other Engineering standards.

i. Responsible for ensuring that departmental objectives, plans and activities are aligned to the Corporate Objectives, Vision and Mission
ii. Responsible for Development of Departmental Business Plan
iii. Responsible for ensuring all Water and Sewer projects are well planned and well executed within budget and planned timelines.
iv. In coordination with the Head of Department, Human Resource and Administration, ensures that the division has adequate, competent motivated and highly performing staff.
v. In Consultation with Head of Divisions; Commercial & Strategy and Corporate Services, for coordinated Departmental budget preparation.
vi. Responsible for ensuring that projects and operations are within approved budgets
vii. Responsible for ensuring that Projects and operations are financially sustainable in the long run
viii. Responsible for development of a sound framework for development, management and maintenance of a water distribution system in the Company’ area of operation.
ix. Responsible for development of a sound framework for development, management and maintenance of a sewer system in the Company’ area of operation
x. Responsible for developing a sound framework for managing all water produced and fed into the system to minimize wastage and losses and ensure as much of all the water produced and fed into the distribution system is accounted for.
xi. Responsible for ensuring that all materials, parts chemicals etc used in operations meets required safety and quality standards so as not to compromise staff, customer or public health and safety.
xii. Responsible for ensuring all technical operations and projects are carried out in accordance with approved budgets.
xiii. Responsible for ensuring Preservation of water catchment areas.
xiv. Responsible for ensuring that the company technical teams have adequate and proper tools and systems to ensure high level of performance in all operations. Ensure that tools of work meet required standards of performance and safety.
xv. Accountable for ensuring Departmental staff understand and buy into the Company’s Mission. Vision and Strategic objectives and that staff fully understand the Departmental Business Plan
xvi. In Consultation with the Head of Division, Human Resource and administration responsible for ensuring a team of well-disciplined and well performing Departmental team of staff
xvii. In Consultation with the Head of Division, Human Resource and administration responsible for ensuring that staff in the division have the relevant skills, competence and attitude through implementation of sound Departmental Training Plan

i. Bachelors’ degree in Civil Engineering; Water Engineering; or Agricultural Engineering.
ii. Post graduate degree will be an added advantage
iii. Registered with Engineers Registration Board/IEK
iv. Nine (9)years’ experience in Water Engineering field; three(3) of which must be at senior management level
v. Professional/Technical Skills; has high level understanding of all technical dimensions of Technical Services (Water related Engineering Functions of fresh and waste water harvesting, treatment, distributing and disposal)
vi. Understands technological development in Technical Services and is able to leverage emerging technology including ICT, Engineering and other emerging innovations to improve operational efficiency, cost management and customer satisfaction.
vii. Understands all laws, regulations and standards affecting water harvesting treatment and distribution and able to put in place sound compliance framework.
viii. Excellent planning and organizational skills
ix. Strong leadership and problem solving skills
x. Must satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the constitution of Kenya on Leadership and integrity through provision of;-
(a) Current certificate of good conduct from Directorate of Criminal Investigation Department
(b) Current Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority
(c) A clean and current report from an approved credit reference Bureau (CRB)
(d) Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
(e) Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

The appointment will be for a contract term of 3 YEARS renewable subject to satisfactory performance evidenced by continuous achievement of performance targets.

Application packages in sealed envelopes which include a cover letter, CV of not more than 5 pages and certified copies of certificates and testimonials should be sent by post or courier to:
Managing Director
Nyahururu Water and Sanitation Company Ltd
Hekima Building, Kenyatta Avenue
P.O. Box 952-20300

Applications may also be sent by email to before the expiry of the closing date with the Vacancy Number as the email subject.

• The Vacancy number should be clearly marked on the left top corner of the outer envelope of the application package
• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
• Canvassing in any way will lead to automatic disqualification
CLOSING DATE: 1ST December 2020, 17:00 Hours

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