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Director of Major Projects (Level 9)

Date Posted
9th April 2017
Consulting & Project Management, Engineering & Architecture
Job Type
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for the position of Director of Major Projects (Level 9).

Job Description

Qualification and Experience

  • B.Sc. in Civil Engineering  
  • 10 years experience in administration of Projects with 5 at a senior management level
  • Advanced training in Project Management/Engineering
  • Post-graduate degree in a specialized engineering field

Skills requirement/Key competencies

  • Excellent leadership  and management skills
  • Highly developed knowledge and skills in project management and implementation
  • Highly developed negotiating skills
  • Strong decision making and problem solving skills
  • Sound knowledge of procurement and administration of contract services
  • Excellent communication  and interpersonal skills

Principal Functions

  • Direct and coordinate the planning and implementation of all major projects
  • Review and approve designs, plans and implementation schedules for all major projects
  • Provide advice on all planning matters including mechanics of planning and adequacy plans
  • Monitor and co-ordinate strategic financial planning for all major projects
  • Recommend and or direct strategic technological and developmental modifications
  • Collaborate with relevant Government ministries, agencies and departments to facilitate smooth project administration and implementation
  • Collaborate, negotiate and liaise with personnel from funding agencies
  • Review and approve economic appraisal of projects, roads, bridges etc
  • Lead development and completion of directorates annual corporate and strategic plan
  • Conduct periodic reviews of major projects plans and capital works
  • Prepare terms of reference for consultancies and technical assistance
  • Evaluate tenders and recommend selection based on criteria
  • Monitor, evaluate and determine performance of contractors and consultants 
  • Develop and maintain Information systems
  • Commission, review and sign off on project profiles

Only short listed applicants will be contacted and we thank all applicants in advance.

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