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Friday, March 24, 2017

SMEC Urban / Physical Planner Team Leader Vacancy in Kenya

Opportunities at SMEC
About SMEC: SMEC is a professional services firm with Australian origins and a global footprint that provides high quality consultancy services for major infrastructure projects.
SMEC is ranked among the world’s top infrastructure design firms and continues to win industry awards for technical excellence, design innovation and the management of environmental and social risks.
SMEC is a member of the Surbana Jurong Group of Companies.
The SMEC Profile:
  • It is our culture to celebrate diversity, employ great people and work on interesting projects
  • We are a private company registered in Australia
  • We have an established network of over 75 permanent offices around the world and over 6,000 employees.
  • We offer our people opportunities to work, both in Australia and internationally, in the areas of:  Water; Hydropower and Energy; Transport; Geotechnics and Tunnels; Environment; Urban Development; Social Development; Government and Advisory Services and Mining, Oil and Gas.
Team Leader – Urban – Physical Planner
The Role: We are currently seeking a Team Leader for a Project Opportunity in Nairobi, Kenya.
This Team Leader’s role is to manage the project and lead the project team towards quality delivery of a master plan for a major development focused around a rail transport hub
Key Responsibilities
  • Coordinates, manages, and supervises the work of the project team to achieve efficient, cost-effective, timely, and high quality delivery of the assignments.
  • Compiles and prepares project technical reports and reviews project team outputs for quality assurance before submission to the Client
  • Undertakes the specific tasks from the assignment Terms of Reference that are applicable to an expert in Urban/Physical Planning
  • Develops and manages good and effective relationships with the clients and other stakeholders.
Key Qualifications and Experience
  • At least a Bachelor’s degree (preferably a Master’s Degree), in Urban Development, Regional/Physical Planning or related discipline from a recognized university.
  • Must be registered with the relevant professional body for planners.
  • Must have a current practicing license in physical planning with the board
  • Should demonstrate experience in planning mixed land-use developments.
  • Should have at least three years’ experience since registration.
  • Should have at least 10 years’ overall experience including at least 5 years’ experience in consulting.
All candidates should possess the following Knowledge and Skills;
  • Excellent technical writing skills (mandatory).
  • Experience in preparing project reports, and/or publications.
  • Excellent English language skills (mandatory)
  • Regional experience in Sub Saharan Africa is an added advantage
  • Proficient in use of computer software (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, etc) to produce professional looking documents of international standards
  • Able to work with multidisciplinary multicultural teams
  • Able to deliver work within tight deadlines and handle heavier work pressure near deadlines
How to Apply
Interested candidates should send their updated CVs quoting the job title on the email subject to, on or before 31 March 2017.

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