Engineer (Biomedical)

Job Location : Eldoret , Kenya.

Reports to : Head Of Operations     .

Company Description.

Employd Staffing Solutions Ltd is a comprehensive Human Capital Consultancy firm based in Nairobi County, Kenya. We specialize in helping organizations with their HR activities, including recruitment, labor outsourcing, payroll management, and employee training. Our mission is to create productive and fruitful relationships with our clients by adding value to their businesses and ensuring the best return on their Human Capital spend.

Job Purpose.

The overall purpose of this role is to provide leadership and management oversight for the engineering department in order to ensure the hospital’s plant and facilities are in good working condition in line with established quality and safety standards.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Develop creative and innovative strategies in engineering services in line with the Hospital’s overall strategy;
  • Translate the strategic aims of the unit into achievable plans, with established priorities and make periodic adjustments as required;
  • Keep abreast of local and global best practices in engineering service and make recommendations to the Head of Operations on how this impact the Hospital;
  • Develop policies and procedures for maintenance services and provide guidance to management in the interpretation and implementation of these;
  • Continuously review and update and enhance the Hospital’s maintenance services policy and procedures manual;
  • Prepare a schedule for the implementation of construction and maintenance works and services for the Hospital;
  • Review construction designs, specification and bill of quantities, estimation reports in line with requirements;
  • Oversee the preparation of design, specification, bill of quantities and cost estimation for constructions, and maintenance/modification and expansion works;
  • Oversee building constructions and maintenance or modifications and report on progress as per the Hospital’s policies, procedures and guidelines;
  • Ensure that payment certificates are prepared as per the terms and condition of the contract;
  • Ensure planning permission has been duly been applied for from relevant government authorities;
  • Ensure that construction and maintenance or modification of buildings is done in accordance with the design, specification and the terms and conditions of the contract;
  • Make periodic visits to construction sites as deemed necessary;
  • Follow up the proper implementation of construction and maintenance or modification activities and submit progress report timely;
  • Ensure that proper records and documents are maintained for construction in progress and terminated contracts;
  • Plan, lead and monitor the performance of outsourced consultants and/or contractors;
  • Advise management in selection of appropriate locations/sites for construction of buildings;
  • Oversee the preparation of tenders for construction works and participate in the tender process for evaluation and selection of contractors/consultants/suppliers for construction and/or modification;
  • Oversee modification and new constructions to ensure that works are completed within budget and the expected standards;
  • Ensure that design works and contract documents for new works are prepared in accordance with laws, regulations, and standards prevailing in the industry and the Hospital;
  • In consultation with the Legal Department, ensure preparation of contract agreements for building construction, maintenance, modification and expansion works;
  • Monitor service level agreements (SLA) and report periodically;
  • Approve payments within the discretionary limits set by the Hospital;
  • Prepare the maintenance budget and monitor its implementation upon approval;
  • Identify, deploy and motivate the maintenance team including performance appraisal, identification of training needs, mentorship and coaching as well as leave and absence management in line with the hospital’s people agenda; and
  • Perform any other responsibilities that may be assigned to the jobholder by the supervisor from time to time. 

Knowledge, experience and qualifications required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or any other related field form a recognized institution.
  • Must be registered with the Engineering Board of Kenya and hold a valid practicing license.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ mechanical/electrical engineering experience with 5 years at management level. 
  • Demonstrate in depth knowledge in architectural and civil engineering areas.
  • Good IT skills and a familiarity with industry-specific software and modeling programmes.
  • Excellent numeracy skills.
  • Property contract management skills.
  • Project management skills.
  • Ability to lead, influence and drive change initiatives in support of business strategies within the department/unit.
  • Strong leadership and skills to foster teamwork; develop and motivate staff, resolve conflicts as well as ability to provide direction, guidance, momentum and vision in order to achieve organizational objectives
  • Demonstrated business acumen – able to create strategy and actions that impact business success
  • Strong communication and presentation skills including ability to develop proposals, concept papers, position papers as well as write reports and prepare relevant publications
  • High level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills, including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity
  • Strong expertise in strategic management project planning and budgeting, resource management, implementation as well as monitoring and evaluation

Qualified and interested candidates should share their CVs to with the subject line Biomedical Engineer  . Kindly indicate your expected salary . Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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