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CAD Supervisor in Kenya , Kenya

Job Function
Under general supervision, provides a high degree of sophistication and expertise in the performance of varied and highly complex computer-assisted drafting and design work to support the technical services of the company. Performs independent design work on CAD.

Job Duties:
- Uses CAD system to enter the required data, such as precise measurements and commands, in order to generate designs, construction drawings, renderings, report graphics, interior drawings or other digital images.
- Develops, organizes and prepares a variety of highly complex layouts, drawings and designs from written or verbal specifications, or from rough or detailed sketches and/or drawings made by technical professionals, converting paper documents into computerized files.
- Develops and maintains standards and symbols to meet specialized needs of a particular project or to facilitate or improve CAD utilization.
- Develops, writes and distributes procedures to other CAD users inside and outside own department.
- Produces various design options on the screen or on hard copy. May include technical professionals' verbal instructions or ideas to assist in resolving a design concept not yet completely defined.
- Uses CAD (CAD Revit) to design, redesign, modify or otherwise edit existing design.
- Performs mathematical calculations necessary to complete simple and complex design tasks.
- Checks final design on screen to verify completeness, clarity, and accuracy of drawing.
- Assist in troubleshooting various CAD production technologies, including hardware and software. Provides intermediate/advanced training to technical personnel, as well as those interested in acquiring skills and knowledge of various CAD production technologies.
- Selects and recommends procedures in design and prepares preliminary designs for approval by senior technical professional.
- Designs and lays out final system systems designs with specifications and client requirements.
- Prepares graphic presentations to support feasibility studies and proposals.
- May supply technical data for specifications and provide quantities and cost estimates.
- Maintains working knowledge of governmental regulations, codes and ordinances and their application.

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.


COMPLEXITY (Variety or uniqueness of tasks; relative difficulty or importance of work performed; size of unit supported, etc.): Performs varied and highly complex computer-aided drafting and independent design work. Incumbents at this level regularly exercise judgment and exhibit a high degree of sophistication and expertise both in design work and equipment knowledge and utilization. Work involves analytical ability for handling technical details, such a using mathematical formulas, interpreting semi-complex ordinances and specifications, and analysing design requirements.

DECISION-MAKING (Supervision received; independent judgment or initiative; consequence of error): Applies independent judgment under general supervision, in accordance with established procedures. Work involves some individual creativity subject to approval.

WORK DIRECTION GIVEN TO OTHERS (Titles and number of personnel; type of direction given): May act as technical coordinator or otherwise give work direction to lower level CAD or other personnel wishing to learn the operation of CAD equipment and various production technologies.

INTERNAL CONTACTS (Required interaction/relationship with others within the organization): Internal contacts may include technical professionals and managerial personnel at various levels within and outside own department to organize project and discuss design specifications and requirements.

EXTERNAL CONTACTS (Required interaction/relationship with others outside the organization)

Diploma/College degree in related technical field. CAD training required. Generally, requires minimum 5+ years of related experience in a combination of technician and/or CAD/CAD Revit is essential. MEP (Would be adventurous). May also require experience in the particular discipline supported. Experience within a consultancy or Project based role.

Excellent technical judgment and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and to give work direction to others. Strong math skill, manual dexterity and computer user skills required. Expertise in CAD production technologies required.


General Competencies expected of all Professionals and Managers are as follows: Client Service, Commitment, Communication, Innovation & Continuous Improvement, Professionalism, Quality, and Teamwork.

Job requires ability to process paper and electronic documents and operate computer equipment; ability to perform mathematical calculations, follow specifications, interpret and convert data into computerized designs, and provide training and instruction to others. Ability to communicate effectively and work under the pressure of multiple deadlines. Ability to interpret data, conceptualize ideas and prepare designs.

Are you interested in becoming a CAD Supervisor in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Oct 21, 2017
Building Project Director (French-speaking) , Niger

Linum Consult’s client is a main contractor operating across the globe. They are currently seeking a French-speaking Project Director with a strong technical knowledge of building construction projects, to join their team in Niger. This is a 20-month contract.


You will be responsible for executing the construction of a large building, in a difficult location, with duties including but not limited to:
• Managing a large multi-cultural workforce; organising project teams and assigning duties
• Nurturing existing client relationships and winning new projects with French-speaking clients
• Providing technical expertise as required on projects throughout the business
• Submitting weekly and monthly reports in French to the Board


• Degree in Construction, with Chartered Membership preferred
• Strong technical knowledge of building construction, including façade works, ideally in Africa or other hardship locations
• Excellent communication skills in French, as this will be the language on site and for all project documents
• At least 15 years of Construction experience, with 10 years in a senior management role
• Willing to travel on single or married status only (no children for safety reasons)

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. The employer will do the recruitment process himself. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but we don’t have any influence on this concerning this job.

Expiring: Feb 25, 2017
Senior Planning Engineer / Design Engineer , Somalia

Provide project support ensuring site requirements are maintained, responsible for managing the design function and co-ordinating between the relevant parties ensuring that work is completed in a timely manner.

Job Description:

● Monitor resources by creating baseline resource curves, recording actual against planned, creating records of actual progress and liaise with the Construction Managers regarding requirements
● Monitor and update on the project progress through site progress recording, recording and reporting against targets, interpretation of data, advising on problem areas and predicting project completion dates
● Prepare and establish working programme requirements in consultation with site supervision
● Prepare programmes by setting up the project calendar, activities and coding with Construction Managers and setting up resource requirements
● Sequence and link the required programme activities and establish the critical path through the programme
● Prepare the information schedule and the subcontract appointment schedule with the Construction Manager
● Examine and report on subcontract programmes, ensure site requirements are met and report on the progress to the Manager
Record delay items and link to the relevant programme activities, establish effect of delay items on programme and provide suggestion regarding recovery methods
● Ensure compliance with the site HSE plan
● Document storage and submission management
● Co-ordinate between the relevant project parties (Clients, Design Team and Construction Managers)
● Design Engineering responsibilities include overseeing tasks within the design team, understanding contract conditions, ensuring work is delegated and carried out correctly, overseeing the receipt of IFC drawings and sketches, reviewing RFI responses, receiving and acting on design changes, authorising materials submittals and methods of work, completing the submittal planning and reviewing design calculations

Minimum Requirements:

● Degree in Engineering or Building (or equivalent)
● 5-6 years’ experience as a Planning Engineering involved in construction design
● Must have a Civil Engineering background
● Must have knowledge of key design software (Etab, Prokon, Staad), AutoCAD, Adobe Acrobat and advanced knowledge of MS Office
● Training and previous experience required in project controls and planning using Primavera P3, P5 or P6 and MS Excel
● Familiar with the BOQ (bill of quantities) for the contract
● Must have a valid passport and able to communicate fluently in English
● Excellent overall communication skills and able to work well in a team environment

Location: Somalia
Industry: Construction
Nationality: Open
Salary: 4k-6k USD pm + Bonus + Benefits (Tax Free)
Qualifications: Degree in Engineering or Building (or equivalent)
Contract Type: 1 year contract (Renewable)

Expiring: Aug 22, 2016
General Director , Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville)

Company profile general:
Our client started two steel processing plants in Pointe Noire August 2014. They collect steel scrap locally and process the steel used in reinforced concrete. They deliver to their local customers by road. Their customers exist of wholesale and reselling points as well as construction companies directly.

The two factories have different processes. One uses a cold rolling process, the other a hot melting process.

One of the 3 owners of the company is currently managing the company, which is one of more in their family owned business, and are looking for an experience General Director to take over the management for one of the factories. He / she will be given carte blanche in order to set up processes and make it into a modern type company, ready for growth.

Job General:
- Reporting to: Owner, who is currently filling this position
- Size of team: 10 in office, 65 in factory
- Structure of team: It is a new organisation, the structure needs to be set up and managed
- Culture: Family owned, ambitious
- 1st year challenge: To set up a company structure including processes and SOP’s read for growth.
- Tasks: Little of everything, Production planning, Deliveries, Logistics, Finance, Procurement, Administration, Business Development


Must haves:
- 10+ years’ in industrial processing or production environment
- 5+ years’ as Administration / GM for a mid to large sized company
- French language

Nice to haves:
- Knowledge of steel processing
- (West) Africa experience

- Negotiable, depending on candidate’s experience

Start date a.s.a.p.

Expiring: Jan 29, 2016

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