General Manager Job 2021

Engineering jobs In Kenya.

Title: General Manager – Engineering company,

Location: Nairobi,

Salary: Competitive,

Our client is an established engineering firm. They seek to hire a well-experienced General Manager who will be tasked with providing strategic direction to the operation’s staff and structure as well as continuously develop and improve the business leading to its growth.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design strategy and set goals for growth. 
  • Oversee day-day operations as well as setting polices and processes.
  • Provides the operating direction for the Technical Department, ensuring that productivity and efficiency standards are met.
  • Guides managers in resolving obstacles so that goals can be met.
  • Analyses performance statistics and trends in order to identify areas for improvement.
  • Negotiate and control of works carried out by outsourced workshops.
  • Provides supervision and direction for the Technical Department.
  • Ensures good communications between Technical and Operations to minimize project downtime.
  • Ensures good communications throughout technical group and their group interactions so that activities are running smoothly on a regular basis.
  • Work closely with the team to ensure safety policies, rules, and regulations are reviewed, revised, issued and posted on an on-going basis.
  • Exercise their powers in good faith and in the interests of the company as a whole. 
  • Maintain budgets and optimise expenses 
  • Maintain proper books of accounts and ensure annual audit is conducted.
  • Ensure employees work productively and develop professionally in theri roles
  • Prepare comprehensive reports to the Managing Director. 
  • Ensure company is compliant with relevant authorities
  • Any other reasonable and relevant duties as requested by your Managing Director, necessary to meet the ongoing needs of the company. 

Skills & Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in Finance / Business Management or related field of study from a reputable University
  • University Degree in Mechanical, Electrical Engineering from a reputable University. Post graduate degree in management, business or related field is considered an asset.
  • At least 10 years’ experience in Engineering and Project Management
  • Must have working knowledge of budget preparation, basic financial related matters, and reporting against financial objectives.
  • Requires effective negotiation and conflict resolution skills, as well as excellent managerial skills, including planning, organizing, and directing work.
  • Requires good verbal and written communications skills in English.
  • Proven effectiveness managing others, empowering them to make decisions. 
  • Technologically savvy, with experience overseeing information technology staff or vendors
  • Experience effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, the Board or other outside partners/influencers/clients. 
  • Success seeing beyond the numbers, identifying trends and new possibilities. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills, extremely collegial. 
  • Demonstrate resourcefulness and good judgment. 
  • Hands-on, leads by example. 
  • Values diversity of thought, backgrounds and perspectives. 
  • Ability to multi-task while maintaining vigilant attention to details. 
  • Integrity/ethics beyond reproach. 
  • Constantly looking to apply best practices. 
  • Predisposition to mentor and subsequently increase responsibilities as team develops.
  • Results driven, Flexible and resourceful. Have ability to delegate. 

NOTE: Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualifications and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (General Manager – Engineering company) to on or before Monday 29th November 2021.

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing. 

Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted

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