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Rock Quarrying Specialist

Key Responsibilities

  • To advise the contractor on how to improve current quarrying operations, including the optimisation of drilling and blasting practices to target the production of graded rockfills to specification for a rockfill dam with minimum practical material selection and processing.
    Improvement of Contractor’s QA/QC systems and protocols.
  • Adhere to corporate values, policies and procedures
  • Preparation of technical and progress reports including assessment of resource availability and material balance for project construction
  • Review monthly payment certificates, contract documentation, bills/schedules of quantities and technical specifications and ensure that documentation is correct for monthly or interim payment certificates submitted to the client
  • Preparation of site correspondence as well as other documentation required for site administration and/or reporting

Key Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree/Masters from accredited university.
  • Substantive experience of dam and underground works grouting and associated QA/QC arrangements is preferred.
  • Knowledge of curtain, contact and consolidation grouting operations, equipment and methods
  • Technical qualification is preferred with at least 20 years’ practical relevant experience
  • Willingness to work with a Chinese contractor in an area of Kenya approx. 2.5 hours’ drive from Nairobi.
  • CAD skills, preferably REVIT and knowledge of BIM (experience in BIM will be an advantage)
  • Proficient in use of MS Office suite (including MS Project)
  • Record keeping
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Ability to make technical decisions which are outcome driven

Grouting Specialist

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Key Responsibilities

  • To give advice and guidance to the contractor on how to improve his grouting operations, including ground treatment in mixed biotite and granitic gneiss terrain for waterproofing a major 1500m long CFRD dam, a 250m long concrete spillway weir as well as embankment saddle dams;
  • Grouting for underground works (curtain, consolidation and contact grouting) for approx. 1800m of large diameter tunnels and shafts that have substantively been excavated and lined.
  • Improvement of Contractor’s QA/QC systems and protocols
  • Preparation of technical and progress reports including assessment of resource availability and material balance for project construction
  • Improving quality assurance and quality control to achieve earliest practical contract completion to specification.
  • Curtain, contact and consolidation grouting at the CFRD plinth and in underground elements of the Works.
  • Working with an inexperienced and under -resourced Chinese Contractor
  • Working in a relatively remote location with ad hoc specialist technical support

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CVs quoting the job title on the email subject to, proc.ken@smec.com on or before 31 August 2022.

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