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Full-time Technology Manager

at GVEP International in Nairobi

Technology Manager at GVEP International in Nairobi – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies


Our client GVEP International works to increase access to energy by supporting micro, small and medium energy enterprises to strengthen, expand and diversify their businesses, as well as develop energy projects. This is primarily done through supporting those businesses with high quality technology, engineering, project management and business planning advice under donor funded programmes.

Job Profile

  • Assessing technical feasibility of projects and business ventures.
  • Supervise a team of renewable energy experts and consultants to deliver valuable technology advise to clients.
  • Helping develop detailed and accurate bills of quantity for all procurement components.
  • Assisting in procurement to ensure it is efficient and meets donor/investor requirements.
  • Helping supervise construction to ensure it meets agreed standards and that progress is as per the project plan.
  • Participating in commissioning some of the projects to achieve the promised performance.
  • Supporting design and implementing training programmes ahead of commencing operations.
  • Ascertaining that the operation of the completed projects is as planned and delivery of output/product is as expected or better, and that it is maintained.

Person Profile

  • A strong background in engineering, science or energy technology spanning five years or more.
  • Experience in carrying out or supervising feasibility studies, environmental and social impact assessments, engineering designs, infrastructure procurement, construction, commissioning and operations.
  • Working knowledge of the solar, small hydro, biomass, wind and other renewable energy technologies.
  • A good understanding of renewable energy technologies including small hydro, solar, biomass with an eye for technical, financial and economic feasibility.
  • Experience with infrastructure project cycles: Planning, procurement, construction, commissioning, training, operation.
  • High numeracy skills with ability to analyse complex data (including engineering data) and discern patterns, trends and anomalies and generate useful information
  • A can-do and collaborative mindset — comfortable with the ambiguities and demands of a rapidly evolving environment.
  • Experience working with donor funded projects would be an advantage.

GVEP International is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.

Email your application and detailed CV, names of three referees, their telephone contacts and email addresses. Disclose your current or past gross monthly salary. Send your application via email only so as to reach us by 12 Noon 25th March 2013.

Send to:
Executive Selection Division,
Manpower Services (K) Ltd,

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