Dorbe-Leit Consulting

Design & Installation Engineer - Nairobi

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Active since 29-08-2017 Job category Engineering - Design
Location Nairobi Level Mid-Senior level
Educational level Bachelor / Graduate Employment type Permanent contract
Hours 0 Salary Kshs50, 000 Gross
Our client is a rental dealer and distributor of high quality, versatile, stylish freeform tents & canopies for punctual use and semi-permanent installations in the residential and public sectors. They work closely with event management companies to create structures that transform spaces special to the event by offering outdoor Sun & Rain protection systems. The firm is based in Nairobi and are seeking a passionate and talented individual to join their Engineering team.

They are looking for a young, talented and passionate Design & Installation Engineer who will report to the Managing Director.

Job Purpose
The Design & Installation Engineer is responsible for designing, evaluating and oversees the installation of tensile steel structures and fabrication of drawings.

Key responsibilities
• Verify and review concepts/drawings by comparing it to project contract documents, tender drawings and specifications.
• Formfinding; Evaluate the geometry of stressed membrane surfaces to generate the desired shape or form and ensure slope against water ponding.
• Evaluate structural analysis, loading calculations & drawings
• Design of steel connections - bolted and/or welded connections, design of base plates and anchor bolts.
• Design of Foundations – concrete design of pedestal and footing to determine the safe/economic size of footing and calculating the diameter and spacing of steel reinforcements.
• Preparation of 3D structural models and shop fabrication drawings and method statements
• Liaise with clients/consultants/subcontractor and authorities
• Attend subcontractors, client progress meetings
• Site co-ordination and supervision of installations.
• Progressive site updates to management
• Any adhoc duties as assigned

Required Qualifications
• A Bachelor’s degree in civil and structural engineering or related.
• Minimum 1 year relevant experience in structural engineering design.
• Proficiency with steel analysis and design, AutoCAD 3D, Rhino, SAP2000, etc.
• Ability to produce detailed drawings.
• Experience in tensile membrane, ETFE, Spaceframe and steelwork design is an advantage
• Strong personal characteristics and be commercially minded, with the ability to work with a very wide range of people include company management, staff, suppliers, customers and external contractors.

Competencies & Skills

• Excellent oral and written communication skills on all levels.
• Task prioritisation, team working and analytical skills.
• Able to produce detailed drawings
• Keen eye for detail
• Leadership skills
• Initiative and creative
• Customer service
• Interpersonal and team player skills
• Strategic and analytical thinking skills
• Problem Solving skills
• Aggressive, assertive and adaptable
• Business Acumen


More information
This listing is a full-time job

Job category Engineering - Design
Industry / Industries Construction
Region Kenya
Keywords D&I E

Contact information

Name Dorbe Leit