Jobs at British High Commission Nairobi

Jobs at British High Commission Nairobi

Jobs at British High Commission Nairobi

Jobs in Government, Jobs at British High Commission Nairobi

The British High Commission in Nairobi is the diplomatic mission of the United Kingdom in Nairobi. It is located in the Upper Hill area of Nairobi. The British High Commission in Kenya maintains and develops relations between the UK and Kenya.

Plumber S1 (32/22 NR)

Main purpose of job:

To safely perform plumbing & water systems works including: Planned preventative maintenance (PPM), reactive maintenance, fault finding, design, construction and inspection & test to; plant, equipment & installations across the British High Commission estate in and around Nairobi and on occasion outside Nairobi in accordance with Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) guidance and standards.

Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:

  • Carry out planned maintenance activities, projects, refurbishments and react to Plumbing & Water Systems breakdowns or faults in a timely, professional & customer focused manner.
  • Execute repairs and works safely and in accordance with the quality standards of the FCO, industry best practice, British standards and Kenyan regulations & requirements where applicable to domestic / housing Plumbing & Water Systems and light industrial / commercial plant and equipment.
  • Take ownership of Plumbing & Water Systems projects, repairs and renewals, producing technical reports, accurate time frames for completion of works, outlining all resources required, start date, end date, project milestones and dependencies.
  • Work with colleagues in Plumbing & Water Systems maintenance methods including design, installation, inspection & test.
  • Liaise with technical & non-technical colleagues to provide updates on works progress in a suitable language that is understood by all parties.
  • Actively contribute to safe working practices and ensure all work is undertaken safely by self and others
  • Identify materials required and create work package(s) for refurbishment, improvement, and renewal to ensure the Plumbing & Water Systems installation meets the compliance standards of the FCO, Kenyan regulations & requirements where applicable and any other relevant standard(s).
  • Aid the team leader in production of comprehensive bills of materials and estimates of costs for high quality Plumbing & Water Systems components, labour and materials.
  • Demonstrate continuous improvement in all areas of work to achieve best value for money, safety compliance and standards of build.
  • Typically duties may include: Routine maintenance, design for small projects, construction, test & inspection, undertaking full building Plumbing & Water Systems renewals (including Potable, Grey & Foul / Sewerage), fault finding, repairs to installations, fitting accessories, modification, repairs and replacement of Plumbing & Water System components in commercial buildings and special locations (swimming pools etc.) Working at height and outside work may be required on occasion including on high risk plant (e.g. Sewerage Plant).

Health and Safety Compliance

  • Support the Health and Safety Officer in complete self-assessment checks on property compliance works
  • Support the Health and Safety Office on filing and record keeping to ensure documentation is available for audit checks

Essential qualifications, skills and experience  

  • Certificate in plumbing from a recognised government institution (Preferably Government trade test III, II & I).
  • 5 years of experience in plumbing & water systems work
  • Working knowledge of water filtration systems ie, reverse osmosis, UV
  • Legionella, control methods and legislation.
  • System checks for leaks using air and water pressure gauges
  • Pressurised systems
  • PPR welding and copper brazing experience.
  • Work independently with little supervision
  • Take direction and follow clear instructions
  • Clear communication skills
  • The applicant should be computer literate as reporting methods are via digital media.
  • Must be able to interpret blue prints and sketches, produce materials lists for job requests and projects
  • Fuel lines and pumps
  • Hold a current full driving licence (BCE) and be a safe competent driver (accident free for three years)

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience  

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of gas fittings and gas safety
  • Be familiar with the required Health & Safety standards governing the plumbing role
  • Experience in bore hole pumps
  • Solar water heating
  • knowledge of hand and power tools

Application deadline: 6 October 2022

TWG Painting and Carpentry Multi-skilled Technician S1 (28/22 NR)

Main purpose of job:

The Painting and Carpentry Technical Works Group Technician  will be responsible for  Painting and Carpentry works across the British High Commission (BHC) Estate. They will be responsible for the ordering of materials from the store in advance of programmed  works.  They will conduct painting and carpentry works in collaboration with other painters and carpenters in the team effectively and take direction from the Painting Team Leader in the planning and execution of their duties

Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:

Painting (75%) / Carpentry (15%):

  • Painting both interior and exterior surfaces throughout the BHC Estates (comprising of 120+ properties with a mix of both residential and commercial)
  • Sanding of any wood surfaces and preparing for staining
  • Staining of wood furniture
  • Filling and repairing of cracked walls, doors and ceilings
  • Sanding, preparation and varnishing of wooden floors
  • Working in close collaboration with the Estate Team to ensure that basic maintenance works in properties and office are carried out as per FCDO standards and Health and Safety guidelines.
  • Support TWG team by performing multiple maintenance tasks, which include but it not limited to Painting, civil and carpentry work.
  • Complete all required maintenance tasks for all properties within agreed time frames and to agreed standards
  • Ensure relevant contractors meet the requirements of the contracts in terms of work done and agreed time frames.
  • Assemble furniture and other equipment, including installation of appliances and machinery, taping, sanding, painting, fixing doors and windows.
  • Supervise on any work of specialised contractor/ vendor and to ensure the proper maintenance of equipment; also to check whether the work is compliance with FCDO health and safety norms.
  • Respond to emergency calls and maintenance requests assigned by Estate Team. Must be able to handle the multiple tasks.
  • Proactively develop on good practice and learning of FCDO health & safety policy to deliver effective maintenance of equipment and appropriate solution to faults.

10% Driving:

  • Assist in Delivering of materials or driving themselves and TWG colleagues via canter/minibus across the BHC Estate for the delivery of works across the Estate.
  • Ensure the TWG fleet of vehicles are clean and serviced on time.
  • Responsible for ensuring the assigned vehicle is offloaded after the day’s assignments and parked at the allocated slot.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience  

  • Certificate from a Technical Training School in painting and Carpentry
  • Minimum 5 years experience in painting and carpentry works
  • Good computer skills; good working knowledge of Microsoft Office software and Outlook email
  • Driving Licence for B-C-E class with clean driving record

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience  

  • Experience or Training in Masonry, Carpentry, and general works
  • 3 years’ experience as a Class E Driver, driving of a Canter Truck or equivalent

Application deadline: 7 October 2022

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