Senior Land Surveyor at Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA)

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Senior Land Surveyor at Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA)

KURA is responsible for the management, development, rehabilitation and maintenance of Urban National Trunk Roads. Other functions of KURA include – Constructing, upgrading, rehabilitating and maintaining roads under its control; Controlling urban roads reserves and access to roadside developments

Senior Land Surveyor


Job Purpose/Summary

The job holder is answerable to the Deputy Director (Survey) and is responsible for coordinating the provision of all Land Survey Services within the Authority including identification, mapping and marking for protection and registration of the road reserves.

Qualifications and Experience

For appointment to this position, the ideal candidate must:

  • Have a minimum of eight (8) years relevant experience and at least three (3) years in a supervisory role in comparable position in the Public Service or in the Private Sector;
  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Have a certificate in Management Course from a recognized institution;
  • Be registered by Engineers Board of Kenya as a professional Engineer;
  • Have a valid Annual Practicing License from the Engineers Board of Kenya;
  • Be a member of Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK); and
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Control the site levels and determine the quantities of road works on a project road,
  • Supervise the survey assistants/survey staff on site;
  • Ensure the standardization and certification of survey equipment used for road projects, monitoring and evaluating the integrity of survey work done for road works,
  • Organize the opening of road reserves and ensure the removal of illegal structures/utilities, and preparation of the necessary reports and documentation,
  • Control the site levels and determine the quantities of road works on a project road;
  • Supervise of the survey assistants/survey staff on site;
  • Prepare and submit of technical and administrative reports of the department;
  • Prepare Land Acquisition requests and plans to the National Land Commission on behalf of the Authority;
  • Identify and undertake mapping, marking and maintenance of road reserve boundaries,
  • Perform the establishment of Primary and Secondary Survey Control Network for use by the Authority;
  • Prepare and implement of the Department’s Performance Contract;
  • Plan and implement title Surveys for registration of the Authority’s road corridors;
  • Plan and perform the data collection and analysis on the status of the road reserves belonging to the Authority,
  • Participate in the stakeholder’s meeting for the land inquiry process of compulsory land acquisition;
  • Participate in the stakeholder’s meeting for the public participation before the commencement of road construction;
  • Set out the road alignment in civil works; and
  • Perform any other lawful as may be assigned from time to time.

How to apply

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should apply for the positions by downloading the KURA Job Application Form from (, fill and submit together with their updated CVs and copies of National Identity Card, copies of all certificates & testimonials including Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya clearances, details of their day time contacts, names, contacts of three referees.

The application should be mailed (by post office/courier service) or hand delivered so as to reach the Director General by 5.00 pm onMonday, 11th July 2022. All envelopes/applications should have the respective job reference number clearly marked and addressed to the following address:

The Director General
Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA)
IKM BUILDING, Tower B, 5th Ngong Avenue, Opposite Bishops Gate
P.O. Box 41727-00100, GPO,


Applications without the KURA Job Application Form will not be considered. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

The Kenya Urban Roads Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Youth, Persons Living with Disabilities and persons from marginalized communities/areas are encouraged to apply

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