Electrician, Kenya
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Business Support Services
Job Category
Business Solutions
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade J
Vacancy Description
Terms: Locally Appointed Duration: 1 year fixed term with possibility of extension Location: Nairobi, Kenya Closing Date: 23 November 2018 (23:59 UK Time)
Role Purpose

To safely perform, Electrical: Planned preventative maintenance (PPM), reactive maintenance, fault finding, design, construction and inspection & test to Low Voltage (LV) equipment & installations across the British Council estate in and around Nairobi in accordance with British Council guidance and standards. General Forman supervision of in-house tradesmen. Must be proficient in both mechanical and electrical circuitry, able to apply knowledge across these disciplines to affect maintenance and repair. Conduct condition reports and H&S audits on a quarterly basis and ensuring that British Council properties comply with appropriate standards.  Must be able/willing to lead and cross train other team members.

Main Accountabilities

-  Carry out planned maintenance activities, projects, refurbishments and react to electrical breakdowns or faults in a timely, professional & customer focused manner.
-  Execute repairs and works safely and in accordance with the quality standards of the British Council, industry best practice, British standards and Kenyan electrical regulations & requirements where applicable to LV domestic / housing electrical works and light industrial / commercial plant and equipment.
-  Take ownership of electrical projects, repairs and renewals / re-wires, producing technical reports, accurate time frames for completion of works, outlining all resources required, start date, end date, project milestones and dependencies.
-  Safely perform electrical testing and produce electrical installation condition reports or electrical installation certificates as required and on completion of works.
-  Lead and mentor colleagues in electrical 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, renewal and re-wire to ensure the electrical installation meets the electrical compliance standards of the British Council, the current edition of BS7671, Kenyan electrical regulations & requirements where applicable and any other relevant standard(s).
-  Produce comprehensive bills of materials and estimates of costs for high quality electrical components, labor 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 electrical maintenance (LV), electrical design for small projects, electrical construction, test & inspection, undertaking full building re-wires, fault finding, Consumer Board & Distribution Board replacement, repairs to installations, installation of circuit accessories, Industrial Control panel repairs / modification, repairs and replacement to wiring in commercial buildings and special locations (cafeteria, plant room) Working at height and outside work may be required on occasion including on high risk plant (e.g. generator room).

Role Requirements

-  Must have the right to live and work in Kenya.
-  Police Clearance Certificate required.
-  Ability to Multi task and has experience of leading a team.
-  Ability to troubleshoot common electrical problems across wiring and household appliance.


-  Electrical: Fault finding, construction & installation methods (Commercial & Domestic), Industrial controls, Risk assessment, creating Method Statements Over Six years hands on experience in LV Electrical work.
-  IT / Computer literate.
-  Holder of Driving license. (motorbikes)
-  English language proficiency spoken & written.
-  Minimum 5-8 years’ experience.
For further information please view the attached documents.
Electrician, Kenya.pdf
BC Behaviors.pdf
BC Core Skills.pdf

Closing Date: 23 November 2018 (23:59 UK Time)