The incumbent works as a Maintenance Inspector for the Facility Management Section at the U.S Embassy, Nairobi. This position is responsible for inspecting approximately 350 residential housing units and all U.S. Government owned properties to determine the nature and extent of maintenance and repair work required to be performed but the U.S. Embassy and contractors. The incumbent must utilize knowledge of the engineering and construction environment to assess the building condition including structural, plumbing, and carpentry. When projects are required, the incumbent will be responsible for creating statements of work, concept drawings, cost estimates, and bills of quantity. The Maintenance Inspector will also work with Procurement in the contractor hiring process. While the project is underway, the incumbent will monitor contractor progress and compliance to U.S. Government and Kenyan regulations and safety standards. When the project is complete, the incumbent will inspect to ensure the work was done to specifications, construction standards and required building codes. The incumbent will be required to produce reports on facility condition of US Embassy Government Owned (GO) properties. Direct supervision will be provided by the Senior Facility Maintenance Supervisor FSN 11 (C52616).
Qualifications and Evaluations
Excellent working knowledge of all tools associated with all building trades. The incumbent must possess a thorough knowledge of building construction techniques and materials including plumbing and drainage, electrical systems, and low- and high-pressure heating system installations. Must possess knowledge of local building codes and ordinances and be familiar with local bidding practices. The incumbent must have a working knowledge of various building codes to include The International Building code, National Electrical Code, Uniform Plumbing code and ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers) Standards and all Local Kenyan Building codes.
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