31 May 2017

PSC Senior Principal Superintending Structural Engineer Job in Kenya


Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.109,089 – Ksh.144,928 p.m. (Job Group ‘R’)


For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

  • Served for a cumulative period of fifteen (15) years, three (3) of which should have been in the grade of Chief Superintending Engineer, (Structural), Job Group ‘P’ and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service;
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or its equivalent and relevant qualification from a University recognized in Kenya;
  • Been Registered with the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya (ERB);
  • A Current valid annual Practicing license from the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya;
  • Corporate membership with the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK); attended a Strategic Leadership Development Course from a recognized Institution; and
  • Demonstrated a high degree of professional competence and administrative capability
  • Required for effective planning, direction, control and coordination of structural and civil engineering development programmes.

NOTE: possession of a Master’s degree in a relevant field will be considered an added advantage.

An officer at this level may be deployed as a head of a Division at Headquarters. Duties and responsibilities at this level include monitoring and execution of the work in specialized fields of engineering in one of the following areas:

Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Planning, design, supervision of construction, contracts, materials investigation and
  • Research related to buildings and other structures like swimming pools;
  • Direction, control and supervision of maintenance of various structures; and
  • Control and supervision of staff and financial control in the Division.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Direction, control and supervision of design and construction.
  • Marine works which include interalia, river training, jetties, dockyard, seawalls,
  • Footbridges and entails planning, design, construction, contracts, materials
  • Investigation and research related to marine works.

Administration and Planning
Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Administrative matters, procurement, financial control and supervision of staff;
  • Ensuring sufficiency of design and contract drawings;
  • Implementation of the specifications and quality control;
  • Formulation of design standards and procedures;
  • Development of research on materials in buildings/civil and marine works technology;
  • Registration of consulting engineers; registration of civil engineering contractors.
  • Research activities, administration and supervision of staff working under him/her

How To Apply
The details of the posts and mode of application can be accessed on the Commission’s website. Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications as follows:

Online through the Commission website: or jobs portal:
By completing ONE PSC 2 (Revised 2016) application form. The form may be downloaded from the Commission website.

Completed applications should be sent to:
P. O. BOX 30095-00100
So as to reach the Commission on or before 15th June, 2017.

Candidates should NOT attach any documents to the application form. ALL the details requested in the advertisement should be filled on the form. It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application.

Details of academic and professional certificates not obtained by closure of the advert should not be included.

Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification. The Public Service Commission is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution – Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenyans diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities.


Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews. It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates.

Serving officers shall be required to produce the original letter of appointment to their current
substantive post during the interview.

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