Site Engineer - Kilifi

About Sanergy

Sanergy is an award-winning social venture based in Nairobi, Kenya. We undertake three exciting lines of work:

  • We provide safe, sustainable sanitation services to residents living in urban informal settlements of Nairobi and Kisumu using end-to-end non-sewered sanitation solutions. Watch here!

  • We implement a  circular economy model to sustainably manage sanitation and organic waste generated in cities. Using technologies developed in-house, we upcycle the waste into insect-based protein for animal feed, organic fertilizer, and biomass fuel. We operate the largest organics recycling plant in East Africa. Watch here!

  • We partner with cities to develop and deliver safe sanitation and waste management for urban residents. Using a systematic methodology, we match cities’ sanitation and waste management needs with technology and service delivery models, and then offer clear guidance on the steps that governments, funders, service providers and technology developers can take to develop and implement integrated service delivery systems. 

Operational since 2011, Sanergy serves over 140,000 urban residents with safe sanitation services every day. Sanergy collects and treats over 12,000T of waste per year, and successfully sells its agricultural end-products to farmers in over 20 counties in Kenya, who see improved yields and increased incomes. At the same time, we have built a team of over 400 employees from diverse backgrounds who solve diverse problems, but all embody the drive, creativity, teamwork, and passion that make us achieve our goals. For our work, we have been recognized by the Gates Foundation as one of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals accelerator; by Fast Company as one of the 10 most innovative companies in the world doing social good and one of the 10 best companies in Africa,by  Earthshot Prize as a Finalist a and the Food Planet Prize for our innovative circular economy approach.

Sanergy is currently expanding the breeding facility in Kilifi and looking to hire a proactive Site Engineer to give technical advice as well as organize and supervise all construction projects.

  • Take part in the Project Risk and Opportunities analysis and assist the construction manager in implementing the preventive and corrective actions,

  • Provide input into the pre-commencement project safety plan and assessment, and ensure the Project Health and Safety Management plan is applied on site and followed by the contractor, 

  • Visit the construction site daily to assess the overall work progress and difficulties, and review and record on-going issues, 

  • Ensure all project documents including drawings, work plans, permits and approvals, licenses, logistics plans, and quality plans are in order,

  • Supervision of all construction work including but not limited to excavations, bar bending fixing and placement, concrete mixing and placement, alignment of holding down bolts in preparation for steelwork installation, and steelwork installation.

  • Take part in the general breakdown of the project to prepare the inspection plans and the documents required for monitoring project execution,

  • Assist the Construction Manager in preparing and submitting progress reports at regular intervals that contain information on the actual progress against planned progress, inventory of materials and labourers at site, and daily work measurement done by the contractor as compared to the work plan, and any other documentation so required,

  • Provide support and ensure the Project Quality Management system is in place and followed by the contractor and ensure the quality of materials and work done is as per standards and specifications,

  • Ensure correct interpretation and implementation of civil and structural construction drawings on site and liaise with the design engineer should any issues arise,

  • Identification and execution of any snags that arise after the completion of a set of works at predetermined milestones.

  • Participate in analyzing non-conformance reports and in determining their causes and proposing corrective and preventive actions,

  • Liaising with the professional team including engineers, project managers, quantity surveyors and the architect to get rid of any bottlenecks that might arise to keep the project moving forward,

  • Ensure construction management software is in use and up-to-date and report on project metrics to the Project Manager,

  • Resolve any technical difficulties that may arise unexpectedly and communicate the same to the design consultant,

  • Liaise with the Design Team to issue change orders or answer the RFIs and manage project modifications in collaboration with the different stakeholders,

  • Caption the project experience and lessons learned, and take part in continuous improvement workshops and manage defects during the DLP.

  • Lead and support a team of subordinate engineers and fellows appointed to KLF operations, when so required.

  • Maintain the EPC framework documents as per the required standards as construction work progresses

  • Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering

  • Proven experience as Site Engineer on building construction projects including industrial buildings of 3-5 years

  • Experience in the supervision of installation of structural steelworks is a plus

  • Previous experience in conducting and participating in project commissioning required

  • Deep consideration towards Safety, Quality and Environment management on site 

  • Substantial experience of all stages of the design and construction across a wide range of building types, including industrial buildings

  • Working knowledge of common construction contracts

  • Previous experience in using construction management software is a ‘plus’

  • Good writing, client-facing and communication skills

  • Willingness to work in Kilifi



Sanergy/FreshLife is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.