Mechanical Engineer

National Housing Corporation (NHC)

  • Entry Level
  • Nairobi
  • July 22, 2024


  • Exp.: Not Specified
  • Min. Education level: Bachelor's Degree
  • Specialism: Mechanical Engineering
  • Deadline: Monday, July 22, 2024
Vacancy Description

The National Housing Corporation (NHC) is a statutory body established by an Act of Parliament, Cap. 117, whose mandate is to implement government housing policies and Programmes. The Corporation is seeking to recruit results driven and highly motivated individuals to fill the positions below.

Engineer Mechanical – NHC/72/2024

NHC Job Grade: 7

Job Specification:

Duties and responsibilities at this level entail assisting in:

  1. Participating in feasibility study and planning for housing and infrastructure projects;
  2. Preparing engineering designs, technical specifications and drawings;
  3. Seeking and obtaining County and statutory approvals for engineering designs and drawings;
  4. Preparing tender and contract documentation for engineering aspects;
  5. Participate in evaluation of contractual claims;
  6. Liaison with necessary agencies/authorities for inspections and approvals of engineering aspects;
  7. Participating in the tendering processes of housing and infrastructure projects;
  8. Supervise construction of housing and infrastructure projects to ensure quality and adherence to specification with respect to engineering aspects;
  9. Undertake stakeholder engagement for infrastructure projects and matters;
  10. Initiate collaboration with project enablers such as utility and service providers;
  11. Appraisal and Certification of completed engineering works and issue necessary certificates;
  12. Prepare documents required to seek and obtain certificate of occupation;
  13. Ensure proper custody of all project designs, drawings and standard operation manuals;
  14. Participate in research on housing and infrastructure designs, technology and materials;
  15. Preparing material schedules and labour costs for maintenance works in liaison with Estates Directorate;
  16. Guide Engineering Assistant in execution of engineering duties.

Person Specification:

  1. Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  2. Proficiency in computer applications; and
  3. Fulfills the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution.

Skills and Competencies:

  1. Interpersonal skills;
  2. Communication skills;
  3. Ability to meet deadlines;
  4. Customer focus;

Terms of Service and Remuneration

  1. The appointment to positions in Grades 4 to 12 will be on permanent and pensionable basis.
  2. Successful candidates will be offered competitive remuneration package in accordance with the Corporations Salary Structure

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Application Guidelines

Applicants are required to submit their applications including cover letter, copy of National Identity Card, certified copies of certificates, testimonials and detailed CV indicating their current position, qualifications, working experience, names of three (3) referees (professional), current remuneration, and daytime telephone number(s).

(Where applicable, include in your submission the required professional certificates, membership certificates, and all other requirements as specified for the role you are applying for.)

The cover letter should be addressed to:

The Managing Director/CEO
National Housing Corporation (NHC)
P.O. Box 30257-0010,


Applications without the relevant qualifications attached will not be considered. Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.

The National Housing Corporation is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution of Kenya – Article 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenya’s diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities. THEREFORE, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THE MARGINALIZED AND THE MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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