22 Jul 2021

Manager, Engineering Services at Kenya Civil Aviation Authority

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Job Description

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) was established on 24th October 2002 by the Civil Aviation (Amendment) Act, 2002 with the primary functions towards; Regulation and oversight of Aviation Safety & Security; Economic regulation of Air Services and development of Civil Aviation; Provision of Air Navigation Services, and Training of Aviation personnel KCAA; as guided by the provisions of the convention on international civil aviation, related ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs), the Kenya Civil Aviation Act, 2013 and the civil aviation regulations.

REF: ANS/ENG/01/21


Engineering Services

Reports To:

Director, Air Navigation Services

Job Purpose To plan, implement and maintain quality and cost-effective aviation facilities, services and resources associated with air navigation services.

Scope of work / duties / responsibilities

  1. Formulating, planning and implementing policies, programmes and procedures concerning implementation and maintenance of Communication, navigation and surveillance facilities.
  2. Overseeing the implementation of technical standards and recommended practices as per ICAO annex 10 and Kenyan Standards.
  3. Investigating operational complaints and irregularities within the department and collaborating in the investigation of incidents and breaches of aviation regulations and procedures.
  4. Conducting regular performance reviews of staff in the department to determine training and development needs and ensuring the highest standards of performance and conduct are being adhered to.
  5. Coordinating research and development of new systems and equipment.
  6. Preparing and implementing the department’s operational plan and budget to achieve targets in line with the KCAA strategy.
  7. Liaising with the planning and development team to identify improvements to the Engineering Services.
  8. Liaising with the Quality Management department to ensure effective service delivery.
  9. Liaising with the regulator to implement effective inspection and surveillance of equipment
  10. Managing Aeronautical frequency spectrum utilization and coordinating the allocation of radio telephony call signs with ICAO.
  11. Developing and appraising Aeronautical Telecommunications infrastructure and systems.
  12. Maintaining safety management System for CNS.
  13. Allocating work, supervising and guiding staff of the directorate;
  14. Performing any other official duties as may be assigned by Director Air Navigation Services.


  1. A Master’s degree in Electrical, Telecommunications, Electronics, Business Administration, Civil Aviation Management or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  2. BSc degree in Engineering in either Electrical, Telecommunications, Electronics or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  3. Certificate in at least three (3) CNS Equipment Maintenance Courses.
  4. Be a registered member of the Engineers Registration Board or other relevant body recognized by law; and
  5. Training in management and leadership.


  1. At least ten (10) years’ experience 5 of which must be in a senior position in a similar engineering environment.
  2. Proven experience for financial and people management

Knowledge and skills

  1. Knowledge of the Kenya Civil Aviation Regulations and ICAO standards.
  2. Project Management and Implementation skills.
  3. Ability to manage crises by directing recourses appropriately.
  4. Written and verbal communication skills.
  5. Proficiency in Computer applications.

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application quoting the job reference No. on the envelope and application, attaching copies of certificates, testimonials letter to :

The Director General
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
Aviation House – JKIA
P. O. Box 30163 – 00100

Note, persons with disabilities are required to attach a copy of valid NCPWD membership card.

Closing Date : 3 August. 2021


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