Position: Site Acquisition & Permitting Engineer

Region: Nairobi

Reporting to:Manager Network Implementation


Department:Technology Division


Role Purpose: 

 Acquires sites for telecommunication installations, acquire permits as necessary and provide liaison with contractors and statutory bodies on matters related to the above.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Evaluating the suitability of the acquired sites to ensure successful rollout.
  • Confirm authenticity of ownership by obtaining standard ownership documents.
  • Negotiate for competitive rent and ask landlord to sign letter of offer.
  • Prepare and submit three signed letters of offer for each site acquired and approved by technical survey team to Legal Department for confirmation and submission to CEO for approval
  • Negotiate for competitive rent on contract renewal for existing sites.
  • Apply to KCAA for inspection and approval of tower heights planned for the sites acquired.
  • Apply and obtain built permit from the relevant Local Authority
  • Apply for wayleave permit from the relevant Authorities (County Government, KeNHA, KeRRA & KURA)
  • Facilitate the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) consultant who must be registered in the NEMA register, to carry out assessment of the new site and submit to NEMA for certification.
  • Facilitate the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) consultant who must be registered in the NEMA register, to carry out subsequent periodic assessment of the site and submit to NEMA certification.


    Academic/ Professional Qualifications

  • University Degree in Real estate, Land Economics or Valuer.
  • 3 years Experience in Network Roll-out operations and site acquisition

    Professional Knowledge:
  • Knowledge of the local market for statutory bodies
  • Autonomy in a multicultural and multifunctional environment, ability to liaise with other entities and departments inside & outside Telkom Kenya

    Professional Skills:
  • Proactive and dynamic.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Efficient and results oriented
  • Self-motivated person able to work under minimum supervision
  • Organization and communication skills
  • Negotiation skills


    This position is open to Kenyan citizens only. If you are up to the challenge & fit the required profile, please apply highlighting how your qualifications, experience and career aspirations match the requirements for this position.

    Application should be sent by latest  10th May  2018 , please provide an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) including details of your current telephone contacts and names of three referees. Apply through recruitment@telkom.co.ke and ensure the job title is quoted on the subject field. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.