careers advice

Construction

Overview
General Advice Section

Types of jobs in this sector include:
Architect, architectural technologist, building control surveyor, building services engineer, Building surveyor, Commercial/residential surveyor, Consulting civil engineer, Contracting civil engineer, Engineering geologist, Estate agent, Historic buildings inspector/conservation officer, Housing manager/officer, Landscape architect, Planning and development surveyor, Quantity surveyor,  Rural practice surveyor, Site engineer, Structural engineer, Town planner, Water engineer

Reference:  UK website


List Construction companies:

Comprehensive list with websites of building and construction of companies in Kenya http://www.youjenzi.com/company.php

Reference:  Youjenzi


Writing CVs:  same as standard generic CVs but with specific experience and qualifications to construction.

International company CVs:  check with the company on their required CV format.  Majority prefer a standard CV template with qualifications and experience specifically relating job advert requirements in construction industry.

Application forms:  same as advise as generic information but relevant to construction.

Preparing for Interviews: same advise as generic information but included construction relevant experience and skills.

International construction companies have their individual recruitment process which will be stated on websites or through the recruitment process so it is best to check with them.

Reference:  same as generic

Key sources of vacancies and internships

•  N-soko jobs
•  Construction Jobs Kenya (facebook)
•  Career Point Kenya jobs
•  Learn 4 Good (Kenya)
•  Careers24


Forums/News/Events:

•  Construction Business Review
•  BuildingExpo Africa 2014
•  Construction Review Online (Africa Construction Portal)
•  Buildint Kenya 2014


Institutions/Societies: 

•  Kenya Federation of Master Builders
•  Architectural Association of Kenya