Principal Motor Vehicle Inspector Job, Engineering Jobs in Kenya April 2022,


  • Reporting to the Manager, Motor Vehicle Inspection the job holder is responsible for planning, organizing, administration and control of activities in a Motor Vehicle Inspection Centre.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • In charge of a Motor Vehicle Inspection Centre;
  • Supervision of officers within the Motor Vehicle Inspection Centre;
  • Custodian of Inspection certificates and other accountable documents plus equipment used for vehicle inspection;
  • Public relations between the Centre and the stakeholders (clients);
  • Preparing memorandum for vehicle change of status and taxation classes;
  • Planning, controlling and coordinating Motor Vehicle Inspection activities of inspection of motor vehicles;
  • Issuing of compliance certificates;
  • Preparation of budgets;
  • Inspection of accident vehicles; and
  • Attending court cases;

Qualifications and Experience

  • At least eight (8) years relevant work experience, three (3) of which must have been in a supervisory position in a large organization;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering or a related field from a recognized institution;
  • Master’s degree in any of the above disciplines from a recognized institution is an added advantage;
  • Attendance of a Supervisory Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • A valid Driving License free from any current endorsements;
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution;
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results; and
  • Should also be a registered engineer with the Engineering Board of Kenya.

Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to drive change and innovation;
  • Negotiation and analytical skills;
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook express including financial and statistical packages;
  • Strong communication and reporting skills;
  • Good leadership, mentorship and coaching skills;
  • Integrity and commitment to producing results;
  • Proven working attitude and ability to give and take instructions; and
  • Capacity to get along with a diverse workforce.

How To Apply

Candidates interested in the above positions are expected to fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya. Candidates must therefore, obtain and submit the following documents together with their applications:

  • Clearance Certificate from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID);
  • Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
  • Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
  • Clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and
  • Clearance from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

Qualified candidates should apply in confidence indicating the Job Ref. No. on both the application and envelope to the address below, enclosing CVs with full details of educational background and professional qualifications. The application should also have copies of certificates, relevant testimonials and the National ID. Applications may be deposited at the Authority’s Head Office Reception, 316 Upper Hill Chambers, Ground floor, 2nd Ngong Avenue, or posted to;

The Director General,
National Transport and Safety Authority,
316 Upper Hill Chambers, 2nd Ngong Avenue,
P.O. Box 3602-00506,

All applications should be received not later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday 12th April, 2022.

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