Academic Qualification

Qualification Institution Year
MSc in Advance Manufacturing and Automation Engineering. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology 2012
BSc in Mechanical Engineering. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology 2004

Work Experience

Full – Time Contract:

  1. Jan. 2014 – To Present: Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) – Lecturer Dept. Of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering
    • I am a lecturer in the departments of Mechanical Engineering. My area of research is optimization of geothermal drilling processes through simulation and modeling.
  2. Oct. 2009 – Nov. 2013: Kenya Electricity Generating Company(KenGen) – Senior Geothermal Projects Officer
    • I was in charge of Planning, Co-ordinating and Monitoring of Kengen’s Geothermal Resource Development (GRD) Project. The core mandate of GRD is to drill geothermal wells for energy production. The Planning section co-ordinates the activities all the GRD’s sections.
    • My specific duties included: Project Planning and Project Optimization for cost, quality and timeliness; Budgeting for GRD operations; Budget performance monitoring; Project Progress Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting; Contract Negotiation; and Contract Implementation Monitoring.
    • In addition, I was tasked with rolling out and implementation of PRINCE2 Project management for Geothermal Resource Development. This included developing the tools required to support PRINCE2. I further was a change agent in the rollout of 4 Disciplines of Execution change program, in charge of GRD.
  3. Mar. 2009 – Oct. 2009: Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) – Drilling Engineer
    • I worked as a Drilling Engineer at Kengen. My responsibilities included preparation of drilling programs, procurement, managing drilling logistics and drilling supervision. This was an apprenticeship role.
  4. May 2007 – Feb. 2009: Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology: Institute of Energy Technology – Teaching Assistant/Research Assistant
    • I worked in the department of Mechanical Engieering as Teaching Assistant. Duties included conducting experiments, lecturing, and assisting in research. I also participated in the curriculum development for Bachelor of Science in Mining and Mineral Processing.
  5. July 2004 – August 2005: Ashmark Ltd – Sales Engineer
    • I was a technical representative for Ashmark Ltd. Ashmark specialized in the provision of industrial spare parts for milling companies. My responsibility included sourcing for parts, delivery and installation supervision. I was also responsible for identifying and developing new markets.

Part – Time & Contract:

  1. Oct. 2012 – Present: Merzak Universal Limited – Team Leader/Mechanical Engineer Consultant
    • Merzak Universal Ltd. Provides Consultancy Services in the field of Renewable Energy and Industrial projects. I am the team leader of all renewable energy projects undertaken by Merzak Universal Ltd.,/li>
  2. Aug 2006 – Dec 2010: Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology – Part Time Lecturer
    • I worked part time at JKUAT, Department of Mechanical Engineering as a Part – time Lecturer. My areas of specializations are Industrial Management, Operations Management, Manufacturing Systems and Project Controls.

Selected Work Experience

  1. Consultancy for geothermal drilling services provision for a key geothermal services provider (2014 – Ongoing)
    • Development and Implementation of Overall Project Management Methodology
    • Development and documentation of a Methodology for drilling supervision
    • Preparation of supervision methodology for support civil works (pad Preparation) and well completion tests
  2. Feasibility Study for the Upgrade of Mutunguru United Hydro Power Project (2012-2013) (The study was funded by UNDP)
    • Site identification and investigation
    • Co-ordinate experts required for the study (Surveyors, EIA, and Hydrologists)
    • Evaluate and optimize the potential of the hydro – power project
    • Selecting and sizing of the electro – mechanical equipment for the project
    • Economic Analysis and Evaluation
  3. 560 Mwe Olkaria Geothermal Project (2011 – Ongoing)