Kenya Pipeline Company Operations Manager Job Vacancy

Oct 4, 2016

The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) Limited is a State Corporation established under the Companies Act (CAP 486) of the Laws of Kenya to provide efficient, reliable, safe and cost effective means of transporting quality oil and gas from source to the customer.
Pursuant to this objective, the Company is seeking to recruit a highly motivated visionary, dynamic and results oriented candidate to fill the undermentioned position:

Operations Manager

JG 3
1 Post 
Ref No: KPC/ADVT/38/2016
Reporting to the General Manager (Operations & Maintenance), the role is responsible for planning, programming and coordinating all activities in Operations department in order to optimize storage and transportation of petroleum products through the pipeline in the most efficient, safe and economical manner and with utmost care to the environment.
Key Responsibilities
  • The storage and transportation of petroleum products through the pipeline in the most efficient, safe and economical manner.
  • Ensuring that a workable supply logistics programme, which is based on the statistical figures of the product supply and the corresponding product requirements, is maintained.
  • Ensuring the maintenance and preservation of the required product quality standards in the pipeline and storage system through liaison with SHEQ Manager.
  • Liaison with Oil Marketing Companies and other stakeholders on ullage allocations, product transportation and pipeline supply logistic programme and other operational matters.
  • Liaise and co-ordinate with the Assistant Managers Operations on the day to day running of the department.
  • Advise the Chief Manager (Technical) on changes in operational requirements which may be necessary for optimization of petroleum pumping.
  • Ensure safe and proper equipment and machinery utilizations are achieved.
  • Liaise with Engineering Manager that proper maintenance schedules are affected to improve on plant and equipment availability and efficiency.
  • Ensure that budgetary provisions are made while expenditure in the department is controlled within agreed budgets.
  • Follow correctness and timely production of all Operations Department management reports and ensure proper dispatch and distribution of reports as necessary.
  • Ensure that all safety regulations are adhered to and that the environment is protected.
  • Provide technical leadership to multidisciplinary teams to enable them develop, implement and evaluate strategic corporate plans and budgets aimed at improving organisation performance.
  • Develop and implement strategies for creating a high performing organizational culture based on transparency, integrity, accountability, performance measurement and results to ensure that programme activities are undertaken on sound management principles and practices.
  • Initiate and participate in organizational performance reviews and business process improvement programmes as well as undertake special investigations aimed at improving organizational effectiveness.
  • Participate in the recruitment and selection of staff in order to ensure that the candidates selected have the required job competencies and are provided with orientation and induction programme necessary for effective job performance.
  • Review incidents of violations against organizational policy and regulations as well as handle employee disputes and take appropriate action in line with approved policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Coordinate and implement training programs in Operations department, aimed at equipping staff with appropriate job competencies in order to improve the design and delivery of high quality services.
  • Plan, monitor and evaluate the performance of staff against set targets and objectives and implementing development action plans aimed at building the capacity of individuals and multi-disciplinary teams
Key Competencies
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of engineering aspects in Oil/gas Industry including broad knowledge of local and international standards.
  • Strong well developed written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills including ability to prepare relevant reports.
  • Flexibility and responsiveness in handling and determining engineering issues , sound analytical skills and the ability to identify with precision the critical factors of a problem in an impartial and objective way.
  • Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving trends in Petroleum industry.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Demonstrate technical expertise in risk management, quality assurance as well as monitoring and evaluation.
  • Ability to deliver KPC’s articulated vision for change.
  • Ability to establish flexible multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to empower staff through coaching, mentoring and counseling.
Key Qualifications & Experience
  • Minimum ten (10) years relevant experience, five (5) of which must be at senior management of a large organization.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from a recognized university
  • Registered and licensed with EBK as a professional Engineer.
Terms of Service and Remuneration

These appointments will be on a three year (3) contract terms renewable subject to satisfactory performance and delivery of set performance targets and outcomes.

Application Requirements

NB: Candidates interested in these positions are expected to fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Specifically, they must obtain and submit with their application copies of the following certificates;
  1. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal investigations
  2. Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  3. Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  4. Clearance from the Ethics & Anti-corruption Authority (EACC)
  5. Clearance from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
Suitably qualified candidates should apply in confidence to the address below enclosing CVs with full details of education background, professional qualifications, and attach copies of certificates and relevant testimonials.

Applications may be deposited at our Head Office, Kenpipe Plaza, Ground floor in the APPLICATION BOX or posted to:

The Managing Director
Kenya Pipeline Company Limited
P.O. Box 73442, 00200

All applications should be received not later than Friday, 14th October, 2016.

Kenya Pipeline Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality. Women and Persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


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