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  • Posted: Feb 6, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 27, 2023
  • The Kenya Pipeline Company Limited is a State Corporation established on 6th September, 1973 under the Companies Act (CAP 486) of the Laws of Kenya and started commercial operations in 1978. The Company is 100% owned by the Government and complies with the provisions of the State Corporations Act (Cap 446) of 1986.
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    General Manager (Pipeline Operations & Maintenance)

    Purpose of the job

    The General Manager (Pipeline Operations & Maintenance) is responsible to the Managing Director for ensuring effective and efficient pipeline operations & maintenance in the Company.

    Key Tasks

    • Responsible for ensuring petroleum products are transported through the pipeline in the most efficient, safe and economical manner.
    • Ensuring maintenance and preservation of the required product quality standards in the pipeline and storage system.
    • Liaising with key stakeholders on product transportation and other operational matters and advising the Managing Director on changes in operational requirements which may be necessary for optimization of petroleum pumping.
    • Ensuring proper maintenance schedules are effected to improve on plant and equipment availability and efficiency.
    • Provide technical leadership to multidisciplinary teams to enable them develop, implement and evaluate strategic corporate plans and budgets aimed at improving performance standards and operational efficiencies.
    • Maintaining effective communication between staff of all cadres to provide the right working environment for achievement of Company goals.
    • Initiating and participating in organizational performance reviews and business process improvement programmes as well as undertaking specials investigations aimed at improving organizational effectiveness.
    • Writing and submitting project charters and/or business cases in order to secure resource commitments (e.g. Budgets, personnel and business systems) from the Board and Executive that will enable execution of initiatives.
    • Responsible for projects management in Research, Planning, design, Construction and civil works.
    • Responsible for commissioning and projects takeover to ensure that the Company funds are efficiently utilized during all stages of the projects and that they are implemented in accordance with the contract to guarantee efficiency, cost effectiveness and timely completion.
    • Carry out continuous monitoring & evaluation and provide technical advice.
    • Promote quality achievement and performance improvement throughout the organization by ensuring compliance with national and international standards and legislation.
    • Provide technical leadership to multidisciplinary teams to enable them develop, implement and evaluate strategic management plans and budgets aimed at improving performance standards and organizational effectiveness.
    • Performing other related duties as may be required from time to time.

    Job Specifications

    • Master’s Degree from a recognized institution
    • Bachelor of Science in any Engineering field from a recognized university
    • Be a Registered Professional Engineer with ERB with a current valid practicing license
    • Minimum of twelve (12) years relevant experience five (5) of which should be at senior management level in a large and busy organization.
    • Corporate Member to relevant professional body – IEK.
    • Leadership Course(s) lasting not less than two (2) weeks.

    Key Skills and competencies

    • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of industry requirements including broad knowledge of international trends in Oil and gas Industry and/or engineering.
    • Strong well developed 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.
    • Demonstrate technical expertise in risk management, project management, quality assurance as well as monitoring and evaluation.
    • Ability to deliver articulated vision for change, create a sense of urgency around change and motivate staff to join change efforts.
    • Ability to establish flexible multidisciplinary teams in an environment conducive to continuous learning, creativity and innovation.
    • Ability to empower staff through coaching and counselling by emphasizing accountability and results oriented management.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage staff from diverse backgrounds and to develop practical solutions to problems.
    • Ability to handle an Emergency Response situation and Team as well as handling safety oversight roles.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) Limited on to apply

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