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3 Apr 2024

Full-Time Jobs at Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) Limited (7 Positions)

Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) Limited – Posted by Sunlit Centre Kenya Anywhere

Job Description

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.

Pipeline Wayleave Manager

  • Location Nairobi 

Job Description

  • Provide Oversight on matters pertaining to the Pipeline Wayleave
  • Liaise with Regional Administration to address issues of encroachment/informal settlement along the Pipeline Wayleave.
  • Clearing and availing the Pipeline Wayleave to KPC’s appointed Contractor from time to time whenever there are any developments on the wayleave.
  • Liaise with Legal Department in registration of Easement Agreements.
  • Liaise with Foundation and Corporate Communication Departments in sensitizing Communities along the Pipeline Wayleave on issues of safety, rights, and obligations as per the Easement Agreement.
  • Addressing all enquiries related to Pipeline Wayleave i.e., Pipeline Wayleave route, land subdivisions, width of the Pipeline Wayleave, damage to crops and claims of noncompensation.
  • Liaise with relevant Heads of Department/Sections (i.e. Security, Civil, Corrosion Control, Mechanical, Airwing) in developing Action Plans with clear Key Performance Indicators for the maintenance and operational activities.
  • Monitor and evaluate activities/action plans of the Pipeline Wayleave and thereafter prepare and present to Management status Reports.
  • Develop and review Pipeline Wayleave Policies and Procedures Manuals.
  • Prepare and submit for approval all Budgetary requirements regarding the Pipeline Wayleave and monitor the use of the resources for effectiveness an ease of co-ordination.
  • Coordinate Pipeline Wayleave civil maintenance works including hydraulic protection, bush clearing, and demarcation works (boundary marking).
  • Carrying out regular ground and aerial patrols to identify un-authorized activities and encroachments.
  • Reviewing and granting of third-party requests to cross the Pipeline Wayleave with services (water, power, fiber optic cables etc.).
  • Keeping an updated inventory of wayleave status.
  • Reviewing designs for Pipeline Wayleave crossings by others to ensure adequate pipe protection and provision for future developments.
  • Co-ordination of Pipeline Wayleave activities by other KPC departments (Legal, Maintenance, Corporate Communication, Foundation, Administration, Security, and any other department of interest). These include:
    • Resolution of all outstanding compensation claims
    • Acquisition of new
    • Liaison with regional administration to address issues of encroachment/informal settlement along the right of way.
    • Sensitization of communities along the Pipeline Wayleave on issues of rights, safety, and obligations as per the easement agreements.
    • Building and sustaining harmonious relationships with communities along the Pipeline Wayleave.
    • Identification of unregistered easement agreements and facilitate their registration.
  • Surveillance of the Pipeline Wayleave to deter intrusion of the pipeline.
  • Carry out any other duties as assigned from time to time.

Person Specifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the Social Science and/or Engineering field
  • Minimum eight (10) years’ relevant work experience five (5) of which should have been at Senior Management level
  • Experience in Wayleave Management operations.
  • Membership to a relevant professional body
  • Proficiency in computer applications
  • Demonstrated competence in work performance

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent leadership skills including effective interpersonal, communication, influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Considerable knowledge of wayleave policies, systems, and procedures.
  • Good planning and organizational skills.
  • Good time management skills and the ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving trends in relevant field through continuing professional education programmes.

Terminal Manager

  • Location Nairobi

Job Specifications

  • Ensure storage and transportation of petroleum products through the pipeline in the most efficient, safe, and economical manner.
  • Maintain a workable supply logistics programme based on statistical figures of product supply and corresponding requirements.
  • Preserve required product quality standards in the pipeline and storage system through liaison with SHEQ Manager.
  • Liaise with Oil Marketing Companies and stakeholders on ullage allocations, product transportation, pipeline supply logistic programme, and operational matters.
  • Coordinate with Operations Manager and stakeholders on the day-to-day running of the Depot.
  • Advise the Operations Manager on operational requirement changes for petroleum pumping optimization.
  • Ensure safe and proper equipment and machinery utilization.
  • Liaise with Maintenance Manager to implement proper maintenance schedules to improve plant and equipment availability and efficiency.
  • Make budgetary provisions while controlling departmental expenditure within agreed budgets.
  • Ensure correctness and timely production of all Operations Department management reports and proper dispatch and distribution as necessary.
  • Adhere to safety regulations and protect the environment.
  • Provide technical leadership to multidisciplinary teams to develop, implement, and evaluate strategic corporate plans and budgets.
  • Develop and implement strategies for a high-performing organizational culture based on transparency, integrity, accountability, and performance measurement.
  • Initiate and participate in organizational performance reviews and business process improvement programmes, as well as special investigations to improve organizational effectiveness.
  • Participate in staff recruitment and selection to ensure candidates have required job competencies and provide necessary orientation and induction programmes.
  • Review incidents of policy violations, handle employee disputes, and take appropriate action in line with approved policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Coordinate and implement training programmes in the Operations department to equip staff with appropriate job competencies.
  • Plan, monitor, and evaluate staff performance against set targets and objectives, implementing development action plans to build individual and team capacity.
  • Carry out any other duties as assigned from time to time.

Person Specification

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics, Telecommunications Engineering, Analytical Chemistry, or recognized equivalent.
  • Minimum eight (8) years relevant experience with at least three (3) years in a management capacity.
  • Proficiency in Computer applications.
  • Corporate membership to a relevant professional body e.g. EBK, CSK.
  • Demonstrated competence in work performance and results.

 Key Skills and Competencies

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of engineering aspects in Oil/gas Industry including broad knowledge of local and international standards.
  • Strong well-developed communication and interpersonal skills including ability to prepare relevant reports.
  • Flexibility and responsiveness in handling and determining issues, sound analytical skills, and the ability to identify critical factors of a problem impartially and objectively.
  • Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving trends.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in risk management, quality assurance, 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 counselling

Chief Administration Officer

  • Location Nairobi

Job Description

  • Coordinate formulation, review, and implementation of Company administrative and records management policies.
  • Coordinate provision of Transport and Logistics including maintenance of the fleet.
  • Coordinate management of the various outsourced services.
  • Coordinate management of records in compliance with statutory provisions and Company quality standards.
  • Coordinate provision of all auxiliary and housekeeping services.
  • Coordinate preparation of compensation to owners of affected parcels of land along the Right of Way (ROW) in liaison with other Departments.
  • Liaise with regional administration to address issues of encroachment/informal settlement along the right of way.
  • Coordinate administration of the Gymnasium.
  • Responsible for general administration of the Company’s Facilities and Properties.
  • Perform any other duties relevant to the function.

Person Specification

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the Social Science field.
  • Post Graduate Qualification in Business Administration or Human Resource Management if the first degree is not in Social Science.
  • Minimum eight (8) years’ relevant work experience three (3) of which should have been at Senior Management level.
  • Membership to a relevant professional body.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Demonstrated competence in work performance.

Key Skills & Competencies

  • Excellent leadership skills including effective interpersonal, communication, influencing, and negotiation skills and people skills.
  • Considerable knowledge of administration policies, systems, and procedures.
  • Good planning, coordination, and organizational skills.
  • Good time management and the ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving trends in administration through continuing professional education programmes.

Chief Chemist

  • Location Nairobi

Job Description

  • Formulating procedures and enforcing them to ensure that the quality of all products in the system is known at all times.
  • Providing technical advice on decontaminations when they occur.
  • Representing the Company in forums that deal with quality standards and specifications.
  • Guiding and developing staff in the Quality Control Section.
  • Manpower planning and recommendations.
  • Planning and assuring Test Equipment availability.
  • Provide technical leadership to multidisciplinary teams to enable them to develop, implement, and evaluate strategic corporate plans and budgets aimed at improving organizational performance.
  • Provide support in the development and implementation of strategies to create a high-performing organizational culture.
  • Initiate and participate in organizational performance reviews and business process improvement programmes.
  • Participate in the recruitment and selection of staff and lead in the orientation and induction programme necessary for effective job performance.
  • Review incidents of violations against organizational policy and regulations, handle employee disputes, and take appropriate action in line with approved policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Coordinate and implement training programs in the Quality Control department, aimed at equipping staff with appropriate job competencies.
  • Plan, monitor, and evaluate the performance of staff against set targets and objectives and implementing development action plans.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned from time to time.

Person Specifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Analytical Chemistry or Industrial Chemistry or any related field from a recognized University.
  • Minimum eight (8) years relevant experience, three (3) of which should have been at Senior management level.
  • Membership to a relevant professional body.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Demonstrated competence in work performance.
  • Demonstrated people management skills.
  • Communication and analytical skills.

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of engineering aspects in Oil/gas Industry including broad knowledge of local and international standards.
  • Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving trends in quality control.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Demonstrate technical expertise in risk management, quality assurance, as well as monitoring and evaluation.
  • Ability to empower staff through coaching and counselling.
  • Ability to deliver KPC’s articulated vision for change.
  • Ability to establish flexible multidisciplinary teams.

Chief Pipeline Wayleave Officer

  • Location Nairobi

Job Description

  • Ensuring bush clearing, and demarcation works (boundary marking).
  • Carrying out regular ground and aerial patrols to identify unauthorized activities and encroachments.
  • Reviewing and granting third-party requests to cross the Right of Way with services (water, power, fiber optic cables, etc.).
  • Ensuring an updated inventory of wayleave status.
  • Co-ordination of ROW activities by other KPC departments (Legal, Maintenance, Corporate Communication, Foundation, Administration, Security, and any other department of interest). These activities include:
    • Preparation of compensation to owners of affected parcels of land along the Right of Way (ROW).
    • Resolution of all outstanding compensation claims.
    • Liaison with regional administration to address issues of encroachment/informal settlement along the right of way.
    • Sensitization of communities along the ROW on issues of rights, safety, and obligations as per the easement agreements.
    • Building and sustaining harmonious relationships with communities along the Right of Way.
    • Identification of unregistered easement agreements and facilitate their registration.
    • Surveillance of the ROW to deter intrusion of the pipeline.
  • Carry out any other duties as assigned from time to time.

Person Specifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the Social Science field.
  • Minimum eight (8) years’ relevant work experience, three (3) of which should have been at Senior Management level.
  • Experience in Wayleave Management operations.
  • Membership to a relevant professional body.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Demonstrated competence in work performance.

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent leadership skills including effective interpersonal, communication, influencing, and negotiation skills.
  • Considerable knowledge of administration policies, systems, and procedures
  • Good planning and organizational skills.
  • Good time management skills and the ability to prioritize tasks.
  •  Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving trends relevant to the area of expertise.

Chief Security Officer (Security Operations)

  • Location Nairobi

Job Description

  • Develop, implement, and monitor security strategies, policies, and standards in line with the Company’s mission and vision.
  • Provide advisory services to the company on matters related to security in their respective functional areas.
  • Liaise with national security agencies to ensure security of Company’s assets and business operations.
  • Coordinate management of outsourced security service providers to meet KPC’s security objectives and enhance performance.
  • Liaise with the provincial administration at all levels on administration matters concerning the security of the Kenya Pipeline.
  • Develop and implement appropriate controls for all admissions within the operational areas and offices.
  • Ensure provision protection and safety of company life, properties, and assets.
  • Ensure all physical security equipment in force are inspected regularly and maintained in good working order.
  • Provide technical leadership to multidisciplinary teams in Security operations to enable them to develop, implement and evaluate strategic corporate plans and budgets aimed at improving organization performance.
  • Participate in developing and implementation of strategies for creating a high performing organizational culture.
  • Initiate and participate in organizational performance reviews and business process improvement programmes.
  • Participate in the recruitment and selection of staff and support in 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 Security department, aimed at equipping staff with appropriate job competencies.
  • Plan, monitor and evaluate the performance of staff against set targets and objectives and implementing development.
  • Ensure agreed search procedures are used at all company’s workstations to deter and detect attempts to remove property from company premises.
  • Initiate and maintain the company’s security keys holder in safe custody and emergency call out procedure.
  • Ensure continuous review of company security procedures to cope with changing work environment.
  • Ensure staff are conversant with the company security policies and procedures.
  • Carry out any other duties as assigned from time to time.

Person Specification

  • Bachelor’s degree in security-related studies from a recognized university.
  • Must have served for a minimum of eight (8) years, out of which three (3) years must have been at the level of a Senior Superintendent of Police or equivalent and above or its equivalent experience with a clean record of discharge from any of the disciplined forces.
  • Have with a clean record of discharge from any of the disciplined forces.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Demonstrated competency in work performance.

Key Skills & Competencies

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to write investigative and other reports.
  • Must be able to work long hours.
  • Ability to take initiative and work with minimum supervision.
  • Flexibility and responsiveness in handling and determining security-related issues.
  • Demonstrate a professional approach and appearance including enthusiasm, drive, commitment, honesty, trust, and loyalty.

Security Officer (Investigations & Intelligence)

  • Location Nairobi

Job Description

  • Carry out patrols and physical inspections of Company assets in the assigned area to ensure compliance and identify security lapses for appropriate action.
  • Participate in developing, implementing, and monitoring security strategies, policies, and standards in line with the Company’s mission and vision.
  • Assist in providing advisory services to the company on matters related to security investigation and intelligence.
  • Assist in liaising with national security intelligence agencies to ensure security of Company’s assets and business operations.
  • Participate in carrying out intelligence gathering and investigations as directed by supervisor.
  • Coordinate maintenance of an up-to-date record of security incidents and trends and reporting for management information and action.
  • Assist in developing and implementing appropriate controls for all admissions within the operational areas and offices.
  • Participate in providing protection and safety of company life, properties, and assets.
  • Perform any other duties relevant to the function.

Person Specification

  • Bachelor’s degree in security-related studies from a recognized university.
  • Must have served for a minimum of five (5) years, one (1) year of which must have been at the level of an Inspector above or its equivalent experience with a clean record of discharge from any of the disciplined forces.
  • Have a clean record of discharge from any of the disciplined forces.
  • Proficiency in Crime/Investigation Management.
  • Knowledge in Cyber Security.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Demonstrated competency in work performance.

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to write reports.
  • Must be able to work long hours.
  • Ability to work under own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Flexibility and responsiveness in handling and determining security-related issues.
  • Demonstrate a professional approach and appearance including enthusiasm, drive, commitment, honesty, trust, and loyalty.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are requested to visit the KPC website www.kpc.co.ke under the Career Opportunities section where the respective Job Descriptions and Specifications as well as the User Manual containing instructions on how to apply for the positions have been posted. All applications should be received not later than midnight EAT on Tuesday, 16th April 2024. Candidates who previously applied for re-advertised positions are encouraged to re-apply. Candidates offered employment shall be required to present the following clearance certificates:
  • A valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
  • A valid Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • A valid Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • A current Clearance from the Ethics & Anti-corruption Authority (EACC)
  • A current Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
KPC 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. Interested and qualified? Go to Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) Limited on e-recruitment.kpc.co.ke to apply

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