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Chief Engineer -Instrumentation & Control (I&C)

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Person Specification
i. Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering or its
recognized equivalent from a recognized institution.
ii. Minimum eight (8) years post qualification relevant experience three (3) of which should
have been at Senior management level.
iii. Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks

iv. Proficiency in Computer applications
v. Registered and licensed with EBK as a professional Engineer.
vi. Membership to IEK
vii. Demonstrated competence in work performance and results
viii. Fulfils the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya
Key Skills and Competencies
i. Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of engineering aspects in Oil/gas
Industry including broad knowledge of local and international standards.
ii. Strong well developed communication and interpersonal skills including ability to
prepare relevant reports.
iii. 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.
iv. Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving trends.
v. Demonstrate technical expertise in risk management, quality assurance as well as
monitoring and evaluation.
vi. Ability to deliver KPC’s articulated vision for change.
vii. Ability to establish flexible multidisciplinary teams.
viii. Ability to empower staff through coaching, mentoring and counselling.
ix. Ability to handle an emergency response situation and team as well as handling safety
oversight roles.


i. Respond and attend to emergencies in accordance with the laid down KPC emergency
ii. Ensure proper running of regions’ I&C installations through coordinating and directing
the activities of staff in the station.
iii. Co-ordinate the repairs and maintenance of all I&C equipment/systems to ensure that
downtime is minimized.
iv. Preparation of procurement documents for works and services.
v. Supervise I&C Projects.
vi. Coordinate commissioning of new Equipment’s and projects.
vii. Inspect all equipment in the station and ensure that preventive maintenance of all I&C
equipment is well scheduled, carried out and documented.
viii. Identify, plan and in consultation with management implement system improvement to
enhance performance.
ix. Prepare an annual budget for I&C section in line with strategic corporate plan for
management approval.
x. Coordinate and monitor budget performance within the section.
xi. Ensure safe use of all I&C equipment, availability of necessary accessories and also
ensure adherence to safety procedures.
xii. Provide leadership within the section aimed at improving performance standards and
organizational effectiveness.
xiii. Develop and implement strategies for creating a high performing organizational culture
to ensure that programme activities are undertaken on sound management principles
and practices.
xiv. Initiate and participate in organizational performance reviews and business process
improvement programmes as well as undertake special investigations aimed at
improving organizational effectiveness.
xv. Initiate and Participate in the recruitment of section 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.
xvi. 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.
xvii. Conduct training needs assessment, design and implement training programmes aimed
at equipping staff with appropriate job competencies in order to improve the design
and delivery of high-quality services.
xviii. 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 team.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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