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Chief Engineer -Projects (Design & Costing)

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Person Specification
i. Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Civil, Electrical Engineering or its recognized equivalent.
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. Corporate 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. Carry out research and do designs of new product, improve the characteristics of
existing products of the company, and determine different types of products that will
be of use within an industry
ii. Develop project objectives and plans that are aligned to KPC Corporate Strategic
iii. Determine project specifications by studying product design, customer requirements,
and performance standards; carry out technical studies and prepare cost estimates.
iv. Identify areas of research in project design in liaison with other stakeholders aimed at
sustainability and enhancement of company performance in a dynamic competitive
v. Prepare procedures for undertaking project research activities using best practices in
the industry.
vi. Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes that may occur in project
scope, schedule and costs.
vii. Prepare procedures for undertaking project research activities using best practices in
the industry.
viii. Prepare Bills of Quantity for Consultancy and Construction project works.
ix. Prepare control and monitoring system for project expenditures that include
verification of invoices and claims from contractors, suppliers, vendors and
x. Prepare payment certificates for works done by Contractors, Consultants; etc.
xi. Ensure that all project expenditures are well documented.
xii. Provide planning and cost controlling support for all projects which includes variation
reporting, monitoring of milestone progress and preparation of billing processes.
xiii. Coordinate the preparation of Final Account statements for closure of projects upon
xiv. Analyze the scope and specification of a project and work out the cost estimate of
how much it would cost to launch the project.
xv. Prepare Capital and recurrent budgets for the projects to be carried out in line with
the company Strategic Corporate Plan. Monitor and report on the performance of the
budget against progress of the projects.
xvi. Provide consultancy inputs to interested stakeholders in the petroleum industry. To
be able to do this maintain updated research data base.
xvii. Provide technical leadership to teams to enable them develop, implement and evaluate
strategic management plans and budgets aimed at improving performance standards
and organizational effectiveness.
xviii. 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.
xix. Review incidents of violations against organizational policy and regulations as well as
handle employee disputes by taking appropriate action in line with approved policies,
procedures and regulations.
xx. Conduct training needs assessment, design and implement training programmes aimed
at equipping staff with appropriate job competencies to improve implementation of
xxi. Plan, monitor and evaluate the performance of staff against set targets and objectives
and implement development action plans aimed at building the capacity of individuals
and multi-disciplinary teams

Job Requirements

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