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General Manager (Pipeline Operations & Maintenance)

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

a) Person Specifications
i. Master’s Degree from a recognized institution
ii. Bachelor of Science in any Engineering field from a recognized university
iii. Be a Registered Professional Engineer with ERB with a current valid practicing license
iv. Minimum of twelve (12) years post qualification relevant experience five (5) of which
should be at senior management level in a large and busy organization.
v. Corporate Member to relevant professional body – IEK.
vi. Fulfils the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya
vii. Leadership Course lasting not less than two (2) weeks
Key Skills and competencies
i. Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of industry requirements including
broad knowledge of international trends in Oil and gas Industry and/or engineering.
ii. Strong well developed 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. Demonstrate technical expertise in risk management, project management, quality
assurance as well as monitoring and evaluation.
v. Ability to deliver articulated vision for change, create a sense of urgency around change
and motivate staff to join change efforts.
vi. Ability to establish flexible multidisciplinary teams in an environment conducive to
continuous learning, creativity and innovation.
vii. Ability to empower staff through coaching and counselling by emphasizing
accountability and results oriented management.
viii. Demonstrated ability to deal patiently and sympathetically with people from diverse
backgrounds and to develop practical solutions to problems.
ix. Ability to handle an Emergency Response situation and Team as well as handling
safety oversight roles.


i. Responsible for ensuring petroleum products are transported through the pipeline in
the most efficient, safe and economical manner.
ii. Ensuring maintenance and preservation of the required product quality standards in the
pipeline and storage system.
iii. 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.

iv. Ensuring proper maintenance schedules are effected to improve on plant and
equipment availability and efficiency.
v. 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.
vi. Maintaining effective communication between staff of all cadres to provide the right
working environment for achievement of Company goals.
vii. Initiating and participating in organizational performance reviews and business process
improvement programmes as well as undertaking specials investigations aimed at
improving organizational effectiveness.
viii. 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.
ix. Performing other duties as may be required from time to time.
x. Responsible for projects management in Research, Planning, design, Construction and
civil works.
xi. 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
xii. Carry out continuous monitoring & evaluation and provide technical advice.
xiii. Promote quality achievement and performance improvement throughout the
organization by ensuring compliance with national and international standards and
xiv. 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.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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