Senior management positions in the energy sector

Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited (KenGen) is the leading electric power producer in Kenya.

In the recent past, the company has embarked on a transformation programme with a view to accelerating the expansion of its generation capacity and stabilizing the power situation in the country.

In order to sustain this process, KenGen is seeking to recruit professionals who are team players to fill the following senior management positions:

Chief Engineer-Gas Turbine

(Ref HRA/OP/01/09)

Responsibilities;

Reporting to the Operations Manager (Thermal), the ideal candidate will be responsible for; optimum availability of the gas turbine plant and equipment by directing the implementation of safe operation, inspection, preventive maintenance, over-halls of the plant and associated equipment with a capacity ranging from 30MW to 80MW.

Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Mechatronics or Aeronautical) with a minimum of seven (7) years experience in overhaul and operation of gas turbines/jet engines.
  • He/she must be proficient in Ms Office and Automatic Control Systems.
  • Registration with the Engineering Registration Board (ERB) and membership of the Institute of Engineers of Kenya (IEK) will be an added advantage.

    Chief Corporate Energy Economist and Finance Officer

    (Ref: HRA/RA/02/09)

    Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Regulatory Affairs Manager, the ideal candidate will be responsible for ensuring that the company sets cost effective and competitive tariffs sufficient to guarantee the coverage of its present and forecast requirements.

    Qualifications

  • The successful candidate will posses a Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Finance or Economics; and must be MS Office proficient.
  • He/she must be registered with a relevant professional body.
  • The candidate must have at least seven (7) years experience in financial modeling.

    Chief Research & Development Officer

    (Ref: HRA/RA/03/09)

    Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Technical Assurance and Quality Manager, the ideal candidate will be responsible for coordinating research and development, innovation initiatives and benchmarking against local and global trends, and managing human capital within the section.

    Qualifications

  • The suitable candidate will possess an undergraduate degree in engineering\\social sciences, and a diploma in project management with at least seven (7) years experience in a relevant field.
  • He\\she must be MS Office proficient.

    Chief Supplies Officer - Planning and Monitoring

    (Ref/HRA/FC/04/09)

    Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Supply Chain Manager, the ideal candidate will be responsible for developing strategic procurement initiatives like spares pool, procurement plans, material planning, stock holding targets, stock control and overall management of stores.

    Responsibilities

  • He/she will spearhead cost reduction in the procurement process, develop mechanism and tools to monitor expenditure and advise users on possible cost cutting measures
  • The suitable candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree in business administration supply chain management or marketing, Diploma in supplies management procurement of KNEC\\CIPS\\National universities, be a member of KISM\\CIPS or any international procurement planning stock logistics and financial analysis body.
  • He\\she must be proficient in IT and any procurement systems.
  • Ability to use SAP will be an added advantage.

    Chief Security Officer

    (Ref: HRA/ADM/5/09)

    Responsibilities

    Reporting to Administration Manager, the ideal candidate will be responsible for ensuring optimum security of human capital, plant and machinery in all company stations, premises and surrounding environment, and liaising with security service providers in matters of safety of physical installations, premises, vehicles, machinery, stores and property, and management of contracted security service.

    Qualifications

  • He/she will initiate and facilitate the investigation of reported incidences involving thefts and losses of company property.
  • The suitable candidate will possess a Bachelors degree in social sciences with a bias in criminology, sociology, security management or psychology.
  • In addition, he/she must have undergone training in investigations and prosecution, must have seven years experience and should have served in the disciplined forces up to the level of Inspector\\Captain.
  • He\\she must be MS Office Proficient.

    Chief Wind Projects Officer

    (Ref: HRA/BDS/06/09)

    Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Projects Execution Manager, the ideal candidate will be responsible for providing both engineering and technical leadership for the day-to-day activities of the wind project and preparations for other renewable energy projects.
  • In addition, he will be responsible for ensuring adherence to project implementation timelines, and quality.

    Qualifications

  • The suitable candidate will possess a Bachelors degree in engineering and project management.
  • He/she must be a member of the Institute of Engineers of Kenya and must be registered with ERB, with seven years experience in handling wind and renewable energy, Standard FIDIC and World Bank Contracts.
  • He\\she must be MS Office Proficient and have a good knowledge of Ms Project and Primavera.

    Chief Audit & Internal Control Systems Officer

    (Ref: HRA/CS&LA/08/09)

  • Reporting to the Internal Audit Manager, the ideal candidate will be responsible for reviewing the internal controls and IT systems company-wide to ensure they are effective and efficient in preventing fraud, losses, safeguarding company assets.
  • The suitable candidate will possess a Bachelor of Science degree in information technology and must be a certified information systems auditor (CISA).
  • He/she must have seven years experience with specialization in use of COBIT for information systems audits.
  • He/she must be a member of ISACA. A good accounting background is essential.

    Chief Risk Management, Fraud and Forensics Officer

    (Ref: HRA/ESSLA/09/09)

    Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Internal Audit and Risk Manager, the ideal candidates will be responsible for reviewing risk management practices, fraud investigation and forensic audits.

    Qualifications

    The suitable candidate will possess a Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration.

  • In addition he should have, CPA K\\ACCA qualifications, seven years relevant experience.
  • He/she must be a member of ICPAK and IIA.
  • He\\she must be MS Office Proficient.

    Senior CDM (Clean Development Mechanism) Officer

    (Ref: HRA/RA/10/09)

    Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Chief CDM Officer, the ideal candidate will be responsible for promoting all aspects of CDM within the company, and managing its implementation in accordance with international guidelines.

    Qualifications

  • The suitable candidate will possess a Bachelors degree in Environmental Science with Five (5) years experience in CDM procedures.
  • He/she must have the ability to interprete environmental policies and statutes, and have a demonstrable understanding of technologies used in the energy sector.
  • He\\she must be MS Office proficient.

    Hydrologist

    (Ref: HRA/CP&S/11/09)

    Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Capital Planning and Strategy Manager, the ideal candidate will be responsible for the computation of daily water inflows into the storage reservoirs, monthly projections, seasonal hydro storage inflows and reservoir levels as well as maintenance and updating of hydrological database of the company’s hydro stations and potential sites for purposes of in-house consultancy and planning.

    Qualifications

  • The suitable candidate will possess a Bachelors degree in Hydrology/Meteorology or related-fields with at least five (5) years in the analysis of surface water components of the hydrologic cycle.

  • He/she must be MS Office Proficient.
  • A Masters degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage.

    Senior Quality and Safety Officer

    (Ref: HRA/RA/12/09)

    4 posts

    Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Chief Quality and Safety Officer, the ideal candidate will be responsible for implementing and maintaining the quality and environmental management systems, and coordinating the health and safety systems in all business areas.

    Qualifications

  • The suitable candidate will possess a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering, Mechanical, Electrical, Production Engineering, or a related field with five (5) years experience, three (3) of which must be in safety.
  • He/she must have a good understanding of the safety requirements of various business setups and ISO systems.
  • Those who are ISO QMS or EMS certified will have an added advantage.

  • He/she must be MS Office Proficient.

    Environmental Officer

    (Ref: HRA/RA/13/09)

    4 posts

    Responsibilities

    Reporting to Chief Environmental Management Officer, the ideal candidate will be responsible for ensuring that the Company operations are in line with the established environmental management and conservation policies, statutes and standards.

    Qualifications

  • The suitable candidate will possess a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Sciences/Forestry/ Natural Resource Management or any other related field , Minimum five (5) years working experience in conducting and managing of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) studies and EAs, implementation of Environment Management Plans, and environmental conservation initiatives.
  • He/she must be MS Office proficient. A Masters Degree in Environmental Sciences/Studies will be an added advantage.

    Engineer I – Projects

    (Ref: HRA/BDS/14/09)

    7 posts

    Responsibilities

    Reporting to Chief Engineer (Projects) , the ideal candidate will be responsible for completion of engineering projects within an area of assigned responsibility, formulating engineering programs, organizing project staff, reviewing projects design for compliance with engineering principles and standards, coordinating technical development, scheduling, and resolving engineering, design and test problems, evaluating and approving design changes ,specifications and drawings, coordinating and preparing tender documents.

    Qualifications

  • The suitable candidate will possess a Bachelors degree in engineering (civil, electrical, mechanical), five (5) years experience in busy engineering set up, three (3)of which must have been in design and supervision and projects management.
  • He/she must be a registered engineer with ERB and be MS Office proficient.
  • Ability to apply AutoCAD is an added advantage.

    Engineer II– Projects

    (Ref: HRA/BDS/15/09)

    5 posts

    Responsibilities

    Reporting to Chief Engineer (Projects) , the ideal candidate will be responsible for completion of engineering projects within an area of assigned responsibility, formulating engineering programs, organizing project staff, reviewing projects design for compliance with engineering principles and standards, coordinating technical development ,scheduling, and resolving engineering, designing and testing problems, evaluating and approving designs ,specifications and drawing releases, coordinating and preparing tender documents and tender processes.

    Qualifications

  • The suitable candidate will possess a Bachelors degree in engineering (civil, electrical, mechanical) and two (2) years experience in a busy engineering set up.
  • He/she must be a registered with ERB as a Graduate Engineer and be MS Office proficient.
  • Ability to apply AutoCAD is an added advantage.

    Corporate Energy Economist and Finance Officer

    (Ref: HRA/RA/16/09)

    Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Chief Corporate Energy Economist and Finance Officer, the ideal candidate will be responsible for ensuring that the company develops all the analyses required to set cost effective and competitive tariffs, sufficient to guarantee the coverage of its present and forecast requirements.

    Qualifications

  • The successful candidate will possess a Bachelors Degree in commerce or finance with a professional qualification of certified financial analyst.
  • The candidate must also be proficient in MS Office.
  • The candidate must have at least three (3) years experience in financial modeling

    Technical Affairs Engineer

    (Ref: HRA/RA/17/09)

    Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Chief Technical Affairs Engineer, the ideal candidate will be responsible for building and maintaining power generation tariff database, participating in preparation of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and administering effective PPAs.
  • The Engineer will also be responsible for analyzing power market and regulatory environment, preparation of technical documentation necessary for power supply tenders and negotiations with third parties.

    Qualifications

  • The suitable candidate will possess an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering with at least seven (3) years experience in power systems or a relevant field.
  • He\\she must be a Registered Engineer and proficient in MS Office.

    These are senior positions with challenging roles for which we are offering competitive packages.

    Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications with a detailed resume and copies of certificates and testimonials quoting job reference number on the envelope to:

    The Human Resources & Administration Director,

    Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited,

    Kolobot Road, 6th Floor Stima Plaza,

    P.O.Box 47936 00100 GPO, Nairobi

    Application Deadline; 13th November.

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