Rift Valley Railways Jobs in Kenya

1. Rift Valley Railways Environmental and Social (E&S) Advisor Career Opportunity


Rift Valley Railways (RVR) Ltd is in the middle of a Ksh. 25 Billion (USD.287M) turnaround process with major investments going towards expanding and modernizing the fleet, improving rail infrastructure, introducing high-end technology with a vision of becoming the premier rail and logistics provider.

Exciting career opportunities in our SHREQ department has risen and we now seek to recruit a strategic, committed & results driven person.

Purpose: We require an all-round Environmental and Social (E&S) Advisor

1 Post

Main Purpose of the Job:

  • To ensure compliance with:
  • National legislation,
  • Kenya concession environmental and social management obligations,
  • Permits and License conditions,
  • IFC Performance Standards and other Safeguard Policies
  • To implement the company’s Environment Management Plan (EMP).
  • To implement RVR’s Integrated Environmental Management System (IEMS)

    General Responsibilities
  • Liaise with the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA).
  • Conduct internal environmental awareness training.
  • Conduct environmental induction for new staff, visitors and contractors.
  • Carry out internal compliance audits to the IEMS, EMP and other management systems.
  • Review environmental monitoring reports and update corrective action registers.

    Key Duties

    Waste Management
  • Update and maintain hazardous and non-hazardous waste records.
  • Update facility specific waste management plans.
  • Audit third party waste management facilities.
  • Supervise third party NEMA licensed waste handlers.

    Accidental Spills
  • Update and maintain an environmental emergency preparedness and response plan.
  • Conduct self-assessment audit for Tier 1 oil spill readiness.
  • Coordinate emergency response drills with stakeholders.
  • Conduct practical HAZMAT training to emergency response teams.
  • Assess spill sites and recommend appropriate cleanup methods.

    Biodiversity Management
  • Maintain an updated ecological database for the active network.
  • Advise management on any significant biodiversity issues.

    Material Management (non-renewable)
  • Compile and review operations and vegetation management chemicals (e.g. lubricants, spirits and herbicides) consumption and reclamation inventory.
  • Maintain an updated MSDS register.
  • Recommend optimization opportunities for non-renewable materials consumption.
  • Support the procurement process with review of new products.
  • Environmental Management System (EMS)

    Certification Process
  • Maintain and update documentation and records.
  • Coordinate ISO 14001 surveillance / certification audit.
  • Follow-up with closure of non-conformities.
  • Participate in management review meetings.
  • Integrated Environmental Management System (IEMS) Manual
  • Formulate IEMS Committees in all registered Workplaces.
  • Offer technical support to the IEMS committees.
  • Maintain and update the IEMS Manual.

    Energy Management System
  • Maintain and update energy resource related data.
  • Compile daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly reports.
  • Develop facility specific energy management plans.

    Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) and Environmental Audits (EAs)
  • Carry out internal EAs annually.
  • Participate in the undertaking of EIAs.

    Academic / Professional Qualifications / Certifications
  • Minimum Degree in Environmental Studies from recognized institutions.
  • A Master’s degree in Environmental studies will be an added advantage.
  • Be a Certified Environmental Impact Assessor and a Certified Environmental Auditor by the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA).
    Hold an ISO 14001 Internal Auditor Certification by an ISO Accredited Institution.

    Knowledge, Experience and Skills
  • Minimum 3 years’ relevant experience in an environmental advisory role in a production setup.
    ISO 14001 working knowledge.
  • Participated in an Environmental Impact Assessment and / or Environmental Audit as either a team member or contributing specialist.
  • Data Analytical skills.
  • Computer Literacy.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under minimum supervision.

    How to Apply:
    Suitably qualified applicants should submit their application letters, with detailed CVs including a day time contact phone number and email addresses citing the relevant job title on the subject line to:- recruitment@rvr.co.ke

    Note:

    The deadline for submitting application is before by close of business on 25th November, 2016

    NB: In the event that you are successful, we will require that you provide us with a certificate of Good Conduct that is not more than 6 months old.

    2. Desk Controller Rift Valley Railways Jobs in Kenya

    Exciting career opportunities in Operations department has risen and we now seek to recruit a strategic, committed & results driven person. We require an all-round OCC desk Controller.

    Based in Nairobi the individual will work from a control center using computerized network control systems to coordinate trains, ensuring they are on the correct path and running on time.

    Responsibilities for the Desk Controller Jobs
  • Ensure compliance with all railroad rules, procedures, and regulations for safety and operations
  • Direct and coordinate railroad traffic, issue permits and authorities, monitor all rail movements and maintain computerized records of all activities
  • Know assigned territory and keep informed of changes in the physical characteristics
  • Maintain familiarity with scheduled trains, destinations, times of arrivals and departures
  • Communicate with personnel on weather or any environmental conditions affecting train movement
  • Coordinate movement of trains according to operating plan and customer needs
  • Monitor train movements
  • Report alleged violations of operating rules and any irregularity relating to the movement of trains.
  • Plan in advance for smooth and effective movement of priority trains, trains containing hazardous material or restricted shipments, and crossings to avoid unnecessary delays.
  • Coordinate track usage with Engineering Department personnel.

    Desk Controller Job Qualifications
  • At least a degree Business administration
  • Diploma in I.T will be added advantage
  • Intermediate level of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) skills
  • Good command of written and spoken English and Kiswahili (Minimum B Minus at secondary school level) preferred that the applicants/entrants be between the age of 24 and 35

    How to Apply
    Suitably qualified applicants should submit their application letters, with detailed CVs including a day time contact phone number and email addresses citing the relevant job title on the subject line to:- recruitment@rvr.co.ke

    In the event that you are successful, we will require that you provide us with a certificate of Good Conduct that is not more than 6 months old.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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