Operations Manager

Operations Manager
Company:

Kenya Pipeline Company Ltd


Operations Manager

Details of the offer

Person Specificationsi. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from a recognized university

ii. Minimum ten (10) years relevant experience, five (5) of which must be at senior

management level gained in Project Management operations

iii. Qualification in Project Management will be an added advantage

iv. Registered and licensed with EBK as a professional Engineer or any other recognised

professional body.

v. Proficiency in computer applications.

vi. Leadership Course lasting not less than two (2) weeks

vii. Fulfils the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya

c) Key Skills and Competencies

i. Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of engineering aspects in Oil/gas Industry

including broad knowledge of local and international standards (and petroleum and

environmental testing

ii. Strong well developed written and verbal 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 in Petroleum

industry.

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. Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of KPC requirements including broad

knowledge of international trends in engineering projects.

x. Accountability and results oriented management rather than direct supervision.

xi. Ability to handle an Emergency Response situation and Team as well as handling safety

oversight roles.

Responsibilities

i. Ensure storage and transportation of petroleum products through the pipeline in the mostefficient, safe and economical manner.

ii. Ensuring that a workable supply logistics programme, which is based on the statistical

figures of the product supply and the corresponding product requirements, is maintained.

iii. Ensuring the storage and preservation of the required product quality standards in the

pipeline and storage system through liaison with SHEQ Manager.

iv. Liaise and co-ordinate with the Terminal and Depot Managers on the day to day running

of the department.

v. Advise the GM (Operations & Maintenance) on changes in operational requirements which

may be necessary for optimization of petroleum pumping.

vi. Ensure safe and proper equipment and machinery utilizations are achieved.

vii. Liaise with Maintenance Manager that proper maintenance schedules are effected to

improve on plant and equipment availability and efficiency.

viii. Ensure that budgetary provisions are made while expenditure in the department is

controlled within agreed budgets.

ix. Follow correctness and timely production of all Operations Department management

reports and ensure proper dispatch and distribution of reports as necessary.

x. Ensure that all safety regulations are adhered to and that the environment is protected.

xi. Provide technical leadership to multidisciplinary teams to enable them develop, implement

and evaluate strategic corporate plans and budgets aimed at improving organisation

performance.

xii. Develop and implement strategies for creating a high performing organizational culture

based on transparency, integrity, accountability, performance measurement and results to

ensure that programme activities are undertaken on sound management principles and

practices.

xiii. Initiate and participate in organizational performance reviews and business process

improvement programmes as well as undertake special investigations aimed at improving

organizational effectiveness.

xiv. 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.

xv. 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.

xvi. Coordinate and implement training programs in Operations department, aimed at

equipping staff with appropriate job competencies in order to improve the design and

delivery of high quality services.

xvii. 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 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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