Kenya Pipeline Company Chief Chemist Job

Job Description

  • Formulating procedures and enforcing them to ensure that the quality of all products in the system is known at all times.
  • Providing technical advice on decontaminations when they occur.
  • Representing the Company in forums that deal with quality standards and specifications.
  • Guiding and developing staff in the Quality Control Section.
  • Manpower planning and recommendations.
  • Planning and assuring Test Equipment availability.
  • Provide technical leadership to multidisciplinary teams to enable them to develop, implement, and evaluate strategic corporate plans and budgets aimed at improving organizational performance.
  • Provide support in the development and implementation of strategies to create a high-performing organizational culture.
  • Initiate and participate in organizational performance reviews and business process improvement programmes.
  • Participate in the recruitment and selection of staff and lead in the orientation and induction programme necessary for effective job performance.
  • Review incidents of violations against organizational policy and regulations, handle employee disputes, and take appropriate action in line with approved policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Coordinate and implement training programs in the Quality Control department, aimed at equipping staff with appropriate job competencies.
  • Plan, monitor, and evaluate the performance of staff against set targets and objectives and implementing development action plans.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned from time to time.

Person Specifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Analytical Chemistry or Industrial Chemistry or any related field from a recognized University.
  • Minimum eight (8) years relevant experience, three (3) of which should have been at Senior management level.
  • Membership to a relevant professional body.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Demonstrated competence in work performance.
  • Demonstrated people management skills.
  • Communication and analytical skills.

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of engineering aspects in Oil/gas Industry including broad knowledge of local and international standards.
  • Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving trends in quality control.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Demonstrate technical expertise in risk management, quality assurance, as well as monitoring and evaluation.
  • Ability to empower staff through coaching and counselling.
  • Ability to deliver KPC’s articulated vision for change.
  • Ability to establish flexible multidisciplinary teams.

How To Apply

Interested candidates are requested to visit the KPC website under the Career Opportunities section where the respective Job Descriptions and Specifications as well as the User Manual containing instructions on how to apply for the positions have been posted.

All applications should be received not later than midnight EAT on Tuesday, 16th April 2024. Candidates who previously applied for re-advertised positions are encouraged to re-apply.
Candidates offered employment shall be required to present the following clearance certificates:

  • A valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
  • A valid Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • A valid Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • A current Clearance from the Ethics & Anti-corruption Authority (EACC)
  • A current Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

KPC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality. Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.