Kenya Pipeline Company Limited – Chief Chemist.

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Chief Chemist – Grade KPC 4

a) Job Specifications

i. Formulating procedures and enforcing them to make sure that the quality of all product in the system is known at all times
ii. Advising Management on ways of avoiding contaminations
iii. Providing Technical advice on decontaminations when they occur
iv. Representing the Company in forums that deal with quality standards and specification
v. Guiding and developing staff in Quality Control Section
vi. Manpower planning and recommendations
vii. Planning and assuring Test Equipment availability
viii. Provide technical leadership to multidisciplinary teams to enable them develop, implement and evaluate strategic corporate plans and budgets aimed at improving organisation performance.
ix. 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.
x. Initiate and participate in organizational performance reviews and business process improvement programmes as well as undertake special investigations aimed at improving organizational effectiveness.
xi. 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.
xii. 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.
xiii. Coordinate and implement training programs in Quality Control department, aimed at equipping staff with appropriate job competencies in order to improve the design and delivery of high quality services.
xiv. 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

b) Person Specifications

i. Bachelor of Science in Analytical Chemistry or Industrial Chemistry or any related field from a recognized University
ii. Minimum eight (8) years relevant work experience.
iii. Membership to a relevant professional body.
iv. Certificate in Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks.
v. Proficiency in computer applications
vi. Demonstrated competence in work performance and results

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.
ii. 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.
iii. Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving trends in engineering.
iv. Proficiency in computer applications.
v. Demonstrate technical expertise in risk management, quality assurance as well as monitoring and evaluation.
vi. Ability to empower staff through coaching and counselling by emphasizing accountability and results oriented management rather than direct supervision.
vii. Strong well-developed communication and interpersonal skills including ability to prepare relevant reports.
viii. Flexibility and responsiveness in handling and determining civil engineering issues, sound analytical skills and the ability to identify with precision the critical factors of a problem in an impartial and objective way.
ix. Ability to deliver KPC’s articulated vision for change.
x. Ability to establish flexible multidisciplinary teams.
xi. Ability to handle an Emergency Response situation and Team as well as handling safety oversight roles.


Interested candidates are requested to visit the KPC website under the Career Opportunities section where the 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 Tuesday, 6th July 2021.

Candidates interested in the positions are expected to fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya. They must upload copies of the following;

(i) Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal investigations
(ii) Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
(iii) Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
(iv) Clearance from the Ethics & Anti-corruption Authority (EACC)
(v) Clearance from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

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

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.




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