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Geothermal Development Company Limited (GDC) 34 Jobs and Career Opportunities

The Geothermal Development Company (GDC) is a 100% state-owned company with the mandate to fast track development of geothermal resources. Geothermal energy is an indigenous, abundant, affordable, reliable and environmentally- friendly source of electricity.

To achieve its objectives, GDC is seeking to engage highly motivated staff to support the development of steam equivalent to 5000 MW in the next 20 years.

They will be responsible for undertaking surface exploration and working on drill rigs in volcanic sites including Magadi, Bogoria, Arus, Lake Baringo, Chyulu, Masa Mukye, Homa Hills, Menengai, Barrier, Namarunu, Emuruangogolak, Silali, Korosi, Paka, Badlands, Chepchuk among others.

The ideal candidates should be able to work in camping environments in remote areas, aged between 21 and 35 years and have the following attributes: team player, high integrity, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, flexible and willing to work long with minimal supervision.

Supply Chain Department

1. Senior Supply Chain Officers

Ref: GDC/06/10/SSCO

Age below 30 years

Responsible to the Chief Officer, Supply Chain, the officer will process orders, supervise the stores function; coordinate disposal of obsolete, surplus or scrap items and coordinate the inspection and acceptance of goods, works or services.

Qualifications: Degree (Upper 2nd Class Hons) in a business related field; Diploma in Purchasing and supply (CIPS Level 6 or any other) from recognized institution and three (3) years experience in Public Procurement. Competence in computerized procurement, knowledge of ERP and membership of KISM is required.

2. Supply Chain Officers

Ref: GDC/06/10/SSC/SCO

Age below 30 years

Responsible to the Senior Officer, Supply Chain, the incumbent will be in-charge of the procurement registry in Nairobi and Area offices; maintain a register of tender/quotation references and maintain a comprehensive and efficient filing and retrieval system.

Qualifications: Degree (Upper 2nd Class Hons) in a business related field; diploma in Purchasing and Supply or records management and two (2) years experience in procurement records management. Competence in computerized procurement, knowledge of ERP and membership of KISM is required.

3. Administrative Assistant

Ref: GDC/06/10/ SC/AA

Age below 30years

Responsible to the Manager Supply Chain, this officer will manage enquiries and forward them to the relevant section for action and maintain custody of confidential procurement records.

Qualifications: Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Management (Credit Pass – KNEC) or Secretarial Studies. This position requires at least three (3) years experience in a busy procurement environment.

Finance Department

4. Senior Accountants

Ref: GDC/06/10/SA

Age below 35 years

Responsible to the Chief Accountant, the officer is expected to have a thorough understanding of finance and accounting procedures and demonstrated leadership competencies.

Qualifications: Bachelors Degree (2nd Class Hons) in Commerce, Business Administration, Economics or its equivalent; Possession of Certified Public Accountants Part III qualification and Eight (8) years experience in accounting. Computerized accounting and knowledge of ERP is required.

5. Accountants

Ref: GDC/06/10/A

Age below 30years

Responsible to a Senior Accountant, this officer will be responsible for providing financial and administrative support, processing and monitoring payments, receipts and expenditures.

Qualifications: Bachelors Degree (2nd class Hons) plus CPA II or its equivalent. Candidates with CPA (K) and adequate experience will also be considered. Must have served as an Assistant Accountant for at least 3 years; Computerized accounting knowledge is required.

Human Resources Department

6. Human Resources Officers

Ref: GDC/06/10/HRO

Age below 35 years

Responsible to the Senior Officer, Employee Relations, the officer will be responsible for the development and review of job descriptions for all positions in GDC and maintaining an up-to-date database of staff movement, among other HR duties.

Qualifications: Degree (Upper 2nd Class Hons) in social sciences; Higher Diploma in HR; a good understanding of the Employment Act (2007); Ms Office Proficiency, people management and communication skills and computerized HR Management skills.

7. Human Resources Officer, Staff Pension Administration

Ref: GDC/06/10/HRO/SPA

Age below 35 years

Responsible to Senior Officer, Employee Relations; the officer will coordinate a comprehensive pension’s service to all GDC employees in liaison with scheme administrators.

Qualifications: Degree (Upper 2nd class Hons) in social sciences or other relevant field-Higher Diploma in HR; good understanding of the Kenya Labor Laws (2007) and computerized HR Management skills.

Infrastructure and Logistics

8. Project Engineers

Ref: GDC/06/10/PE

Age below 35 years

Responsible to the Chief Projects Engineer, Project Engineers will be responsible for planning, execution, reporting and documentation of projects.

Qualifications: Bsc (2nd class Hons) Mechanical/Electrical/ Civil from a recognized university; post graduate training in Project Management; must have at least three (3) years working experience. Must have been involved in at least two successful projects and must have good working knowledge of projects/Engineering design software (eg Ms Project, AutoCAD).

9. Projects Technicians – (Civil, Electrical & Mechanical)

Ref: GDC/06/10/PT

Age below 30 years

Responsible to the Projects Engineer, Project Technicians will be responsible of carrying out construction engineering designs, supervising works and reporting on progress.

Qualifications: Diploma (electrical/ civil/ Mechanical); Diploma Civil (Roads const/building technology/ water & sewerage) are also required; must be have experience of at least 3 years experience in a busy environment and must have good working knowledge of projects/Engineering design software (eg Ms Project, AutoCAD).

10. Surveyor

Ref: GDC/06/10/SURV

Age below 30 years

Responsible to the Civil Engineer, the officer will be responsible for precise surveying of access roads, drill pads leveling and other construction engineering works.

Qualifications: National Diploma in Surveying & Photogrametry (Credit Pass); five (5) years experience in engineering surveying (mainly civil construction projects); and good knowledge of computer based digital mapping and design software (like autoCAD)

11. Contracts Administrator

Ref: GDC/06/10/CA

Age below 35 years

Responsible to the Manager, Infrastructure and Logistics, the officer will be responsible for contracts administration and documentation during projects execution.

Qualifications: Diploma (Credit Pass -KNEC) in Building Tech/ Construction Engineering or Contracts Law; must have a post graduate diploma in contracts law/ projects management; must have working experience in an office dealing with government contracting and documentation. Must have working knowledge of Projects/Engineering design software (eg Ms Project, AutoCAD).

12. Machine Operators

Ref: GDC/06/10/MO

Age below 35 years

Responsible for operating earth moving equipment and a range of motorized tools and machines including bulldozers, graders, excavators, wheel-loaders heavy duty dumping trucks, rock braking machines, compressors, Jack hammers, among others.

Qualifications: Must have attained O-levels. In addition the candidate; must have government (KHIBIT) certificate of operations of the listed civil equipment; must have a valid HCV driving license (authorized to operate Articulated MV); must have 5 years working experience working with the equipment listed above. Training in basic Mechanics (maintenance) will have added advantage.

Drilling Department

Experience in oil and gas or geothermal drilling rig operations will be an added advantage. Only certificates from recognized Institutions shall be accepted. These jobs are highly demanding and the ideal candidates should be able to work for long hours in remote places.

13. Drilling Engineers

Ref: GDC/06/10/DE

Age below 35 years

Responsible to the Senior Drilling Engineer, the officer’s key responsibilities will include providing engineering support in the drilling rig operations, drilling planning, budgeting, offering logistical support, preparation and execution of drilling programs.

Qualifications: Bsc (2nd Class Hons) in Mechanical Engineering with five (5) years experience in an engineering function. Knowledge of ICT (Database Management) will be an added advantage.

14. Drilling Technicians

Ref: GDC/06/10/DT

Age below 30 years

Responsible to the Drilling Superitendent, the officer’s Key responsibilities will include offering leadership and guidance of drilling operations to ensure that all wells are drilled in a safe, timely, efficient and cost-effective manner in accordance with the drilling programs.

Qualifications: A National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering with five (5) years experience in an engineering function.

15. Cementing Engineers

Ref: GDC/06/10/CE

Age 35 or below

Responsible to the Senior Drilling Engineer, the officer’s key Responsibilities will include designing and supervising drilling cementing services for all geothermal wells as per cementing programs and ensuring cement properties are correct by carrying out lab tests to cement slurries.

Qualifications: Bsc (Upper 2nd Class Hons) in Mechanical Engineering with five (5) years experience in an engineering function. Knowledge of ICT (Database Management) will be an added advantage.

16. Cementing Technicians

Ref: GDC/06/10/CT

Age 35 or below

Responsible to the Cementing Engineer, the officer’s key responsibilities will include operating cementing equipment and provision of drilling cementing services to all geothermal wells as per cementing programs.

Qualifications: National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering with three (3) years experience in an engineering function and computer literate.

17. Rig Maintenance Engineers

Ref: GDC/06/10/RMEM

Age below 35 years

Responsible to the Senior Drilling Engineer, the officer’s key responsibilities will include carrying out of day-to-day maintenance of rig and associated plants, making them available for drilling operations and executing planned and scheduled maintenance operations.

Qualifications: Bsc (Upper 2nd Class Hons) in Mechanical Engineering with five (5) years experience in heavy equipment maintenance. Knowledge of ICT (Database Management) will be an added advantage.

18. Rig Maintenance Technicians (Mechanical)

Ref: GDC/06/10/RMTM

Age 30 years or below

Responsible to Rig Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical), the officer’s key responsibilities will include carrying out of day-to-day maintenance of rig and associated plants and making them available for drilling operations and executing planned and scheduled maintenance operations.

Qualifications: A National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering with five (5) years experience in plant maintenance in a busy engineering function and should be computer literate.

19. Automotive Technicians  (Mechanical)

Ref: GDC/06/10/AT

Age 30 years or below

Responsible to Transport Engineer, the officer’s key responsibilities will include carrying out of day-to-day maintenance of vehicles making them available for operations and executing planned and scheduled maintenance operations.

Qualifications: A National Diploma inAutomotive Engineering with three (3) years experience in vehicle maintenance in a busy engineering function and should be computer literate.

20. Rig Maintenance Engineers (Electrical)

Ref: GDC/06/10/RMEE

Age below 35 years

Responsible to Senior Drilling Engineer, the officer’s key responsibilities will include carrying out of day-to-day maintenance of rig and associated plants and make them available for drilling operations and execute.

Qualifications: Bsc (Upper 2nd Class Hons) in Electrical Engineering with three (3) years experience in plant maintenance Knowledge of ICT (Database Management) Will be an added advantage

21. Rig Maintenance Technicians (Electrical)

Ref: GDC/06/10/RMTE

Age below 30 years

The main purpose of this job is to provide maintenance services to rig and associated plants. Responsible to Rig Maintenance Engineer (Electrical), the officer’s key responsibilities will include carrying out of day-to-day maintenance of rig and associated plants and making them available for drilling operations and executing planned and scheduled maintenance operations.

Qualifications: A National Diploma in Electrical Engineering with five (5) years experience in plant maintenance in a busy engineering function and should be computer literate.

22. Instrumentation Technicians

Ref: GDC/06/10/DRIT

Age below 30 years

The main purpose of this job is to maintain all rig instruments and ancillary equipments. Responsible to Instrumentation Engineer, the officer’s key responsibilities will include carrying out of day-to-day maintenance of rig instruments to make sure that they are available at all times during drilling operations.

Qualifications: A National Diploma in Electrical Engineering (instrumentation/Electronics) with five (5) years experience in plant maintenance in a busy engineering function and should be computer literate.

23. Senior Officer, Drilling Catering Services

Ref: GDC/06/10/SODC

Age below 30 years

The main purpose of this job is to manage the drilling camp and to provide catering and hospitality services.

Responsible to Manager, Drilling Operations, the officer’s key responsibilities will include carrying out day-to-day management of the rig camp, supervising accommodation, food and camp laundry services and managing all the suppliers and service providers at the rig camp.

Qualifications: National Diploma (Credit pass – KNEC) in Food and Beverage from a recognized institution and at least five (8) years experience in the management or provision of catering services in a busy organization and must be computer literate.

24. Officers, Drilling Catering Services

Ref: GDC/06/10/ODC

Age below 30 years

Responsible to the Senior Officer, Rig Catering Services, the officer will carry out of day-to-day catering and hospitality activities at the rig camp and thus ensure timely provision of accommodation, meals and laundry services.

Qualifications: National Diploma (Credit Pass – KNEC) in Food and Beverage from a recognized institution and with five (3) years and must be computer literate.

Legal Department

25. Legal Officer

Ref: GDC/06/10/LA

Age below 35 years

Responsible to the Chief Officer, Legal Services, the main purpose of this job is to provide legal advice to the Company to ensure legal and regulatory compliance at all times. Key responsibilities include provision of legal opinion, drafting and review of contracts, monitoring of legal and regulatory compliance and assisting in Board corporate planning.

Qualifications: Degree (2nd Class Hons) in Law, Post Graduate Diploma in Law, at least eight (8) years post qualification experience, Certified Public Secretary, Advocate of the High Court and ICT knowledge is a must.

26. Insurance Officer

Ref: GDC/06/10/IO

Age below 30 years

Responsible to the Chief Officer, Legal Services, the officer’s key responsibilities include managing insurance claims, advising on insurance matters, negotiating insurance renewal and providing reports to appropriate officers.

Qualifications: A university degree (Upper 2nd class Hons) in Bcom -Insurance, professional qualifications in Insurance or Law and at least eight (8) years work experience in a similar position. Knowledge of ICT Database Management will be an added advantage

General

27. Administrative/Executive Assistants

Ref: GDC/06/10/GEN/AA

Age below 30 years

Responsible to the head of department, the officer will provide executive assistant services and carry out general administration and documentation duties for the department.

Qualifications: Secretarial training and a degree in any social science such as HR, Supply Chain, PR and communication, business studies or any other technical areas (such ICT) will be given consideration. The candidate must have at least three (3) years experience in a busy technical office.

Management Trainees

28. Mechanical Engineers

Ref: GDC/06/10/MT/ME

Age limit 25 years

The Trainee will be responsible to the Senior Drilling Engineer.

Qualifications and Personal Attributes: A graduate (Upper 2nd Class Hons) in Mechanical engineering. Those pursuing Msc (Mechanical) are encouraged to apply.

29. Electrical Engineers

Ref: GDC/06/10/MT/EE

Age limit 25 years

The Trainee will be responsible to the Senior Drilling Engineer.

Qualifications: A graduate (Upper 2nd Class Hons) in Electrical engineering. Those pursuing Msc (Electrical/Electronics) are encouraged to apply.

30. Statisticians

Ref: GDC/06/10/MT/ST

Age limit 25 years

The Trainee will be responsible to the Senior Performance Management Engineer.

Qualifications: A graduate (Upper 2nd Class Hons) in Acturial Science or Mathematics (Statistics Major). Knowledge of applied statistics will be an added advantage. Those pursuing MA/Msc in applied statistics are encouraged to apply.

31. Geologists

Ref: GDC/06/10/MT/GEOL

Age limit 25 years

The Trainee will be responsible to the Senior Geologist. Qualifications: A graduate (Upper 2nd Class Hons) in Geology. Those pursuing Msc (Volcanology) or have carried out undergraduate projects in the Rift Valley have an added advantage.

32. Geophysicists

Ref: GDC/06/10/MT/GEOP

Age limit 25 years

The Trainee will be responsible to the Senior Geophysicist.

Qualifications: A graduate (Upper 2nd Class Hons) in Geology (with Geology and Physics course units in year 1 and 2). Those pursuing Msc (Seismology, Magneto-Tellurics) are encouraged to apply. Good standing final year students carrying out projects focused on volcanic centers within the Rift Valley are encouraged to apply.

33. Geochemists

Ref: GDC/06/10/MT/GEOCH

Age limit 25 years

The Trainee will be responsible to the Sepior Geochemist.

Qualifications: A graduate (Upper 2nd Class Hons) in Geology (with Geology and Chemistry course units in year 1 and 2). Those pursuing Msc (Isotope chemistry) are also encouraged to apply. Good standing final year students carrying out projects focused on volcanic centers within the Rift Valley are encouraged to apply.

34. Reservoir Engineer/Scientists

Ref: GDC/06/10/MT/RES

Age limit 25 years

The Trainee will be responsible to the Senior Reservoir Engineer /Scientist.

Qualifications: A graduate (Upper 2nd Class Hons) in Mechanical Engineering or Physics or Mathematics with computer programming. Those pursuing Msc (Numerical methods and fluid thermodynamics based projects) have an added advantage.

Interested candidates should submit applications together with their detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificates, contacts and other relevant testimonials to reach the undersigned not later than Friday June 25th 2010 by 5.00 P.M.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Managing Director,

Geothermal Development Company Ltd

TAJ Towers 9th Floor Upper Hill Road

P.O. Box 100746 – 00101, Nairobi, Kenya

E-mail:careers@gdc.co.ke

Updated: June 9, 2010 — 8:13 pm
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