Graduate Trainees and other Career Opportunities at a GDC in Kenya August 2013

Career Opportunities at Geothermal Development Company Limited (GDC)
The Geothermal Development Company (GDC) is a 100% state-owned company with the mandate to fast track development of geothermal resources.

To achieve its objectives, GDC is seeking to recruit suitably qualified and highly motivated staff to support the development of steam equivalent to 5000 MW in the next 17 years.

The candidates will be responsible for undertaking surface exploration and working on drill rigs in sites including Magadi, Suswa, Bogoria, Arus, Lake Baringo, Chyulu, Mwananyamala, Homa Hills,  Menengai, Barrier, Namarunu, Emuruangogolak, Silali, Korosi, Paka, Badlands and Chepchuk.
The ideal candidates should be able to work in camping environments in remote areas and have the following attributes: team player, high integrity, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, flexible and willing to work long hours.
Graduate Trainees – Engineers
(Age: 21-25 years)
Trainee Engineer, Mechanical
Ref: GDC/HR/07/13/GT/EM
Reporting to the Rig Drilling Engineer, responsibilities will include; providing mechanical engineering support in all rig drilling operations, execution of drilling programs, repair and maintenance of rigs and associated equipment safety and offering logistical support in drilling operations.
Qualifications:
 
BSc in Mechanical Engineering (Upper 2nd Class Hons.)
Trainee Engineer, Electrical
Ref: GDC/HR/07/13/GT/EE
Reporting to the Rig Maintenance Engineer, key responsibilities will include; carrying out electrical repair and maintenance of rigs and associated plants for drilling operations, engineering support in all rig drilling operations, execution of drilling programs, safety and providing logistical support in drilling operations
Qualifications:
 
BSc in Electrical Engineering (Upper 2nd Class Hons).
Trainee Engineer, Steamfield
Ref: GDC/HR/07/13/GT/ES
The Trainee will report to the Senior Engineer, Steamfield.
Qualifications:
BSc in Chemical/Mechatronics Engineering (Upper 2nd Class Hons).
Graduate Trainees – Scientists
(Age 21-25 years)
Trainee Geologist
Ref: GDC/HR/07/13/GT/G
The Trainee will report to the Senior Geologist.
Qualifications:
 
BSc in Geology (Upper 2nd Class Hons)
Trainee Geophysicist
Ref: GDC/HR/07/13/GT/GP
The Trainee will report to the Senior Geophysicist.
Qualifications:
 
  • BSc in Geology (Upper 2nd Class Hons)
  • Must have also taken physics units in the undergraduate studies

 

Trainee Geochemist
Ref: GDC/HR/07/13/GT/GC:
The Trainee will report to the Senior Geochemist.
Qualifications:
  • BSc in Geology (Upper 2nd Class Hons)
  • Must have also taken chemistry units in the undergraduate studies.
  • Those pursuing MSc (Numerical methods & fluid thermodynamics based projects) will an added advantage.

 

Technicians
(Age: 21 – 30 years)
Technician III, Mechanical
Ref: GDC/HR/07/13/DO/TM:
Reporting to Rig Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical – Plant Option), key responsibilities will include; carrying out of scheduled and corrective maintenance of rigs, auxiliary equipment and plants.
Qualifications:
A National Diploma in Mechanical/Automotive/Plant Engineering with at least three (3) years’ experience in civil equipment, plant and vehicles maintenance in a busy engineering function and should be computer literate.
Technician III, Electrical
Ref: GDC/HR/07/13/DO/TE
Reporting to Rig Maintenance Engineer (Electrical), key responsibilities will include; carrying out of day-to-day maintenance of rigs and associated plants and making them available for drilling operations as well as executing corrective and scheduled maintenance operations.
Qualifications:
A National Diploma in Electrical/Automotive/Plant Engineering with at least three (3) years’ experience in plant maintenance in a busy engineering function and should be computer literate.
Technician III, Reservoir
Ref: GDC/HR/07/13/IN/TR
Reporting to the Reservoir Engineer, key responsibilities will include carrying out well measurements, instrument calibration, fabrication, well discharge testing and repair & maintenance of well testing and measurement equipment/instruments.
Qualifications:
A National Diploma in Electrical & Electronics Engineering/Power Systems/Instrumentation & Control Engineering with at least three (3) years’ experience in a busy engineering function and should be computer literate.
Technician III, Well Logging
Ref: GDC/HR/07/13/GRA/TWL
The Technician will report to the Geologist.
Qualifications:
A National Diploma in Analytical Chemistry or Earth Sciences (Credit & above) with at least three (3) years’ experience in a busy laboratory (Analytical Chemistry) and should be computer literate.
Graduate Trainees – Performance Analysts
(Age 21-25 years)
Trainee Performance Analyst
Ref: GDC/HR/07/13/GT/PA
The Trainee will report to the Performance Analyst.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics or Economics – (Upper 2nd Class Hons).
  • Certification in SPSS or other statistical analysis tool, Project Management and/or Monitoring & Evaluation will be an added advantage.
  • Strong Analytical skills and IT skills are required.
  • Audit Risk & Compliance

 

Senior Internal Auditor, IT
Ref: GDC/HR/07/13/ARC/SIA
Reporting to Chief Internal Auditor, key responsibilities will include; overseeing various IT auditing and assurance work of prescribed scope and complexity in all GDC regional stations.
You will be expected to supervise the undertaking and reviewing of: audit of IT systems, general and application of IT controls, security and risk management of information systems, and monitor compliance with appropriate standards and best practices.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Accounting, or its equivalent from a recognized institution (Upper 2nd Class Hons);
  • Good understanding of IT systems auditing; membership to the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of ICPAK or Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).
  • Possess at least eight (8) years’ experience in undertaking risk management, control and governance processes auditing.
  • A CISA certification is required and a relevant Master’s degree will be an added advantage.

 

Internal Auditor, IT
Ref: GDC/HR/07/13/ARC/IA
Reporting to Senior Internal Auditor, (IT) key responsibilities will include; undertaking various IT auditing and assurance work of prescribed scope and complexity.
The candidate will also be responsible for IT risk assessment, preparing documents including audit programs, developing,  presenting and finalizing audit reports and monitor compliance with appropriate standards and best practices.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology (Upper 2nd Class Hons), Computer Science, or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • good understanding of IT systems auditing;
  • membership to the Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPAK) or Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).
  • Possess at least six (6) years’ experience in undertaking risk assessment, control and governance processes auditing.
  • CISA certification is an added advantage.

 

Audit Assistant
Ref: GDC/HR/07/13/ARC/AA
Reporting to Internal Auditor, key responsibilities will include; assist in carrying out of independent auditing and internal control systems.
Qualifications:
Certified Public Accountant of Kenya certificate (CPA II) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
Supply Chain
Chief Officer, Supply Chain
Ref: GDC/HR/07/13/SC/COSC
Responsible to the Manager, Supply Chain, the officer will oversee stores management function; coordinate disposal of obsolete, surplus or scrap items and coordinate the inspection and acceptance of goods, works or services.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Upper 2nd Class Hons) and Master’s Degree in Procurement or a related field;
  • Diploma in Purchasing and Supply (CIPS Level 6 or any other) from recognized institution and Ten (10) years’ experience in supply chain management, five (5) of which must be in Stores Management.
  • Competence in computerized procurement, knowledge of ERP-SAP and membership of KISM will be an added advantage.

 

Senior Officer, Supply Chain
Ref: GDC/HR/07/13/SC/SOSC
Reporting to the Chief Officer, Supply Chain, the officer will oversee preparation of tender documents, process orders, supervise the stores management function; coordinate disposal of obsolete, surplus or scrap items and coordinate the inspection and acceptance of goods, works or services.
Qualifications:
  • Degree in a Business related field (Upper 2nd Class Hons);
  • Diploma in Purchasing and Supply (CIPS Level 6 or any other) from recognized institution and eight (8) years’ experience in supply chain management, four (4) of which must be in Stores Management.
  • Knowledge of ERP-SAP is an added advantage.

 

Officer III, Supply Chain
Ref: GDC/HR/07/13/SC/OSC
Reporting to the Senior Officer, Supply Chain, the incumbent will be in-charge of Stores at the rig site; maintain and track Stores inventory to ensure constant availability of critical stock and maintain a comprehensive and efficient filing and retrieval system.
Qualifications:
  • Degree in a Business related field (Upper 2nd Class Hons);
  • Diploma in Purchasing and Supply or Records Management and three (3) years’ experience in procurement records management OR a Higher National Diploma in Purchasing & Supply with six (6) years’ experience in Stores Management.
  • Certification in Stores Management and knowledge of Material Management in ERP-SAP will be an added advantage.

 

If you feel your career objectives match any of these roles, please submit your application letter together with a detailed CV, copies of certificates, and other relevant testimonials, email and telephone contacts, to reach the undersigned not later 5.00 p.m. on 15th August, 2013.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The Managing Director & CEO,
Geothermal Development Company Ltd
TAJ towers 9th Floor Upper Hill Road
P.O. Box 100746 – 00101,
Nairobi, Kenya
Email: careers@gdc.co.ke

“GDC is an equal opportunity employer and female applicants with the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.”