Friday, March 16, 2012

Agol Oil Jobs in Kenya

African Gas and Oil Company Ltd, is an upcoming LPG and Oil products Handling Company that will revolutionize supply of LPG in Kenya and the entire East African Region.

Based in Miritini in Mombasa, AGOL will soon start operations and is looking for professionals who are self driven, with passion to achieve results under minimum supervision, dynamic, smart and have relevant experience to fill the following newly established positions.

The positions carry competitive remuneration packages and excellent career paths for the right candidates.

Operations Manager

The Person:

This position calls for an individual who is highly ambitious to make a career in the Oil Industry operations
  • Exemplary Team player and leader who can deliver with minimum supervision
  • Self motivated and has acumen for efficiency and safety at the work place;
  • Well equipped with interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrable ability to be flexible in approach and quick in addressing intricate situations
  • Willingness to cope with highly dynamic and demanding operational circumstances.
Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to the General Manager, the individual will be in charge of overall products handling. He/she will also work closely with Transport Companies and other external interested parties to promote safety and reliability of products delivery truck fleets.

Essential Qualifications and skills.
  • B. Sc in degree in Engineering discipline
  • At least 5 years experience, 3 of which in Oil Industry Operations.
  • In pursuit of membership and registration of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya and Engineering Registration Board of Kenya respectively.
  • High level of verbal and written communication
  • Competent in use of computer software packages such as MS Office etc.
Maintenance Engineer

The Person:

The position is for an individual with outstanding people and projects management potential, flair for engineering technological advancement and passion for the wellbeing of plant and machinery.
  • Outstanding in team leadership;
  • Self motivated and has passion for safety at the workplace
  • Quick in seeking solutions to intricate situations.
Key Responsibilities:

The incumbent will report to the General Manager and be responsible for a team of in.4ouse Mechanical and, Electrical & Instrumentation (E&I) artisans and also other outsourced service
providers
  • Development and implementation of preventative maintenance and repair programs
  • Calibration of flow measurement instruments.
  • Ensure compliance with laid down Health and Safety procedures.
Essential Qualifications, experience and skills:
  • B. Sc. degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from a recognized university.
  • In pursuit of membership and registration of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya and Engineering Registration Board of Kenya respectively
  • At least 5 years post qualification experience in design, installation, commissioning and/or maintenance of Oil and Gas Facilities.
  • High level of verbal and written communication skills.
  • Competent in use of computer software packages. Including AUTOCAD and MPR
Supply Logistics Coordinator

The Person:
  • Outgoing, analytical and well informed in Oil Industry supply developments;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work independently;
Key Responsibilities:

The incumbent will report to the General Manager and be responsible for day to day interface with Customers on:
  • Up to date information on product inventory;
  • Coordination of stock replenishments;
  • Order taking and fulfillment;
  • Timely collection and reconciliation of trade account receivables.
Essential Qualifications and skills:
  • A first degree in Marketing or Communication from a recognized institution;
  • At least 5 years experience in client services marketing and Oil Industry Supply positions.
  • High level of verbal and written communication skills
  • High level of negotiation skills
  • Competent in use of computer software packages
Health and Safety Coordinator

The Person:

Highly self motivated Heath and Safety Professional who is persuasive yet uncompromising, and full of innovative ideas.
  • Outgoing and well informed in development of Health and Safety standards and regulations
  • Self motivated and has passion for safety well beyond the workplace.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work independently.
Key Responsibilities:

The incumbent will report to the General Manager and work hand in hand with all operating functions to promote safe work practices and enhance safety awareness. Specific tasks will be:
  • Development and enforcement of Health and Safety procedures.
  • Work closely with Industry and Government on matters related to Health and Safety.
  • Work closely with the neighborhood communities to foster good safety behaviour.
Essential Qualifications, experience and skills:
  • B. Sc. degree in Engineering or Environmental/Health/Safety studies from a recognized university.
  • At least 5 years post qualification experience in managing Health and Safety, preferably in Oil Industry.
  • Familiar with permit to work systems and other risk management systems that are applicable in hazardous work places.
  • Competent in use of computer software packages.
Operations Supervisor

Key Responsibilities:

The Operations Supervisor will report to the Operations Manager and be in charge of groups operators involved in marine receipts, loading/dispatch operations. This position is critical in enforcing Health and Safety procedures at the workplace.

Qualifications and skills:
  • At least a Higher National Diploma in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • At least 3 years experience of Oil Industry Operations at a supervisory level.
  • Trained in Oil Industry Operations and Safety by the Institute of Petroleum Studies.
  • Competent in use of computer software packages.
Control Room Operators (3 Positions)

People for these positions will be those who are knowledgeable in Oil and Gas process flow, and with analytical mindset.

Key Responsibilities:

Working under the Lead Control Room Operator the Team will be responsible for control of inventory transactions through the Terminal’s Automation System, including process flow troubleshooting and interpretation of systems’ outputs.

The team will also be responsible for monitoring of performance of Plant safety and security equipment.

Essential Qualifications and skills:
  • Higher National Diploma in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • At least 3 years experience of operating automated process equipment.
  • Certificate of training in Oil Industry Operations by the Institute of Petroleum Studies will be an added advantage.
  • Competent in use of computer software packages.
Terminal Operators (6 Positions)

These positions require people who are already knowledgeable in Oil and Gas process operations.

Key Responsibilities:

The Team will report to the Operations Supervisor and be responsible for marine receipts and loading / dispatch operations.

Essential Qualifications and skills:
  • Diploma in Automotive, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • 3 years experience as an Operator in a busy Oil Depot / Terminal.
  • Trained in Oil Industry Operations and Safety by the Institute of Petroleum Studies.
Maintenance Technicians (3 Positions)

Key Responsibilities:

The team of in-house Mechanical and, Electrical & Instrumentation (E&l) will carry out Plant maintenance and repair in accordance with the laid down M&R programs

Essential Qualifications, experience and skills:
  • Diploma in Mechanical or Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering;
  • 3 years experience of maintenance work on pumps, flow measurement systems and piping systems;
  • Knowledge of calibration of flow measurement systems:
  • Trained in Oil Industry Operations and Maintenance by the Institute of Petroleum Studies.
Stores Clerk

Key Responsibilities:

The Stores Clerk will have custodial responsibility over a store of Engineering equipment and parts.

Essential Qualifications, experience and skills:
  • Certificate in stores management.
  • Previous experience in an Engineering parts store will be an advantage.
Order Processing Assistant

Key Responsibilities:

The Order Processing Assistant will report to Supply Logistics Coordinator and be responsible for order taking and fulfillment.

Essential Qualifications and skills:

This position requires a person with pleasant personality who excels in handling customer queries efficiently.
  • A Diploma in Marketing or Communication from a recognized institution;
  • 3 years experience in client services I front desk positions:
  • High level of verbal communication skills;
  • High level of negotiation skills;
  • Competent in use of computer software packages.
Office Manager

The Person:

Articulate in communication skills, excels in paying attention to details and a people organizer; also able to manage Company’s sensitive information.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Coordination of smooth office operations for the Terminal through a high level of customer service interactions with all internal and external contacts.
  • Supervision of office support staff and outsourced administration services.
  • Liaison with al group service providers to ensure efficient services are provided.
  • Coordination of all administrative functions in the terminal.
Essential Qualification:
  • First degree from a recognized institution in social sciences, liberal arts or any other relevant areas of study.
  • The right candidate must have at least 4 years experience in office administrative duties
  • High competence in use of computer software packages.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skis.
  • Strong multi—tasking abilities with the ability to handle competing deadlines, flexible and adoptable (open to change).
  • Ability to handle difficult and sensitive issues and maintain confidentiality.
Personal Assistant

The Person:

This role will provide administrative support to the General Manager and manage confidential information.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Perform secretarial duties to the General Manager,
  • Perform general administrative functions in the General Manager’s office including travelling arrangements and hotel bookings.
  • Manage Company’s sensitive information.
  • Receiving visitors and responding to inquiries as appropriate.
  • Day-to-day administration of the General Manager’s office.
Essential Qualifications and skills:
  • A Diploma in Management from a recognized institution or any other relevant areas of study.
  • Articulate in communication skills.
  • The right candidate must have at least 4 years experience in office administrative duties, preferably in a senior office.
  • High competence in use of computer software packages.
Stock Controller

The Person:

He/she should be diligent, strong investigative and analytical mindset, and good interpersonal and communications skills.

Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Supply and Logistics Coordinator with dotted line accountability to the Finance Manager.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • Implementation of control measures through tracking stock movements, investigation of stock variations, and independent verification of physical stocks
  • Timely generation of stock reports
Essential Qualifications and experience:
  • A first degree in Finance or Accounting
  • A qualified Accountant with CPA(K), or ACCA or CIMA
  • Three years experience preferably from the Oil Industry
  • Excellent reporting, organizational skills and unquestionable integrity
Finance Manager

The position reports to the Finance Director. The incumbent will be responsible for the overal management and co-ordination of the Finance Function by directing, planning and controling of all aspects of reporting, budgeting, final accounts and liaising with auditors.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Overall financial and administrative management.
  • Budget planning.
  • Compilation of monthly, quarterly and annual accounts.
  • Asset and inventory management.
  • Purchase of supplies and equipment.
  • Collection of debts.
  • Preparation of financial reports to the Board and standing committees on operations, Investments and Assets Management.
  • Preparation of corporate accounts for audit and making of al statutory returns.
  • Any other duties which may be assigned by the Finance Director.
Essential Qualifications and skills:
  • A University degree in Commerce or business related subjects. An MBA would be an advantage.
  • CPA (K) or equivalent qualification.
  • Minimum 4 years experience in strategic finance and administration management.
  • Member of ICPAK
  • Experience in organization development and management.
  • Good working knowledge of computers and accounting software applications.
Financial Accountant

The Person:

He/she should be diligent, have analytical mindset, and good interpersonal and communications skills.

Key Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for the accuracy and integrity of data in the general ledger thereby providing a platform for accurate and timely financial reporting in accordance with GAAP, IFRS and internal company policies.
  • Reporting to the Finance Manager, the successful candidate will:
  • Perform and ensure accuracy and completeness of the General Ledger entries and month-end closing activities.
  • Preparation of timely and reliable financial statements and reports.
  • Assisting in preparation of proposals and operational budgets.
  • Maintenance of fixed assets register.
  • Assisting in treasury management and cash flow planning.
Essential Qualifications and experience:
  • A first degree in Finance or Accounting
  • A qualified Accountant with CPA(K), or ACCA or CIMA
  • Three years experience preferably from the Oil Industry
  • Excellent reporting, organizational skills and unquestionable integrity
Assistant Accountant

Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Financial Accountant he/she will be responsible
for providing general accounting support.

Specific areas of responsibilities include:
  • Accurate coding payment vouchers and flies for data processing and/or payment.
  • Preparing customer invoices and maintenance of debtors’ accounts.
  • Reconciling suppliers’ accounts and quick resolution of any issues arising thereof
  • Preparation of PAYE annual returns
  • Making statutory payments within deadlines.
  • Administration of petty cash.
  • Preparation and filing of VAT and Withholding Taxes.
Essential Qualifications and experience:
  • A first degree in Finance or Accounting with at least CPA Il
  • Three years experience preferably from the Oil Industry
  • Experience in payroll administration is an added advantage.
Procurement Assistant

Key Responsibilities:

This position reports to the Finance Manager and is responsible for day-to-day procurement activities following the Company’s procurement policies.

Specific tasks will be:
  • Preparation of requests for quotations, tender documents, contractual agreements and purchases
  • Maintaining approved suppliers’ list and managing supplier relationships
  • Safeguarding procurements, upholding confidentiality and privacy
  • Preparation of procurement reports.
Essential Qualifications and experience:
  • Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies Management
  • Member of Institute of Kenya Institute of Supplies Management
  • Three years post qualification experience.
ICT Systems Administrator.

The position reports to the General Manager administratively and group ICT Manager Functionally. The incumbent will work closely with the other departments to render IT services.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Administer and maintain the Local Area Networks (LAN), Wide Area Networks (WAN). Administer user accounts on the LAN.
  • Conduct hardware component troubleshooting and software maintenance of networking hardware/software.
  • Administer the different services on the LAN (MS Exchange, MS Proxy server, Anti-virus services, data backup/restore, and any third party software/services).
  • Monitor the LAN resources for security and performance issues.
  • Maintain & repair, where possible, all IT equipment’s
  • Administer network workstations, utilizing one or more TCP/IP networking protocols
  • Install, configure, and maintain personal computers, workstations, file servers, Ethernet networks, network cabling, and other related equipment, devices, and systems; adds or upgrades and configures modems, disk drives, data acquisition boards, CD ROM units, printers, and related equipment
  • Maintain confidentiality with regard to the information being processed, stored or accessed by the network.
Essential Qualifications and skills:
  • Minimum base qualification required is Bachelors in IT/Computer Science.
  • Fully familiar with Microsoft Windows operating systems mcl. desktop and server versions, Windows 98, 2K, XP, NT server, and 2K12K3 server, etc.
  • Good knowledge of Active Directory, Exchange 2003 mail server, and other applications relating to networking.
  • Knowledge of database implementation and Management In any Database System
  • Knowledge and support of ERP Systems will be an added advantage.
  • The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years experience in system & network administration and user help desk support.
If you are the right candidate and are looking to build your career in the Oil industry, send your applications together with a detailed Curriculum Vitae to the address below:
Human Resource and Administration Manager.
P.O..Box 80469—80100,
Mombasa.

Or Email it to: info@agol.co.ke

African Gas and Oil Company Limited is an equal opportunity employer.
Canvassing will lead to disqualification.

Please ensure that only active phone numbers and email addresses are used.
Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Closing date: 24th March 2012.

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