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Logistics Engineer Job Vacancy

Our client is an independent oil and gas company with over 90 licenses in 25 countries.

The Company is principally engaged in the oil and gas exploration, development and production and the sale of hydrocarbons and related activities. It also operates within four geographical markets: Europe, Africa, South Asia and South America.

Through successful exploration and consistent delivery of major projects, the company has become Africa’s leading independent Oil Company.

The company seeks to recruit a
 Logistics Engineer who will supervise all Logistics functions in support of Logistics Manager.

The Position

The position holder will be reporting to the Logistics Manager.

He/She will be responsible for the field personnel and truck pushers.

Key responsibilities will be:
  • Stock keeping, Field visits + Supervision of all aspects of logistics in the field operations areas
  • Ensures that all logistics activities are undertaken as below:
  • Responsible for import/export customs documentation & clearing when necessary and liaising between Suppliers, Inspection Agencies and Freight Forwarders internationally to ensure smooth shipment of all company related cargo and logistics process related to movement of material and equipment.
  • Liaise with relevant coordinating office and Logistics Contractors to ensure coordinated logistical services and support.
  • Liaise with Finance Dept on issues related to Procurement, cost control and customs issues.
  • Coordinate with all departments at Field/Plant/Drilling Rig locations for providing Field procurement and Materials Management and logistical support.
  • Prepare requisitions as required for goods/ services, review field requisitions
  • Expediting delivery of equipment and materials.
  • External Interaction with Suppliers; Freight Forwarding and Logistics contractors; Port Authorities; naval Authorities; Customs Authorities on all aspects of freight movements, clearing & forwarding
  • Overall supervision of satellite tracking of vehicles
  • Liaise with Freight agents on Liaise with Vehicle Inspector, Truck Pushers & field staff
  • Keep a register (data base) of all company shipments to ensure accurate reporting on weights, volumes , Cargo status updates, amendments ,advices, Materials status, inventory, and container tracking & return
  • Assist in permit and exemption processing, transfers & permissions/ licenses for explosives
  • Prepare requisitions as required for goods/ services, review field requisitions
  • Cost control to ensure that the logistics plans are realistic and reflect the Kenya environment, are consistent with the company’s EHS policies whilst maximising the efficiency with optimised OPEX and CAPEX expenditure. To ensure effective operations readiness is accounted for in the project team organisation.
  • Fuel control – Office Fleet – Statistics etc.
The Ideal Candidate should have;
  • Proven Logistics experience is paramount; with the following academic qualifications being advantageous: Diploma in Transport Management &/or Diploma in a business or management related subject
  • Minimum 5-10 years experience in Logistics
  • Preferably international exposure within an Oil and Gas environment
The Ideal Candidates Skills and Business Behaviour should be and portray:
  • Good written & verbal skills
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent knowledge of African logistics. Imports/ Exports movement of goods and services
  • Good organiser & scheduler of people and equipment
  • Practical problem solver who is able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Demonstrates a personal commitment to Health, Safety and the Environment
  • Self motivated, able to work independently and can establish priorities
  • Commercially aware with sound business acumen
  • Excellent communicator and team player
If you are qualified and up to the challenge, please send an updated Curriculum Vitae (Ms Word version) to clearly stating the job position (Logistics Engineer) in the subject. 

Include your daytime contact, Current & Expected remuneration as well as your Notice Period in your application cover letter.

Deadline for application is Friday 11th November 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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