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Technical Auditor, Geologist, Geophysicist, Geochemist Jobs in Kenya

Exciting Career Opportunities in the Petroleum Industry

National Oil Corporation of Kenya is a State Corporation founded under the Companies Act in 1981 with the mandate of participating in all aspects of the Kenyan petroleum industry. 

National Oil is involved in both Upstream and Downstream activities. 

The Corporation ¡s ISO certified and one of the fastest growing companies in the petroleum industry.

National Oil is seeking highly organized, analytical and self-driven individuals with high levels of integrity to fill the following key positions:

Technical Auditor (TA 10/12)

Reporting to the Internal Audit Manager, the Technical Auditor will provide independent and objective evaluation of the Corporation’s activities against established policies, procedures, professional standards and statutory requirements.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Developing and implementing technical audit plans and procedures;
  • Conducting independent reviews and reporting on the performance of service stations;
  • Reviewing and preparing up to date reports on the existence, implementation and effectiveness of the Corporation’s maintenance programs, service agreements and/or contracts;
  • Conducting internal audits on the application of the Corporation’s ISO procedures, policies, budgets and operating frameworks;
  • Reviewing and reporting on the Corporation’s network of dispatching facilities namely Nairobi National Terminal and depots with regard to adherence to policies and procedures;
  • Conducting independent reviews and reporting on the performance of service stations including products, stock-outs, reconciliations and banking; and
  • Advising management on areas of non comformity to the Corporation’s policies and procedures.
Skills & Attributes:
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering or a business related field;
  • CPA, ACCA, CIA will be an added advantage;
  • Ability to work in a high pressure environment;
  • Knowledge and experience in statistics, data collection, analysis and data presentation; and
  • At least 3 years’ experience as an Internal Auditor in an engineering/construction projects environment.
Petroleum Geologist /GIS (PGG 10/12)
Reporting to the Senior Geologist, the Petroleum Geologist will assist ¡n the provision of GIS and management of the national data bank in order to promote the discovery and production of oil in Kenya.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Maintaining the GIS software;
  • Promoting, digitizing, preserving and disseminating Kenya petroleum exploration data to external and internal investors;
  • Producing geological maps and other promotional materials using GIS;
  • Participating in geological mapping and modelling of sedimentary basins to help promote areas for petroleum exploration;
  • Training Technicians to use GIS;
  • Managing and evaluating data submitted by oil companies; and
  • Preparing information on the country’s petroleum resource for dissemination to private citizens, petroleum industry representatives and other government agencies.
Skills & Attributes:
  • Bachelors degree in Petroleum Geology or related field;
  • Post graduate training in GIS;
  • Knowledge of geological mapping, seismic interpretation and prospect generation; and
  • At least 3 years’ working experience in geology.
Petroleum Geophysicist (PGP 10/12)

Reporting to the Senior Geophysicist, the Petroleum Geophysicist will assist in acquiring and interpreting geophysical data for oil exploration.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Coordinating storage of geophysical data acquired by exploration companies;
  • Monitoring geophysical data acquisition exercises conducted by exploration companies;
  • Interpreting geophysical data, including seismic, gravity and magnetics;
  • Assisting in the provision of accurate geophysical data to external partners;
  • Coordinating reprocessing of seismic data;
  • Compiling geophysical reports for integration in the basin hydrocarbon potential reports;
  • Liaising with geoscientists to prepare promotional geo-scientific material; and
  • Advising the Corporation on the technical geophysical aspects of the business.
Skills & Attributes:
  • Bachelors degree in Geophysics or related field;
  • Masters Degree in Geophysics will be an added advantage;
  • Knowledge of workstation-based Gravity I Magnetic data interpretation; and
  • At least 3 years’ experience in geophysics.
Petroleum Geochemist (PGC 10/12)

Reporting to the Senior Petroleum Geochemist, the Petroleum Geochemist will assist in carrying out geochemical analysis and interpretation in order to assess the petroleum potential of Kenya’s sedimentary basins.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Carrying out sampling of rocks, oil and gas seeps;
  • Undertaking the analysis of geochemical samples;
  • Reviewing new advances in petroleum geochemistry and advising on suitable equipment for the laboratories;
  • Reviewing geochemical data and reports submitted by oil companies;
  • Interpreting geochemical results of analyses performed both at the National Oil Laboratory and by contracted consultants;
  • Compiling and ensuring timely submission of geochemical reports;
  • Training technicians in geochemical sampling and sample preparation; and
  • Carrying out operation, calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment.
Skills & Attributes:
  • Bachelors degree in Geochemistry, Industrial Chemistry or related field;
  • Masters degree in Geochemistry will be an added advantage;
  • Knowledge and practical experience in geochemical data collection, processing and analysis;
  • Knowledge and practical experience in laboratory analysis, basin modelling and petroleum systems analysis;
  • Experience in the use of geochemical analysis software; and
  • At least 3 years’ experience in geochemistry.
If your career objectives match any of these exciting roles, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating the reference number, your current position, current remuneration level, email and telephone contacts to reach us on or before 26 October 2012 addressed to:

The Director
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
Deloitte Place
P. 0. Box 40092 00100, Nairobi, Kenya

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