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Job Vacancies in Tullow Oil Ltd Kenya

Do you have what it takes? Tullow is looking for you.
Tullow Oil is Africa’s leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company and is a constituent of the London FTSE100. The Group has interests in over 100 exploration and production licences across 25 countries focusing on four core regions: Africa, Europe, South Asia and South America. 

Working for Tullow Oil in Kenya, you will be given the freedom and responsibility to make a difference. We provide the opportunities to build a solid future within our rapidly expanding portfolio and provide competitive rewards as part of our people strategy. 

Our high level of employee engagement is also one of our key success factors that we want to continue building on.

Tullow Oil is seeking talented, motivated, skilled individuals to fill the following position:

National Content Technical Lead  

Reports  to: Development SCM Manager

Job Purpose: 
  • Ensure National Content considerations are included appropriately within the Development program agenda.
  • Act as the chief advisor to the development team on technical matters of national content and advice on technical capacity of local enterprises.
  • Liaise with Development SCM (Contacts & Procurement) to ensure National content elements are featured appropriately within Contract Strategies, Tenders, Contracts and Post Award Contract Management.
  • Responsible for the development of National Content Initiatives with Suppliers of technical services.
  • Take lead in the completion of an Industrial Baseline Survey, and subsequent National Content initiatives.
1) Ensure National Content considerations are included appropriately within the Development program agenda
  • Act as champion to promote National Content agenda and ensure that technical solutions for the Kenya development include full consideration of strategies to maximize National Content opportunities
2) Liaise with Development SCM (C&P) to ensure National content elements are featured appropriately within Contract Strategies, Tenders, Contracts and Post Award Contract Management
  • Ensure that Contract strategies reflect National Content Opportunities
  • Support CRB’s at Strategy and Award stage to check that NC is included
  • Review and develop tender evaluations for NC elements
  • Review bids and contracts to ensure NC factors are considered and suitable NC KPI’s are embedded in contracts and are effectively managed as part of post award contract management
3) Responsible for the development of National Content Initiatives with Suppliers
  • Liaise with C&P, Technical Leads, Bidders and Suppliers (especially EPC/Packages suppliers) to identify solutions to improve national content contributions
  • Liaise with respective industry bodies, agencies, training and funding providers to ensure international suppliers are effectively connected with wider networks of stakeholders and influencers in the shaping and implementation of national content opportunities
  • Liaise with the BU SCM/BU NC & Social Performance teams to identify opportunities for local and national Kenyan companies to partner with international providers
  • Monitor the effectiveness of implemented National Content Solutions by Suppliers and other agencies
4) Take leading role in the completion of an Industrial Baseline Survey (IBS), and subsequent NC capability initiatives
  • Support the planning and delivery of an IBS.
  • Review the outcomes and support the establishment of improvement initiatives in terms of development of improved capacity and capability for Kenyan entities to contribute to the Development and Operations phases.
  • Degree or diploma in relevant business subject preferred preferably Civil/Mechanical engineering, Quantity surveying, Construction Project Management.
  • Planning and Organising Skills
  • Project Management – Planning and delivery.
  • Experience in brokering relationships between Engineering suppliers and wider national stakeholder groups to develop and deploy local capability
  • Track record of managing a range of suppliers in oil or heavy industrial environments, in different regions, preferably in remote locations
  • Experience in the design of Contract Strategies  and converting these into  operational national content  plans
  • Working experience in international and culturally diverse locations, awareness of the need for sensitivity around integrating business and project objectives with local stakeholders
  • Joint Venture Partners and with government authorities, training agencies, funding agencies and social performance bodies
  • Extensive proven experience in the Oil & Gas industry, ideally with exposure to SCM, primarily in C&P, National Content and/or an Engineering capacity
  • Experience in the communication of National Content messages both internally and externally.
  • Experience of oil field development programs.
  • Problem definition, analytical skills, strategic option development and analysis
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including drive, tenacity, credibility at all levels of the business, ability to manage/drive change combined with high levels of commercial and political savvy and project management.
  • Stakeholder management.
  • Influencing and negotiation skills, especially in technical contexts.
  • Presentation and communication skills.

Materials Controller
Reports  to: Materials Manager
Job Purpose
  • To control Field Materials Inventory, supply and logistics in-country Operations.
  • Plan, coordinate and manage logistics and assets.
  • Implement the materials and logistics strategies and operational requirements.
  • Maintain materials and equipment inventory (including plant spares and drilling inventory) in compliance with Tullow approved procedures, processes and systems.
  • Control/store/preserve Inventory and Equipment as per industry standards and operational requirements.
  • Supervise Premises and personnel safety and objectives performance.
  • Interact will all field departments to supply sites fit for purpose materials/qualified labour in a timely manner as per operational requirements.
  • Implement all necessary standards and supervision to comply with Health Safety & Environment requirements for equipment, forwarding and personnel allocation.
  • Plan, coordinate and manage logistics requirements and assets, including plant craneage and transport, as per agreed materials and logistics strategies and operational requirements.
  • Provide coaching, training and align to nationalisation plan and transfer of competencies.
  • A degree or a Diploma Qualification and Professional certification(s) in plant & materials handling, inventory management, health & safety most critical.
  • Minimum 7 years of proven materials and logistics supervision experience with operator background, preferably in a small to medium size O&G independents or similar environment
  • Supervision experience with various Supply Chain Management functions required.
  • Team supervision level and objectives, training plan coordination.
  • Knowledge of Electronic Materials Management Systems required.
  • Certificates for technical/HSE courses such as Dangerous Goods, Plant Utilisation, IOSH, stores management, lifting plans, basic drilling technology etc preferred.

Logistics Supervisor 
Reports  to: Logistics Manager
Job Purpose: 
  • To ensure smooth shipment of all Tullow related cargo and logistics process related to movement of material and equipment.
  • Monitor the movement of Tullow’s shipment with clear documentation of the materials.
  • Assist in fleet management including coordination of drivers, fuel  and vehicles.
  • Ensure proper stock keeping, conduct field visits  and supervise all aspects of logistics in the field operations areas
  • Ensure all logistics activities are undertaken as below
  1. 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 Tullow related cargo and logistics process related to movement of material and equipment.
  2. Liaise with relevant coordinating office and Logistics Contractors to ensure coordinated logistical services and support.
  3. Liaise with Finance Dept on issues related to Procurement, cost control and customs issues.
  4. Coordinate with all departments at Field/Plant/Drilling Rig locations for providing Field procurement and Materials Management and logistical support.
  5. Expediting delivery of equipment and materials.
  • Interact with the  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
  • Assist with Imports/ Exports, documentation & clearing when necessary and liaising between Suppliers, Inspection Agencies and Freight Forwarders internationally to ensure smooth shipment of all Tullow related cargo
  • Keep a register (data base) of all Tullow 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/ licences 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 Tullow Kenya 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
  • Ensure in-country infra-structure (bases, organisation, resource, contracts, logistics etc.) is in place for support of safe and reliable production operations
  • 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
  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to Health, Safety and the Environment.
  • Participate in regular EHS Management meetings
  • Material handling procedures.
  • Responsible for preserving the environment, and for working in a manner that ensures the safety and health of all by following established statutory and corporate EHS policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Participate in appropriate EHS awareness and training programs that are provided or arranged to ensure that tasks are performed competently, safely and with due regard for the environment.
  • Promptly report any unsafe act or condition, environmental or health hazard, injury, illness or near miss witnessed to immediate supervisor or site in charge.
  • Be familiar with the workplace emergency sirens and participate in all emergency response drills and muster exercises.

Land Transport Coordinator, Turkana

Reports  to: Supply Chain Supervisor (Field)

Job Purpose
  • To supervise and oversee the vehicle operations in the field area.
  • Coordinate and develop plans to guide the travel/ itinerary plans within the field.
  • Provide schedules that ensure proper inspection for all vehicles.
  • Maintain database of field vehicles.
  • Manage and report on Contractor vehicles; receive and manage all requests for vehicles.
  • Carry out visual inspections of vehicles and  sign off on weekly inspection sheets
  • Maintain database of fuel issued to all vehicles.
  • As above and issue monthly reports by Contractor on consumption.
  • Manage journeys from start to finish.
  • Manage and report on IVMS system/ driver behaviour and Geo fence areas and routes as required.
  • Check and sign off weekly as part of safety review.
  • Sign off on vehicle requirements/ vehicle requisition.
  • Rationalise journeys by planning ahead.
  • Carry out safety inspection on heavy vehicles prior to departing camps.
  • Ensure off loading procedures are being adhered to.
  • Maintain a database of all information relevant to Land Transport Safety
  • Coordinate driver training in the field area.
  • Ensure that all Contractors are following the proper process and procedure for the sourcing of vehicles for use in the field operations.
  • Diploma in Logistics/ Fleet Management
  • Five years in a similar transport / logistics role.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Full Clean Driving permit
  • Defensive driver training
  • Good communication Skills
  • Strong coordination Skills
  • Knowledge of IVMS platforms and the ability to use them.

Freight Forwarding Lead 
Reports  to: Logistics Supervisor
Job Purpose:  
To ensure that all goods required by Tullow Kenya are imported/Exported in a timely manner.
Put in place appropriate export/import documentation processes to guide Tullow and its contractors.
Ensure all export processes adhere to Kenyan and international standards and regulations.
  • Ensure that sufficient resources are available both internally and with Company nominated Freight Forwarder to clear goods in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that appropriate processes and procedures are in place so that Tullow and its Contractors fully understand the process and documentation required to complete the import and export process.
  • Ensure that goods are expedited post Contract award so that they meet the project requirements.
  • Develop and implement reporting tools to maintain the visibility of the expediting and customs clearance processes.
  • Maintain records of all import/export transactions including correspondence between Contractors and Contractors Freight Forwarders
  • Liaise with Freight Forwarders and Intermediate key partners to ensure import/export documentation is QA/QC’d
  • Ensure that PVOC is performed prior to shipments leaving point of origin
  • Ensure all documents controlled and all imports files are complete and fully auditable.
  • Organise all exports as per Kenyan and international standards and regulations.
  • Track and manage the ongoing Bond facility so as to ensure that there are sufficient funds available for the import and export of goods.
  • Responsible for ensuring the timely retirement of Bonds of both Tullow and its Contractors so as to minimise the Bond facility requirement
  • Raise all paperwork, supervise any duties payment to ensure all imports, (air, sea or road), and exports are abiding to national regulations
  • Manage the personnel responsible within the function including setting objective and agreeing career development plans with them
  • Maintain a good working relationship with Government bodies and Contractors so as to ensure good communications.
  • Preferably Degree or Diploma level in a business or management related subject or mechanical engineering, CIPS preferred.
  • Minimum 7 years proven experience in logistics support/freight forwarding and clearing environment
  • Comprehensive Supply Chain Management experience with all disciplines would be an advantage
  • Intensive knowledge of tracking and tracing systems required.
  • High level of capability with software programmes such as Word, Excel and Power Point.  
  • Knowledge of CMMS systems such as SAP or Maximo would be an advantage.
How to Apply: Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees to:

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, 00100, GPO 

Closing date:
 Friday 17th October 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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