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National Oil is Recruiting

Looking for a career in the Petroleum Industry?
National Oil Corporation of Kenya is a State Corporation founded by an Act of Parliament 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 is ISO certified and one of the fastest growing companies in the petroleum industry.

National Oil is seeking dynamic, highly driven and results oriented individuals to fill the following positions:
Operations Manager

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Operations Manager will lead the operations department in developing and operating storage and distribution infrastructure.
Key responsibilities will include:
  • Overseeing the operations of the depots and terminals;
  • Managing through put and transport (both rail and road) arrangements;
  • Ensuring legal requirements, company policies and safety and security procedures are adhered to;
  • Ensuring that operational activities are managed within budgetary frameworks;
  • Ensuring effective assets maintenance/repairs and projects engineering support to upstream and downstream business activities; and
  • Managing construction projects and maintenance works.
Skills and Attributes:
  • Masters degree in Engineering, Business Administration or other relevant field;
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering, Marketing or Business Administration; and
  • At least 10 years experience 3 of which should have been at a senior manager level in the oil sector overseeing operations.
Chief Accountant 

Reporting to the Head of Finance, the Chief Accountant will ensure proper management of books of accounts, efficient tax planning and day to day cash flow management.
Key responsibilities will include:
  • Ensuring preparation of monthly financial statements as per set requirements, procedures and standards;
  • Coordinating preparation of annual budgets;
  • Ensuring proper maintenance of the general ledger;
  • Implementing sound internal controls and ensuring compliance to IFRS, financial policies and statutory financial regulations in the Corporation;
  • Advising the Corporation on capital investments and acquisitions;
  • Coordinating internal and external audits; and
  • Monitoring and reviewing business performance against set targets.
Skills and Attributes:
  • Bachelors degree in a business related field;
  • Qualified Accountant (CPA-K / ACCA);
  • At least 8 years working experience with 3 years of experience at management level; and
  • Knowledge of the Acts that govern State Corporations.
Human Resources Officer

Reporting to the Head of Human Resources and Administration the Human Resources Officer will assist in the recruitment, selection and retention of a skilled and motivated workforce in order to achieve the Corporation’s strategic objectives.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Coordinating recruitment and selection activities and ensuring that new employees are properly oriented;
  • Coordinating performance management and career development;
  • Supporting the Head of Human Resources in enhancing staff retention;
  • Preparing and administering the Corporation’s payroll;
  • Managing and updating the HRIS and generating regular HR reports;
  • Administering employee benefit programs which include medical, gratuity, insurances, pension and group life;
  • Managing employee training and learning development programs; and
  • Ensuring all administrative matters related to staff are dealt with in accordance with laid down policies.
Skills and Attributes:
  • Bachelors degree in a Social Science;
  • At least 3 years HR experience in a busy environment;
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management will be an added advantage; and
  • Strong Communication and Interpersonal skills.
Projects Engineer


6 months contract

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Projects Engineer will support construction and refurbishment projects in all functions of the business and ensure adherence to best safety and engineering practice.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Preparing Bills of Quantities (BOQ’s) for works;
  • Undertaking tender analysis and making recommendations on proposal development;
  • Preparing and implementing budget estimates;
  • Supervising consultants and contractors during project implementation;
  • Evaluating the performance of each contractor for works done before recommending payment; and
  • Conducting site inspections, supervising on-going projects and preparing reports.
Skills & Attributes
  • Bachelors degree in Civil and Structural Engineering;
  • ERB Registration;
  • At least 5 years Engineering experience; and
  • Project and Contract Management skills.
Maintenance Engineer 


6 months contract

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Maintenance Engineer will provide engineering maintenance support to all functions of the business and external customers in line with business policies and best practice.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Preparing Bills of Quantities (BOQ’s);
  • Supervising and evaluating maintenance works and contracts;
  • Preparing and implementing maintenance budget estimates;
  • Evaluating performance of maintenance contractors and ensuring they adhere to policies and procedures;
  • Maintaining and updating the asset register for all depot and service stations equipment; and
  • Tracking equipment installations, transfers and write offs.
Skills & Attributes
  • Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering;
  • ERB Registration; and
  • At least 5 years Engineering experience.
Clerk of Works 

Ref: COW/05/2012 

6 months contract

Reporting to the Projects Engineer, the Clerk of Works will beresponsible for proper scoping of works and drive timely delivery of projects.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Taking field measurements and preparing BOQ’s and tender documents for works to be done;
  • Conducting site inspections and supervising on-going works and projects;
  • Monitoring on-going works to ensure compliance with standards, specifications, time schedules and safety requirements;
  • Supervising consultants and contractors during project implementation; and
  • Ensuring that all the facilities are in optimum operational condition.
Skills & Attributes
  • Diploma in Building Construction or Civil Engineering;
  • At least 4 years relevant work experience; and
  • Project Management skills.
If you believe your career objectives match any of these challenging roles, please forward your application with a detailed CV stating your current position, remuneration, names and contact details of three referees by 22 June 2012 to:
The Director
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
Deloitte Place, Waiyaki Way, Muthangari
P O Box 40092 00100 Nairobi

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