Job – General Manager, geothermal development, KenGen

Job – General Manager, geothermal development, KenGen Olkaria II geothermal power plant, Kenya (source: ARGeo)
Alexander Richter 14 Mar 2022

KenGen in Kenya has a number of job openings for geothermal positions, including for a General Manager, geothermal development.

As part of a variety of new job openings published in the company’s website (check all vacancies here), Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) is seeking to fill the position of “GENERAL MANAGER , GEOTHERMAL DEVELOPMENT – HRAD/GDD/01/03/2022” – Application Deadline is March 31, 2022.

Reporting to the Managing Director & CEO, the job holder is responsible for furthering KenGen’s green energy footprint by maximizing Geothermal resource potential in the country and to provide Geothermal Energy Leadership in Africa.

Duties and responsibilities

  1. Leading and providing thought leadership in the development and implementation of Geothermal Developments’ strategies.
  2. Developing policies, and procedures to achieve KenGen’s strategic objectives.
  3. Coordinating and overseeing the following divisions: Reservoir and Steam field; Drilling and Logistics; Civil and Infrastructure, and Resource Assessment and Development.
  4. Guaranteeing sustainability of KenGen’s power generation and enhancement of green energy.
  5. Ensuring effective and efficient revenue generating activities.
  6. Developing and implementing safety programs for staff, stakeholders, and security of assets within Geothermal Development Department.
  7. Preparing briefs for the Executive management and strategic papers for consideration and approval by the Board of Directors.
  8. Preparing, implementing, and monitoring departmental budget.
  9. Implementing procurement plans for the department.
  10. Ensuring compliance with Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems ( EMS), occupational health and safety, statutory and regulatory requirements.
  11. Coaching, mentoring, and developing staff using relevant human resource tools.

Person specifications

  1. A minimum period of fifteen (15) years in relevant work experience at least five (5) years in senior manager role in a large organization.
  2. Master’s degree in Geology/Geochemistry/Geophysics/ Physics/Engineering, Business Administration, Project management or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  3. Bachelor’s degree in Geology /Geochemistry /Geophysics / Physics/Chemistry/ Geomatics/Engineering.
  4. Post graduate diploma in Geothermal Energy Technology will be an added advantage.
  5. Membership of good standing in relevant professional bodies.
  6. Demonstrated high performance and leadership in previous roles.
  7. Fulfil the requirements of chapter six of the constitution.

For the full details see link below.

Other jobs available (see details here):

  • General Manger, Operations
  • Company Secretary and General Manager, legal Services
  • Mechanical craftsman
  • Technician (mechanical/ electrical)
  • Water Treatment Plant Operator
  • General Manager, ICT
  • General Manager, Internal Audit

Source:  KenGen