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Manager, Project Management at Geothermal Development Company

The Geothermal Development Company (GDC) is fully government-owned company in Kenya’s energy sector. GDC was formed in 2008 as a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to accelerate the development of geothermal resources in Kenya. GDC is tasked with developing steam fields and selling geothermal steam for electricity generation to KenGen and to private investors. Geothermal steam is an environmentally friendly and abundant raw material used for generating electricity. The government and several development partners have been financing risks associated with geothermal exploration and drilling. Mission. Develop green energy for Kenya from geothermal resources Vision. To be a world leader in the development of geothermal resources Values Integrity – GDC subscribes to high ethical standards, openness and honesty. Professionalism – GDC embraces excellence, quality service, and continual improvement.

JOB GRADE GD3

JOB NO. 8.

REF: GDC/HRP/PROJ/01/2020

Overall Purpose:-

Reporting to the General Manager, Strategy, Research and Innovation: The jobholder will be responsible for planning, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation of company projects. The holder will also coordinate all Project Implementation activities and reports.

Key Responsibilities

  • Preparation and implementation of project plans, execution schedules and timelines;
  • Coordinating internal and external project implementation activities and ensure fulfilment of conditions precedent;
  • Preparation of Risk Matrix for projects and steering project monitoring and evaluation;
  • Maintenance of project information, manuals and records and preparation of project implementation reports;
  • Participation in project procurements and negotiations; and
  • Approving project financial models and cost estimates.

Job Specifications

  • Have not less than eleven (11) years relevant work experience two (2) years should be in Managerial role;
  • Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Civil, Mechatronics, Electrical, Chemical, Agricultural, Mining Engineering or Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in any
  • of the following disciplines: – Commerce, Economics, Business, Project Management, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Sciences or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Be a holder of a Master’s degree in Engineering, Energy Technology, Geothermal Technology , Drilling Technology or Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: – Commerce, Economics, Business, Project Management, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Sciences or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Possess Professional qualification and Registered Professional by Engineers Board of Kenya or Kenya Engineering Technology Registration Board or other relevant professional qualification
  • Valid Annual Practicing License from the Engineers Board of Kenya or Kenya Engineering Technology Registration Board;
  • Certificate in Project management skills lasting not less than two weeks from a recognized Institution;
  • Possess leadership course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Demonstrate merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results; and
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Competencies

  • Good planning, organizing and coordinating skills
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical verbal and written skills;
  • Leadership skills;
  • Strong communications and presentation skills
  • Negotiation skills

Terms of service

The appointment will be for a contractual period of five (5) years renewable subject to satisfactory performance and delivery of set performance targets and outcomes. GDC offers competitive salary and benefits commensurate with the standards of excellence that it expects.

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