Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Geothermal Development Company Limited (GDC) Jobs and Career Opportunities

Geothermal Development Company Limited (GDC) is a large organization engaged in exploration and development of geothermal resources in Kenya.

To achieve our objectives, we are seeking to engage staff with the responsibilities described below.

This will involve geothermal surface exploration and working on drill rigs in Barrier, Namarunu, Emuruangogalak, Silali, Paka and Korosi volcanic fields of the Northern Kenya Rift Valley.

The ideal candidates should be aged between 20 and 30 years and have the following attributes: team player, high integrity, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, flexible and willing to work long hours in a field and camp environment without supervision.

As part of realizing vision 2030 energy objectives, GDC has set to develop steam equivalent to 4000MW in the next 20 year.

This translates to drilling about 1000 wells and operating about 12 rigs.

The strategy will enable the country to realize an average of 210 MWe annually.

The key success factor for GDC strategy is hinged on recruiting highly motivated people.

Drilling Department

Certificates from only recognized Universities and Colleges shall be accepted.

1. Prilling Engineer
4 posts
(Ref/GDC/DR/01/09)

The main purpose of this job is to manage drilling rig(s) so that wells are drilled safely, efficiently and at the least cost to the Company.

Responsibilities: Provision of engineering support in the drilling rig operations, drilling planning, budgeting, offering logistical support, preparation and execution of drilling programs.

Qualifications: BSc degree (Upper 2"a Class Honors in Mechanical Engineering) with 2 years experience in an engineering function.

2. Drilling Superintendent
2 post
(Ref/GDC/DR/02/09)

The main purpose of this job is to manage drilling rig(s) so that wells are drilled safely, efficiently and at the least cost to the Company.

Responsibilities: Supervision of drilling operations to ensure that all wells are drilled in a safe, timely, efficient and cost-effective manner in accordance with the drilling programs.

Qualifications: Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering with at least Credit Pass and 2 years experience in a busy engineering function.

3. Drilling Supervisor
8 posts
(Ref/GDC/DR/03/09)

The main purpose of this job is to supervise drilling operations so that wells are drilled safely and efficiently.

Responsibilities: Offer leadership and guidance of drilling operations to ensure that all wells are drilled in a safe, timely, efficient and cost-effective manner in accordance with the drilling programs.

Qualifications: National Diploma with at least Credit Pass Mechanical Engineering with 2 years experience in an engineering function.

4. Cementing Engineers
2 Post
(Ref/GDC/DR/04/09)

Responsibilities: Provision of drilling cementing services for all geothermal wells as per cementing programs and ensures cement properties are correct by carrying out lab tests to cement slurries.

Qualifications: BSc degree (Upper 2nd Class Honors -Mechanical Engineering) with 2 years experience in an engineering function. Good knowledge of ICT will be an added advantage.

5. Cementing Equipment Operator/Technician
4 posts
(Ref/GDC/DR/05/09)

Responsibilities: Operate cementing equipment and provision of drilling cementing services to all geothermal wells as per cementing programs.

Qualifications: Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering with at least Credit Pass and 3 years experience in an engineering function. Experience in oil or geothermal rig operations will be an added advantage.

6. Rig Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)
4 posts
(Ref/GDC/DR/06/09)

The main purpose of this job is to provide maintenance services to rig and the associated plants.

Responsibilities: Maintenance of rig and associated plants and make them available for drilling operations and execute planned and scheduled maintenance operations.

Qualifications: BSc degree (Upper 2nd Class Honors in Mechanical Engineering) with 2 years experience in equipment maintenance.

7. Rig Maintenance Superintendent (Mechanical)
2 posts
(Ref/GDC/DR/07/09)

The main purpose of this job is to provide maintenance services to rig and the associated plants.

Responsibilities: Maintenance of rig and associated plants and make them available for drilling operations and execute planned and scheduled maintenance operations.

Qualifications: Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering with at least Credit Pass with 3 years experience in plant maintenance in a busy engineering function.

8. Rig Maintenance Technicians (Mechanical)
6 posts
(Ref/GDC/DR/08/09)

The main purpose of this job is to provide maintenance services to rig and the associated plants.

Responsibilities: Maintenance of rig and associated plants and make them available for drilling operations and execute planned and scheduled maintenance operations.

Qualifications: National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering with at least Credit Pass and 2 years experience in plant maintenance in a busy engineering function.

9. Rig Maintenance Engineer (Electrical)
2 posts
(Ref/GDC/DR/09/09)

The main purpose of this job is to provide maintenance services to rig and the associated plants.

Responsibilities: Maintenance of rig and associated plants and make them available for drilling operations and execute planned and scheduled maintenance operations.

Qualifications: Bsc degree (Upper 2nd Class Honors in Electrical Engineering) with 3 years experience in plant maintenance. Good knowledge of programming will be an added advantage.

10. Rig Maintenance Superintendent (Electrical)
3 post
(Ref/CDC/DR/10/09)

The main purpose of this job is to provide maintenance services to rig and the associated plants.

Responsibilities: Maintenance of rig and associated plants and make them available for drilling operations and execute planned and scheduled maintenance operations.

Qualifications: Higher National Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Plant Option) with 3 years experience in plant maintenance in a busy engineering function. Good knowledge of ICT will be an added advantage.

11. Rig Maintenance Technicians (Electrical)
6 posts
(Ref/GDC/DR/11/09)

The main purpose of this job is to provide maintenance services to rig and the associated plants.

Responsibilities: Maintenance of rig and associated plants and make them available for drilling operations and execute planned and scheduled maintenance operations.

Qualifications: National Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Electronics or Instrumentation) with at least Credit pass. Good knowledge of ICT will be an added advantage.

12. Mechanical / Electrical Technicians
2 posts
(Ref/GDC/DR /12/09)

The main purpose of this job is to maintain computer programs at the rig and associated plants.

Responsibilities: Maintenance of rig and associated plants and make sure that the programs are running.

Qualifications: National Diploma in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering (Electronics) with at least Credit Pass. MUST have good knowledge of ICT with at least 2 years experience in plant maintenance in a busy engineering function.

Resource Development

Certificates from recognized Universities and Colleges shall be accepted.

1. Geochemist
1 Post
(Ref/GPC/SC-Geoch/01/091

Responsibilities: Resource exploration, reservoir management and supervision of data acquisition, analysis and interpretation.

Qualifications: BSc in Geology & Chemistry Upper 2nd Class plus a M.Sc. (Geochemistry). Programming Skills will be an added advantage.

2. Analytical Chemistry Technician
3 posts
(Ref/GDC/SC-Geoch/02/09)

Responsibilities: Planning and supervising of data acquisition and analysis.

Qualifications: S/he will have a National Diploma in Analytical Chemistry (at least credit pass) and knowledge of ICT will be an added advantage.

3. Electronics Technician
1 post
(Ref/CDC/SC-Ceoch/03/OT)

Responsibilities: Repairing and maintaining laboratory equipment.

Qualifications: S/he will have National Diploma in Electronics engineering (at least credit pass) and knowledge of ICT will be an added advantage.

4. Laboratory Assistants
2 posts
(Ref/GDC/SC-Geoch/04/09)

Responsibilities: Field acquisition, analysis and computerization of geochemistry data.

Qualifications: S/he should have National Diploma in Analytical Chemistry (at least credit pass) and must be MS Office proficiency.

5. Geophysicists
4 Posts
(Ref/GDC/SC-GP/05/09)

Responsibilities: Data acquisition, analysis and interpretation.

Qualifications: Candidates who have additional qualifications in computer programming in UNIX/LINUX or MATLAB and postgraduate training in Geothermal Technology will have an added advantage.

MT/TEM methods - 2 posts; S/he must have Bachelor of Science (Geology Upper 2nd class Hons) and MSc (Applied Geophysics: Electrical Resistivity methods, Seismology and Computer programming).

Seismologist -1 Post: S/he must have Bachelor of Science (Geology Upper 2nd class Hons) and MSc (Applied Geophysics: Seismology and Computer programming).

Gravity and Magnetics - 1 Post; S/he must have Bachelor of Science (Geology Upper 2nd class) and MSc (Applied Geophysics: Potential field methods -Gravity/Magnetics and Computer programming).

6. Geology Lab (Electronics) Technicians
1 post
(Ref/GDC/SC-GP/06/09)

Responsibilities: Planning and execution of Lab upkeep programs, repairs and maintenance of the geology equipment.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have National Diploma in Electronics (at least credit pass) and MS Office proficiency.

7. Geophysics/Electronics/Instruments Technicians
4 posts
(Ref/GDC/SC-GP/07/09)

Responsibilities: Planning and execution of data acquisition programs, repairs and maintenance of Field Geophysics equipment.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have National Diploma in Electronics/Instruments (At least credit pass) and knowledge of ICT will be an added advantage.

8. Geologists
4 Posts
(Ref/GDC/SC-Geo/08/09)

Responsibilities: Surface and down hole data acquisition, Analysis and interpretation.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Geology Upper 2nd Class) and MSc (Borehole Geology, Petrology, Volcanology and Structural Geology).

9. Well Logging Technicians
10 posts
(Ref/GDC/SC-Geo/09/09)

Responsibilities: Planning and execution of geological data acquisition and analysis, and repairs and maintenance of the scientific equipment.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have National Diploma (credit pass) in Earth sciences/Analytical Chemistry.

10. Electronics/Instruments Technician
1 post
(Ref/CDC/SC-Geo/10/09)

Responsibilities: Planning and execution of data acquisition and Analysis programs, repairs and maintenance of the scientific equipment.

Qualifications: National Diploma in Electronics/instruments (at least credit pass) and MS office proficiency.

11. Laboratory Assistants
1 post
(Ref/GDC/SC-Geo/11/09)

Responsibilities: Planning and execution of data acquisition and Analysis programs, and repairs and maintenance of the scientific equipment.

Qualifications: '0' Level Division II or mean grade C, Certificate (Earth Science, Cartography, laboratory technology, and GIS) and should be Ms Office proficiency.

12. GIS Analysts
2 Posts
Ref/GDC/SC-GIS/12/091

Responsibilities: Acquisition of spatial data, data processing, and building of geo-databases, analyses, interpretations and dissemination information of the same to all stakeholders.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science Upper 2nd Class (Either GIS, Geography, Survey, Geology, Geophysics, Geochemistry or Environmental Sciences) or MSc (in GIS) or MSc with postgraduate diploma in GIS. Computer Programming Skills will be an added advantage.

13. Computer Programmer
1 post
(Ref/GDC/SC-GIS/13/09)

Responsibilities: Preparation/writing of computer codes for use in scientific data acquisition, analysis and interpretation and building of geospatial-databases.

Qualifications: BSc in Computer science with 3 years programming experience and MSc in Computer Science.

14. Cartographer
1 Post
(Ref/GDC/SC-GIS/14/09)

Responsibilities: Provision of Cartographic, Civil and Mechanical engineering drawings, Maintaining Cartographic facilities, Scanning, Printing of Maps and Drawings.

Qualifications: Higher National Diploma in Cartography with credit pass, Knowledge in AutoCAD or ArchCAD and ICT.

15. Assistant Surveyor
1 post
(Ref/GPC/SC-SUR/15/09)

Responsibilities: Execution of all required surveys works (topographic, cadastral and engineering surveys).

Qualifications: Diploma (Land surveying) from a recognized institution, MS and AutoCAD Office proficiency. GIS and general ICT proficiency is an added advantage

16. Reservoir Engineer
3 posts
(Ref/GDC/SC-Res/16/09)

Responsibilities: Evaluation of well data, monitoring and management of production reservoirs during drilling and upon development of reservoir models.

Qualifications: Bsc Mechanical Engineering (Upper 2nd Class) or MSc (Mechanical or Reservoir Engineering). Computer Programming skills an added advantage.

17. Reservoir Scientist
1 post
(Ref/GDC/SC-Res/17/09)

Responsibilities: Evaluation of well data, monitoring and management of production reservoirs during drilling and upon development of reservoir models.

Qualifications: BSc Geology and Physics (Upper 2nd Class Honors). Plus MSc Hydrogeology/Hydrology/Physics with strong physics/mathematics background.
Computer Programming skills an added advantage

18. Technicians
4 posts
(Ref/GDC/SC-Res/18/09)

Responsibilities: Coordination and supervision of reservoir crews, well data acquisition and reservoir production monitoring.

Qualifications: National Diploma with credit pass (Mechanical, Electrical or Instruments Engineering) and knowledge of ICT will be an added advantage.

19. Environmental Scientist (Meteorology and Air Pollution)
1 Post
(Ref/GDC/SC-Env/19/09)

Responsibilities: Carrying out Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) studies and acquisition, analysis and interpretation of meteorological, air quality data, air pollution and hydrologicai data.

Qualifications: BSc -Upper 2nd Class Hons (Meteorology, Physics, Maths, Environmental Science and natural sciences) plus Msc in Meteorology and Air Pollution. Computer Programming Skills will be an added advantage.

20. Environmental Scientist (Sociology/Social Sciences/Economics)
1 post
(Ref/GPC/SC- Env/20/09)

Responsibilities: Carrying out Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) studies and socio-economic impact assessments.

Qualifications: BA/BSc (Upper 2nli Class) in Sociology, Economics, Geography, Environment Science plus MA/MSc in Socio-Economics.

21. Community Liaison Officer (Sociology/Social Sciences)
1 post
(Ref/GPC/SC- Env/21/09)

Responsibilities: Liaison work between the organization and the local communities, other visitors and preparation and dissemination of educational materials.

Qualifications: BA/BSc (Upper 2nd Class) in Sociology, Geography, Environment Science plus MA/MSc in Sociology/ Social Sciences.

22. Technician (Technologist)
2 posts
(Ref/GDC/RD-Env/22/09)

Responsibilities include acquisition and processing of precipitation data, elements of environmental significance, water quality analysis, vegetation, and soil samples collection and analysis.

Qualifications: National Diploma with credit pass in Analytical Chemistry/ Laboratory Technology and knowledge of ICT will be an added advantage.

23. Technician (Meteorology)
1 post
(Ref/GDC/RD-Env/23/09)

Responsibilities: Acquisition and analysis of meteorological and air quality data.

Qualifications: Diploma in Meteorology (credit pass) and Ms Office proficiency

24. Technician (Environmental Sciences/Natural Resources Management)
2 posts
(Ref/GDC/RD-Env/24/09)

Responsibilities: Management of tree nurseries, planning and coordination of tree planting activities, site rehabilitation and analysis environmental data.

Qualifications: National Diploma with at least credit pass in environmental sciences, natural resources management/ Forestry /Analytical Chemistry.

The offer

These are challenging and extremely exciting roles for which GDC will offer competitive packages for the right candidates.

If your career aspirations match these exciting opportunities, please send your application indicating current telephone number and enclosing CV, copies of certificates and testimonials and details of three professional referees quoting the reference number on both cover letter and envelope to the address below by 16th October 2009:

The General Manager and CEO
Geothermal Development Company
22nd Floor Nyayo House, Room 2217
P.O Box 100746-00101
Nairobi, Kenya

Email: info @ gdc.co.ke

Tel: (254) 20 310112, (254) 20 2214164

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted





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