GDC General Manager (Geothermal Resource Development) Job in Kenya

The Geothermal Development Company (GDC) is a 100% state-owned company with the mandate to among others, fast track the development of geothermal resources.
The Company’s vision is to be a world leader in the development of geothermal resources and a mission of developing 5000Mw from geothermal resources by 2030.

Towards this end, GDC has harnessed 409Mw of steam from Olkaria and another 135Mw from its pilot project in Menengai – Nakuru. 
Out of the 409Mw of steam, 320 Mw has been converted into electricity to achieve the Company’s objectives. 

GDC’s Board of Directors is seeking to recruit experienced, results oriented individuals with excellent leadership and technical skills, who are strategic thinkers, team players, dedicated, hardworking, innovative, highly motivated and able to work in a high pressure environment.

General Manager – Geothermal Resource Development

Overall Purpose: The General Manager – Geothermal Resource Development will be responsible to the Managing Director & CEO for the provision of strategic leadership in the assessment, development and management of the company’s Geothermal Resource while ensuring innovation and its utilization.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Geothermal Resource Assessment which entails identification of sites for exploration by use of Geology, Geophysics, GIS and Geochemistry processes;
  • Geothermal Resource Management which entails reservoir management and engineering, steam status determination and steam quality audits:
  • Technical Review of surface studies and geothermal field data:
  • Efficient management of GDC’s Geothermal Laboratories for scientific simulation and other accredited methods;
  • Environmental Planning. Monitoring arid Management;
  • Efficient management of geothermal Direct Use activities;
  • Promotion and commercialization of geothermal Direct Use products, programs and projects:
  • Develop and implement strategies for creating a high performing organizational culture based on transparency, integrity, accountability, performance measurement and results to ensure that programme activities are undertaken on sound management principles and practices:
  • Initiate and participate in organizational performance reviews and business process improvement programmes:
  • Co-ordinate and ensure understanding of the Company’s communication strategy and the protection of the GDC brand among its critical stakeholders;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.
Key Qualifications and Experience (Mandatory):
  • Masters Degree in a relevant field from a recognized university:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Earth Sciences/Engineering or related fields from a recognized university:
  • Reservoir Engineering Certificate/Diploma or equivalent:
  • Member of the Engineering Board of Kenya or any other relevant professional body:
  • At least Twelve (12) years working experience in a similar position, five (5) of which must be in a managerial position.
Key Competencies:
  • Reservoir engineering skills:
  • IT proficiency:
  • High level of integrity, ethics and self-discipline:
  • Research. analytical and report writing skills:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills:
  • Negotiation skills:
  • Team leadership and supervisory skills:
  • Planning and organizational skills.
Terms of service and remuneration: The appointments will be for a contractual period of four (4) years renewable subject to satisfactory performance and delivery of set performance targets and outcomes.

The successful candidate for the position will be offered a competitive remuneration package in accordance with the State Corporations guidelines
Application requirements
NB: Candidates interested in the above position are expected to fulfill the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya. 
Specifically, they must obtain and submit with their application copies of the following (Mandatory):
  1. Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA):
  2. Clearance certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
  3. Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC):
  4. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation;
  5. Clearance from Credit reference bureau.
How to Apply

Suitably Qualified candidates should apply in confidence indicating the Job reference No. on both the application and envelop and send to the address below enclosing CVs with full details of education background, professional qualifications and attach copies of certificates, relevant testimonials and National Identity Card.

Applications may be deposited at our head Office, Kawi House 4th Floor, Popo Road, South C, along Red Cross Road, in the Application Box. posted or emailed to:
The Managing Director & CEO,
Geothermal Development Company Limited,
P.O. Box 100746 – 00101, 
Nairobi, Kenya

E mail:

All applications should be received not later than 500pm on Monday 12th September 2016

GDC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality

Please note that only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted”.

Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification

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