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Tullow Oil Aviation Supervisor Job in Kenya

Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Mar 18, 2014

Tullow Oil is Africa’s leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company and is a constituent of the London FTSE100.
The Group has interests in over 100 exploration and production licences across 25 countries focusing on four core regions: Africa, Europe, South Asia and South America.
Working for Tullow Oil in Kenya, you will be given the freedom and responsibility to make a difference. We provide the opportunities to build a solid future within our rapidly expanding portfolio and provide competitive rewards as part of our people strategy.
ur high level of employee engagement is also one of our key success factors that we want to continue building on.

Tullow Oil is seeking talented, motivated, skilled individual to fill the following position:

Aviation Supervisor  

Reports to: Logistics Manager
Job Purpose: 
  • Manage day to day aviation and travel operations, ensuring compliance to Kenyan and International rules and regulations as well as Oil and Gas Producers (OGP) guidelines.
  • Enhance the capability and performance of the Aviation/Travel service through the definition and implementation of improved skills, processes, systems and procedures
  • Monitor and register the risks associated and establish the proper procedures following risk assessment.


  • Establish and maintain an organization capable of administering the provision of a safe, economical, efficient and effective air transportation service for the movement of passengers and cargo.
  • Ensure adequate administrative and logistics support arrangements are made for the execution of air operations;
  • Ensure all contractual provisions and obligations are satisfied and produces contract performance reports;
  • Analyse mission reports submitted by aircraft commanders after completion of tasks and provides advice to movements planners;
  • Assist and advise Tullow management in determining its air transport needs and design a scheduled service that will cater to needs of the activity in Kenya to the extent possible, without compromising safety, efficiencies and economies;
  • Periodically review and analyze route structures, aircraft payload, cargo and passenger traffic statistics to assess viability of routes and service improvements;
  • Develop a customer friendly central reservations desk and Nairobi travel desk to ensure single point of contact for all travel in/ and around Kenya.
  • Provide technical input to other departments such as facilities and civil for airstrip upgrades, fire fighting equipment
  • Assist with regional, global aviation requirements.
  • Manage and schedule all personnel transportation requirements for air and liaise with LTST (Land Transport Safety Team) for transfers from both JKIA and Wilson operations.
  • Manage and schedule all personnel accommodation requirements in Nairobi and the field.
  • Proactively manage service provider contracts with significant focus on costs, performance and Environmental Health and Safety (EHS).
  • Ensure full implementation of iCAMS and associated training.
  • Implement operational security procedures to assure the protection and safeguarding of passengers, crew ground personnel, the general public and facilities of an airport/airstrip to any extent within his/her ability in cooperation with appropriate authorities
  • Perform risk assessments prior to the tasking of aircraft and keep all personnel informed of the actual and potential hazards and causes of accidents/incidents;
  • Manage the budget, account for expenditure, prepares budget submissions and performance reports;
  • Record and provide statistical analysis of aircraft accidents/incidents; and
  • Propagate safety publicity, education and dissemination of information.
  • Ensure adequate and efficient safety organization is maintained throughout the designated Area of Operation;
  • Liaise and advises the appropriate authorities on all safety matters and recommends remedial measures to counter actual or potential causes of aviation accidents/incidents
  • Management of all contracts associated with aviation, fleet and fuel management and all associated services.
  • Review invoices and ensure aligned with agreed contracts terms.
  • Holds a Commercial Pilot License, Navigator License, Air Traffic Control License or Flight Operations Officer License (or its equivalent).
  • Has had a minimum of 10 years experience in the aviation industry; and
  • Has held a supervisory or management position in aviation operations or safety or has successfully completed an Aviation Safety Management course, Air Operations Management Course, or equivalent.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Computer literate, including use of spread sheets and data bases including SALEM, MAPS and iCAMS
  • Project Management and Operational Reporting
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Planning and organisation skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees.

Email: [email protected] | Closing date:  Wednesday 26th March 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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