Sahara Group Limited Graduate & Exp. Job Vacancies – 8 Positions

Sahara Group, a leading African Energy (Power, oil and gas) and Infrastructure Conglomerate with operating entities in over 10 countries across four continents, is currently seeking to employ suitable and qualified candidates for the following vacant positions below:

  1. Graduate Safety Officer/ Fireman
  2. Operations/Maintenance Manager
  3. QHSSE & QC Laboratory Officer
  4. IT System Support Supervisor
  5. Entry-level Inventory Officer
  6. Sahara Group Limited Graduate IT Trainee – Programme 2017
  7. Graduate IT Trainee – Database Analyst
  8. Procurement Officer

*Job Title: Safety Officer/ Fireman

Location: Any City, Nigeria

Purpose Statement

  • Monitoring and assessing hazardous and unsafe situations and developing measures to assure personnel safety.
  • Ensure compliance with established Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) policies and procedures.

Key Deliverables:

  • Monitor Depot/Terminal activities to ensure that workers comply with the company policies and government safety regulations.
  • Control periodical inspection on fixed extinguishing systems (CO2, deluges, sprinklers, water, foam and dry powder), inspect, test and maintain fire hoses, hydrants, monitors, isolation valves and couplings.
  • Participate in / lead a team engaged in rescue / firefighting /emergency activities with the proper use of fire, safety and lifesaving equipment / systems.
  • Develop policy, safety inspections, safety training and complies with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration.
  • Overview, monitor, and enable preventive maintenance & inspection on the various types of, portable gas detection appliances, fire, safety and lifesaving equipment which includes complete checks, servicing, repairing and supervising contracted assistants while undertaking maintenance work.
  • Assists in investigating accidents or injuries that occur in the workplace and writes a report detailing the cause and provides recommendations that can help prevent future accidents
  • Ensure trucks inside the depot are marshalled properly to avoid accidents
  • Ensure fire regulations compliance by all Ensure fire drills are conducted regularly
  • Ensure water level in hydrant tank is within safe limit and replenish water stock level as necessary.
  • Making sure trucks are properly parked in the depot.
  • Making sure all trucks are properly earthed before loading commences
  • Checking trucks before entry into depot.

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Good use of MS word and Excel
  • Good Communication skills
  • A good team player

Minimum Qualification / Experience

  • B.Sc Chemistry or equivalent in a Science or  Engineering course.
  • 1-2 years of cognate experience as safety officer in storage tanking farms / Oil depot or terminal and firefighting and fire prevention in Energy Sector.
  • Professional Safety Certification is a must

Personality Traits:

  • Hard working
  • Team player
  • Must possess excellent inter-personal skills

Working Relationships:

  • Depot Manager/Supervisors
  • QHSSE Supervisor /Officer
  • All depot staff

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

*Job Title: Operations/Maintenance Manager

Location: Any City, Nigeria

Purpose Statement

  • Co-ordination of Terminal operations and maintenance activities within Nigeria and across Africa.
  • Management of Depot activities as it relates to Operations, Administration, Budgeting and Financial Control, Liaising with Government, Control Agencies, customers and other third parties e.g. DPR, PPMC/NNPC.

Key Deliverables

  • Must be able to support the depot in making sure that all equipment work optimally.
  • Maintain equipment service records and filing them appropriately.
  • Monitor spare parts supplies for different equipment in the depot.
  • Authorises work permits for different works and supervises for the safety of the depot
  • Works with other members of staff in the depot to ensure compliance to all safety  policies .
  • Co-ordinate the maintenance and technical activities of the depot.
  • Plan for equipment overhauls.
  • Reduce downtime in the depot
  • Co-ordinate/supervise major maintenance works.
  • Liaise with the Project manager for all documentations on newly commissioned projects.
  • Liaise with manufacturers/vendors for maintenance back-up service.
  • Supervise preparation of budgets for all depot activities
  • Attend to adhoc duties as advised by Management.

Knowledge/Skills:

  • In-depth knowledge of petroleum depot operations
  • Good use of Micro soft office tools
  • Excellent Analytical skills
  • Excellent Problem solving skills

Minimum Qualification / Experience

  • B.Sc in Engineering or any related Sciences.
  • A minimum of six years’ experience in a related field.
  • Ability to develop and implement appropriate strategies and processes to aid attainment of set objectives.
  • Proven record of delivering outstanding results.

Personality Traits:

  • Good attitude and approach to work
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good people management skills  

Working Relationship:

  • COO
  • Project Manager
  • Depot Managers
  • All depot Staff
  • Other departments within the company

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

*Job Title: QHSSE & QC Laboratory Officer

Location: Nigeria

Purpose Statement

  • To ensure the implementation and of QHSSE expectations concerning product quality at the Depot Level strategy in line with Group’s initiatives.
  • To ensure Quality Control policies, procedures and processes are strictly and consistently adhered to in Laboratory operations.

Key Deliverables

  • Ensure safe working environment and identify & correcting unsafe HSE behaviours, practices and conditions in the laboratory.
  • Conduct daily Product analysis.
  • Monitoring of quality petroleum products lifted out of the depot.
  • Sampling of product from vessel and analyzing before product receipt with regulatory staff present.
  • Ensuring depot laboratory and equipment are in a good state.
  • Ensure proper calibration of laboratory apparatus.
  • Procurement and compilation of relevant test methods.
  • Preparation of Quality certificates as necessary.
  • Conduct Sampling of representative products from tank for analysis.Conduct Daily confirmation of product quality in trucks, storage tanks and tank release before loading (i.e. specific gravity, conductivity, particulate matter/sediments).
  • Follow good housekeeping practices to maintain laboratory cleanliness and follow all safety and environmental regulations in laboratory to ensure incident free work.
  • Support all QHSSE function as required.

Minimum Qualification/ Experience

  • B.Sc Engineering or Applied Sciences (HSE, Chemical, Chemistry, Biochemistry etc.) or other related fields with 2 years of experience in Depot Laboratory operations.
  • Must have relevant Oil & Gas Depot Laboratory experience and qualification
  • Knowledge of relevant API, EI, JIG, IP, ASTM Standards and test methods.

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Familiarity with ISO 9001 Standard
  • Must be Familiar with relevant EI, API, JIG, IP, ASTM test methods and Standards.
  • Excellent Computing and IT Skills
  • Excellent in writing and speaking English
  • Familiar with general HSE regulations

Personality Traits:

  • Must have a Can do attitude
  • Must have and display a high level of Integrity
  • Be a team player but have the ability to stand alone
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

Working Relationship:

  • Entire organization
  • Contractors and Industry Regulators

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

*Job Title: IT System Support Supervisor

Location: Any City, Nigeria

Purpose Statement

  • The role of the System Support Supervisor is to maintain and operate servers and other infrastructure on the Sahara Group’s network.
  • The duties of an IT support analyst are wide-ranging and vary widely. The IT System Support team is charged with designing, installing, supporting and maintaining server infrastructure; planning for and responding to service outages and other problems that may arise.
  • To perform the job well, the role holder must demonstrate a blend of technical skills in diverse technology areas and use of Microsoft Office tools.
  • Other duties may include: Virtualisation and Enterprise Storage management, End user education, IT Project implementation and management of other specialized applications.

Key Deliverables:

  • Provide first level technology support as well as, where applicable, 2nd and 3rd level application/system support
  • Design, implement, monitor and optimize Enterprise Messaging  Architecture and other relevant systems
  • Interface with 3rd party service providers.
  • Provide periodic reporting of IT Support operations.

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Good knowledge of Windows 2008/2012 based messaging technologies: Microsoft Exchange 2010, 2013 and 2016 and mobile device management (MDM) system as well as a working knowledge of domain security  using Active Directory and Group policies
  • Hardware and software troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to design and implement disaster recovery solutions (backup and recovery of Exchange servers, file servers, etc.)
  • Good report writing skills and good IT process understanding
  • Very good problem solving skills – frequently under various sorts of constraints and stress
  • Other technologies include:o Virtualisationo Networking o Enterprise Storage solutions (SAN, NAS, etc.)

Minimum Qualification/ Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in the field of Computer Science/Engineering or any other Physical Science
  • 4 – 7 years qualitative experience in technology deployment or support
  • Certifications will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skill, ability to work virtually, fluency in English.

Personality Traits:

  • Highly analytical, hard-working
  • Creative & Logical
  • Organized, Professional conduct
  • Resourceful
  • Good interpersonal skills

Working Relationships:

  • IT Support and operations team
  • 3rd party service providers
  • Sahara Group staff
  • Other Stakeholders

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

*Job Title: Inventory Officer

Location: Any City, Nigeria

Purpose Statements

  • Supervise and coordinate the activities of material management which includes; storage of mainly construction materials, merchandise, items, etc., and proper distribution those engaged in inventory management and to ensure that optimum levels of inventory is maintained and that it is at par with quality standards.
  • He/she is also responsible for keeping a track of the inventory records and making sure that it is accurate
  • The inventory officer is responsible for monitoring the movement of stock from in and out of the warehouse.
  • He/she is involved in preparing the weekly reports of all the activities in the warehouse like the consignment received, the quantity of items received, point of collection and dispatch, stacking number, outstanding balance, etc.

Key Deliverables:

  • To liaise with procurement on expected goods and reconciliation of stock received.
  • Must ensure the integrity of Inventory management system, notification of low level stock items and recommendation for order.
  • To make adequate storage space for incoming stock items and proper arrangement for offloading of goods.
  • To dispense stock from storage by measuring, counting and/or cutting requested amounts
  • To review stock/inventory reports and use knowledge of goods and requirement trends to estimate needs and order appropriate quantities while recommending additions or deletions to standard stock items.
  • To perform physical count/inventory exercise periodically and reconcile with records and /or inventory tickets; send reports to auditors or designated departments; researches and resolves discrepancies.
  • Be responsible for storing materials, supplies, equipment, etc. according to weight, temperature, size, safety precautions or other concerns.
  • Resolve challenges or complaints presented by staff and users/customers/vendors/agents
  • To keep accurate records of stock cost prices and quantity on hand.
  • Must be responsible for detailed and Accurate entry of New stock/Received stocks into the inventory management system
  • Accurate / complete approval documentation for all goods issued/received from stock/store
  • Ensure 100% compliance with documented stock management processes

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Excellent  mathematical skills
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite of programs particularly Microsoft excel and Microsoft word

Minimum Qualification / Experience

  • Ordinary National & Higher National Diploma holders ONLY
  • 1- 2 years of cognate experience on a similar role.Personality Traits:
  • Possess high Integrity
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Hard working, diligent and energetic
  • A team player with ability to communicate effectively across boundaries
  • Pays attention to details
  • Excellent numeracy and organizational skills
  • Process oriented

Working Relationships:

  • Procurement team
  • Store keepers in other locations
  • Audit department
  • Accounting / Finance department
  • Line Manager
  • Other Companies within the group
  • Project and Facility Management teams

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

*Job Title: Graduate IT Trainee – Programmer

Location: Any City, Nigeria

Purpose Statement

  • An important element of our HR Strategy is to support Sahara Group’s Strategy on sustainability by developing leadership and management capacity throughout the organization.
  • To perform frequent, repeatable operational reporting, testing and technical maintenance activities in order to support the Business continues without interruption and negative impact on service delivery.
  • The GITT Programmer employs creative imagination, modeling and information engineering to develop a system that satisfies both management and end-users in the most cost-effective and efficient way possible.. The IT analyst also debugs the system and ensures that it is error-free.
  • Trainees will be appointed to a role and will be expected to deliver all the job expectations for that position. They will receive ‘on the job’ training and their performance monitoring will include the setting of performance objectives against which their performance will be monitored.

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Proficient in Java, C#, Javascript with a good knowledge of its ecosystems
  • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming
  • Familiar with various design and architectural patterns
  • Good knowledge of Java, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Ability to learn new tools and technologies• Skill for writing reusable Java libraries
  • Knowledge of concurrency patterns in Java
  • Possess a firm grasp of algorithms and data structures
  • Familiarity with concepts of MVC, JDBC, and RESTful  API development and web security
  • Experience with popular web application frameworks, such as Play, Spring and spark
  • Knack for writing clean, readable code
  • Understanding fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
  • Basic understanding of the class loading mechanism in Java
  • Basic understanding of JVM, its limitations, weaknesses, and workarounds
  • Implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests
  • Familiarity with build tools such as Ant, Maven, and Gradle
  • Familiarity with continuous integration

Minimum Qualification / Experience

  • University degree in a reputable University (Minimum Second Class Upper). Not limited to only Computer Science or related Science and  Engineering degrees.
  • 0-2 years post-NYSC ExperienceExperience building and integrating applications
  • Experience with test-driven development
  • Maximum age of 25 years by December 2017

Personality Traits:

  • Candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced,& dynamic environment.
  • Candidate must be a strong communicator with ability to connect with people at all levels.Strong analytical skills, problem-solving abilities, excellent interpersonal skills,Knowledge of current technologies
  • Candidate must be hardworking and one who thinks “out of the box”
  • Candidate must be a self-starter and a team player with a proactive approach to work.
  • Candidate must be ambitious with a ‘can-do’ attitude.
  • Candidate should have poise & finesse.
  • Candidate must be assertive.

Working Relationships:

  • Board of Directors
  • Managing Directors
  • Group Human Resources
  • Line Manager
  • All staff

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

*Job Title: Graduate IT Trainee – Database Analyst

Location: Any City, Nigeria

Purpose Statement

  • An important element of our HR Strategy is to support Sahara Group’s Strategy on sustainability by developing leadership and management capacity throughout the organization.
  • To perform frequent, repeatable operational reporting, testing and technical maintenance activities in order to support the Business continues without interruption and negative impact on service delivery.
  • The GITT Database Analyst employs creative imagination, modeling and information engineering to develop a system that satisfies both management and end-users in the most cost-effective and efficient way possible.The GIT analyst also debugs the system and ensures that it is error-free.
  • Trainees will be appointed to a role and will be expected to deliver all the job expectations for that position. They will receive ‘on the job’ training and their performance monitoring will include the setting of performance objectives against which their performance will be monitored.

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Familiar with various design and architectural patterns Good working
  • knowledge of Oracle EDBMS, Microsoft SQL Server, etc
  • Ability to learn new tools and technologies
  • Possess a firm grasp of algorithms and data structures
  • Confirms project requirements by studying user requirements; conferring with others on project team.
  • Creates and maintains data dictionary by revising and entering definitions.
  • Maintains confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Determines changes in physical database by studying project requirements; identifying database characteristics, such as location, amount of space, and access method.
  • Changes database system by coding database descriptions.
  • Protects database by developing access system; specifying user level of access.
  • Maintains user reference by writing and rewriting database descriptions.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
  • Understanding fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
  • Familiarity with application testing integration

Minimum Qualification / Experience

  • University degree in a reputable University (Minimum Second Class Upper). Not limited to only Computer Science or related Science and Engineering degrees.
  • 0-2 years post-NYSC Experience
  • Experience building and integrating applications
  • Experience with test-driven development 
  • Maximum age of 25 years by December 2017

Personality Traits:

  • Candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced,& dynamic environment.
  • Candidate must be a strong communicator with ability to connect with people at all levels.
  • Strong analytical skills, problem-solving abilities, excellent interpersonal skills,
  • Knowledge of current technologies
  • Candidate must be hardworking and one who thinks “out of the box”
  • Candidate must be a self-starter and a team player with a proactive approach to work.
  • Candidate must be ambitious with a ‘can-do’ attitude.
  • Candidate should have poise & finesse.Candidate must be assertive.

Working Relationships:

  • Board of Directors
  • Managing Directors
  • Group Human Resources
  • Line Manager
  • All staff

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

*Job Title: Procurement Officer

Location: Any City, Nigeria

Purpose Statement

  • The role of Procurement Officer is to manage commercial and supplier aspects of projects. Work with team members on conducting general market research in various categories as well as research into potential suppliers, product specification and resources.

Key Deliverables:

  • Take action to reduce costs that are focused on creating greater efficiencies, economies of scale or better quality resources for a project team, department, or business unit.
  • Manage all logistics operation including all logistics assets in order to ensure timely, cost-effective delivery. Work with freighters and clearing agents, cost and price analysis for services, etc.
  • Coordinate work efforts of others to ensure integration and completion of work against expectations
  • Evaluate and ensure that vendor performance meets or exceeds defined performance standards and adheres to overall company policies and procedures.
  • Bin card management, arrangement of items in store, secure store, carry out periodic counts, update records of issuance and receipt, etc.
  • Acts as a liaison between the Company and vendors
  • Interprets contract provisions and review of contracts to evaluate overall revisions, price, and past performance of each contract prior to bid or renewal
  • Obtains price quotes from vendors and compares quotes with the specifications and availability of items
  • Organizes, updates and retains product information files and purchase order records
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times and streamline work processes to provide quality customer service.
  • Receiving goods and other supplies (imported and local goods)Knowledge/Skills
  • Customer Relationship: Ability to facilitate and accelerate the business relationship based upon an understanding of the customer.
  • Legal Limitations: Knowledge of local legal limitations and Nigerian shipping laws.
  • Basic knowledge of Project Management to ensure successful delivery (on time, within budget, meeting agreed upon success criteria) to establish clear goals and accountabilities.
  • Good Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Good reporting skills.

Minimum Qualification / Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management or related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of related experience.
  • Certification in Supply Chain Management would be an added advantage.

Personality Traits:

  • Good interpersonal skill
  • Resourceful &Hardworking
  • Organized
  • Creative and highly analytic.

Working Relationships

  • Project and Facility Management teams
  • Audit  & Finance department
  • Other Companies within the Group.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 



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