2 Entry Level Control & Instrumentation Engineer Job Placements – Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL)

Organization: Uganda
Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Generation
About UEGCL:
Electricity Generation Company Ltd was incorporated in March 2001 under the
Companies Act, 2012 on the basis of the Public Enterprises Reform and
Divestiture Act, Cap 98 and Electricity Act, Cap 145.  UEGCL is wholly owned by the Government of
the Republic of Uganda. UEGCL’s key role is to – carry on the business of
electric power generation and sale within Uganda or for export to neighbouring
countries; build, operate and maintain Electricity Generation Plants; monitor
the operation and maintenance of its Concessioned Assets – Nalubaale and Kiira
Power Stations; provide Technical Support as and when required by the
Government of the Republic of Uganda through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral
Development; Implement Flagship Hydropower Plant Projects of Karuma (600MW) and
Isimba (183MW; organize, support, encourage and maintain training facilities in
technical and related fields, amongst others.
Job Summary: The Control
& Instrumentation Engineer will mainly be responsible for the maintenance
and installation of the standard gadgets and contraptions which are used to
manage and regulate engineering processes and systems in the power plant and
where the needs are specific/specialized. The engineer will also be responsible
for the design, development and installation. The incumbent will be responsible
for the efficiency and safety of plant operation and will be knowledgeable in
aspects of both soft and hardware engineering. Furthermore, the C&l will be
the expert engineer responsible for the maintenance of existing gadgets used to
control, monitor and regulate power generation processes and operations and the
overseeing of any essential adjustments which need to be made to such gadgets.
The C&l may also be responsible for overseeing testing procedures, writing
reports and making sure that the instruments at the power plant comply with
quality standards and safety regulations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
The Control and Instrumentation Engineer is
responsible for the installation, testing, commissioning, maintenance and
repair of all power generation process control and monitoring instrumentation
At the power plant, the (C&l engineer) shall be
responsible for designing and developing modifications to the process control
systems when necessary.
The Control and Instrumentation Engineer will be
responsible for the supervision of installation and commissioning work by
The job holder is still managing and/or maintaining
equipment which is used to monitor and control the power plant control process
systems and machinery.
Ensure that these systems and processes operate
effectively, efficiently and safely.
The C&l engineers will develop skills in specific
control disciplines such as: advanced process control (APC), distributed
control systems (DCS), programmable logic controllers (PLC) and Supervisory
control and data acquisition (SCADA). Etc.
The C&l shall be responsible for testing,
maintaining and modifying existing systems where necessary
The job holder will be responsible for analyzing
electronic/digital data and presenting findings in written reports working
collaboratively with operation engineers, the C&l shall be on call for emergencies
Specifying replacement or new control and
Instrumentation equipment for governors, generator, plant and switchyard
protection systems etc.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should hold an undergraduate or
postgraduate degree in electrical engineering, electronic engineering,
mechanical engineering, physics or software engineering. Completing a course
which includes modules relating to control and instrumentation will be
especially useful. A specific degree in control and instrumentation engineering
is highly advantageous.
Previous experience in related field at a power
plant or a manufacturing or processing plant is a big advantage.
The Control and Instrumentation Engineers need a
thorough understanding of the operational processes of the power plant and have
multidisciplinary role, including electrical, mechanical and computer
Ability to understand, develop or design control and
instrumentation soft and hardware packages
Ability specify replacement/spare parts
Excellent analytical skills
Broad understanding and knowledge regarding safety
Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving
Ability to work under stress and be on call at any
Good leadership, communication and motivation skills
Ability to work in a team as well as lead it
Must be highly organized, systematic and precise in
Computer literacy skills including the ability to
use design software and prepare spreadsheets and use Microsoft Office Products
(Word, Excel, Power Point and/or Access) to analyze data and trends.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications with copies
of their academic documents and detailed CVs indicating two referees and their
full addresses to:
The Chief
Executive Officer,
Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL),
3rd Floor, UEDCL
Plot 37
Nakasero Road,
P.O. Box 75831,
Kampala. Uganda
Or to the
Company’s branch office
Plot 18-20
Faraday Road, Amberley Estate,
P.O. Box 1101,
Jinja Uganda
Deadline: Friday, 6th
November, 2015 by 5.00 p.m.

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