2 Generation Manager Employment Opportunities – Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL)

Organization: Uganda
Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Chief
Operation & Maintenance Officer
About UEGCL:
Uganda
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 Generation
Manager will be responsible for general supervision of all phases of plant
operations including: generation levels, quality (reliability,
availability& efficiency), maintenance, stock management etc. The incumbent
will also be responsible for the analysis of workforce requirements and
coordination of the hiring and training of personnel. The Generation Plant
Manager will oversee the responsible for preparation and submission to top
management the annual plant budget for the general UEGCL Corporate plan and
execution. He / she will also ensure that Operation and Maintenance team work
closely to ensure generation meets reliability, availability and profitability
targets of UEGCL.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Provide leadership for the successful day-to-day
operation of the facility.
·        
Ensure the efficient and cost effective resource
utilization (water use per kilowatt of power generated, generation cost per
Kilowatt, generation key parameters such as MTBF, MTTR, and MTTW) etc.
·        
Actively monitor operation expenses and research
ways to reduce costs while maintaining product quality.
·        
Keenly review and carry out generation projections
using projected water availability/hydrological conditions.
·        
Maintain inventory levels and control flow of
necessary spares and consumables from suppliers to ensure high plant
availability and reliability without compromising cash flow.
·        
Maintain and support a high standard of safety and
housekeeping program, including ISO accreditation programs and timely
communication initiatives. Conduct performance appraisals and provide coaching
and guidance to all plant employees.
·        
Encourage and actively promote operating in a continuous
improvement environment. Remove generation constraints; allocate human and
material resources and direct generation employees to attain established goals.
·        
Communicate with Top Management, Research and
Development, Training School/Institute as well as UEGCL personnel to develop
new generation vision and strategies.
·        
Maintain security system and access readers.
·        
Perform any other duties assigned by supervisor from
time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant must be a graduate in Electrical,
Mechanical, Civil, Hydraulic or related engineering discipline – with Honors
Degree.
·        
Possession of post graduate qualifications in
Hydropower, Business, and Management; and affiliation to relevant professional
bodies will be an added advantage.
·        
At least seven years’ progressive experience in a
key leadership/management role at a power generation plant.
·        
Prior exposure and experience in budgeting/expense management
with a basic understanding of financial and accounting practices.
·        
Prior experience/broad understanding of safety
systems and Risk Management.
·        
Broad working knowledge of Generation Plant safety
and enforcement of safety rules and policies.
·        
Demonstrated understanding of the principles and
applications associated with power plant Operation and Maintenance engineering.
·        
Excellent planning and organizational skills, with
the ability to balance generation and maintenance needs.
·        
Excellent analytical and decision-making skills.
·        
Broad knowledge and understanding of corporate and
industry practices, standards and regulations
·        
Proficiency in Computer Engineering packages such as
Project Spreadsheet etc.
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,
Uganda
Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL),
3rd Floor,
UEDCL Tower,
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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