8 Operation Shift Supervisor/Shift Charge Engineer Job Placements – Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL)

Organization: Uganda
Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Operation
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 Operation
Shift Supervisor/Shift Charge Engineer will mainly be responsible for the safe
and efficient operation of the power station and delivery of quality power to
the Grid during a specified duration of the shift. The incumbent will be responsible
for Access/Limitations into the power plant for operational, maintenance or any
other requirement. He/she is the custodian of operational keys for the power
plant ensuring safety for all staff and non-staff at the power plant. He/she is
responsible for communications with the off taker and a first contact point in
case of emergencies such as floods etc.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Receive and carry out instructions from the
Operations Manager
In charge of the coordination of communications
between the load dispatch Centre and the power station
Carry out switching as authorized in the Plant
Operations Manuals or as may be instructed by the Operations Manager on a need
arise basis.
Responsible for issuing Permit-to- Work, Sanction-for-
Test and Limitation-of-Access in accordance with regulations
Responsible for issuing switching Instructions,
safety instructions and isolation of work area prior to Issuing Permit to work
Management of routine maintenance in accordance with
Responsible for accurate data collection, storage
and information distribution to relevant authorities
Ensures quality of Power generation through Voltage,
Frequency and Vars
Control/Regulations- Active and Reactive Power
Management of personnel safety, reporting of all
hazardous events and accidents
Act as the first point of Contact during Emergencies
including such events as Force Majeure
Attends to Faults that have occurred in order to
rectify them himself, together with his team or call in technical support from
Maintenance Team
Responsible for verbal and written Reporting of all
Faults/events, stating nature and gravity of faults/events to Operations
Manager, Plant Manager and to the Central Maintenance Manager followed by
preparation of Fault/Accident/Event Report for the CMMS
Responsible for preparation of Shift handover report
in accordance with protocol and giving a verbal brief of status of power
Station, Permits in operation/not yet cancelled and the Events during his
Responsible for first aid equipment, switching
accessories, and custodian of Master Operation Keys and lockouts Systems
Manages the plant firefighting team and calls in
reinforcements from fire departments in case fire breaks out.
Ensures collection storage and distribution of
generation data including Hydrological data.
Manage operation and regular inspection of all Plant
and auxiliaries and any other equipment and installations such as water treatment
plant, Fire Hydrant etc.
Record and compile operational data by completing
and maintaining forms, logs, or reports.
Carry out emergency operations such as switching on standby
emergency electrical generators, isolation of loads, switching on and off Units
etc. to ensure safety of generation plant.
Receive outage calls and requests necessary
personnel during power outages or emergencies.
Collect oil, water, or electrolyte samples for
laboratory analysis.
Regularly examine and test electrical power
distribution machinery and equipment, using testing devices.
Replenish electrolytes in batteries and oil in
voltage transformers, and reset tripped electric relays.
Perform any other duties as might be assigned by the
operations Manager or as instructed by Management
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal applicant should hold an Honors Degree in
Electrical, Electronic or Mechanical Engineering. Successful Applicants will
undergo intensive Training in power plant Operation at various locations prior to
Proof of “Excellence” in Industrial
Training from reputable Industrial establishment
Applicants must be physically fit, able to climb
several stairs
Ability to work under extreme pressures and make
calm and logical decisions
Astute and good IQ
Excellent leadership, communication and motivation
Ability to work in a team as well as lead it
Must be highly organized, systematic and precise in
Strong computer skills in spreadsheet and some of
the Microsoft Office Products (Word, 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 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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