Projects Engineer – Electrical Jobs – Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL)

Job Title:        Projects Engineer – Electrical
Organisation: Uganda
Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Principal
Projects Engineer
About US:
Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) is responsible
for bulk purchase of electricity from the generating companies and selling the
electricity in bulk to the distribution companies throughout Uganda. UETCL is
also responsible for all exports and imports of electricity to Uganda. UETCL
envisions: “To become a leading strategic business partner in the transmission
and Single Buyer Business and to support sustainable energy development in
Uganda.”
Job Summary: The Projects
Engineer – Electrical will render support in the management and supervision of
the execution of power transmission plans to meet the future demand in line
with company objectives.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Engineering Design, Procurement &
    Works Supervision:
o   Manages all project activities from
detailed design to successful commissioning of power transmission lines and
substations in fulfillment of company objectives and strategies.
o   Actively participate with Planning and Investments department to;
o   Prepare
conceptual designs, bills of quantities, cost-benefit analysis and tender
documentation for the design, manufacture, testing, supply, construction,
installation and commissioning of transmission substations and lines in
accordance to engineering standards and procurement guidelines.
o   Carry
out system studies to identify network constraints and recommend optimum solutions
to meet existing and future power demands.
o   Identify
optimal substation sites and line routes and provide technical support in the
acquisition of right-of-way.
o   Prepare/review
design calculations, specifications, drawings of transmission line and substation
power systems, equipment, earthing, protection, control and communication
systems in liaison with end-user departments.
o   Render
technical support during the bidding process in the coordination of bid
clarification, pre-bid site visits, bid evaluation, and pre-award meetings, and
preparation of draft contracts.
  • Prepare project implementation and
    procurement plans and track the implementation.
  • Coordinate the project kick-off and site
    handover.
  • Keenly review detailed engineering
    designs, drawings and technical specifications of transmission lines and
    substations prepared by contractors and their suppliers.
  • Ensure conformity of designs, drawings,
    manufacturing processes, and installations to specified engineering
    standards and best engineering practices.
  • Review contractors’ method statements and
    procedures for quality assurance.
  • Work closely with user departments,
    witness, review and sign-off factory/laboratory/site acceptance tests of
    equipment, material and works.
  • Supervise, monitor and report on the progress
    and quality of equipment, material and works and recommend corrective
    actions wherever necessary inclusive of coordination of network switching
    operations.
  • Verify Consultants’ and Contractors’
    interim and final invoices against agreed project milestones and
    deliverables.
  • Review and advise on change proposals and
    ensure validity of contract amendments.
  • Review commissioning protocol and
    coordinate the inspection and commissioning tests of completed
    installations and works and subsequent UETCL’s takeover of operationally
    accepted facilities with verified as-built documentation and operation
    & maintenance manuals.
  • Monitor the operational performance of
    installed facilities during Defects Liability Period and ensure that
    identified snags are rectified by the contractor.
  • Monitor and ensure effective coordination
    between UETCL, Consultants, Contractors, Financiers, and all other project
    stakeholders to attain execution of the contract scope within approved
    budget and timelines.
  • Ensure compliance to safety, social,
    health and environment regulations and project-specific requirements.
  • Identify, Monitor and assess project risks
    and execute necessary mitigation measures.
  • Preparation of reports for different
    stakeholders.
  • Perform any other duties as may be
    assigned from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal applicant for the Projects
    Engineer – Electrical job placement should hold a University Degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Professional
    registration with relevant body.
  • A
    minimum of six (6) years of professional working experience in power
    system projects.
  • Possess
    good project management skills.
  • Comprehensive
    knowledge of Industrial & SHE regulations.
  • Previous
    experience in managing multi-lateral financed projects.
  • Prior
    experience in PPDA and donor-funded procurement guidelines and reporting
    practises.
  • Computer
    literacy in Ms Projects or similar project scheduling and
    monitoring tool.
  • Hold
    a clean and valid National Driving Permit.
  • Analytical
    skills, Interpersonal skills, Supervisory skills, Report writing skills.
  • Ability
    to withstand stressful work situations and have willingness to work
    long hours outside the normal hours.
  • Be
    a person of high integrity, must be highly motivated, innovative and a
    committed team player.
  • Willingness
    to travel extensively and be away from duty station for extended
    periods.
How to Apply:
All candidates are strongly encouraged to send their applications
enclosing photocopies of academic qualification certificates and testimonials
along with their curriculum vitae indicating contact postal address, daytime
contact telephone, fax or e-mail and giving three (3) referees to:
The Manager,
Human Resource and Administration
Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited
P.O. Box 7625
Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 21st July 2017
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