Fresher Electrical Engineer Job Opportunities – Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL)

Job Title:      Electrical Engineer
Organization: Uganda
Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL)
Duty Station: Namanve
Thermal Power Plant, Mukono, Uganda
Reports to: Maintenance
About Us:
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 respectively. 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; organize, support, encourage and maintain training facilities in
technical and related fields, amongst others.
Job Summary: The Electrical
Engineer will ensure that the Electrical elements in the power plant run
smoothly to generate power. He checks electrical machines and machine
components, tests their efficiency and makes repairs wherever necessary and
suggests improvement to machines for better performance. The Electrical
engineer shall have a wide engineering knowledge base and keep abreast with the
latest developments in the field to enable him/her to evaluate the condition of
electrical machines, diagnosing problems and where possible propose
improvements changes. He/she shall supervise the team of Electrical
technicians, electricians and fitters based at site and allot maintenance
responsibilities while making sure that all safety procedures are adhered to.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Maintain
    24/7 Plant power generation operation while focusing on safe, efficient,
    reliable maintenance and operation of equipment to ensure quality power
    supply to the Grid.
  • Electronics
    troubleshooting with objective of preventive maintenance and Repair of AC
    and DC Drives, PLC Troubleshooting etc.
  • Planning
    and execution of the preventative maintenance programs, initiation of
    measures to improve the reliability of the equipment.
  • Develop
    a continuous improvement culture in the maintenance of the power plant
    using engineering principles.
  • Keep
    plant/equipment performance and repair records to enable quality
    assessment and work with vendors to source replacement parts that perform
    more reliably and at the same time to substitute OEM parts with more
    economical options, designing and testing improved parts, updating older
    electronics that are no longer supported by manufacturers to improve
    equipment functionality.
  • Under
    the direction of the Electrical Maintenance Manager, Identify need and
    make proposals for capital projects including identifying scope, cost,
    milestones, etc.
  • Provide
    hands-on leadership to a team of electrical Technicians, Electricians and
    workers under him in all aspects of their work.
  • Serves
    as a key resource for safety related issues with the goal of
    meeting/exceeding OSHA requirements for a safe workplace.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal applicant for the Uganda Electricity Generation Company
    Ltd (UEGCL) Electrical Engineer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in Electrical engineering (light or heavy current), Electronic
    engineering, manufacturing process control or related field. Post graduate
    diplomas and certificates in other fields of engineering such as
    mechatronics, automation etc. is an added advantage.
  • At
    least two years’ experience in a Thermal plant or related field
  • Excellent knowledge regarding machines, spare
    parts, operations and maintenance.
  • Excellent observation skills.
  • Excellent analysis skills.
  • A sound knowledge regarding safety measures.
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Ability to work under stress and be on call at
    any time.
  • Good leadership, communication and motivation
  • Ability to work in a team hands on as well as
    lead it.
  • Must be highly organized, systematic and
    precise in work.
  • Good computer skills in related software
  • Age: Below 35 years
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 physically to:
The Chief Human Resource
Uganda Electricity Generation
Company Ltd (UEGCL),
Block C, Plot 6-9 Victoria
Office park, Okot Close, Bukoto,
P.O. Box 75831, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 19th March 2018
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