Oil Jobs – Electrical Engineer – Uganda Refinery Holding Company (URHC)

Job Title:       Electrical

Organization: Uganda
Refinery Holding Company (URHC)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: Manager,
Industrial Park Development

About US:

The Uganda Refinery
Holding Company (URHC) is a Private Limited Liability Company incorporated
under the Companies Act (2012). It is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Uganda
National Oil Company (UNOC) Ltd. The purpose of the URHC is to hold, on behalf
of UNOC, interest in the refinery project planned to be developed in Kabaale,
Hoima District and its associated infrastructure. URHC has also been given the
mandate to develop, operationalize and manage the 29.57 km2 Kabaale petro-based
Industrial Park (KIP).

Job Summary:  The Electrical Engineer will design electrical
systems including installation of power generation and distribution systems,
understanding and evaluating electrical equipment performance while working
closely with operations and maintenance.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Lead Electrical Engineering efforts for multiple assigned projects
    in a timely, safe, and cost-effective manner.
  • Identify Front-End Engineering & Design (FEED) and implementation
    deliverables necessary for the electrical scope of the projects.
  • Perform calculations for equipment sizing, cable sizing, lighting,
    grounding and heat tracing.
  • Review and approve electrical equipment specification sheets from
    the engineering contractors prior to procurement of equipment and
  • Prepare electrical load lists, schematic diagrams, single line
    diagrams, cable schedules and MTO using electrical engineering software,
    such as Smart Plant Electrical.
  • Review construction work packages to ensure quality deliverables are
    available for the Construction group.
  • Participate in the factory acceptance tests for Electrical
  • Review vendor/contractor’s single line drawings, wiring diagrams,
    equipment specifications (including transformers, MCC, switchgear,
    substation equipment); power plans, conduit plans, cable schedules, system
    studies and protective relay settings
  • Participate in the design of medium and low voltage power generation
    and distribution systems.
  • Support the maintenance and operation of plant electrical power
    generation and distribution systems
  • Interface with engineering contractors, refining personnel,
    electrical vendors, contractors, engineers and all relevant team members
    through all project phases;
  • Prepare and implement inspection and maintenance schedules of the
    equipment and electrical installations in accordance with the
    manufacturer’s specifications
  • Promote the use of alternative energy sources like solar and wind
    and use of energy saving techniques.
  • Interface with UETCL, UEDCL or UMEME, as may be required during
    project development and implementation.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the Uganda Refinery Holding Company (URHC)
    Electrical Engineer job must hold an honours bachelor’s degree in
    Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Registration with the Uganda Institute of Professional Engineers or
    Engineers Registration Board (U) or the equivalent is an added advantage.
  • At least five years of post-degree electrical engineering experience
    in detailed engineering design and or maintenance in the refining,
    petrochemical, manufacturing industries or other industry.
  • Familiar with international codes, standards and recommended
    practices standards like ANSI, IEEE, NEC, ISA, NEMA, API, etc as well as
    area classification techniques as per NEC.
  • Good understanding of HSE including the electrical safety codes of
  • Experience with high, medium and low voltage systems.
  • Experience with ETAP, Smart Plant Instrumentation (SPI) or other
    relevant electrical engineering computer software.
  • Familiar with Uganda’s electricity generation, transmission and
    distribution regulations.
  • Effective oral and written communications and excellent
    interpersonal skills with the ability to deal effectively with the design
    team in the resolution of project related issues.
  • Must be self-motivated, results oriented, and be flexible to work
    well under tight schedules in a fast-paced multi-disciplinary team

How to Apply:

All candidates
should complete and sign Application Forms, download
, together with certified copies of academic certificates should be
addressed and submitted in TRIPLICATE to the address below. Applications
delivered through courier or post office will also be received. Applications
must include a cover letter, application form and supporting documents. While
wethank you for your interest, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

General Manager,

Uganda Refinery
Holding Company Ltd,

Plot 15 Yusuf Lule

P.O. Box

Deadline: 12th July 2019

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