2 Senior Planning Engineer Job Placements – Rural Electrification Agency (REA)

Job
Title:        
 Senior
Planning Engineer (2 Job Placements)

Organization: Rural
Electrification Agency (REA)

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: Principal
Planning Engineer

About US:

Rural Electrification
Agency (REA) is the secretariat of the Rural Electrification Board (REB)
established by statutory instrument 2001 No. 75. REA is mandated to implement
Government’s rural electrification programs. The Government of Uganda through
REA is implementing a number of electricity connection projects with financial
support from development partners to meet national electricity access targets.

Job Summary:  The Senior Planning Engineer will undertake
project identification, feasibility studies and packaging of Projects for
Public and Private Investment.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·        
Undertake
the identification of pipeline projects for investment in line with established
guidelines.

·        
Undertake
systems analysis of existing and planned power lines.

·        
Prepare
Terms of Reference for feasibility studies, power line surveys and Engineering
designs for identified projects.

·        
Review
Consultant’s feasibility study reports.

·        
Prioritize
the individual projects in line with established criteria.

·        
Participate
in the procurement process as required from time to time in line with
procurement guidelines.

·        
Gather
and prepare project data for the GIS database and REA website updates.

·        
Carry
out any other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

·        
The
applicant for the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) Senior Planning Engineer job
must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized
University; a Masters in Power System Engineering or any other closely related
discipline would be an added advantage.

·        
At least
seven years of working experience in power line designs and implementation of
electricity distribution projects.

·        
Knowledge
of the energy sector and possession of experience in the preparation of energy
sector feasibility studies.

·        
Knowledge
of the use of engineering software for system planning.

·        
Ability
to carry out bench marking studies in power line designs.

·        
Demonstrated
ability to pay attention to detail, strong persuasion and negotiation skills,
excellent communication and presentation skills.

·        
Ability
to multi-task and meet strict deadlines.

·        
Strong
team player skills and possession of a demonstrated ability to manage
stakeholders.

·        
Willingness
to work long hours, when necessary and flexibility to travel for upcountry
assignments.

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their typed cover letters,
detailed Curriculum Vitae and certificates plus names and addresses of 3
reputable referees to:

The Executive
Director,

Rural
Electrification Agency,

Plot 10 Windsor
Loop, Kololo 2nd Floor,

House of Hope

P.O. Box 7317
Kampala – Uganda.

Deadline: 16th August 2019 by 4:00pm

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