Network Planning Engineer Jobs – Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA)

Job Title:  Network Planning Engineer

Organisation: Electricity
Regulatory Authority (ERA)

Reports to: 
Manager Planning and Investments

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda

About US:

The Electricity
Regulatory Authority (ERA) is a Statutory Body established in accordance with
the Electricity Act, 1999, Chapter 145 of the Laws of Uganda. The Act empowers ERA
to regulate the Generation, Transmission, Sale, Export, Import and Distribution
of Electrical Energy in Uganda.

Job Summary:  The Network Planning Engineer will mainly
develop Power Planning System Models used to inform Network Investment, Power
Evacuation Arrangements, Loss Trajectories for purposes of Tariff Setting,
Network Operational Stability, Load Flow analysis and optimum network
configurations to determine the reliability levels.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Prepare Power System Computer Models, perform Power System
    Simulations and advise Management on the Power System requirements, from
    Generation, Transmission to Distribution (for both on-grid and off-grid)
    and participate in the System Planning and Coordination Committee
    activities.
  • Determine and monitor the loss trajectories and the associated
    investments for Transmission and Distribution Licensees.
  • Update System Network Models to reflect changes (current and
    prospective load growth, reliability, network growth and reconfigurations)
    in the networks of licensees on quarterly basis.
  • Carry out impact studies of new generation plants and technologies
    and advise management accordingly.
  • Produce system analysis reports to support the decision making
    process, regarding optimization of network resources.
  • Review Investment Plan applications and advise Management on the
    adequacy and appropriateness including Value for Money.
  • Review and advice on grid extension and expansion requirements.
  • Maintain a database on implemented projects/investments in the
    Sector.
  • Undertake verification of investments in the Distribution and
    Transmission Segments.
  • Carry out research and make comparative analyses of technologies
    deployed on the network by licensees, to provide assurance to Management
    on the appropriateness of implemented solutions in light of technical
    capability and cost.
  • Participate in the Installation Permit Committee activities.
  • Develop Benchmarks for Transmission and Distribution construction
    costs.
  • Any other duties as may be reasonably assigned by the Supervisor or
    Management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA)
    Network Planning Engineer job must hold an Honors University Degree in
    Electrical Engineering or Electromechanical Engineering.
  • At least five years of relevant working experience in the
    Electricity Sector with practical knowledge in the Generation,
    Transmission and Distribution Systems.
  • Must have experience in Power Flow, Dynamic Stability and System
    Modeling.
  • Must have an understanding of Power System Hardware (Transformers,
    Surge arresters, Circuit breakers, Transmission lines, cables and other
    passive devices), its capabilities & limitations.
  • Should be a registerable Engineer by UIPE/ERB.
  • Should be knowledgeable about the Electricity Supply Industry of
    Uganda.
  • Age:  Between 28-40 years.

How to Apply:

All candidates are
strongly encouraged to send their applications preferably by recorded delivery,
addressed to:

THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE
OFFICER,

ELECTRICITY
REGULATORY AUTHORITY,

PLOT 15, SHIMONI
ROAD, NAKASERO,

P. O. BOX 10332,
KAMPALA – UGANDA

Deadline: Friday, 30th August 2019 by 5:00pm.

NB:
Applicants who do not meet the stipulated minimum requirements need not apply.
Members of the Electricity Regulatory Authority or Staff of ERA shall not be
accepted as referees. Canvassing or any attempt thereof will lead

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