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  • Posted: Feb 7, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 28, 2023
  • The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) is a 100% state-owned corporation incorporated on 2nd December, 2008 under the Company’s Act, Cap 486 as a State Corporation pursuant to the Sessional Paper No. 4 of 2004 on Energy.
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    Graduate Trainee Engineer, Electrical

    Reporting to the Senior O&M Engineer, HVDC Operations and Maintenance, the successful candidate will be responsible for operating and maintaining the converter station and other related substation assets in the transmission national grid to ensure the grid is safe, secure, reliable, stable and to establish maximum availability of the system.

    Key Responsibilities;

    • Coordinating human and material resources assigned to converter stations;
    • Ensuring implement company health, safety and environmental standards and policies on the converter stations;
    • Supervising, appraising and identifying the training and development needs of O&M HVDC Technicians;
    • Performing testing (FATs and SATs), commissioning and inspection of the converter station and other related substation assets primary equipment/protection and control system/telecoms/SCADA and EMS systems;
    • Coordinating and liaising with system controller and remote HVDC station on any system constraints on the HVDC transmission infrastructure to achieve optimal HVDC link dispatch;
    • Performing site inspections, testing and commissioning of condition monitoring systems of major substations equipment in the converter station following the approved method procedures and instructions;
    • Participating in design, installation, testing and commissioning of any modifications and extensions of existing converter station;
    • Complying with section 13(1) of the occupational safety and health act ,2007 that outlines the duties of the employees at the workplace; and
    • Providing technical support to other sections within system operation and power management directorate.

    Qualifications & Skills required

    • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (Power Options or Light Current);
    • The applicants must have graduated from a recognized institution within the last two years with minimum of 2nd Class honours upper division;
    • The Candidate should have attained minimum K.C.S.E grade B+; and
    • Working experience will be an added advantage

    Method of Application

    Applicants MUST provide the following documents on application;

    • A Signed application letter;
    • A detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating; current and previous employers, positions held, level of education, current and expected salary, notice period required to take up appointment and names of at least three professional referees;
    • Certified Copies of academic and professional certificates
    • Certified Copy of National Identification Card or Passport
    Interested and qualified? Go to Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) on to apply

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