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  • Posted: Apr 2, 2024
    Deadline: Apr 19, 2024
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    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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    Senior Engineer Power Dispatch


    Reporting to the Manager, Real Time Operations

    Job purpose

    The successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking quality and reliable delivery of electrical energy by dispatching generation as planned to the consumer at ALL times and respects commercial and technical obligations of the TSO.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Supervising system operations during shift
    • Tracking and reporting equipment loading, alarms on the system during the shift and taking appropriate action
    • Ensuring timely resolution of system breakdowns and response to emergencies
    • Reporting faulty equipment and SCADA/EMS malfunctions during shift to SCADA supervisor
    • Ensuring generation dispatch plan is adhered to
    • Monitoring effect of system disturbances on dispatch and implementing dispatch changes where necessary
    • Performing system studies/simulations and contingency analysis and recommending corrective actions periodically during shift
    • Ensuring all information is captured in records/data (ELOA, EPTW, Handover notes and log sheets) during shift
    • Reporting any incidences/event during the shift to the concerned departments/agencies and management
    • Reviewing the shift reports e.g. handover notes, Executive brief, disturbance report
    • Ensuring update of Load Shedding and Under Frequency files
    • Ensuring all planned and forced outages are captured in Electrical Asset Management System

    Qualifications & Skills Required:

    • Bachelors’ Degree in Electrical Engineering or related Electrical Engineering Degree
    • Registered member with EBK
    • Member of IEK
    • Supervisory Skills Development Course lasting not less than four (2) weeks
    • A minimum of six (6) years relevant work experience

    Working Condition:

    • Office setting and field visits

    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;
    • Copies of academic and professional certificates; and
    • Copy of National Identification Card or Passport.

    Important Information to note:

    • Candidates should provide all the details requested for in the advertisement. It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application;
    • Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted;
    • Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification;
    • Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates during interviews; and
    • It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.

    Only Successful candidates will be expected to present the following Chapter Six Clearance Certificates : -

    • Valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
    • Valid Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
    • Valid Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
    • Current Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC); and
    • Current Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

    The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution – Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenya’s diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities. THEREFORE, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THE MARGINALIZED, THE MINORITIES AND FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. Applications without the relevant qualifications, copies of documents/details as sought for will not be considered. Any form of canvassing and giving false information shall lead to automatic disqualification. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

    Interested candidates fulfilling the required qualifications should submit their application clearly indicating the position applied for and vacancy Reference No. as the subject heading via the joblink posted on KETRACO website.

    NOTE: These positions are open to KENYAN Citizens ONLY.

    The successful candidates for the positions will be offered competitive remuneration package in accordance with the Company guidelines. Candidates who meet the above requirements should submit their applications by 19th April 2024 at 5.00pm so as to reach:-

    The Managing Director,
    Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited,
    Popo Road, South C, along Red Cross Road,
    P.O. Box 34942 – 00100,

    Please note that applications will ONLY be via joblink, hard copies shall not be considered. Indicate the position reference number as the subject heading candidates MUST fill an online form on our website. 

    Interested and qualified? Go to Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) on to apply

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