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  • Posted: Apr 3, 2024
    Deadline: Apr 22, 2024
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    Kenya Power owns and operates most of the electricity transmission and distribution system in the country and sells electricity to over 4.8 million customers (as at June 29, 2016). The Company’s key mandate is to plan for sufficient electricity generation and transmission capacity to meet demand; building and maintaining the power distribution and ...
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    Senior Geographic Information System (GIS) Expert/ Engineer

    Job Description

    Reporting to the Chief Engineer, Facilities Database (FDB), the GIS Expert will be  responsible for collecting, analysing and distributing Geospatial information ;maintenance of geospatial data management; timely availability of digitized drawings and GIS information; system operation efficiency and efficient network development; providing support and expertise in the development of  the Company’s GIS capabilities to meet strategic objectives.

    The key tasks & duties for the position include;

    •  Create and maintain multiple geospatial databases.
    •  Provide Geospatial information to Engineers for use in network operations and maintenance.
    •  Design and edit GIS data for numerous projects and ensure alignment of data with Company standards.
    •  Data base management for the storage of aerial photographs, maps, digital data bases and collateral source materials
    •  Draw, scribe, digitize and scan cultural, topographic, hydrographic and/or other features on overlay/scribing surfaces or in digital formats.
    •  Perform digital manipulation of topographic information by querying, viewing, evaluating and downloading digital data.
    •  Formulate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) requirements.
    •  Design, program, or model Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications or procedures.
    •  Develop specialized computer software routines, internet-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases, or business applications to customize geographic information.
    •  Provide technical expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to clients or users.
    •  Develop sustainable systems of collecting and managing data points.
    •  Develop computer programming, data analysis, or software development for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications, including the maintenance of existing systems or research and development for future enhancements.
    •  Make recommendations regarding upgrades considering implications of new or revised Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software, equipment, or applications.

    Job Specifications:

    •  Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, GIS, Geospatial Science, or a related field.
    •  Seven (7) years working experience in GIS in design, development, deployment and support of ArcGIS solutions overseeing large-scale geospatial data infrastructures. Additionally, he/she should demonstrate a strong grasp of platform integration.
    •  The candidate must demonstrate a Proven experience and strong comprehension of the ESRI ArcGIS suite, encompassing the following specific components: GIS Server (required), GeoEvent Server, GeoAnalytics Server, Portal (required), WebAppBuilder (required) and ArcGIS Enterprise and the ArcGIS Online environment
    •  The ideal candidate should possess a thorough understanding of workforce management, reporting, and productivity tools, particularly within a large and high-activity environment, knowledge in a utility company will be an added advantage.
    •  The candidate should have a background in implementing GIS workflows for repetitive tasks, remote workforce management, and the design and execution of advanced reporting tools.
    •  Pertinent certificates in fields such as in ArcGIS, data science, spatial analytics, data transformation using BIMs, as well as proficiency in programming languages like Python, R, and JavaScript will be an added advantage
    •  Experience with Python and developing REST APIs with Python
    •  Ability to create, edit, and analyze Geospatial data.
    •  Experience with Geodatabase design and management.
    •  Experience with ArcGIS Enterprise setup, configuration and administration.
    •  Strong understanding of Cartographic principles and map design.
    •  Knowledge of remote sensing techniques and satellite imagery analysis.
    •  Familiarity with Global Positioning System (GPS) technology and data collection.
    •  Expertise in spatial data manipulation, transformation, and projection.
    •  Knowledge of QGIS is an added advantage
    •  Having the capacity to enhance internal capabilities through training, mentoring, and team leadership skills will be considered an additional advantage.

    Key Competencies;

    •  Geospatial Data Management and IT skills.
    •  Coding and programming skills
    •  Scripting tools such as Java, Python, PhP
    •  Problem-Solving skills
    •  Project Management skills
    •  Leadership, training, mentoring and Team building skills
    •  Analytical and Strategic thinker
    •  Creativity and innovation
    •  Communication and Negotiation Skills

    Method of Application

    Applicants MUST upload the following documents during application:

    • A Signed application letter;
    • A detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating their current and previous employers, positions held, current and expected salary, level of education, and names of at least three professional referees, two of which must be working in the current organization; and
    • Copies of transcripts, academic, and professional certificates.

    Applications are to be received not later than 5.00 p.m. on 22nd April 2024

    Youth, female candidates, Persons with Disability (PWD), and marginalized community candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Canvassing is discouraged and will lead to disqualification.

    Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide the original and copies of a signed application letter, Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of the relevant academic and professional certificates, and national identity card.

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