3 UETCL Job Vacancies – Projects Engineer – Electrical

Organisation: Uganda
Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Principal
Projects Engineer
About UETCL:
Uganda Electricity Transmission
Company Limited (UETCL) is responsible for bulk purchase of electricity from
the generating companies and selling the electricity in bulk to the
distribution companies throughout Uganda. UETCL is also responsible for all
exports and imports of electricity to Uganda. UETCL envisions: “To become
a leading strategic business partner in the transmission and Single Buyer
Business and to support sustainable energy development in Uganda.”
Job Summary: The
Projects Engineer – Electrical will support the Principal Projects Engineer in the
management and supervision of the execution of power transmission plans to meet
the future demand in line with company objectives.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Engineering Design, Procurement & Works Supervision:
  • Manage all project activities from detailed design to
    successful commissioning of power transmission substations and lines in
    fulfilment of Company objectives and strategies.
  • Actively participate with Planning and Investments
    department to;
  • Carry-out system studies to identify network
    constraints and recommend optimum solutions to meet existing and future
    power demands.
  • Prepare conceptual designs, bills of quantities,
    cost-benefit analysis and tender documentation for the design,
    manufacture, testing, supply, construction, installation and commissioning
    of transmission substations and lines in accordance to engineering standards
    and procurement guidelines.
  • Identify optimal substation sites and line routes and
    provide technical support in the acquisition of right-of-way.
  • Prepare/Review design calculations, specifications,
    drawings of transmission line and substation power systems, equipment,
    earthing, protection, control and communication systems in liaison with
    end-user departments.
  • Prepare project implementation and procurement plans
    and track the execution.
  • Harmonize the project kick-off and site handover.
  • Check conformity of detailed design calculations,
    drawings and specifications of power transmission line and substation
    structures and equipment in accordance to standards for design,
    construction, regulatory and industrial best practice.
  • Supervise, monitor and report on the progress and
    quality of equipment and works and recommend corrective actions wherever
    necessary inclusive of coordination of necessary inclusive of coordination
    of necessary network switching operations and issuance of access permits
    to existing facilities.
  • Regularly review and advise on change proposals and ensure
    validity of contract amendments.
  • Prepare commissioning protocol and coordinate the
    inspection and commissioning tests of completed installations and works
    and subsequent UETCL’s takeover of completed facilities and verified
    as-built documentation and operation & maintenance manuals.
2. Contract
  • Actively monitor and ensure effective coordination
    between UETCL and Consultants, Contractors and all other project
    stakeholders to attain execution of the contract scope within approved
    budget and timelines.
  • Ensure compliance to safety, social, health and
    environment regulations and project-specific requirements.
  • Monitor and assess project risks and execute
    necessary mitigation measures.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time
    to time.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a University Degree
    in Electrical Engineering.
  • Professional registration with relevant body.
  • At least four (4) years of professional working
  • Possess excellent Project Management skills.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Industrial & SHE
  • Past experience in managing multi-lateral financed
  • Prior experience in PPDA and donor-funded procurement
    guidelines and reporting practises.
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency in
    Microsoft Project or similar project scheduling and monitoring tool.
  • Hold a valid National Driving Permit
  • Possess excellent analytical skills, interpersonal
    skills, leadership skills, report writing skills.
  • Ability to withstand stressful work situations and
    have willingness to work long hours outside the normal hours.
  • Be a person of high integrity, must be highly
    motivated, innovative and a committed team player.
  • Willingness to travel extensively and be away from
    duty station for extended periods.
How to Apply:
All candidates are strongly
encouraged to send their applications enclosing photocopies of academic
qualification certificates and testimonials along with their curriculum vitae
indicating contact postal address, daytime contact telephone, fax or e-mail and
giving three (3) referees to:
The Manager,
Human Resource and
Uganda Electricity Transmission
Company Limited
P.O. Box 7625
Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 6th March, 2015

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