2 Maintenance Manager Job Vacancies – Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL)

Organization: Uganda
Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Generation Manager
About UEGCL:
Uganda
Electricity Generation Company Ltd was incorporated in March 2001 under the
Companies Act, 2012 on the basis of the Public Enterprises Reform and
Divestiture Act, Cap 98 and Electricity Act, Cap 145.  UEGCL is wholly owned by the Government of
the Republic of Uganda. UEGCL’s key role is to – carry on the business of
electric power generation and sale within Uganda or for export to neighbouring
countries; build, operate and maintain Electricity Generation Plants; monitor
the operation and maintenance of its Concessioned Assets – Nalubaale and Kiira
Power Stations; provide Technical Support as and when required by the
Government of the Republic of Uganda through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral
Development; Implement Flagship Hydropower Plant Projects of Karuma (600MW) and
Isimba (183MW; organize, support, encourage and maintain training facilities in
technical and related fields, amongst others.
Job Summary: The
Maintenance Manager will be responsible for the general oversight of all phases
of plant Maintenance including physical maintenance, spares/inventory
management, procurement specification, delivery inspections etc. Some of the
salient responsibilities also include facility/physical plant up-keep and
capital improvements and life of plant and performance projections. The Maintenance
Manager will also be responsible for the planning, preparation and submission
of the annual maintenance budget to management. The maintenance manager will
work closely with the Operations Manager as a team to improve reliability and
availability, as well as profitability of the generation plant.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Provide leadership for the successful day-to-day
maintenance activities of the facility.
·        
Keenly review established maintenance schedules for
the plant in order to establish optimum inventory levels that meet maintenance
requirements for highest efficiency operation of the power plant.
·        
Manage the hiring and training of all maintenance
personnel.
·        
Actively monitor maintenance expenses and research
ways to reduce costs while maintaining generation efficiency.
·        
Work in liaison with the Environmental Health and
Safety officers to ensure all members of the generation team are aware of
safety policies to provide a safe workplace for our employees.
·        
Maintain and support a superior safety and
housekeeping program, including all timely communication initiatives.
·        
Conduct performance appraisals and provide coaching
and guidance to all maintenance staff.
·        
As much as is possible, remove all constraints on
generation that might arise from maintenance shortcomings, allocate optimum
human and material resources and direct maintenance employees to achieve
established goals.
·        
Communicate with research and development as well as
operations personnel to develop new generation strategies.
·        
Work closely with procurement department to develop
and improve supplier relationships. Generate technical specifications for
procurement of requisite spares and consumables.
·        
In charge of reviewing design proposals, specifications,
manuals and other data submitted to him and evaluate the feasibility, cost and
maintainability and applicability of such proposals.
·        
Reviewing and approving modifications to plant
designs in order to ensure conformance with engineering design and improving
performance specifications of the power plant
·        
Work closely with the Central Maintenance team
oversees the installation, testing and commissioning of mechanical plant,
machinery and equipment, to meet the requirements of the power plant.
·        
Apply knowledge of engineering principals to
design/provide engineering solutions to technical/engineering problems-
engineering solutions.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
        
·        
The ideal applicant must hold an honors degree in
electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, electronic engineering or related fields. A
bias in Electrical control, automation and protection gear or mechanical and
hydro mechanical automation or post graduate qualifications relating to power
plant development, finance and management are desirable for first degree
holders and an added advantage to applicants holding a Master’s degree and
above.
·        
At least seven years’ experience in power generation
plant or related industry.
·        
Good working knowledge of hydraulic machines, their
operations, control and monitoring.
·        
Prior experience in a Design office or plant
refurbishment projects are added advantages.    
·        
Familiarity with use of CMMS and KKS Coding in Power
plants and maintenance planning and scheduling 
spare parts and maintenance
·        
Excellent analytical skills
·        
Detailed knowledge regarding safety measures
·        
Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving
abilities
·        
Ability to work under stress and be on call at any
time
·        
Good leadership, communication and motivation skills
·        
Ability to work in a team as well as lead it
·        
Highly organized, systematic and precise in work
·        
Strong computer skills including the ability to use
design software and prepare spreadsheets and use Microsoft Office Products
(Word, Excel, Power Point and/or Access) to analyze data and trends.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications with copies
of their academic documents and detailed CVs indicating two referees and their
full addresses to:
The Chief
Executive Officer,
Uganda
Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL),
3rd Floor,
UEDCL Tower,
Plot 37
Nakasero Road,
P.O. Box 75831,
Kampala. Uganda
Or to the
Company’s branch office
Plot 18-20
Faraday Road, Amberley Estate,
P.O. Box 1101,
Jinja Uganda
Deadline: Friday, 6th
November, 2015 by 5.00 p.m.

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