2 Operation Manager Job Opportunities – 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 Operation
Manager will be responsible for the general supervision of operation staff to
ensure that the day to day plant operation is in accordance with technical
specifications and the grid code. The Operation Manager will ensure that
reliability, availability and efficiency targets are achieved while ensuring
that high safety standards are maintained at all times. The job holder will
also ensure that Operation and Maintenance team work closely to ensure
generation meets reliability, availability and profitability targets of UEGCL.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Prepares operation schedules and coordinates
generation activities to ensure that reliability and availability targets are
met.
·        
The job holder manages and oversees the daily
operations of a power plant.
·        
Ensures that power plant and equipment status
indicators are monitored continuously in order to detect evidence of
operational problems.
·        
Ensures that staffs under him including auxiliary
equipment operators control, operate, or maintain the plant to efficiently meet
power generation targets.
·        
Ensures that generator outputs meet the phase,
frequency, or voltage requirements of electricity supplied to the grid.
·        
Actively monitors operations for efficiency and
safety ensuring that all applicable regulatory requirements are followed.
·        
Ensures that Control of power generating equipment,
including turbines, generators, and auxiliaries through the control boards or
semi-automatic equipment allows generation of specified electrical power and
regulation of the flow of power between generating stations and substations.
·        
Responsible for short and long term regulatory
functions based on instrumentation, Plant Operations data log books, system
computers, generation charts, and meter and gauge readings taken at established
intervals.
·        
Ensures that the Operation staff Control, clean,
lubricate or maintain auxiliary equipment, such as standby gensets, DC battery
systems , pumps, fans, compressors, water coolers, filters, air coolers etc. to
supply water, fuel, lubricants, air, or auxiliary power for normal operation of
the plant and prevent deterioration.
·        
Mentors and supervises the work of the operation
staff.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
        
·        
The applicant should hold an Honors Degree in
Electrical engineering with a bias in Electrical control, automation and
protection gear. Possession of Post graduate qualifications relating to hydro
power will be an added advantage.
·        
A minimum of seven years’ experience at a power
plant in a related area.
·        
Previous experience/broad understanding of safety
systems, plant safety regulations and Risk Management.
·        
Familiarity with a variety of the field concepts,
practices, and procedures.
·        
Familiarity with Grid Codes and power/load flow
analysis
·        
Broad knowledge and understanding of the principles
and applications associated with power plant Operation.
·        
Excellent planning and organizational skills, with
the ability to balance generation and maintenance needs.
·        
Excellent analytical skills.
·        
Proficiency in Computer Engineering packages such as
Spreadsheet etc.
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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