KenGen Electricity Dispatch Manager Jobs in Kenya

KenGen Electricity Dispatch Manager Jobs in Kenya

Vacancy Details

Key duties & responsibilities

  • To manage the KenGen Dispatch Centre by providing the link between KenGen and KPLC & other stake holders.

  • Coordinating all the operations and maintenance programs of the KenGen plants whilst ensuring plant availability, reliability, safety and security of the power system.

  • Monitor and report the KenGen energy sales contribution to the National energy demand

  • To ensure optimum hydro resource utilization while maintaining optimal dam levels and achieving the PPA Dependable energy requirement.

  • Co-ordinate with NCC (KPLC) during power system restoration after a system Blackout or system disturbance.

  • Provide daily updates of KenGen plants performance, hydrology, outages, declared capacity and availed energy.

  • Ensures timely monthly reconciliation of KenGen capacity, availed energy and fuel stocks data with KPLC for billing and invoice preparation purposes.

  • Advise management on the impact of additional power production by the Independ Power Producers (IPPS) on the KenGen’ s market share

  • To ensure implementation and adherence to the PPAs.

  • Execute strategic initiatives to ensure operations efficiency

  • Monitor operations efficiency

  • Approve EFT, and workflowgen in the system

  • Prepare and regularly updates the department’s strategy and performance targets in line with KenGen’ s strategy.

  • Prepare and monitor the department’s budget to ensure adherence to allocated budget.

  • Ensure that Staff policies and procedures are adhered to by all within the area

  • Maintain cordial Industrial relation within the Department in collaboration with Area and National office of the workers Union

    Qualifications & experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or equivalent from a recognised institution.

  • Relevant professional qualifications and membership in a related field from a recognised institution such as Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK), IEK, etc.

  • Post Graduate diploma in Project Management and relevant master’s degree from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.

  • At least ten (10) years relevant experience in an engineering field, three (3) of which MUST be at the level of
    a Chief Engineer /Assistant Manager Dispatch and above.

  • Knowledge in Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

  • Vast knowledge in standards, laws and regulations governing power plant operations.

  • Extensive experience in project management with proven track record of successful implementation. Required skills: -

  • Leadership and people management skills

  • Sound decision making and judgement skills

  • Business acumen and commercial skills

  • Problem solving and analytical skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Planning and organizational skills

  • Interpersonal and negotiation skills

  • Contract and project negotiation skills.

  • Personal initiative; ability to work independently and in a team under tight deadlines.

  • Ability to analyse and process complex information regarding plant operations.

  • Experience in usage of computers and office software packages.

    Requirements for Appointment For appointment to this grade, an officer must have

  • Served in the grade of Assistant Manager, Dispatch for a minimum period of three (3) years. Or

  • Served in the grade of Chief Engineer, Dispatch for a minimum period of five (5) years.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Business related field or equivalent

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration or equivalent (an added advantage);

  • Certificate in Leadership Course from a recognized institution.

  • Proficiency in computer use and applications; and

  • Relevant professional qualification and membership to a relevant professional body

  • 15 years of relevant experience, 5 of which must be in Management.

    Additional Information

    Minimum Years of Working Experience

  • 15 Minimum

    Education Level

  • Undergraduate

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; KenGen Electricity Dispatch Manager Jobs in Kenya

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