KenGen Electricity Dispatch Manager Jobs in Kenya
KenGen Electricity Dispatch Manager Jobs in KenyaVacancy DetailsKey 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.
Minimum Years of Working Experience
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; KenGen Electricity Dispatch Manager Jobs in Kenya
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