KETRACO Manager, Real Time Operations Jobs in Kenya

KETRACO Manager, Real Time Operations Jobs in Kenya

Job purpose
This job is responsible for Managing operations of the Control Room to ensure a safe
transmission network configuration and a cost reflective generation dispatch while in constant
coordination with the interconnected TSOs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Forging necessary linkages with other departments and external stakeholders e.g Generators, TOs;

  • Managing the operations of the Transmission Operators (TOs) for safe and efficient implementation of operational protocols, procedures and agreements holding from time to time;

  • Proposing divisional budget requirements to the Senior Manager;

  • Ensuring prudent utilization of divisional budget allocation;

  • Supporting sectoral electrical energy supply policy formulation;

  • Participating in operational fora/meetings with related stakeholders;

  • Participating in the Central safety authorization panel as a member;

  • Participating in formulation and review of electrical safety training curriculum and rules;

  • Reviewing standards, norms and procedures for System operations;

  • Ensuring compliance with Kenya National Transmission Grid Code & EAPP Interconnection Code during real- time system operation;

  • Taking responsibility for all manoeuvres on the transmission grid;

  • Developing and proposing training requirements for engineers in the division;

  • Setting and monitoring performance target for the division.

  • Supervising power dispatch and system operations to ensure reliable and quality power

  • Coordinating the execution of all approved generation and transmission equipment
    maintenance requests;

  • Providing leadership during system restoration following partial or total system blackout;

  • Preparing and coordinating shifts and leave Rota for control
    room engineers;

  • Representing the department in operational meetings with stakeholders;

  • Liaising with relevant departments for updates and modifications required in the network;

  • Ensuring the division has an updated database of power system data useful and relevant for planning, analysis and forecasting of the power system;

  • Identifying and mitigates risks inherent with system operations and maintains a risk

  • Scheduling drills – (blackouts and operations from emergency control centre).

    Qualifications & Skills required

  • Must have Master’s Degree in a relevant field

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or related Electrical Engineering Degree.

  • Registered professional engineer with EBK;

  • Member of IEK;

  • Leadership course lasting not less than four (4) weeks;

  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in system control & power dispatch of a national transmission power grid, 3 of which should be at a senior engineer level.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; KETRACO Manager, Real Time Operations Jobs in Kenya

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