KETRACO Manager, Substations Jobs in Kenya

KETRACO Manager, Substations Jobs in Kenya

Job purpose

This job is responsible for directing operations and maintenance of AC and HVDC substations and asset management to enable the Company achieve its mandate regarding operations and maintenance.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinating the development of policies and programmes on substation projects, substation primary equipment maintenance, reinforcement and expansion;

  • Coordinating and liaising with the power system and sector players in enabling the substations operational functions;

  • Coordinating and liaising with other sections and units in the directorate to establish
    linkages for enabling effective power system protection and assets management operational functions as stipulated in the transmission grid and Interconnector codes as well as offering support where and when needed;

  • Managing staff job performance, career development, capacity building and deployment of skills;

  • Ensuring implementation of quality assurance in the Division;

  • Overseeing the development of scope of works, specifications and evaluations for outsourced related works purchases;

  • Conducting regular meetings with substation engineers and maintenance contractors to review progress of work activities and to program future works;

  • Monitoring quality of work execution, progress and completion schedule of maintenance contracts;

  • Planning for reinforcement projects works and various technical matters related to substation maintenance works;

  • Safeguarding the company’s compliance to asset management system standards (PAS55/ ISO 55000) and industry best practices.

  • Preparing analysis progress reports on the status of substation maintenance;

  • Managing switching operations for maintenance and breakdown repair works when required;

  • Verifying and recommending payment claims by contractors;

  • Co-ordinating commissioning and energisation of completed substation projects

  • Guiding performance of
    analysis on asset management data to assist the Company in making maintenance investment plans, perform asset risk analysis and spares inventory management

  • Providing technical leadership and guidance to the regions on matters pertaining to substations e-plant, HVDC and control and assets management as necessary.

  • Ensuring preparation and generation of monitoring reports on the health indices of all transmission assets and generating work orders for all required maintenance in the system

  • Developing and implementing technological innovations to enhance efficiency

  • Supervising, appraising and identifying staff training and development needs;

  • Preparing annual budgets, procurement plan and work plan.

    Qualifications & Skills required

  • Must have master’s degree in a relevant field

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical engineering from a recognized institution

  • Registered Professional Engineer with Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK);

  • Must be a Corporate Member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK);

  • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution

  • Must have eight (8) years relevant work experience.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; KETRACO Manager, Substations Jobs in Kenya

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