KETRACO Senior Engineers, Power System Protection - Jobs in Kenya

KETRACO Senior Engineers, Power System Protection - Jobs in Kenya

This job is responsible for designs, installs, tests and maintains of sound, safe, secure, reliable and stable power system control and protection system to ensure achievement of a robust and reliable transmission network..

Key Responsibilities:

  • Participating in the formulation of detailed system protection plans, processes, and procedures for Division staff to use and abide by as they perform their duties;

  • Ensuring quality controls and compliances to relevant standards;

  • Implementing policies and programmes on system protection and control systems;

  • Proposing for improvement and or review of standards and specifications on power system protection arising from the operations of the transmission grid protection systems and philosophies.

    Operational Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring maintenance of required standards on high voltage ac and high voltage dc protection and control system is carried out when due;

  • Ensuring effective protection of transmission and distribution equipment to support continuity of service and maintain stability of the transmission system and the interconnectors at 99.5% availability;

  • Implementing seamless protection system between the inter-connectors that guarantees the operation of the inter-connectors as per interconnection grid codes;

  • Coordinating design, installation, testing and commissioning of modifications and extensions of protection and control schemes in existing transmission substations as per approved method procedures and instructions;

  • Ensuring control and protection drawings are updated and accurate;

  • Developing specifications for equipment, tools, test kits and material used in power systems protection for procurement;

  • Coordinating connection, testing and commissioning of new energy meters in the transmission system;

  • Preparing reports on the status of system protection and control system for both HVAC and HVDC;

  • Preparing annual work plans for protection and control systems maintenance works and schedules protection and control systems equipment unplanned maintenance and outages;

  • Leading in undertaking corrective and planned repairs and maintenance on protection and control systems for the transmission network;

  • Participating in performing switch operations and isolations as per procedures and instructions during the commissioning and operational phases;

  • Analyses power system faults and evaluation
    of such failures in the transmission network and provides report with recommendations for improvement of the transmission grid stable operations;

  • Participating in implementing condition monitoring of substations control and protection equipment in order to ensure monitoring of their health working conditions;

  • Providing technical support to other sections within system operation and power management directorate with regards to system protection issues;

  • Performing protection coordination studies and calculations of system currents and voltages under abnormal and fault conditions in order to determine suitable protection and control relay settings for both HVDC and HVAC systems to ensure improved operation of the transmission grid;

  • Maintaining an inventory and keeping custody of tools and spares required for power system protection section;

  • Implementing technological innovations that enhance efficiency and stability of power system protection for the transmission grid;

  • Leading periodic audit of the protection and control systems and recommend overhaul and or replacement of faulty and redundant systems;

  • Coordinating and supervising system protection and control systems maintenance teams.

    Qualifications & Skills required:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized institution

  • Registered as a Professional Engineer with EBK;

  • Valid practising Licence with EBK;

  • Membership to IEK;

  • Supervisory Course lasting not less than two (2) weeks from a recognized institution;

  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;

  • A minimum of six (6) years relevant work experience.

    Working conditions - Office and Field setting

    For more information and job application details, see; KETRACO Senior Engineers, Power System Protection - Jobs in Kenya

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