KETRACO Senior Manager, Transmission System Planning Jobs in Kenya

KETRACO Senior Manager, Transmission System Planning Jobs in Kenya

Job purpose

This job is responsible for providing technical leadership and guidance in development and implementation of strategies in system studies, transmission planning, project development
and monitoring & evaluation to ensure development of a robust, reliable, efficient and costeffective power transmission system.

Key Responsibilities;

  • Providing leadership to staff in the Department;

  • Providing technical leadership in the development and implementation of strategies
    in system studies, transmission planning, project development

  • Guiding power system studies, transmission planning, project development and monitoring & evaluation strategies pertaining to development of the transmission network;

  • Overseeing quality and timeliness of developed detailed power system studies and network analysis to ensure secure and reliable national grid;

  • Ensuring quality control of pre-feasibility, feasibility and updated feasibility studies to
    optimize on project viability ranking, selection and subsequent project concept notes;

  • Ensuring quality control of power system modelling, system studies, project preparation and monitoring and evaluation processes;

  • Approving proposals for transmission line studies (preconstruction activities) including preliminary route selection, environment loadings and feasibility level estimates, recommendation of conductors and structural types, conceptual design criteria;

  • Recommending for improvement and deployment of planning tools, skills and knowledge requirements of the Department and prepares capacity development proposals;

  • Coordinating with other Departments to achieve Directorate’s goals;

  • Guiding on the supervision of consultants in power system studies, feasibility studies, project preparation, conceptual design, monitoring and evaluation;

  • Developing and implementing strategies in transmission system planning for achievement of Departmental objectives;

  • Formulating Departmental Risk Matrix and developing mitigation measures in transmission system planning;

  • Overseeing the implementation of quality assurance within the Department;

  • Guiding the Department’s research, innovation and communication of findings;

  • Overseeing the implementation of corporate strategies within the Department;

  • Coordinating review of energy sector planning documents within the Department;

  • Facilitating procurement of consultants for transmission system planning, and monitoring and evaluation of completed transmission projects;

  • Overseeing collection of baseline data, implementation data, post-construction data, analysing and reporting on key outputs, outcomes and impact indicators;

  • Leading preparation of technical guidelines on transmission system planning for design and construction of transmission infrastructure by application of sound engineering principles;

  • Guiding in financier missions on preparation of project appraisal documents for new projects to facilitate finalisation of project finance.

  • Reviewing and recommending project monitoring and evaluation reports for submission to project financiers and management;

  • Reviewing and approving technical specifications of transmission infrastructure in the prepared bidding and contract documents for the development of power transmission grid and regional interconnectors.

  • Reviewing and approving the technical report on suitability of substation land scoping for planned projects;

  • Reviewing and approving conceptual/preliminary civil and electrical designs, drawings and cost estimates of transmission lines and substations projects;

  • Reviewing and
    approving project monitoring & evaluation methodologies and data in line with project regulations on reports and established Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) and the Company M&E policy;

  • Reviewing and approving project, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning reports for submission to Management and Financiers and the use of data for program improvement;

  • Reviewing and approving results framework on a quarterly basis as needed and decisions for revisions by project leadership based on prevailing conditions;

  • Providing technical advice during resource mobilization to the National Treasury and Planning, Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) and Public- Private Partnership;

  • Participating in development of transmission tariffs and wheeling charges in line with regulatory guidelines and frameworks;

  • Preparing periodic transmission system planning papers for submission to Management;

  • Reviewing and recommending technical report of the Company Transmission Master Plan (TMP) to inform the capital expenditure requirements, timelines and sequencing of power transmission infrastructure;

  • Reviewing and recommending project concept notes and proposals for Public Private Partnership (PPP), Privately Initiated Investment Projects (PIIP) and development financed projects;

  • Reviewing and approving payment certificates for consultancy works in the Department;

  • Approving Standard Operating Procedures for power system studies, transmission planning, project development and monitoring & evaluation;

  • Reviewing and recommending for approval Departmental budget, procurement plan and work plans;

  • Coordinating review of terms of reference and draft bid documents for the transmission planning consultants and contractors and submission to financiers for approval and no objection;

  • Guiding and coaching managers in work performance and professional development;

  • Preparing Departmental annual budget, procurement plan and work plan;

  • Ensuring management of the resources allocated to the Department;

  • Ensuring achievement of the Department’s performance targets.

    Qualifications & Skills required

  • Must have master’s Degree in a relevant field

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Electrical Engineering;

  • Registered Professional Engineer with Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK), with a valid practising license;

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

  • Undertaken a leadership development programme/training lasting not less than 4 (four) weeks from a recognized institution;

  • Must have not less than (10) years relevant work experience, with at least six (6) years at Senior management level.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; KETRACO Senior Manager, Transmission System Planning Jobs in Kenya

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