Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia P.L.C Specialist: Power Utility Engineering Jobs

Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia P.L.C Specialist: Power Utility Engineering Jobs

About Us

  • Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia Plc is a company supporting Ethiopia’s digital transformation. As a member of the Vodacom family, we have a wealth of experience connecting over 334 million people globally and over 180 million people in Africa across our network. We look forward to partnering with Ethiopians as we build a new network in Ethiopia.

  • We are setting the groundwork in readiness for the launch of our services next year and are looking to work with purpose-led teams that put the community at the heart of service.

  • Safaricom Ethiopia is offering a wide range of careers, whether you’re looking to join our technology, commercial or corporate teams. If you would like a challenge and the promise of a digital future for the people of Ethiopia, we are looking for you.

  • We are pleased to announce the following vacancy for Specialist: Power Utility Engineering within Technology Function in Ethiopia. In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.

    Detailed Description

  • Reporting to the Manager – Data Center and Energy Engineering, the position holder will be responsible for below;

  • Oversee Commercial designs.

  • Development and management of processes related to power connections

  • Management and administration of Power works database

  • Development of specifications guiding design and in line with Utility company requirements

  • Interface with strategy, deployment and operations personnel for continual improvement

  • Liaison with relevant government energy authority and utility companies.

    Job Responsibilities

    Develop and Implement Site Energy Strategies

  • Create and oversee the implementation of short and long-term projects and strategies that increase energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and minimize unnecessary consumption. Implement energy-related cost-saving measures and achieve set targets on the same.

    Lead Engagements with Utility Company

  • Regularly organize and lead meetings to address emerging issues on design and site power stability.

  • Ensure timely movement of Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia schemes through various stages in Ethiopia Electric Power (EEP) Company systems or equivalent body


  • Oversee design of Utility system services for new sites and optimization of existing sites from time to time

    Relationship Management

  • Specialist Data
    Centre and Energy Engineering and Power expert, Deployment Specialists: For long term, medium term plans, day to day prioritization of power works.

  • O&M: monitoring of health of delivered power.

  • Civil works Contractors: Electrical Certificates, provision of cableways facilitate Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP)Company connection

  • EEP: Commissioning of power works

  • Power contractor: construction supervision, carrying out acceptance of works. Ensure adherence to specifications and SLA.

  • Work closely with assigned company sustainability officer for reporting

  • Measurement of Carbon footprint

  • Validate carbon footprint input data from Energy consumed from Utility company.

  • Energy Committee

  • Being part of Energy Committee and ensure that its objectives are all met

  • Develop, implement and continuously review energy policy and implementation programs.

  • Ensure compliance with statutory regulations in energy matters

  • Align the organizations energy practices with best practices globally.

    Job Requirements

  • First Degree in Electrical Engineering (Power Systems) from a recognized University.

  • Registration with relevant government professional body in charge engineering is desired.

  • Post Graduate training in Energy or Professional certification in Energy such as Certified Energy Manager (CEM) or Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) or Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) will be added advantage

  • Over 3 years of work experience in energy sector involving utility service including designs and operations of which atleast 1 year must have been in a busy telecommunications environment.

  • Electrical design experience in LV and MV systems is desired.

  • Strong management and organizational skills

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment and consistently meets deadlines

  • General understanding of the energy market;

  • Knowledge of relevant legislation governing energy efficiency and carbon emissions /environment.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia P.L.C Specialist: Power Utility Engineering Jobs

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