KETRACO Project Engineers Jobs in Kenya

Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) is a 100% state-owned corporation incorporated on 2nd December, 2008 under the Company’s Act, Cap 486 as a State Corporation pursuant to the Sessional Paper No. 4 of 2004 on Energy. 
The Mandate of the Company is to plan, design, construct, operate and maintain high voltage electricity transmission infrastructure, the National Electricity Transmission Grid and Regional Interconnectors.
KETRACO’s Vision is to be a world-class electricity transmission company and the leading inter-connector in Africa. 

The Mission of the Company is to build and operate a national electricity transmission network that is reliable, efficient, effective, safe and environment-friendly through innovative and best practices; and to promote regional power trade for socio-economic development.

To achieve the above mandate, KETRACO has so far completed and commissioned 756km of transmission lines with 5000km committed and on-going projects. 
The company has a capital base of over Kshs. 77 Billion. In addition; and to increase access to electricity, KETRACO plans to construct additional 7000km of transmission lines in the next five years.

In order to meet the planned growth and improve access to electricity in Kenya, KETRACO wishes to identify and recruit capable officers to fill the following position:

Project Engineers 

7 Posts
Ref: KETRACO/5/1C/40/64/4/Vol IV -B
Reporting to: The Chief Manager (Planning & Development)
Terms: 2 year contract or the duration of the identified Transmission infrastructure project;
Duties and Responsibilities
The Engineer will perform the following functions related to specific projects;-
  • Supervise transmission development works including planning, design and construction of lines and substations;
  • Agree on the timescales, costs and resources needed to plan design and construct transmission lines and associated substations;
  • Draw up a detailed plan on how to achieve each stage of the project so as to minimize exposure and risk to delay;
  • Make sure that each stage of the project is progressing on time and on budget;
  • Lead and supervise the project implementation team and manage day-to-day project implementation operation aspects;
  • Prepare periodical reports on project status and Report regularly on progress to the financiers and senior managers;
  • Participate in transmission line survey, route and substation site selection prior to commencement of the construction works;
  • Participate in transmission lines specification;
  • Participate in preparation and evaluation of tender documents for the construction of transmission lines and sub-stations;
  • Review and recommend for approval design proposals or any variation and/or changes during the project implementation process;
  • Track and supervise contractors undertaking all works related to construction of the transmission line and related sub-stations; and
  • Any other duties assigned from time to time.
Education / Professional Qualifications
  • Must be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Electrical Engineering from a recognized University. A Master degree will be an added advantage;
  • Must be a Registered Engineer with the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK);
  • Must be a member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (MIEK);
  • At least 5 years post registration experience in management of construction projects worth 50 million and above, preferably in projects financed by multilateral agencies
  • Must have proficiency in MS Office and MS Project;
Skills and Personal Attributes
  • Good communication skills both written and oral;
  • Good presentation skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; and
  • Willingness to work odd hours when necessary
How to Apply
Candidates who meet the requirements should submit their applications so as to reach the address shown below (clearly stating the reference no. in the letter and on the envelope) by close of business on 24th March, 2016 at 5.00pm. 
Applications to include CVs with details of day time contacts, current and expected salary, notice period required to take up appointment, names and contacts of three referees. 
Applicants must also attach copies of all Certificates / Testimonials, and copy of National ID / Passport.
Managing Director,
Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited,
KAWI Complex, 4th Floor,
Popo Road, South C, along Red Cross Road,
P.O. Box 34942 – 00100,

KETRACO is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and gender equality.

Applications without the relevant qualifications, copies of documents / details as sought for will not be considered. 
Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification. 
Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted

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Updated: March 9, 2016 — 12:05 pm