KETRACO General Manager (Technical Services) Job in Kenya

The 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 1,115.5km of transmission lines with 5000km committed and on-going projects. 
The Company has an asset 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, the Board of Directors of KETRACO now wish to identify and recruit a capable officer to fill the following Management position:

General Manager – Technical Services
(1 Post)
Ref: KETRACO/5/1C/40/86/Vol I – B

The General Manager Technical Services is accountable to the Managing Director and will guide in the delivery of the entire spectrum of the respective departmental strategies. 
A key part of this role will be to provide leadership in project management while ensuring utmost respect for people, property and environment.

Specific duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:-
  1. Providing guidance in the development and implementation of strategies, policies, plans, standards and procedures pertaining to system planning, development, system operations and project management, and wayleave acquisition for high voltage power transmission lines and sub-stations projects;
  2. Provide technical leadership to multidisciplinary teams to enable them develop, implement and evaluate strategic management plans and budgets aimed at improving performance standards and organization effectiveness;
  3. Coordinating a multi-disciplinary team to develop efficient and reliable power design packages for the high voltage substations;
  4. Coordinating quality design activities to maintain project schedules and successful projects implementation;
  5. Overseeing the enforcement of the Organization’s environmental and safety standards and national environmental, safety and health statutes in liaison with relevant stakeholders;
  6. Coordinating the preparation of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Studies (ESIA) and Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) reports;
  7. Ensuring compliance of all KETRACO projects with local and international legal regulations and standards on environmental protection and conservation including donor requirements;
  8. Overseeing construction works, cadastral, topographical and engineering surveying for the proposed transmission lines and substations including contracted services;
  9. Overseeing all engineering designs, installation and maintenance of protection and control equipment in the transmission system;
  10. Coordinating the identification and upgrading of protection and control equipment in the transmission system;
  11. Managing divisional resources, staff development, and capacity building and performance appraisal.
Job Specifications:
  1. The right candidate will have a minimum of twelve (12) years in Engineering Project Management in the Public or Private Sector, six (6) of which must have been in a Senior Management level and must have a proven track record of managing delivering large-scale and multi-year infrastructure and capital projects with various stakeholders, partners and service providers within a scope, on time and within budget;
  2. He/she will have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, with relevant certification in project management, practical working knowledge of an ERP such as SAP is essential. A Master’s level qualification is desirable;
  3. Must be a member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK) and registered by the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya;
  4. Must have a Valid Practicing License from the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya;
  5. Have a certificate in either Corporate Governance or Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than three (3) weeks from a recognized institution.
Terms of Service and Remuneration
The appointment for this position will be for a contractual period of four (4) years renewable subject to satisfactory performance and delivery of set performance targets and outcomes.
The successful candidate for the positions will be offered competitive remuneration package in accordance with the Company guidelines.

Candidates interested in the above positions are expected to fulfil the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya. 
Specifically, they must obtain and submit with their application copies of clearance certificates from the following organizations: –
  • Kenya Revenue Authority;
  • Higher Education Loans Board;
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
  • Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct);
  • A report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).
Candidates who meet the above requirements should submit their applications so as to reach the address shown below (clearly stating the reference in the letter and on the envelope) by close of business on 5th August, 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.
The Managing Director,
Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited,
KAWI Complex, 4th Floor,
Popo Lane, South C, off Red Cross Road,
P.O. Box 34942 – 00100,

Or emailed to:

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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