KPLC General Manager (Street Lighting) Job in Kenya

Our client, The Kenya Power and Lighting Company Plc is a well-established and recognized leader in electricity distribution and retail in the region.

KPLC is established as a limited liability company under the Companies Act, Cap 486, Laws of Kenya.

The Company’s key mandate is to purchase bulk electricity supply, distribute and retail electricity to end-user customers throughout Kenya.

KPLC is at the forefront of spearheading accomplishment of Vision 2030.

Kenya Power is seeking to recruit a results driven and highly motivated individual to fill the following exciting and challenging position;

General Manager, Street Lighting

Ref. KPLC/GMSL/01/2019

Reporting to the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, this role will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies necessary in achieving sustainable management of public lighting in all counties in liaison with National Government and county governments towards a 24 hour economy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design Street Lighting strategies for providing quality and reliable power;
  • Develop and enforce standards for efficient Street Lighting operations;
  • Enforce environmental and safety standards on Street Lighting network and power equipment maintenance in liaison with other stakeholders;
  • Identify weaknesses in the Street Lighting network and designing system upgrade projects;
  • Develop capacity for design, installation and maintenance of Public Lighting;
  • Develop Street Lighting maintenance schedules, new infrastructure installations and ensuring adherence;
  • Formulate strategies for timely resolution of customer complaints;
  • Implement and align the divisional strategic objectives with the Corporate Strategic Objectives and Plans; and
  • Ensure utilization of Information Communication Technology systems in management of Street Lighting network operations and dealing with customer complaints.

Person Specifications

We are looking for a candidate with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized university with not less than 12 years relevant work experience with 5 years in senior management; be a registered professional engineer with Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK) with a valid practicing certificate and be of good standing.

A master’s degree in a relevant field and a Certification in Corporate Governance and /or Leadership from a recognised institution will be an added advantage.

How to Apply

Candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 including:

  • Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
  • Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board;
  • Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority;
  • Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and
  • Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau.

If you believe you possess and can clearly demonstrate your ability in the required relevant criteria for any of the roles above, please submit your application including copies of your academic and professional certificates, testimonials and your curriculum vitae, including among other details your current position, current remuneration, email and telephone contacts of three (3) referees familiar with your qualifications and work experience.

These appointments are on contractual terms for a period of four (4) years and renewable for further four (4) year term (s) based on performance and business requirements.

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Email or hard copy applications will not be accepted.

Only those applications submitted through the e-recruitment portal will be considered.

All applications MUST be submitted through the e-recruitment portal to be considered.

To be considered, your application must be received by not later than Tuesday, 12 November 2019 addressed to:

The Director,
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
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Engineering and Technical
Updated: November 4, 2019 — 6:16 am