Substation Control Technician

31 January
2024

Position: Substation Control Technician

Job description

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the direction of the Power Systems manager, this role is pivotal in ensuring the effective operation and maintenance of the electricity grid at Tatu City. Key responsibilities include:

  • Install, maintain, and enhance electrical systems and components, including MV & LV components, fuses, lights, and wiring, following established codes and standards.;
  • Document daily operations, repairs, and service information while managing inventory and equipment calibration.
  • Conduct routine inspections, troubleshoot electrical system issues, and implement preventative maintenance.
  • Respond to information requests, ensuring compliance with company policies and procedures.
  • Prepare written documentation for substation maintenance reports and electrical systems, ensuring adherence to codes and standards.
  • Implementation of preventative maintenance on electrical systems and timely troubleshooting and repairs.
  • Coordinate between the delivery team, contractors, project managers, and third-party suppliers.
  • Responding promptly to information requests and commitments while ensuring adherence to company policies and procedures.
  • Assisted in training apprentices and performed other duties as assigned, adapting to evolving responsibilities as directed by management.
  • Monitor and maintain the optimal functioning of substation equipment, performing switching operations and adjusting loads and voltages as required.
  • Conduct routine inspections of substation equipment, inside and outside, making minor adjustments and repairs and ensuring proper facility operation and security.
  • Acts independently during an emergency by performing duties in rapid succession involving switching, adjusting load and voltage, or extinguishing fires
  • Provide accurate, insightful, and timely reports, memos, and presentations as requested by the management.
  • Ensure company policies and procedures are followed by the team members.

REQUIREMENTS

Hard skills and experience:

  • At least five years of experience and a proven track record as a qualified power technician;
  • Must have practical knowledge and experience in HV systems (at least 33 kV and below), such as overhead lines, underground cables, and transformers;
  • Experience working for an Electrical utility company will be an added advantage;
  • Relevant training and certification in network operation and switching and authorised to operate high voltage equipment by any licensed utility or operator, e.g., KPLC/KETRACO, etc.;
  • Be alert to danger and practice the highest safety standards.
  • Diploma/ Higher Diploma in Electrical Engineering (power option).
  • Experience in operation and maintenance of 11/33/66kV substation and electrical network, including indoor and outdoor MV switchgear maintenance.
  • Experience in substation testing, annual maintenance, and primary and secondary injections.
  • Enhanced skills in locating/troubleshooting and quickly repairing defects in electrical systems.

Soft Skills:

  • Requires 24-hour response availability seven days per week.
  • Strong commercial judgment.
  • Mature, pragmatic and has a flexible approach
  • Team player but comfortable working autonomously.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Rigorous and organised approach.
  • Good attention to detail.

How to apply

Please submit your updated resume to and indicate ‘Substation Control Technician in the subject line by February 20, 2024