Substation Control Technician

31 January

Position: Substation Control Technician

Job description


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.


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