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Senior Substation Design Engineers x 2

Job Information
LocationRecruitment Agency / Vacancy in Africa
SalaryR2m – R1m
Job TypeTemporary
EducationBSc/BEng Electrical
Experience10 years

Job Description

International Firm of Consulting Engineers requires the services of 2 Senior Substation Design Engineers to join their Kenya operations

Primary Purpose of Position:

• The Senior Substation Engineers will be responsible for substation feasibility level and detailed design and all associated works, as well as documentation required for project design and study (tender documents and reports)

Key Responsibilities:

• Carry out site selections and site investigations for substation sites

• Carry out detailed design analysis, to include calculations, research, selection, layout, etc., necessary to develop required design documents

• Electrical engineering design for high voltage substation projects to include selection of major equipment, equipment layouts, general arrangements and single line drawings

• Detailed engineering, physical design, & coordination of substation projects to include primary electrical plant designs, and all primary plant details

• Apply engineering application software to complete engineering tasks such as:

? ground grid / earthing design

? relay coordination studies

? transformer sizing

? load flow and short circuit studies

• Auxiliary electrical plant designs for substations to include all AC/DC and auxiliary plant

• Producing design documents and drawings for substation projects, including wiring diagrams and schematics and bills of materials

• Produce detailed specifications for all major substation equipment as well as functional specifications for the overall systems

• Prepare tender documentation for substation projects, including all technical schedules

• Manage the tendering process including tender supervision and tender evaluation

• Prepare assigned reports, studies or analysis for project

• Construction supervision and monitoring to include the preparation of all relevant reports

• Prepare any other assigned reports, studies or analysis for project

Key Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

• Bachelor degree/higher degree from accredited university/college

• Minimum 10 years of practical experience in related experience and/or proven knowledge in power engineering and design, 5 years of which must include substation design

• Good interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively within a culturally diverse and multi-disciplinary environment

• Thorough working knowledge and understanding of electrical substation facilities, substation components and their functions

• Strong knowledge of AC/DC fundamentals, three phase power systems, and per-unit mathematics and symmetrical components

• Knowledge of design documents and drawings necessary to complete a project

• Knowledge of engineering standards relevant for substation equipment including IEC, IEEE and ANSI

• Ability to write effectively in English to furnish reports and to prepare business development materials including proposals

• Professional delivery and appearance

• Courteous and business orientated manner when communicating with stakeholders to foster and promote good working relations

• Co-operative and flexible work style to work in a team environment

• Willingness to learn new skills and acquire new knowledge

• Able to apply new knowledge

• Able to work under pressure

Should you meet the requirements for this position, please email your CV to or fax to 086 718 2241. You can also contact Roxanne on 021 555 0432.

Correspondence will only be conducted with short listed candidates. Should you not hear from us within 3 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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