Compliance Engineer – Access, IPC and Safety job at Electricity Regulatory Authority


Electricity Regulatory Authority

Compliance Engineer – Access, IPC and Safety job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 11 March 2022

Hiring Organization: Electricity Regulatory Authority

Job Details:

The Electricity Regulatory Authority is a Statutory Body established in the year 2000, in accordance with the Electricity Act, 1999, (Chapter 145 of the Laws of Uganda) to regulate the Generation, Transmission, Distribution, Sale, Export and Import of Electrical Energy in Uganda.
ERA is mandated by the Electricity Act, 1999, to issue electricity Generation, Transmission, Distribution, Sale and Import Licenses, set License conditions and ensure compliance to License conditions by Licensees. ERA is also mandated to establish a tariff structure, approve rates of charges among other functions. ERA is committed to ensuring a sustainable Electricity Supply. To fulfil its mandate ERA seeks to engage the services of dedicated, competent, innovative and result‐oriented individuals for employment on contract basis for the posts below;

Job Title: Compliance Engineer – Access, IPC and Safety
No of Vacancy: 01
Terms: Initial Five (5) Year Contract. Subject to renewal, upon satisfactory performance
Reports to: Manager Technical Compliance and Monitoring
Job Purpose
To develop, design, implement and monitor programs, policies and practices for compliance with the Safety code regulations, metering regulations and guidelines, off‐grid licensees, professional standards of installations, and promote access and connectivity

Duties/Responsibilities, and Competences for the Job:
Safety
• Develop, promote and enforce safety policies and practices in the electricity distribution segments
• Monitor and evaluate licensees’ compliance with the Safety code regulations.
• Conduct investigations into reported safety cases and advise the Authority in line with the Safety code regulations.

Metering
• Monitor and evaluate licensees’ compliance with the metering regulations and guidelines.
• Evaluate and propose metering regulations and standards for medium term and long term.
• Develop and maintain an up‐to‐date database/record of meters installed within the ESI.
• Collaborate with UNBS on testing of new and in‐service energy meters
• Provide support in dispute/complaints resolution emanating from metering and billing;
• Prepare reports on the performance of energy meters in the ESI.

Access and Off grids.
• Monitor performance and compliance of the off‐grid licensees.
• Support and monitor the implementation of the Electricity access programs in Uganda.
• Develop, promote and support initiatives to promote access and connectivity to electricity in Uganda;
• Develop initiatives promote affordable last mile connections and household wiring;
• Liaison of key stakeholders and MEMD on the support distribution companies and electricity access programs and report on a quarterly;
• Coordinate with Rural Electricity Program (REP) and ensure Authority’s regulatory concerns are mainstreamed into REP operations and activities and prepare quarterly reports

Installations Permit Committee
• Coordinate the functions of the Installation Permits Committee of the Authority, including receipt, processing of new and renewal of installation permits;
• Monitor the performance and professional standards of installations permits holders on an annual basis and advise Management
• Maintain an up‐to‐date installation permits database
• Receive, process and ensure resolution of complaints relating to installation permits;
• Investigate and advise the IPC to take such disciplinary action as is necessary for ensuring maintenance of high professional standards, ethics, and integrity of permit holders according to established code of conduct and best practice.


Academic Qualifications and Working Experience:
• An Honours University Degree in Electrical Engineering.
• Should have a minimum of three (3) years relevant working experience in the electricity sector with practical knowledge in the distribution systems, Electrical safety, energy metering, electrical installations.
• Should be a registerable Engineer by UIPE/ERB.
• Should be knowledgeable about the electricity supply industry in Uganda.
• Should be below 30 Years of age.

Application procedure

If you believe you have the relevant qualifications and experience, please send your detailed Application and CV demonstrating possession of the relevant competencies, current position, names and addresses of three referees via email to pila3consultants@gmail.com;  not later than 5.00 pm. 11th March, 2022 quoting the position of interest in the subject line.
Applications should be addressed to:
The Executive Director, PILA Consultants Ltd.
N.B: Members of the Electricity Regulatory Authority or Staff of ERA shall not be accepted as referees. Canvassing or any attempt thereof will lead to immediate disqualification. ERA is an equal opportunity employer.

Date Posted: 2022-03-07

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