Network Planning Engineer job at Electricity Regulatory Authority

Electricity Regulatory Authority

Network Planning Engineer 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: Network Planning Engineer
No of Vacancy: 01
Terms: Initial Five (5) Year Contract. Subject to renewal, upon satisfactory performance
Reports to: Manager Planning and Investments
Job Purpose
To develop Power Planning System Models used to inform short‐ and long‐term Electrical Network Investments, Power Evacuation Arrangements, Loss Trajectories, Network Operational Stability, Load Flow analysis and optimum network configurations, for the rapidly growing transmission and distribution systems and enforce technical standards to ensure a harmonized grid rollout.

Duties/Responsibilities, and Competences for the Job:
1. Prepare Power System Computer Models, perform Power System Simulations and advise Management on the Power System requirements, from Generation, Transmission to Distribution (for both on‐grid and off‐ grid) and participate in the System Planning and Coordination Committee activities.
2. Determine and monitor the loss trajectories and the associated investments for Transmission and Distribution Licensees.
3. Update System Network Models to reflect changes (current and prospective load growth, reliability, network growth and reconfigurations) in the networks of licensees on quarterly basis.
4. Carry out impact studies of new and operational generation plants, new technologies and advise management accordingly.
5. Collect, review and analyse the power system network status data to identify need for additional investments in the network.
6. Review Investment Plan applications in line with The Electricity (approval and verification of investments) Regulations, 2020 and advise Management on the adequacy and appropriateness to achieve Value for Money.
7. Review and advice on grid extension and expansion requirements across the voltage categories including LV, MV and HV.
8. Update and maintain a fit for purpose database on implemented projects/investments in the Sector.
9. Monitor the implementation of ongoing projects by the distribution utilities and Transmission Company.
10. Undertake verification of investments in the Distribution and Transmission Segments.
11. Carry out research and make comparative analyses of technologies deployed on the network by licensees, to provide assurance to Management on the appropriateness of implemented solutions in light of technical capability and cost.
12. Develop and regularly update Benchmarks for Transmission and Distribution construction costs.

Academic Qualifications and Working Experience:
• An Honors University Degree in Electrical Engineering or Engineering.
• Should have a minimum of three (03) years relevant working experience in the Electricity Sector with practical knowledge in the Generation, Transmission and Distribution Systems.
• Must have experience in Power Flow, Dynamic Stability and System Modelling.
• Must understand Power System Hardware (Transformers, Surge arresters, Circuit breakers, Transmission lines, cables and other passive devices), its capabilities & limitations.
• Should be a registerable Engineer by UIPE/ERB.
• Should be knowledgeable about the Electricity Supply Industry of 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;  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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