NAFASI ZA KAZI TANESCO

Advertised By: Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO)

Application close date: 08th July 2014

Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO) is focusing on increasing the outreach and
service quality of its Energy products for Tanzanians. Next to its current passion as a leading
provider of electricity is to be more efficient, customer focused utility for Tanzania and beyond.
The Company has the largest electricity generation, transmission and distribution network in
Tanzania. In order to reach its goals, the Company is investing heavily in its generation,
transmission and distribution network, its business systems and human capital. TANESCO now
invites applicants who are self-motivated, honest, hardworking and committed individuals to fill
the under-mentioned posts.

Specific attributes for the Positions to be filled:

All Candidates must:

  • Demonstrate impeccable performance track record;
  • Demonstrate highest degree of integrity;
  • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Be self-driven and capable of working with minimal supervision;
  • Be capable of delivering excellent results while working under pressure with tight deadlines;
  • Possess knowledge and competency in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) application.
  • Professional skills in distribution management system.
  • Electrical power Networking and load flow
  • Real time systems
  • Energy Management systems software and automation.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • For Shift Supervisor and Shift Operators must have the ability to work outside of normal hours, weekends and holidays to support “24/7” real time operations.

1. CUSTOMER SERVICE ENGINEER (1 POST) – JOB REF. 01
Reports To: Principal DMS Engineer
Reporting Office: DCC Dar es Salaam

POSITION OBJECTIVE:
To ensure customer satisfaction by maintaining reliable and high quality power supply
to customers.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • To make sure that, safety rules and regulations, electricity and factory ordinance are well known and adhered to all your staff.
  • To assist on accessing the distribution network condition during the annual distribution network condition audit exercise.
  • Work closely with Field staff to implement appropriate policies to manage work flow and Communication.
  • Interact with Customer Support, Sales, Marketing and Senior Management to continually evaluate and improve the product support solutions channel and strategy.
  • Support the implementation of the help desk tracking system, with recommendations for continuous improvement from the system, process and end user perspectives.
  • Prepare timely, accurately and quality technical and other reports.
  • Manage all necessary activities for successfully developing and managing client relationship for existing accounts.
  • Respond to emergency conditions and assist in restoring the electrical distribution system to normal operation.
  • Monitor the electric system performance.
  • To perform any other duties as directed by Principal DMS Engineer.


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:
BSc. / Advance diploma in Electrical Engineering
At least three (3) years’ experience in related field.
Registered Engineer by ERB (T)


2. SCADA HARDWARE/SOFTWARE ENGINEERS (4 POSTS) –JOB REF. O2
Reports To: Principal Engineers
Reporting Office: DCC Dar es Salaam

JOB OBJECTIVE:
To supervise, monitor, and control daily distribution network while ensuring
availability and delivery of reliable power supply.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • To make sure that distribution network is well controlled and monitored at optimal level to maintain reliable and high quality electric supply.
  • To make sure that, safety rules and regulations, electricity and factory ordinance are well known and adhered to all your staff.
  • To assist in assessing the network performance and formulation of short term and medium term distribution network plans and design.
  • To assist in simulation of the distribution network in real time using application software incorporated in SCADA/POWER ON FUSION system, and to Support the design proposals for the distribution associated projects.
  • To consolidate statistics of expansion of various cities master plans and distribution data required for planning and update the drawing and other documents following the distribution expansion or alterations
  • To reviews technical documentation, such as diagrams, schematics, blueprints, and specifications; and by conducting research to resolve design conflicts with codes and standards.
  • To assist in accessing the distribution network condition during the annual distribution network condition audit exercise.
  • To timely,and accurately prepare quality reports for both technical and other.
  • To guide the restoration of distribution power system in case of failure, gather disturbance information and prepare relevant reports.
  • To monitor Distribution System to ensure that a continuous and reliable flow of electric power supply from the source to various places of distribution destination and distribution points are maintained.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced Diploma in Electrical & Electronics Engineering,
Computer Engineering
Registered Engineer by ERB (T)
At least three (3) years’ experience in relevant field


3. TELECOMMUNICATION ENGINEER (1 POST) – JOB REF. 03
Reports To: Principal Telecommunication Engineer
Reporting Office: DCC Dar es Salaam

POSITION OBJECTIVE:
Responsible for Monitoring the condition of all distribution communication network and equipments and rectify any defects to ensure reliability and availability of communication supply to the Distribution Control Centre.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Responsible for Distribution SCADA activities including but not limited to administration, programming, database administration and RTU input management.
  • Performs SCADA related needs assessments and provides recommendations.
  • Oversees development of in-house Distribution SCADA related programming
  • Assures adequate inventory of Distribution SCADA related supplies.
  • Assures proper installation, operation, maintenance, and upgrade of Distribution
  • SCADA systems, as well as associated computer hardware and software.
  • Carry out planned preventive maintenance of all electronics and telecommunication equipment on the power network under the respective distribution areas.
  • Make inventories and prepare data base of all activities of Company’s Telecommunication and DC systems.
  • Plan and carry out preparations of test procedures, manuals and drawings of the entire DC and communication network for distribution substations.
  • Prepare specifications and requirements for all electronics and telecommunication equipments.
  • Monitoring of DC systems for Telecom and RTU equipments.
  • Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly reports and ensure that they are submitted in time. Monthly reports shall indicate actual respective expenditures.
  • Ensure that all staff under you are exposed to all equipment and are very conversant with the use of them.
  • Liaise with Company safety office on compliance to safety regulations with regard to staff and equipment.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree or advanced diploma in Electronics and Telecommunication
engineering from a recognized University of College.
Work experience of at least two years in maintenance of electronics and Telecoms
equipments.


4. ELECTRICAL TECHNICIANS (4 POSTS) – JOB REF. 04
Reports To: Operations Engineer
Reporting Office: DCC Dar es Salaam

POSITION OBJECTIVE:

To supervise the shift operation team while ensuring reliable and delivery of power to
customers ensuring the switching procedures/safety regulations are followed properly.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Continually observes the functioning of station equipment in Control centre.
  • Observes switchboard instruments for unusual operating conditions and performs the function necessary to restore the equipment to normal or remove it from service as required.
  • Maintains control centre equipment for proper operation i.e. computers, servers and switching and developing switching orders (sequences) for distribution electrical equipment in the respective substations or network in accordance with the existing TANESCO guidelines /procedures.
  • Issue permits to work, limitation of access, and sanction for test after proper Isolation of equipment at switch yard and at site before people start working to ensure highest safety standards are observed and maintained all the times in order to preserve life and property.
  • Maintains daily operating log on all operations by keeping a record of the time and details of all operating carried out by him/her or under his/her instructions. This includes the names of the person instructed to carry out such operations on routine and emergency, and reports on line outages, weather conditions as per DCC System requirement.
  • Checking for compliance with prescribed operating limits in distribution lines and equipment (load, voltage, temperature, etc.)
  • Ability to acts independently during an emergency by performing duties in rapid succession involving switching, adjusting load and/or voltage, or extinguishing fires.
  • Issues protective tags through established safe clearance procedures for all equipment in the substation and power network as per DCC System requirement.
  • To control and sanction the issuance and cancellation of Permits to work, limitation of access sunction for test, hot line order and other related documents in the respective substation or power line as per DCC System requirement.
  • To make sure that communication facilities in the control centre are in good working conditions.
  • Maintain close liaison with Grid Control Centre (GCC), Generating plants stations and other grid substation Operators to ensure smooth restoration of power supply in case of System power failure.
  • Performs sub-dispatching functions as required.
  • Ensure Occupations, Health and Safety (OHS) Policy are adhered to.


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Diploma/Full Technician Certificate in Electrical/Telecommunication Engineering
Experience of at least 3 years in relevant field especially in switching.

5. SHIFT OPERATORS (10 POSTS) – JOB REF. 05
Reports To: Shift Supervisor
Reporting Office: DCC Dar es Salaam

POSITION OBJECTIVE:
DCC System monitoring to ensure that a continuous and reliable flow of electric power
supply from transmission points to various places of distribution points are maintained.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Collect all necessary initial technical data in the daily log sheets and defect register book.
  • To maintain continuity and security of primary and secondary supplies at control centre.
  • To maintain DCC operation management, and make follow up of system voltage so that in case of variance it should be within acceptable operation limits
  • To maintain proper communication and carryout proper switching to feeders, equipment and lines .
  • To maintain proper records and coordinate with the National Grid Control Centre of any interruptions and restoration of supply.
  • To control and sanction the issuance and cancellation of Permits to work, limitation of access and other related documents in the respective substation.
  • To make sure that communication facilities in the control centre are in good working conditions.
  • Report to the Supervisor for any abnormal behaviour of system metering protection and system control equipment.
  • To performs switching operations in the respective substations and power line in accordance with the existing TANESCO guidelines /procedure and as per DCC System requirement.
  • To promptly submit to the Supervisor all operations reports of the substations and power line(distribution lines) (i.e. Daily after duty).
  • Ensure proper recording and compilations of power units received different generation/transmission points against consumption units hourly.
  • To perform other duties from time to time as shall be delegated by the Operation Supervisor.
  • Adhere to Occupational Health and Safety (OSHA) Policy.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:
FTC/Diploma in Electrical/telecommunication Engineering
Experience: not a must

6. SOFTWARE/HARDWARE TECHNICIANS (20 POSTS) – JOB NREF. 06
Reports To: Hardware Engineer
Reporting Office: Hardware Engineer

POSITION OBJECTIVE:
Responsible for provision of technical support and maintenance of Distribution SCADA
Hardware, Large Wall Display (BARCO), DCSs and UPS including GCC Electrical Installation.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • To provide technical support and maintenance of Distributed Control System (DCS) including gateways hardware and software.
  • To provide technical support and maintenance of Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) which includes Chargers, Inverters, Batteries and Standby generator.
  • To provide technical support and maintenance of fire alarms system and DCC doors security system.
  • To ensure cleanness of SCADA workshop and environment and adhere to safety rules and regulations when carrying out daily works on the SCADA system.,
  • To actively participate in commissioning activities in installation of SCADA system facility under extension or upgrade of grid network.
  • To liaise with telecommunication department to ensure acceptable data communication is always available.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
Diploma or FTC in Electrical, Electronics or Computer Engineering
2-3 years’ experience post qualification with exposure to Power System

Remuneration and Benefits:

  • Competitive remuneration package shall be offered commensurate with skills and experience.
  • Details will be discussed at the interview; only people who fit the above criteria need apply.


HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants should send a written application giving full details of previous work life history, qualifications and include two work references. Applications should be marked “Private and confidential” and addressed to:
Senior Manager Human Resources,
TANESCO Ltd. Umeme Park Ubungo,
P. O. Box 9024 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Application close date: 08th July 2014


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