Chief Engineer (Electrical)

Public Service Commission

Job Summary

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the position shown above.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 15 years

Job Description


Our Vision

“A citizen-centric public service”

Our Mission
“To reform and transform the public service for efficient and effective service delivery”


Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications ONLINE through the Commission website: or jobs portal:

Please Note:
(i) Candidates should provide all the details requested for in the advertisement. It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application. Details of academic and professional certificates not obtained by closure of the advert should not be included.
(ii) Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
(iii) Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
(iv) The Public Service Commission is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution - Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenyans diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities. THEREFORE, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THE MARGINALIZED AND THE MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
(v) Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews.
(vi) It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.
(vii) Serving officers shall be required to produce the original letter of appointment to their current substantive post during the interview.
Applications should reach the Commission on or before 29th September 2020 latest 5.00 pm (East African Time).


Chief Engineer (Electrical) – ONE (1) POST – V/No.258/2020
Salary Scale: Ksh. 133,870 – Ksh. 197,800 p.m. (CSG 5)
House Allowance: Ksh.48, 000 – 60,000p.m (Depending on duty station)
Commuter Allowance: Ksh.20, 000p.m
Leave Allowance: As existing in the Civil Service
Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
Medical Cover: As provided by the government
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable or Local Agreement

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
(i) served for a minimum period of fifteen (15) years and currently in the grade of Chief Superintending Engineer (Electrical), CSG 7 and above or in a comparable and
relevant position in the wider public service or private sector;
(ii) a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
(iii) a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya.
(iv) be registered by Engineers Registration Board of Kenya;
(v) current valid annual practicing licence from the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya
(vi) corporate membership with the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK);
(vii) demonstrated a high degree of professional competence; administrative capability required for effective planning, direction, control and coordination of power sector programmes; and
(viii) a thorough understanding of national goals, policies and programmes and the ability to translate them towards achieving the power generation plans.

Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:

(i) formulating energy policy in the electricity sub sector;
(ii) enhancing, reinforcing and upgrading of the power sector infrastructure;
(iii) mobilizing of fund for power transmission and distribution projects;
(iv) coordinating the national electrification strategies towards achieving universal access to electricity;
(v) coordinating the development of the National Electricity Master Plan;
(vi) coordinating following up and reviewing of feasibility studies on national transmission and distribution projects
(vii) coordinating power tariff study;
(viii) developing energy sector cooperation frameworks and protocols with regional Governments and international bodies;
(ix) promoting of strategies that will minimize international energy trade barriers, attract investments and facilitate exchange of information and data;
(x) coordinating the development of a new and robust national grid system;
(xi) coordinating the development and review of budgets of the Directorate; and
(xii) coordinating the monitoring and evaluation of power transmission and distribution projects.


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