Chief engineer - energy efficiency

Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen)

Job Summary

The job holder is responsible for ensuring efficiency in power plant operations, maintenance and execution of planned and emergency outages

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 7 years

Job Description/Requirements

Reports To: Electricity Dispatch Manager


Job Summary The job holder is responsible for ensuring efficiency in power plant operations, maintenance and execution of planned and emergency outages

Job Description

Key duties & responsibilities

  • Analysis of financial impact of outage duration and determining the optimum time for outages.
  • Analysis of the operational performance focusing on,
    • (i) Plant availability/reliability
    • (ii) Load/utilization factors
    • (iii) Operational efficiency in relation to water, steam and fuel consumption
    • (iv) Energy Consumption and units used on works efficiency
    • (v) Operational Costs and financial performance
    • (vi) Safety performance
    • (vii) Repair & maintenance efficiency
  • Analysing failures in terms of resolution and turnaround times to address revenue leakage.
  • Analysis of overhauls & rehabilitation projects: planning and actual.
  • Driving OPEX initiatives including Autonomous maintenance, 5S, SMED, Wrench time, SAP utilization, CBM, Contract frameworks, Root Cause analysis and others.
  • Developing templates to standardize technical specifications for equipment, development of specifications across all the Power plants.
  • Implementation of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
  • Continuously review efficiency conditions and recommend improvements to working conditions.

Qualifications  and Experience

The ideal candidate should have: -

  1. Bachelor of science in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering or equivalent from a recognized institution.
  2. Membership of a relevant professional body will be an advantage.
  3. Proficiency in computing programs will be an added advantage.
  4. At least seven (7) years work experience in engineering or relevant field, three (3) of which must be at the level of Senior Engineer.
Additional Information
Minimum Years of Working Experience : 7
Minimum Education Level : Undergraduate

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