Job Description The Nuclear Power and Energy Agency, formerly Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board (KNEB), is a State Corporation established under the Energy Act . It is charged with the responsibility of promoting and implementing Kenya’s Nuclear Power Programme, carrying out research and development for the energy sector.Job Ref No: NuPEA/REC/R&D/01/06/ResponsibilitiesReporting to the Principal Engineer, Energy Research and Development, the job holder will be responsible for implementation and/or coordination of identified research and development projects/ programmes/ initiatives by: Assisting in the identification of suitable institutions/organizations and/ or programmes/ projects for collaborative research under the energy research and development collaboration framework;Assisting in monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the energy sector R&D coordination framework;Conducting research on synergies between oil & gas and clean and/or renewable energy systems;Conducting research on technologies, techniques, and processes related to the exploration, extraction, production, transportation and utilization of oil and gas resources to improve safety and efficiency, optimize recovery rates, reduce costs, and minimize environmental impacts of the oil & gas industry;Exploring the application of Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML) techniques to improve decision-making and optimize processes;Participating in evaluation of energy research outputs for dissemination/publication;Evaluating the suitability of relevant energy R&D tools, computer codes and models for effective projects implementation;Providing input in development of R&D competency framework for expertise in energy technologies;Contributing to curation of data on energy R&D and maintenance of up-to-date research database(s);Contributing to the formulation and implementation of Intellectual Property (IP) management strategies;Assisting in development of proposals on energy technologies for commercialization; andDeveloping individual work plans, monitoring own performance and seeking requisite support to ensure delivery on agreed targets. RequirementsAcademic and Professional Qualifications : Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering or relevant filed from a recognized institution.Professional Membership : Membership to Engineers Board of KEnyaWork Experience : A minimum of four years relevant work experienceKnowledge Skills and Competencies Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results;Be detail oriented, have ability to meet deadlines, while delivering on high quality results;Proficieny in computer applications; andMeet the provisions of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya. Terms of Service : The appointment will be on temporary terms of service for a period of one year
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