Operations Coordinator

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Grade: CEC8 | Contract Type: Permanent | Location: Copperbelt

The Job holder will carry out switching operations, analyse and rectify system abnormalities and attend to any call outs in the shortest possible time to provide reliable and efficient electricity supply to the Company’s customers. This role reports to the Engineer – Field Operations.

Key Accountabilities

  • Carry out all programmed and forced outages switching operations safely and according to established procedures. Mitigate all inadvertent trip outs during switching operation and ensure that testing of equipment during switching is carried out to uphold safety and regulation philosophies.
  • Carry out monthly and ad hoc meter readings for billing purposes and ensure that energy meters are operating correctly and that customers are getting the right supplies.
  • Carry out circuit reliability tests to check the integrity of the relays and protective gear to guarantee the protection and security of the network and personnel.
  • Analyse faulty conditions by reading relays correctly, reporting correct indications to Control Office and carrying out appropriate remedial action.
  • Conduct substation checks to ensure that all work and operations are in accordance with CEC System regulations and any other that might be deemed relevant.
  • Test run all standby apparatus/equipment so that they are in good working order for use in emergency situations.
  • Carry out fault finding on substation DC and 380 volt and protective gear circuits and arrange for repair of defective ones.
  • Ensure that substation drawings and electrical wiring diagrams are accurate, up to date, well secured and readily available to facilitate relevant engineering works.
  • Ensure that warning notices, danger labels and all mandatory signs are displayed correctly and in enough numbers.
  • Conduct training for employees/consumers on high voltage switching and training employees to become responsible and senior responsible.

To be successful in this role, you will be required to have:

  • Grade 12 School Certificate.
  • Diploma in Power Electrical.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in power system operation and safety and ability to train.
  • Must be a member of EIZ.

Specific Technical and Behavioral Competencies

  • In-depth understanding of load flow and system risks associated with systems operations.
  • Vast experience in switching and safety.
  • In-depth knowledge of power transmission and distribution.
  • Good technical writing and presentation skills, using constructive and logical approaches.

Method of Application

If you have the relevant experience and skills as indicated above, please click on this link and complete the online job application form. Hard copy applications will not be accepted.

Applicants are requested to provide daytime contact numbers and accessible email addresses. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.