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Senior Internal Auditor-Technical & Projects (KET 5)

REF – KETRACO/5/1C/40/85/VOL Il -B

Reporting to the Manager Internal Audit, Projects & Technical, the successful candidate will be responsible for leading the audit of projects (projects development and management) and technical services including system operations and maintenance and related processes to ensure they meet the required operational & technical standards and specifications, procedures, processes, and contractual obligations.

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Key Responsibilities;

  • Undertaking and leading audit teams in technical and projects audits/reviews
  • Participating in the development of divisional risk-based annual work plans, procurement plans, training plans, and budgets and submitting to Manager Internal Audit, Technical & Projects for consideration and review;
  • Leading and supervising audit teams by scheduling and assigning duties to the team members, ensuring effective and efficient use of resources, and overseeing team performance through objective setting, coaching, and performance evaluation
  • Carrying out a primary review of work done to ensure that audit findings and conclusions are supported by adequate evidence and working papers;
  • Appraising and reviewing staff as part of the performance management process
  • Providing assurance, advisory and consultancy services on internal controls, risk assurance, governance and implementation of GoK, donor and development partners funded projects
  • Preparing monthly, quarterly and annual divisional reports.

Operational Responsibilities:

  • Carrying out audits to provide assurance to the BOD and Management on the implementation of the company’s strategic objectives in transmission infrastructure planning and development, network operation & maintenance, power management, finance management and organizational governance; ii). Preparing of audit working papers and draft reports and submitting to the Audit Manager, Technical & Projects for review;.
  • Conducting physical inspections of the Company projects to ensure they meet the required operational & technical specifications and standards
  • Coordinating the review of projects accounting systems, reporting, analyzing claims and payments and undertaking of audit of all EPC and EPC+F projects funded by donors and development partners to ensure that the company realizes value for money;
  • Carrying out audits and reviews of donor and development partners’ funded projects to confirm that they comply with the conditions and provisions of the funding agreements
  • Verifying technical reports, designs, and projects BOQs and Price Schedules and ensuring work done conform to standards and specifications;
  • Reviewing audit tests and procedures prepared by the audit team to determine the effectiveness and efficiency in the implementation of projects and engineering/technical services
  • Reviewing the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls and make recommendations on areas requiring improvement
  • Reviewing the preparation of risk assessments for the Company projects and operations and developing of the enterprise risk management framework identifying revenue enhancement and cost efficiency opportunities;

Undertaking follow-up audits to determine whether appropriate action has been taken on areas audited.

Qualifications & Skills required:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, the following options, Electrical, Civil or Mechanical
  • One or more appropriate professional certifications; Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certification in Information Systems Auditing (CISA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or equivalent;
  • Membership to a relevant professional body such as ICPAK or EBK or IIA
  • Supervisory course lasting not less than two (2) weeks;
  • Meets and fulfills the requirements of the provisions of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya; must have experience in technical Internal audit or Quality Assurance
  • A minimum of six (6) years of relevant work experience.
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MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL POSITIONS.

Applicants MUST provide the following documents on application:-

  • A Signed application letter;
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating current and previous employers, positions held, level of education, current and expected salary, notice period required to take up appointment, and names of at least three professional referees;
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates;
  • Copy of National Identification Card or Passport.

Only Shortlisted candidates will be expected to present the following clearance certificates: –

  • Valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
  • Valid Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
  • Valid Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
  • Current Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC); and
  • Current Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

In addition to the above:

  • Candidates should provide all the details requested in the advertisement. It is an offense to include incorrect information in the application
  • Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted;
  • Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification;
  • Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, and academic and professional certificates during interviews;.
  • It is a criminal offense to present fake certificates/documents.

Senior Engineers, Power System Protection

REF: KETRACO/5/1C/40/151/VOL I -B

This job is responsible for the designs, installs, tests, and maintenance of sound, safe, secure, reliable, and stable power system control and protection system to ensure the achievement of a robust and reliable transmission network..

Key Responsibilities:

  • Participating in the formulation of detailed system protection plans, processes, and procedures for Division staff to use and abide by as they perform their duties
  • Ensuring quality controls and compliance to relevant standards;
  • Implementing policies and programmes on system protection and control systems;
  • Proposing for improvement and or review of standards and specifications on power system protection arising from the operations of the transmission grid protection systems and philosophies.

Operational Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring maintenance of required standards on high voltage ac and high voltage dc protection and control system is carried out when due
  • Ensuring effective protection of transmission and distribution equipment to support continuity of service and maintain the stability of the transmission system and the interconnectors at 99.5% availability; iii). Implementing a seamless protection system between the interconnectors that guarantees the operation of the interconnectors as per interconnection grid codes; iv). Coordinating design, installation, testing, and commissioning of modifications and extensions of protection and control schemes in existing transmission substations as per approved method procedures and instructions;
  • Ensuring control and protection drawings are updated and accurate; 
  • Developing specifications for equipment, tools, test kits, and material used in power systems protection for procurement
  • Coordinating connection, testing, and commissioning of new energy meters in the transmission system
  • Preparing reports on the status of system protection and control systems for both HVAC and HVDC
  • Preparing annual work plans for protection and control systems maintenance works and schedules protection and control systems equipment unplanned maintenance and outages;
  • Leading in undertaking corrective and planned repairs and maintenance on protection and control systems for the transmission network;
  • Participating in performing switch operations and isolations as per procedures and instructions during the commissioning and operational phases
  • Analyses power system faults and evaluation of such failures in the transmission network and provide report with recommendations for improvement of the transmission grid stable operations; 
  • Participating in implementing condition monitoring of substations control and protection equipment in order to ensure monitoring of their health working conditions
  • Providing technical support to other sections within system operation and power management directorate with regard to system protection issues
  • Performing protection coordination studies and calculations of system currents and voltages under abnormal and fault conditions in order to determine suitable protection and control relay settings for both HVDC and HVAC systems to ensure improved operation of the transmission grid; xvi). Maintaining an inventory and keeping custody of tools and spares required for the power system protection section
  • Implementing technological innovations that enhance efficiency and stability of power system protection for the transmission grid;
  • Leading periodic audits of the protection and control systems and recommend overhaul and or replacement of faulty and redundant systems
  • Coordinating and supervising system protection and control systems maintenance teams.

Qualifications & Skills required:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized institution
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer with EBK
  • Valid practicing Licence with EBK; iv). Membership to IEK;
  • Supervisory Course lasting not less than two (2) weeks from a recognized institution
  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010
  • A minimum of six (6) years of relevant work experience.

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL POSITIONS.

Applicants MUST provide the following documents on application:-

  • A Signed application letter;
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating current and previous employers, positions held, level of education, current and expected salary, notice period required to take up appointment, and names of at least three professional referees;
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates;
  • Copy of National Identification Card or Passport.

Only Shortlisted candidates will be expected to present the following clearance certificates: –

  • Valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
  • Valid Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
  • Valid Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
  • Current Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC); and
  • Current Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

In addition to the above:

  • Candidates should provide all the details requested in the advertisement. It is an offense to include incorrect information in the application
  • Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted;
  • Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification;
  • Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, and academic and professional certificates during interviews;
  • It is a criminal offense to present fake certificates/documents.
  • Interested candidates fulfilling the required qualifications should submit their application clearly indicating the position applied for and vacancy Reference No. via the job link posted on the KETRACO website and attach copies of certificates and transcripts, current curriculum vitae and any other relevant testimonials, telephone contacts, e-mail address, and three (3) referees with their contacts so as to reach the below address by Wednesday, 28th September 2022 at 4:30 PM EAT.

The Managing Director,
Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited,
KAWI COMPLEX, 4th Floor,
Popo Road, South C, along Red Cross Road, P.O. Box 34942 – 00100, NAIROBI.

Interested and qualified? Go to Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) on ketrecruitment.powerappsportals.com to apply

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