Metering Engineer (Readvertised) at Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited (UEDCL)

November 15, 2022
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

The Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited (UEDCL) is a limited liability company incorporated in Uganda under the Companies Act. UEDCL owns the 33KV and below voltage electricity distribution network and all the operational assets associated with the business currently leased to Umeme Ltd. The company monitors Umeme Ltd’s investment and distribution of power in Nine Service Territories covering over 74 political Districts; it operates the pole treatment plant at Lugogo, and also executes some rural electrification schemes on behalf of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development. The Company is seeking to recruit qualified, competent and highly motivated Ugandan for the role of Metering Engineer:

Are you a service driven individual with skills and high integrity? Then you MUST be the one we’re looking for to fill the above position

Positon            :     Metering Engineer

Number of Positions :     01

Reports to       :     Principal Technical Services Officer

Supervises :  Metering Technician

Duty station    :     Kampala

Purpose of the position:       

Develop and manage regulatory, company policy and processes in relation to metering functions in the company to ensure that their high revenues with minimal Energy Losses.

The duties and responsibilities of the Metering Engineer include the following:

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure adherence to regulatory and company policy and processes in relation to metering.
  2. Develop and implement metering compliance guidelines to all the regulatory requirements
  3. Ensure adherence to the UEDCL Meter Management guidelines
  4. Develop metering equipment specifications and installation standards
  5. Coordinate and execute quality testing and verification activities of all metering installations, to ensure conformity and compliance to the required standards.
  6. Inform stakeholders about new/ revised regulations relating to the metering environment
  7. Prepare regulatory reports in regard to metering standards and compliance
  8. Plan and execute audit assignments to ensure precision and accuracy of metering equipment
  9. Provide technical support to the territory metering teams for resolution and rectification of metering related issues/complaints
  10. Ascertain metering project quality and compliance to standards
  11. Participates in the development of design changes for metering equipment and related ancillaries
  12. Undertaking technical reviews and providing design criteria of technical standards
  13. Undertake boundary metering activities (installation, commissioning, relocation and auditing) jointly with UETCL at points of common coupling.
  14. Oversee the effective metering of all UEDCL customers ranging from the Domestic to the large power users (HT customers).
  15. Carryout data and trends analysis on reported metering anomalies to guide audit and anomaly resolution.
  16. Act as liaison between UEDCL and all other sector players for all meter related engagements
  17. Provide metering support to the Revenue Protection Unit (RPU) in loss reduction
  18. Ensure safety of equipment and personnel.

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized institution.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ work experience on various types of energy meters, meter testing techniques.
  • Good knowledge of Windows OS is an added advantage
  • Strong knowledge and skills in metering application software such as SMARTSET, MCUBE etc. is an added advantage.
  • MUSTPossess a valid National driving permit.
  • Previous experience on Distribution network, strong technical knowledge, skills and leadership capacity.

Attributes

  • Result Oriented
  • Willingness to learn and have a positive attitude
  • Willing to work outside conventional hours (8am to 5pm)
  • Hardworking and innovative
  • Strong Integrity (Honest and ethical)
  • Team player and professional
  • Punctuality, attendance and involvement.
  • Reliable and accountable.
  • High level of integrity.
  • Previous experience on Distribution network, strong technical knowledge, skills and leadership capacity.

Application Information: Only Applications received online will be considered. To apply; send an email to “recruitment@uedcl.co.ug“; include your CV (Clearly indicating 3 referees with contacts), Cover letter and all copies of Academic and other support documents. Put the Job title on the subject Line.

Address your application to: The Head Human Resource & Administration, UEDCL Tower, Plot 37 Nakasero Road, Kampala.

NB: Each document that is to be uploaded should not exceed file size of 1MB.

Closing Date: All applications MUST be submitted by, 5:00PM, Friday 25th November 2022. Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted for guidance on the next step.