Senior Engineer Transmission Project Implementation

  • Address : Kigali, Rwanda
  • Position Type : Full Time
  • Deadline : 13-May-2015
  • Vacancies : 1
  • Required degree : Bachelor
  • Required Years of Experience : 3


REG is a company that Generates and distributes power in Rwanda. As a national utility, the company has been in existence since 1976, as ELECTROGAZ. ELECTROGAZ was founded in 1939 as “REGIDESO” by the colonial masters supplying water, electricity and gas to RWANDA-URUNDI with its Headquarters in Bujumbura. The company was later divided into REGIDESO Rwanda and REGIDESO Burundi in 1963. In 1976, REGIDESO Rwanda became ELECTROGAZ and was granted the monopoly for the production and distribution of water and electricity in the country. After the 1994 genocide, there was an increase in urban settlements, thus increased demand for water and electricity. The installed capacity for water and electricity supply could not sustain the increased demand, which called for further investments.

Description, duties, responsibilities

Responsible for transmission projects planning, designing and coordination of the implementation of electricity/power transmission projects, development of the electricity transmission capacity including development of concept notes, feasibility studies, funding mechanisms, design, procurement support, supervision, commissioning in addition to managing least cost investment plans which comply with the organization’s strategic plan

Project Management

1 Take lead role in transmission projects planning in collaboration with relevant units and departments

2 Take lead in the development and review of standards, protocols and best practices for transmission projects

3 Provide technical support to the department in all aspects regarding Power Transmission development including concept notes, pre-feasibility studies, feasibility studies, engineering designs, tendering and procurement, construction supervision and other related activities

4 Manage all the activities of the projects and ensure reliability to promote efficiency

5 Assess the needs of the projects in terms of materials and tools and ensure that the necessary items are procured in a timely manner

6 Coordinate project development with sales teams

7 Conduct product demonstrations, provide project status updates and respond to any field technical inquiries

8 Provide support in development of funding mechanisms for power transmission investments in the country by development of concept funding statements and financial agencies in order to fulfil the strategic plans of the government

9 Conduct economic studies, investment planning, project and construction procurement (through competitive bids), construction supervision and commissioning

10 Develop design and management concepts for least cost investment plan to comply with the overall organisational strategic plan

11 Develop evaluation models including forecasting demand to define the proper future balancing offer

12 Take lead in implementation and monitoring of transmission loss reduction strategies

Project Monitoring

13 Monitor the running of the projects and assess new transmission projects before commissioning

14 Schedule material deliveries and assist with contract negotiations

15 Avail a perfectly coordinated plan for protection of the materials and tools being used for the projects

16 Develop and manage schedules for software and hardware programs

17 Coordinate and monitor releases from requirements to deployment

18 Support execution of new processes and procedures related to billing and tax preparation


19 Plan, supervise and carry out rehabilitation and reconfiguration of projects

Budgeting and Reporting

20 Manage budgets and costs of all the activities which he/she is accountable

21 Report periodically monthly, quarterly and annually) on the performance of the Directorate (budgets Vs actual targets)

Requirements and Skills

  • • Bachelor’s Degree (A0) in civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or any other related field with 3-5 years of direct relevant experience in power transmission roles at senior level or • A Master’s Degree in civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or any other related field with a minimum of 3 years of direct relevant experience in power transmission roles at senior level