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Rural Development Solutions Off-Grid Power Engineer Job Vacancy

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Rural Development Solutions Limited is a leading provider of off-grid power and energy solutions throughout the rural areas of Kenya.

We seek to invite applications from suitably qualified individuals for the position of off-grid power engineer to be based in Eldoret (90%)/Nairobi (10%).

The position will entail extensive travel and will be on a project-to-project basis for an initial 1 year renewable contract.

Job Description

The job description of the off-grid power engineer will be as follows:
• Responsible for project records, documentation acceptance to customers
• Preparation of technical proposal reports and to establish document controls
• Designing of off-grid power solutions and other power systems including preparation of drawing and specifications, bills of quantities etc
• Ensuring correct standards are maintained in the designs and implementation of projects mainly in off-grid and general earthworks
• Supervise construction of off-grid installation projects undertaken directly or by contract
• Planning, directing, controlling operation and maintenance of off-grid installation works in the areas of operation
• Training of technical support staff and other officers working in the various project teams
• Evaluation of sub-contractor performance

Qualifications, experience and requirements:
• Must be in possession of either a Bachelor of Science degree or a Diploma in Electrical Engineering with Electrical Power Option or its equivalent from a recognized university
• Have at least three years’ experience and professional competence in planning and design of off-grid power projects
• Familiarity with appropriate engineering and mapping software will be an added advantage
• Acute analytical skills as well as ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines
• Be in possession of a clean driving license (Class B desirable)

An attractive remuneration package commensurate with responsibility of the position and experience of the individual will be offered to the right candidates.

Interested candidates should submit their applications via e-mail to indicating the position of the job applied for on the subject line with a detailed resume and a cover letter stating their current position, anticipated remuneration level, e-mail, contact address, telephone number and addresses of three referees to reach us on or before 31st January 2011.

The Office Manager,
Rural Development Solutions Limited,
P. O. Box 2000-00621, Village Market,

Note: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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