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Design Manager at Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation

Duties and responsibilities will entail:-

  • Oversee Implementation of policies and programmes on power system design;
  • Providing technical leadership and guidance on matters pertaining to design of distribution and transmission lines;
  • Formulating of power system design standards and ensuring they are adhered to;
  • Developing designs for all grid extension projects as per the acceptable standards;
  • Verifying and authorising technical reports, designs estimates and drawings;
  • Recommending location of proposed distribution networks including primary and secondary feeding substations by preparing description of project works, material schedules and cost estimates;
  • Advising the Supplies Chain Management on the required materials as per the approved projects for the year;
  • Verifying of wayleaves compensation before approval;
  • Coordinating and Compilation and documentation of projects technical reports including Design, Survey, Cartography and Wayleave;
  • Liaising with other departments/sections of the Corporation on specific issues;
  • Managing human, financial and material resources assigned to the Department;
  • Coordinating preparation of budget and ensuring budgetary control for the Department;
  • Maintaining a supportive working environment to foster optimum performance;
  • Monitoring Departmental performance and initiate necessary interventions;
  • Ensuring surveys for all REREC grid, substation and mini-grid sites projects are done as per the acceptable standards;
  • Ensuring Cartography services for all grid project are done as per the acceptable standards;
  • Ensuring acquisition of wayleaves for all REREC projects; and
  • Providing advisory functions to top management on all matters relating to the extension of the grid.


For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

  • A minimum period of ten (10) years relevant working experience, four (4) of which must have been in a management role in comparable and relevant position;
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following: Mechanical, Electrical/Electronics or any other related field from a recognized institution;
    • Masters degree in any of the following: Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Energy Management, Business Administration or relevant degree from a recognized institution;
    • Postgraduate Diploma in a relevant area;
    • Professional qualification;
    • Registered with the Engineers Board of Kenya;
    • Certificate in management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks;
    • Proficiency in computer applications; and
    • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    (c) Key Competencies and Skills

    In addition the candidate should possess the following skills:

    • Analytical skills;
    • Communication skills;
    • Strategic and innovative thinking;
    • Interpersonal skills;
    • Negotiation skills; and Team player.

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