Engineer – Transmission Capital Projects x2 – Botswana Power Corporation 498 views

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Job Purpose

​To administer and coordinate the implementation of defined projects required by the Corporation to ensure sustainable operations in accordance with BPC’s engineering standards, procedures and financial regulations.

Principal Accountabilities/Responsibilities

Project Management
Manages and delivers required outcomes for a portfolio of projects while reporting to the Senior Engineer – Transmission Projects Implementation

Assists contractors during their mobilization of project resources e.g. procurement of work permits, import permits for plant, logistics etc. to enable projects to start timeously




Liaises with Way Leave Officers and facilitates the acquisition of way leaves and access to construction sites where necessary and liaises with relevant authorities and utilities within project limits to ensure efficient implementation of projects.

Ensures that new projects are commissioned within delegated limits and information on network additions/changes is updated.

Contract Management
Delivers required outcomes by managing day-to-day relationships with contract service providers and working within established contract management plan



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Client & Customer Management (External)
Manages relationships with clients to ensure their needs are met while supporting senior colleagues in managing more important client and customer relationships

Monitors ongoing site works and attends site meetings periodically and in accordance with project milestones to ascertain that projects are completed on time and within agreed contract specifications




Addresses customer queries including damages to third party property during project implementation and ensures remedial action is taken in accordance with project contracts

Document Preparation
Checks technical and commercial aspects of draft tender documents related to transmission and substation projects for approval by the Senior Projects Engineer, in order to ensure compliance with the Corporation’s asset specifications

Prepares progress reports periodically to appraise all stakeholders on the status of the projects and makes recommendation to ensure the successful completion and to effect remedial action of project shortcomings

Costing & Budgeting
Provides technical guidance when required on costing, budgeting and finance tasks

Improvement & Innovation
Identifies shortcomings in existing processes, systems and procedures.

Uses established change management programs to deliver project outcomes and/or provide support services

Internal Communication
Develops and/or delivers a plan for significant aspects of internal communication with guidance from Senior Projects Engineer


Strategic Planning
Delivers prescribed outcomes for area of responsibility by working within established planning systems

Safety, Health and Environment
Ensures that all safety and loss control standards (Safety Health and Environmental) contained in the Corporation’s standards are adhered to.

Qualifications

B. Eng. in Electrical Engineering or related qualification. Qualifications in Project Management will be an added advantage.

Should be a standing member of a recognized professional engineering body.

Experience

At least 3 years post qualification experience in the electricity supply industry. Preferably in the transmission line and substation construction fields.

Competencies

TECHNICAL SKILL




Project Management
Uses comprehensive knowledge and skills to work independently while guiding and training others on managing projects and/or programs within desired cost, time and quality parameters

Engineering Design
Works without supervision and provides technical guidance as needed on executing engineering designs using appropriate methods, tools, processes and software.

Contract Management
Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on monitoring and managing the provision of contracted services.

Computer Skills
Supports business processes without supervision by understanding and effectively using standard office equipment and standard software packages, while providing technical guidance as needed.

Negotiations
Negotiates under guidance (but not constant supervision) to help the organization by obtaining consensus between two or more internal or external parties who may have different interests.

Data Collection & Analysis
Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on analyzing data trends for use in reports to help guide decision making.


Planning & Organizing
Uses comprehensive knowledge and skills to work independently while providing guidance and training to others on planning, organizing, prioritizing and overseeing activities to efficiently meet business objectives.




Policy & Procedures
Uses comprehensive knowledge and skills to work independently while guiding and training others on managing projects and/or programs within desired cost, time and quality parameters.

Compliance
Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on achieving full compliance with applicable rules & regulations in management and/or operations

Commercial Acumen
Applies understanding of the business environment and objectives to develop solutions without supervision, while also providing technical assistance when necessary.

Customer Service Delivery
Works without supervision while providing technical guidance as needed on meeting high customer service standards

 

BEHAVIOURAL SKILL


Team Leadership
Builds a high performing team by ensuring that the team is focused, motivated and inspired to achieve team objectives. Specifically sets team direction; e.g. communicating and sustaining a clear sense of purpose for the team

Initiative
Acts proactively to avoid problems or identifies and takes advantage of opportunities. Specifically, is proactive e.g. recognizing and acts on current opportunities or problems and takes action

Holding People Accountable
Holds people accountable to standards of performance both in what and how they do it. Specifically, sets high expectations; for example, demanding higher levels of performance

Drive for Results
Focuses on assessing, measuring and improving performance. Shows drive and determination to meet short- and long-term goals. Specifically, strives to meet challenging goals; for example, setting ambitious, but realistic goals for performance improvement (for self and/or own team).

Analytical Thinking
Thinks through issues by separating out the parts of the problem or situation and thinking things through systematically. Applies judgement on the basis of evidence and reasoning. Specifically, sees multiple relationships; for example, identifying several likely causes or consequences of a situation.

Understanding Others
Takes an active interest in other people. Seeks to understand their individual perspectives and concerns and accurately hears the unspoken or partly expressed thoughts, feelings and concerns of others. Specifically, actively listens; for example, repeating what was heard to check understanding, particularly in difficult conversations.

Approach to Thinking
Thinks through situations of varying degrees of complexity and ambiguity, in order to understand them clearly. Specifically, sees multiple relationships; for example, identifying several likely causes or consequences of a situation.

Adaptability
Responds to differences and changes in the internal or external context, taking a flexible approach to reach business outcomes. Specifically, adapts tactics; for example, while maintaining the same overall plan or strategy, changing how to accomplish goals in line with changing circumstances.

Self-Control
Maintains control of their emotions even under difficult situations in order to continue to perform effectively. Specifically, demonstrates resilience; for example, dealing well with ongoing business stress.

Attention to Detail
Manages, tracks and attends to multiple pieces of information, bringing order and clarity. Specifically, monitors data or projects; for example, monitoring progress of against milestones or deadlines.

Collaborative Influence
Win the hearts and minds of others across boundary collaborations and to do the right thing, regardless of formal authority. Specifically, creates cross-boundary collaboration; for example, securing organizational support to enable collaborative working between teams/functions.

Strategic Thinking
Focuses on the long-term business strategy and aligns their thinking and planning accordingly. Specifically, clarifies and refines the strategy; for example, translating the overall strategy into actionable local changes or innovations.

Customer Focus
Identifies and meets the needs of internal and external customers, being continually focused on outcomes for customers. Specifically, improves service: for example, pulling together individuals to team around a problem, crisis or opportunity.

Job Challenges

​Identification of project risks

Ensuring that projects are completed on time, within budget, and in accordance with acceptable standards

Resolving engineering challenges


 


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