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Chief Area Engineer – 7 Positions at Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) Limited

Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) Limited

The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) Limited is incorporated under the Companies Act of the Laws of Malawi. Its core business is to procure, transmit and distribute electric power in Malawi as well as manage System Market and Single Buyer Operations in Malawi. ESCOM is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions currently existing within the Corporation:

Chief Area Engineer – 7 Positions

Grade: ES5

Location: Blantyre, Limbe, Zomba, Lilongwe, Kanengo, Salima, & Mzuzu

Supervised by : Regional Managers

Purpose of the Job

To ensure effective Revenue collection as well as planning, construction and maintenance of distribution and supply network and related infrastructure by properly managing and optimizing the construction and maintenance resources.

Key Duties and Responsibilities


Providing leadership and oversight over all technical and administrative activities in the area


Developing, reviewing network planning, construction, maintenance and operations plans and programmes


Monitoring implementation of network planning, construction, maintenance and operations plans and programmes


Authorizing maintenance works, assessing, Mobilizing and allocating the required resources for the works


Monitoring implementation of Revenue collection programmes in the area


Managing the customer services activities in the area


Commissioning of new power distribution substations after all the necessary quality assurance processes are fulfilled


Assisting in developing and reviewing construction and maintenance policies and programs


Responding to queries on matters related to electricity distribution and supply


Attending to large industrial and service customer’s power supply issues.

Attributes and competencies

  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Good Leadership skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Technical Skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Registered with the Malawi Institute of Engineers
  • Team player
  • Knowledge of relevant policies and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Persuasive both independently and as part of a team

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • The ideal candidate must have a minimum qualification of a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering/Renewable Energy/Sustainable Energy Systems/Energy Engineering/ Metallurgy & Materials Engineering.
  • Applicant must have five (5) years’ work experience.
  • MEI membership


APPLICATION METHOD: Hard Copies in an envelope clearly indicating the position applied for on top.

ATTACHMENTS : Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae with 3 traceable referees and Certified Copies of Certificates.

CLOSING DATE : Friday, 10th May 2024.

ADDRESSED TO : Senior Human Resources Manager, ESCOM House, P.O. Box 2047, Blantyre.

Only candidates possessing accredited Qualifications will be considered for shortlisting. In cases where one’s qualification accreditation is questionable, the burden of proof rests with the candidate to provide evidence to the contrary.

Only Shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged and invited for interviews through email.

ESCOM Ltd is an equal opportunity employer.