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Chief Projects Engineer 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 Projects Engineer – 1 Position

Grade: ES5

Location : Head Office

Supervised by : Projects Manager

Purpose of the Job

  • Ensure effective and efficient planning, design and implementation of major and minor infrastructure development works for ESCOM, including coordination of detailed civil and structural designs, costing, preparation of documents to secure financing for the Projects from both local and international sources and
  • Provision of technical advisory services to user Departments on proper planning for implementation and the actual execution of major maintenance activities involving civil, electrical & mechanical works.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Undertake planning and implementation management of new power development initiatives, including post-implementation performance assessment, to enhance growth in the power sector and accelerate national development.
  2. Undertake planning and implementation management of major civil, electrical & mechanical plant and equipment maintenance works to improve/sustain levels of performance and extended design life.
  3. Supervisory role in assisting user Departments in the implementation planning and execution of civil, electrical & mechanical engineering related maintenance activities
  4. General advice to the Corporation on issues related to implementation of engineering works
  5. In liaison with other engineers in and outside the Department, assisting in the carrying out technical and financial appraisal of civil, electrical and civil rehabilitation or refurbishment, modification or modernisation projects and also new developments for the Corporation
  6. Preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports, as well as other reports as required

Attributes and competencies

  • A good working knowledge of donor/IFI funded project implementation procedures
  • A good working knowledge with Procurement Documents (Bidding, RFPs, Contract documents etc
  • High levels of computer literacy
  • Well-developed and excellent communication/writing skills
  • Working knowledge of contract law/international guidelines
  • Well-developed excellent analytical/problem solving skills

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering/Renewable Energy/Sustainable Energy Systems/Energy Engineering/ICT/ Metallurgy & Materials Engineering/Mechanical/Civil
  • 5 years’ hands-on experience in the planning, civil/structural design, construction, operation and maintenance of major engineering works, with a bias towards power supply facilities
  • 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.