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Senior Engineer (Loss Reduction & Investigations) 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:

Senior Engineer (Loss Reduction & Investigations) – 1 Position

Grade: ES6

Location: Distribution Licensee Main-Revenue Protection

Supervised by: Revenue Protection Manager

Purpose of the Job

To manage loss reduction initiatives and systems and ensure that thorough investigations are conducted in line with preventive and corrective loss reduction programs aimed at attaining high revenue collection efficiency and revenue assurance.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Carry out investigations on detected thefts discovered through meter audits to ensure preventive and corrective measures are put in place.
  2. Investigating potential theft sites, by recording witness statement, correcting, and preserving evidence.
  3. Investigating theft of electricity on single and three phase system.
  4. Carrying out door to door investigations on sampled customers to reinforce revenue assurance.
  5. Delivering improvements in reporting mechanisms for identifying potential Revenue risk
  6. Executing tip-offs operations relating to electricity theft
  7. Carrying out disconnections on customers found with offences
  8. Gathering intelligence from the external environment to aid Revenue Protection investigations
  9. Documenting cases and providing witness in a court of law
  10. Investigating issues of over consumption, low consumption and performing load analysis to come up with the correct bill for the customer.

Attributes and competencies

  • Impeccable skills in Microsoft office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc)
  • Effective verbal and written communication abilities
  • The ability to manage time effectively in a high-pressure setting
  • High level of integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good Analytical Skills
  • Critical-thinking and assertiveness abilities
  • Detail-oriented personality
  • The ability to operate effectively 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/Electronics/ICT from an accredited institution
  • Applicant must have 4 years’ work experience.
  • MEI/ICTAM 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.