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Transmission Overhead and Substations Manager 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:

Transmission Overhead and Substations Manager – 1 Position





Supervised by

: Director of Transmission

Responsible for:

Chief Engineer Over headlines

Chief Engineer Substations

Purpose of the Job

To oversee and ensure effective development and maintenance of the transmission system for reliability and quality of supply of electricity.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Providing day to day administrate supervision/management to ensure that his/her function achieves its licensee targets and goals.
  2. Developing, reviewing and providing technical leadership in the implementation of transmission maintenance and development plans and
  3. Monitoring and facilitating timely execution of system maintenance and operations programmes
  4. Identifying, mobilizing and managing resources to achieve best performance of the function in all areas
  5. Monitoring and ensuring an updated transmission lines and substations equipment database
  6. Leading in the consolidation of technical specifications for transmission equipment and materials
  7. Leading in organizing, implementing and participating in the annual anti-vandalism awareness campaign.
  8. Overseeing the design of substations and lines equipment for new installations and system studies to ensure that the system is meeting grid code requirements and to optimise energy transmission, minimising losses and maximising the overall efficiency of the system.
  9. Providing leadership in developing and facilitating implementing new lines and substations designs that have anti-vandalism features
  10. Participating in the formulation and review of the Corporation’s plans, policies, procedures and budgets, and implementing them

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
  • Asset management skills for high voltage equipment
  • 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

  • Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Electrical Engineering/Renewable Energy/Sustainable Energy Systems/Energy Engineering/Metallurgy & Materials Engineering/Electronics
  • Those with Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field plus Master of Business Administration or Strategic Management may also apply.
  • Applicant must have 7 years’ work experience in the power industry/field of which 3 years’ work experience should be at Managers’ level.
  • Registered with MEl or any recognized International Engineering body.


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.