• Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Permanent
  • Posted:
    1 year ago
  • Category:
    Utilities
  • Deadline:
    October 28, 2018

Engineer – Computer Applications (South / North)

Job description

To provide an effective and reliable Energy Management System (EMS) / Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system software and hardware administration to facilitate the efficient operation of the power system network. ​


Key activities

  1. Systems Operations – Supervises others to deliver prescribed operational outcomes while working within established systems.
  2. Data Management – Monitors EMS/SCADA backups by keeping records and perform system restoration in the event of failure
  3. Contract Management – Delivers required outcomes by managing day-to-day relationships with contract service providers and working within an established contract management plan
  4. Project Management – Delivers own small-scale or medium-scale projects by working within an established program management plan.
  5. Data Collection & Analysis – Analyzes key themes using data from a wide range of sources and identifies possible impacts on the business.
  6. Budgeting & Costing – Takes responsibility for delivering a prescribed budget for own area of the organization and/or conducts complex analyses on budget progress in other areas while working within established systems.
  7. Compliance – Highlights shortcomings and suggests improvements in current compliance processes, systems and procedures within assigned unit and/or discipline
  8. Internal Communication – Executes a communications plan by working within established internal communication systems and procedures
  9. Improvement & Innovation – Identifies shortcomings in existing processes, systems and procedures.
  10. Policy Development & Implementation – Provides input into the development of procedures for an area within the organization, then monitors the implementation of those procedures.
  11. People Management – Manages the motivation and discipline of staff in area of responsibility in line with laid down procedures to realize the Corporation’s objectives
  12. 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.​​​

Education required

​A Degree in Electronic/Computer Engineering or related qualification. Should be a standing member of a recognized ​professional engineering body.


Experience required

​At least three (3) years post qualification experience in computer systems.


Competencies

Behavioural Skills

  1. Strategic Thinking
  2. Initiative
  3. Drive for Results
  4. Analytical Thinking
  5. Conceptual Thinking
  6. Understanding Others
  7. Team Leadership
  8. Focusing Others on the Customer
  9. Approach to Thinking
  10. Collaborative Influence
  11. Customer Focus
  12. Information Seeking

Technical Skills

  1. Network/IT Security
  2. IT Testing
  3. IT Support
  4. IT Data Management
  5. IT Implementation & Integration
  6. Database Administration
  7. Applications Development
  8. Commercial Acumen
  9. Compliance
  10. Computer Skills – should be seasoned
  11. Reporting
  12. System Operation
  13. Costing & Budgeting
  14. Data Collection & Analysis
  15. Planning & Organizing
  16. Policy & Regulations

Job Challenges

  • Keeping pace with the technological advancement in ICT
  • Diagnosing software errors and hardware faults
  • Working with different and complicated software modules
  • Risk of power system trips
  • Covers an extremely widespread geographical system​​
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