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Engineer – Network Maintenance

Job Description

To plan, organize, supervise and control the maintenance and operation of Transmission & Distribution equipment to ensure maximum availability of the system.

Key activities

Operational Management

  • Supervises others to deliver prescribed operational outcomes while working within established systems
  • Controls, monitors and checks the activities of substation and line teams
  • Provides onsite technical support during operation & maintenance of transmission and distribution equipment
  • Collates information related to short to medium term equipment maintenance plans in accordance with manufacture’s specifications and organisation’s standards and requirements
  • Prepares and submits operational and maintenance monthly reports to the Senior Network Maintenance Engineer

Installation, Maintenance & Repair

  • Troubleshoots and diagnoses equipment and systems for emergency repairs, performs preventive maintenance inspections, assists specialists in setting up and testing new
  • Transmission and Distribution equipment and installs complex systems with guidance
  • Prepares and submits inputs for planned monthly and annual maintenance schedules

Contract Management

  • Delivers required outcomes by managing day-to-day relationships with contract service providers and working within an established contract management plan.
  • Works on site with consultants and contractors during pre-energising commissioning and takeover of new equipment to ensure that they conform to organisation’s standards and requirements

Project Management

  • Delivers own small-scale or medium-scale projects by working within an established program management plan.

Data Collection & Analysis

  • Analyzes key themes using data from a wide range of sources and identifies possible impacts on the business.
  • Provides information and data for the section’s performance and cost capturing report to the Planning Section
  • Compiles technical reports on equipment performance and failures

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.
  • Prepares draft budget and controls expenditure against approved budget.


  • Highlights shortcomings and suggests improvements in current compliance processes, systems and procedures within assigned unit and/or discipline

Client & Customer Management (External)

  • Manages relationships with small clients to ensure their needs are met while supporting senior colleagues in managing more important client and customer relationships

Internal Communication

  • Executes a communications plan by working within established internal communication systems and procedures

Improvement & Innovation

  • Identifies shortcomings in existing processes, systems and procedures.

Policy Development & Implementation

  • Provides input into the development of procedures for an area within the organization, then monitors the implementation of those procedures.

People Management

  • Manages the motivation and discipline of staff in area of responsibility in line with laid down procedures to realize the organisation’s objectives
  • Trains Technicians to attain Senior Authorisation Status as the current company Safety Rules to ensure a safe and efficient operation
  • Manages the performance of the team by working within a performance management system
  • Proposes and implements staff development plans for the area of responsibility to ensure competent, efficient and motivated staff

Safety, Health and Environment

  • Ensures that all safety and loss control standards (Safety Health and Environmental) contained in the organisation’s standards are adhered to.

Education required

  1. B. Eng. in Electrical Engineering or related qualification.
  2. Should be a standing member of a recognized professional engineering body.

Experience required

  1. At least three (3) years post qualification in a power system operations environment.
  2. Attainment of Senior Authorization for operational purposes is a requirement.

Critical success factors

• System Operation
• Engineering Testing
• Engineering Technical Operations Support
• Compliance
• Commercial Acumen
• Computer Skills
• Reporting
• Analytical Processes
• Costing & Budgeting
• Data Collection & Analysis
• Verbal Communication
• Planning & Organizing
• Policy & Regulations

• Strategic Thinking
• Initiative
• Drive for Results
• Analytical Thinking
• Conceptual Thinking
• Understanding Others
• Team Leadership
• Focusing Others on the Customer
• Approach to Thinking
• Collaborative Influence
• Customer Focus
• Information Seeking
• Adaptability


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