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Power Transmission System Specialist


About SMEC

SMEC International is an Australian consultancy firm working in different social and physical infrastructure projects in Afghanistan. Overall, SMEC International is having more than 40 years of experience in International developments. In these 40 years, SMEC has delivered thousands of projects in over 100 countries in the areas of transport, hydropower and energy, water and environment, urban and social development and mining, and gas. SMEC’s success is largely attributed to the company’s ability to address the needs of its clients and people in diverse locations.

Job Summary


Job Details

Date Posted: 05 Sep 2017 Reference: 009
Closing Date: 25 Sep 2017 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Electrical Engineering Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Long-term Years of Experience: 5 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period:

Duties and Responsibilities

(i) Assist the International Power Transmission Expert in leading technical assessment / studies and draft reports for studies listed in Table 1 including (a) Power Synchronization Study, (b) National Grid Expansion Study, (c) Afghanistan’s Domestic Power Generation Study, (d) Afghanistan Energy Sector Masterplan;
(ii) Study the current status of the power system, island mode and synchronization issues with neighboring countries, and identify development and expansion needs;
(iii) Support in advising the government on technical solutions for synchronous and asynchronous power interconnections for Afghanistan, least cost transmission grid expansion and grid stability, and development of power systems in Afghanistan with new domestic generation options
(iv) Assist in preparing the grid code for transmission network in Afghanistan;
(v) Based on the system simulation and review of existing studies on development of transmission, assist in determining whether the proposed projects should be priority based on various factors including consideration for least cost solution for meeting the required transmission/ substation/distribution system capability.
(vi) Assist in conducting site reconnaissance (route surveys) to collect data/information for feasibility study level design.
(vii) Assist in preparing feasibility studies for projects on transmission and distribution network development/rehabilitation and for project components including them (e.g. hydropower project with transmission/distribution components). The studies should include at minimum feasibility study level drawings.
(viii) Provide on the job training (OJT) to counterpart engineer on field of expertise;
(ix) Provide input in preparation of reports.




The Power Transmission Expert will have a degree in electrical engineering and preferably 5 years of experience working in development/rehabilitation of transmission lines, substation and grid systems.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul


Bachelors Degree,

Submission Guideline

The email subject line must include vacancy # and the position title. Failure to do so will result in rejected applications. Due to the large volume of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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