International Electrical Systems Engineer (Individual)

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 739
Date Posted:Oct 31, 2019
Closing Date:Nov 13, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Engineering
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:10 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Consultant
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:English

About DABS:


The Naghlu Dam is a gravity dam on the confluence of Kabul and Panjshir Rivers in Surobi district, Kabul province, Afghanistan. It is located 80km (50 mi) east of the Afghan capital Kabul. The primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power generation and it supports a power station with a rated capacity of 4X25 MW at rated net head of 61m. It is the largest hydropower plant in Afghanistan and provides a large proportion of Kabul's electricity. Currently four generating units are operational and generating of 100 MW electricity to the grid. The dam is ~100 m (328 ft) high and 280 m (919 ft) long and its reservoir has a storage capacity of 550,000,000 m3.

Construction of the dam was financed and supervised by the Soviet Union between 1960 and 1968. The first generator was commissioned in 1967. During the Civil War the opposition used the NHPP as a tool to deprive the Kabul people of electricity. The power station fell into disrepair and by 2001, after a change of political power, only two generators were operational. In August 2006, Afghanistan's Ministry of Energy and Water under Afghanistan Emergency Power Rehabilitation Project (EPRP) awarded the Russian company Technopromexport (TPE) a contract to rehabilitate all four generating units including the two inoperable turbine-generators and replace two banks of transformers. The first of the two inoperable units became operational in September 2010 and the transformers were replaced in early 2012. The second unit was made operational by the end of 2012. The third unit became operational in February 2013. The rehabilitation was funded by the World Bank. In November 2011 another World Bank funded contract was awarded to rehabilitate the switch yard of the power station. 

Unit No. 4 was re-commissioned in October 2010. Unit #3 was vibrating badly so its shaft was removed and replaced with the shaft and rotor from Unit #1. The shaft removed from Unit No. 3 requires either repair or replacement. Therfore, A separate contract has signed and effected on August 2016 with Inter-RAO Engineering a Russian company for Rehabilatation of unit#1 with replacement of new shaft also Overhauling of Unit#3, which the unit#1 shafts with all accessories has been completed on march 2018 and unit#3 overhauling is completed on november 2018,that all the four units of Naghlu HPP is currently in opration and generating the 100MW in Maximum level of the Water.

Job Summary:

DABS is willing to recruit an individual international consultant as Site Supervisor cum electrical systems engineer to help working group for World Bank Funded Projects established by DABS in executing all its projects including ongoing maintenance work on Unit 2, overhauling of Unit 4, supply of spare parts for NHPP, and rehabilitation work of Darunta power plant. The consultant shall supervise the activities in Naghlu, Sorobi, and Darunta hydropower plants’ and support its staff at site and manage sub-projects in accordance with the work plan covering coordination, facilitation, management, monitoring, check, review, supervision and quality control/assurance of the entire process of erection, testing and commissioning

Skills Required:


Skills Description:

·      Relevant experience within a heavy industry/power station environment

·      Knowledge of power plant protection systems and associated testing procedures would be a distinct advantage

·      Must have a sound knowledge and demonstrate a track record working with HV systems and the application of HV Safety Rules

·      English language speaking and writing skills are required  

Duties & Responsibilities:

The consultant is responsible (not be limited) to the following works activities:

Ø Efficiently utilize company systems related to work tracking, time reporting, and materials management.

Ø Provide training to electricians, LAB technicians and electrical engineers to repair and maintenance electrical components of the turbine, generator, butterfly valve, control system panels, protection systems, excitation systems and governor system.

Ø Review operation and maintenance training plan of the training services firms and provide feedback for improvement of the training plan and curriculum

Ø Supervise and monitor the consultant in providing O&M training to power plant personnel

Ø Preparation and development of electrical drawing deliverables including single line diagrams, schematics, interconnection diagrams, and equipment layouts also technical documentations related to the plant.

Ø Preparation of equipment for testing and repairing

Ø Support project team in evaluation of contractor’s bid from technical point of view

Ø Review and approval design document submitted by contractor for rehabilitation the Darunta power plant and ensure quality of the design is in compliance with standard and contract document. 

Ø Perform quality control of the supplied equipment and ensure that the supplied goods are in conformity with contract document and as per standard. 

Ø Participate in factory acceptance tests (FAT) for Consumables; electrical Spare along with DABS staff of NHRP, prepare procedure for FAT and ensure that required test carried out properly on the supplied goods, and prepare report for the FAT.

Ø Monitor and supervise contractor work of Darunta power plant rehabilitation.

Ø Promote safe working conditions by monitoring adherence to company policies, safe work practices, greater safety awareness, proper tooling, job safety briefs, and the use of personal protective equipment

Ø Lead troubleshooting activities including mechanical electrical and electromechanical problems utilizing plant SCADA and PLC’s system to assist in the process

Ø Perform needed Design Change documentation and ensure drawing updates are performed

Ø Organize and prioritize plant engineering projects and provide support for projects originating in corporate engineering.

Ø Preparation of work plan for repairing

Ø Support plant personnel in managing and controlling the set of spare parts, tools and consumables used for operation and maintenance of the plant

Ø Consulting/helping the NHPP management in the formation of repairing sides

Ø Preparation of technical documentation and equipment’s inspection reports, preparing the list for procuring of spare parts.

Ø Erection of main operating components of electrical, electromechanical and hydro set.

Ø Preparation of a plan to carry out erection work and sequence of different activities

Ø Preparation for site storage and pre-assembly of the equipment.

Ø Developing the engine/module/component repairing processes also adequate procedure for achieving the aims with regulatory requirements.

Ø Guiding the teams / staffs on routing card and manual technical content.

Ø Monitoring and certifying the ongoing and accomplished work activities settlement with DABS requirements if necessary.

Ø Advising technical aspects for engine, module and component aimed at visual and dimensional inspections.

Ø Undertaking any additional tasks and responsibilities that may be assigned by Head of World Bank funded Projects.

The applicants may indicate their previous publications, Reports; Consultancies details, Experience Outputs with supporting evidence (manual, technical papers, technical reports, assignments end reports, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills, etc.) and three referees. 

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


·      Should have bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or electrical mechanical engineering from an accredited college or university and able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of power plant and systems. Master’s degree would be considered as a plus point.

·      Ten or more year’s power plant or relevant experience covering management, planning, monitoring, design, supervision, installation and erection of hydro power sector projects in various countries with preferably at least 5years’ experience in developing countries.

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