Power Systems Expert/Substation

  Afghan Knowledge Solution
Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 320
Date Posted:Jun 28, 2020
Reference:AKS /104
Closing Date:Jul 5, 2020
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:2
Functional Area:Engineering
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:1 - 10 Years
Contract Duration:24 month(s)
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Afghan Knowledge Solution:


AKS is a local development consultancy that works with the international community in public, private and third sectors with the common goal of helping Afghanistan to become more secure and enhancing the life chances of Afghans by supporting economic and human development projects.

Founded in 2009, AKS has established a reputation as a trusted and highly competent partner in international development, managing projects across Afghanistan. We have a network of more than 500 national and international consultants with both exemplary technical expertise and a deep understanding of our country. By supporting donor and commercial projects, AKS nurtures talent by transferring the skills and knowledge of its young Afghan team to fellow Afghans.

We work with international partners on governance, public financial management, economic development, and investment advisory and support, providing them with the local expertise they need to operate in Afghanistan efficiently. 


Job Summary:

The Expert will have a degree in electrical engineering and preferably 10 years of experience working in development/rehabilitation of transmission lines, substations and grid systems. Experience in Afghanistan and other post-conflict environment are desired. The Expert will undertake the following: 

Duties & Responsibilities:

i. Confirm site reconnaissance and requisite surveys to collect data/information for feasibility study level design. 

ii. Review bill of quantities and cost estimates, separating foreign exchange and local currency cost prepare a list of materials, equipment, and works necessary to implement the projects. 

iii. Coordinate with Procurement/Contract Specialist on project implementation schedule and 

procurement arrangements in accordance with ADB’s Guidelines on Procurement. 

iv. Review engineering designs and technical specification of transmission lines, including towers, conductors, insulators, ground wires, etc. in accordance with relevant technical standards, prepare engineering designs and technical specification of projects in accordance 

with relevant technical standards. 

v. This position is responsible for front line supervision, planning and coordinating construction 

and erection activities of project. 

vi. The Specialist would certify and undertake project and field works including project 

implementation plan proposed by the turnkey contractor, project security plan proposed by the contractor, review of overhead transmission line design, OPGW-Design, installation, testing and commissioning of 500 kV line, installation of EHV/HV-OHLs, route survey and route approval procedures with related authorities, Interface coordination with all related disciplines. 


vii. The Specialist would review and certify tower type tests, factory acceptance tests, site acceptance tests & commissioning, and guiding site supervisory staff of all disciplines to ensure safety, quality and progress of the project. 

viii. The Specialist would certify any change in Bill of Quantities of the work of turnkey contractor, advise optimum and cost effective solutions so that the project is completed within specified time and funds. 

ix. Review and update preliminary project cost estimates, list of materials, equipment, and works necessary to implement the projects, and, based on the results of detailed design undertaken by the turnkey contractor. 

x. Coordinate and supervise the design, specification, evaluation, purchase and maintenance of computer and electronic control systems, advanced instrumentation and man-machine interface concepts of line assets. 

xi. Ensure that technical standards applicable for the project transmission system and Regulations on Grid Connectivity, Metering, Construction of Electrical Plants and Electric Lines, and Grid Standards and Safety are adhered to. It is assumed that a project of this scope would normally follow international standards, and the National Grid Code. ISO recommendations shall govern the quality of project components, including design, engineering, and equipment fabrication, testing and commissioning. It will be necessary to take into account the need for compatibility with the National Grid. 

xii. Prepare detailed project implementation schedules showing anticipated progress of works and expenditures for each contract package and taking into account seasonal climatic conditions, prepare engineering drawings and other documentation for the projects following ADB’s Guidelines for Procurement and Standard Bidding Documents. 

xiii. Provide working supervision, leadership and technical oversight to consulting team and DABS on transmission asset management and transmission protection 

xiv. Review of current maintenance standards and procedures and define new maintenance strategies to progress from fault maintenance to planned maintenance with an emphasis on prevention 

xv. Define new maintenance strategies priming on condition-based maintenance and maintenance standards 

xvi. Define new maintenance procedures to back up the strategic progression from fault maintenance to planned maintenance and condition-based maintenance 

xvii. Provide on the job training (OJT) to counterpart engineer on field of expertise. 

xviii. Provide input on the field of responsibility to inception, interim, draft final and other reports. 

Job Requirement:

•  Familiar with the nature of formal meetings, training, workshops, and ability to share information


Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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