Power Systems Expert /Transmission Line

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 249
Date Posted:Jun 28, 2020
Reference:AKS /102
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:

AKS is looking for a The expert will be a senior power engineer with a degree in the electrical engineering and specialization in HVDC technologies. The expert preferably has at least 10 years of relevant experience covering studies, planning, designing, and managing HVDC power sector projects in various countries, including generation, transmission, distribution components. Experience in Afghanistan and other post-conflict environment is desired. The expert preferably has (i) proven experience and detailed knowledge of cable technology and its application in electricity transmission systems (e.g., oil-filled, MI, XLPE) including cable ratings; (ii) specific knowledge and experiences on HVDC cable technology; (iii) broad knowledge of transmission technologies and a good understanding of how these technologies influence the operation and performance of the transmission system; (iv) proven experience of promoting the introduction of appropriate new technology and techniques associated within area of expertise; (v) experience in preparation of formal technical documents, e.g., technical/work specifications, processes or procedures, technical guidance notes; (vi) good working knowledge and understanding of how transmission technologies particularly cables are managed across their life cycles; (vii) working knowledge of electrical substation facilities and preparation of design for an assigned system including analysis, calculations, research, selection, layout, etc., necessary to develop required design documents; (viii) good understanding of asset degradation modes and failure mechanisms, the potential consequences of asset failure and how these influence asset management processes; and (ix) familiar with international standards relating to area of expertise. He/She shall:

Duties & Responsibilities:

Power Systems Expert /Transmission Line:

i. Coordinate concept project activities and risks associated with HVDC systems by owning all aspects of delivery and creating an environment of accountability for performance and results. Ensure use of new and improved technology in HVDC cable projects ensuring an appropriate balance between cost, risk and performance to optimize whole-life value. 

ii. Act as the technical lead for cable technology, developing/providing the technical policy, specification and application guidance. Undertake risk assessments of cable technology/design to recommend project decisions in the HVDC projects. 

iii. Prepare design materials for basic design assignments. 

iv. In consultation with DABS, prepare conceptual designs for the new 500-kV substation at 

Dashti Alwen. 

v. Review and update preliminary cost estimates, prepare a list of materials, equipment, and 

works necessary to implement the subprojects, and, based on the result of the route survey, 

Prepare a transmission line route. 

vi. Undertake relay protection and control engineering with detailed design and setting for high- 

voltage substation and transmission up to 500 kV. 

vii. Prepare basic concept with regard to protection and telecommunication Identify areas of 

Conflict between system requirements and designed protective schemes, and recommend corrective action. 

Job Requirement:

Competencies & Skills:

•  The applicant must have a deep understanding of the different technical and professional phrases of Law and prosecution in English and Dari languages. Ability to learn the required specific terms.

Communication skill:

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

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Submission Guideline:

•  Applications should be written in English and demonstrate the applicant's suitability for the job, a current Curriculum Vitae and three referee’s reports should be included in the application. 

•  Interested individuals should visit http://www.jobs.af org/jobs to register their interest and submit the following by 3/7/2020.

•  Candidate's resume accompanied by a Cover Letter (mandatory!), applications that are incomplete won't be considered.

•  AKS may decide to process the application before the deadline; therefore, interested candidates should submit their applications soon as possible.

AKS Recruitment Email ID: recruitment@aksservicesgroup.com

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