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Massive Recruitment by KETRACO, Nairobi (55 Vacancies)

The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) is a 100% state-owned corporation incorporated on 2nd December, 2008 under the Company’s Act, Cap 486 as a State Corporation pursuant to the Sessional Paper No. 4 of 2004 on Energy.
The Mandate of the Company is to plan, design, construct, own, operate and maintain high voltage electricity transmission grid and regional power interconnectors.
KETRACO’s Vision is to be a world-class electricity transmission company and the leading interconnector in Africa.
The Mission of the Company is to provide reliable, efficient and effective electricity transmission and promote power trade for sustainable socio-economic development.
To achieve the above mandate, KETRACO has so far completed and commissioned 1,115.5km of transmission lines with 5000km committed and on-going projects.
The company has assets base of over Kshs. 77 Billion. In addition; and to increase access to electricity, KETRACO plans to construct additional 7000km of transmission lines in the next five years.
The Company invites applications from suitable individuals to fill the following position:-
Aircraft Maintenance Technician – Airframes & Engines
1 Post
Ref: KETRACO/5/1C/40/97/Vol I – B
The Aircraft Maintenance Technician is accountable to the Chief Pilot and shall be responsible for ensuring that all Maintenance work carried out on aircraft under his /her charge is carried out in accordance with an approved maintenance schedule or programme.
Specific duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:-
·         Ensuring effective and efficient management and control of maintenance activities;
·         Maintaining the serviceability of all equipment and tools;
·         Ensuring that all Maintenance documentation received after maintenance is complete and correctly filled;
·         Allocating duties to personnel under him/her;
·         Ensure maximum availability of aircraft for operational use.
Job Specifications:-
·         Must be a licenced Aircraft Maintenance Technician with a license in category `A’& `C’ turbine engine rotorcraft and Category `C’ gas turbine Engine;
·         Should have attended at least one turbine engined rotorcraft type course;
·         Must have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in maintaining the same Category of aircraft including one year in the capacity of returning Aircraft to service;
·         Should have attended a management or supervisory course recognized by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA);
·         Must be fluent in English.
Terms of Service and Remuneration
1. The appointment will be for a contractual period of one (1) year renewable subject to satisfactory performance and delivery of set performance targets and outcomes.
2. The successful candidates for the positions will be offered competitive remuneration package in accordance with the Company guidelines.

Substation Technicians
13 Posts
Ref: KETRACO/5/1C/40/95/Vol I – B
Requirements:-
·         KCSE C- (minus) or comparable education qualifications;
·         Diploma in Electrical Engineering from (KNEC);
·         Certificate in Computer Packages;
·         Switching Certification is an added advantage;
·         Certificate of good conduct.
Electrical Craftsmen
39 Posts
Ref: KETRACO/5/1C/40/96/Vol I – B
Requirements:-
·         Final Craft certificate in Electrical from KNEC;
·         Craft in Electrical Installation from recognized institutions;
·         KCSE D+ (Plus) or comparable educational qualifications;
·         Certificate of good conduct.
Terms of Service and Remuneration
1. The appointment will be on permanent and pensionable terms
2. The successful candidates for the positions will be offered competitive remuneration package in accordance with the Company guidelines.

Company Pilot
1 Post
Ref: KETRACO/5/1C/40/94/Vol I – B
The Company Pilot is accountable to the Chief Pilot and shall be responsible for the efficient, cost effective and safe operation of Company aircraft.
Specific duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:-
·         Operating Company aircraft;
·         Observing compliance with operating limitations in the aircraft flight manual;
·         Ensuring aircraft maintenance is carried out in accordance with the maintenance manual to avoid unnecessary grounding of aircraft;
·         Carrying out appropriate flight tests for the issuance of a certificate of maintenance;
·         Ensuring compliance with mandatory modifications as required by the manufacturer;
·         Ensuring aircraft availability for monthly transmission network inspections and system breakdown at all times during daylight;
·         Keeping radio communication on at all times between the aircraft, the working tower and the ground coordinator when on transmission line work;
·         Participating in the execution of air-mobile work on transmission lines;
·         Ensuring the safety of the aircraft and personnel at all times the aircraft is in operation.
Job Specifications:-
The right candidate will have:
·         B+ or equivalent;
·         Minimum Commercial Pilots License (CPL) on Helicopters;
·         At least 1000hrs on helicopters;
·         Twin Engine Helicopter experience( Minimum 500hrs);
·         Must be fluent in English;
·         Good inter personal and communication skills;
In addition to the above, successful candidates will be expected to:-
·         Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya. Specifically, they must obtain and submit with their application copies of clearance certificates from the following organizations:-

1.    Kenya Revenue Authority;
2.    Higher Education Loans Board where applicable;
3.    Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
4.    Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct);
5.    A certificate from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).
·         Possess strong coordination skills and a high regard for safety;
·         Comply with all mandated regulations;
·         Be able to work a continuous travel based rotation schedule;
·         Have ability to learn new skills and assume new responsibilities;
·         Have ability to work cooperatively in team environment;
·         Be able to work independently in an efficient manner;
·         Have ability to travel extensively and work overtime;
·         Continuously maintain a positive attitude and awareness for Safety;
·         Have Computer and internet skills.
Terms of Service and Remuneration
1. The appointment will be on permanent and pensionable terms
2. The successful candidates for the positions will be offered competitive remuneration package in accordance with the Company guidelines.

Chief Pilot
1 Post
Ref: KETRACO/5/1C/40/93/Vol I – B
The Chief Pilot is accountable to the General Manager, Technical Services and shall be responsible for effective and efficient operations of the Company aircraft to facilitate the execution of air-mobile maintenance work on transmission lines and other air transportation services as required.
Specific duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:-
·         Providing aerial support in the maintenance of Transmission Lines;
·         Operating Company aircraft in accordance with Air-Navigation Orders and Regulations of KCAA;
·         Ensuring that Company insurance schedules are compiled with;
·         Maintaining Company aircraft technical records;
·         Planning and execution of preventive and corrective maintenance schedules of company aircrafts;
·         Coordinating functional activities within the unit;
·         Maintaining operational linkages with other Departments/Sections of the Company;
·         Managing human, financial and material resources assigned to the unit;
·         Implementing management and technological innovations to enhance efficiency in the unit;
Job Specifications:-
The right candidate will have:
·         KCSE Grade B+ or equivalent;
·         Minimum Commercial Pilots License (CPL) on helicopters;
·         At least 2000hrs on helicopters;
·         Twin engine helicopter experience( Minimum 1000hrs);
·         Must be fluent in English;
·         Good inter personal and communication skills;
In addition to the above, successful candidates will be expected to:-
·         Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya. Specifically, they must obtain and submit with their application copies of clearance certificates from the following organizations:-
1.    Kenya Revenue Authority;
2.    Higher Education Loans Board where applicable;
3.    Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
4.    Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct);
5.    A certificate from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).
·         Possess strong coordination skills and a high regard for safety;
·         Comply with all mandated regulations;
·         Be able to work a continuous travel based rotation schedule;
·         Have ability to learn new skills and assume new responsibilities;
·         Have ability to work cooperatively in team environment;
·         Be able to work independently in an efficient manner;
·         Have ability to travel extensively and work overtime;
·         Continuously maintain a positive attitude and awareness for Safety;
·         Have Computer and internet skills.
Terms of Service and Remuneration
1. The appointment will be on permanent and pensionable terms
2. The successful candidates for the positions will be offered competitive remuneration package in accordance with the Company guidelines.
How to Apply
Candidates who meet the requirements should submit their applications so as to reach the address shown below (clearly stating the reference in the letter and on the envelope) by close of business on 8th December, 2016.
Applications to include CVs with details of day time contacts, current and expected salary, notice period required to take up appointment, names and contacts of three referees.
Applicants must also attach copies of all Certificates/Testimonials, and copy of National ID/Passport.
The Managing Director,
Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited,
KAWI Complex, 4th Floor,
Popo Road, South C, along Red Cross Road,
P.O. Box 34942 – 00100,
Nairobi.
Applications without the relevant qualifications, copies of documents/details as sought for will not be considered.
Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.
Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
KETRACO is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and gender equality.

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