Principal Engineer Job in Kenya - Operations & Maintenance

The Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation, (formerly, the Rural Electrification Authority) a State Corporation established under the Energy Act, 2019, is mandated to enhance provision of electricity in the rural areas of the country as well as develop, manage and promote the use of renewable energy in Kenya. Through its mandate, the Corporation seeks to improve the socio- economic well-being of Kenyans living in rural areas as well as develop cheap alternatives to sources of energy through the promotion of renewable energy.

The Corporation is looking for highly experienced, motivated and results oriented individuals to fill the vacancies in the organization. The applicants must be self-driven individuals who are focused and committed to driving the Corporation towards achieving its mandate. They will work with the departmental teams in spearheading/embracing innovation, work ethics and must possess high level of integrity.

Applications are invited from professionals who meet ALL the minimum qualifications for the following positions;




  • Developing strategies for the Operation and Management of solar, wind and other renewable energy sources implemented and managed by REREC;
  • Ensuring the management of the facilities, generation plants and networks, and installation of substations is undertaken according industry best practices;
  • Developing and implementing Directorate plans, policies, norms and procedures in accordance with the REREC Mandate;
  • Providing advisory to management on all matters relating to the operation and maintenance of renewable energy projects in operation;
  • Coordinating the Operation and Management of renewable energy projects implemented by REREC as per the strategic Plan;
  • Planning and managing resource requirements for the Department and monitoring their optimal usage;
  • Coordinating the Scheduling and implementation of preventive maintenance and planned maintenance for the renewable energy generation plants and networks;
  • Providing daily monitoring reports to the management;
  • Providing forecasting report for operating renewable energy sources on daily, weekly and monthly;
  • Providing dispatch schedule for renewable energy plants;
  • Providing daily, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports on renewable energy projects;
  • Advising management on all functions related to operation and management of the renewable energy generation plants and networks; and
  • Liaising with other departments/sections of the Corporation on specific issues


  • A minimum period of eight (8) years’ work experience three (3) of which must have been in supervisory role;
  • Masters degree in any of the following: Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Energy Management, Business Administration or relevant degree from a recognized institution;
  • Bachelors degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic, Civil Engineering, or any other related field from a recognized institution or its equivalent;
  • Registered with the Engineers Board of Kenya;
  • Certificate in management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks;
  • Proficiency in computer applications; and
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

How to Apply

  • Apply for a position through a standard one-page letter, attaching a detailed CV and copies of certificates;
  • All applicants MUST complete the BIO DATA Form which should be obtained in the Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation website and send the same in EXCEL to the Chief Executive Officer on and SCANNED bio data will be rejected.
  • Only the candidates offered employment shall be required to present the following clearance certificates:
    • Tax Compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Corporation(KRA);
    • Clearance Certificates from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission(EACC);
    • Clearance Certificates from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
    • A Valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI); and
    • A current report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).
  • Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit HARD COPIES of their applications together with their updated Curriculum Vitae, CERTIFIED copies of academic and professional certificates on or before the closing dates.
  • Qualified persons including physically challenged, youth, minority groups and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications should be sent to:

The Chief Executive Officer,

Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation, Kawi House, Block C/South C-Bellevue,

P.O Box 34585-00100,


So as to reach on/or before 26th June 2023.