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Available job

Protection Engineer Nairobi/Kenya

About the company

ÅF is an engineering and design company within the fields of energy, industry and infrastructure. We create sustainable solutions for the next generation through talented people and technology. We are based in Europe and our business and clients are found all over the world.

ÅF Making Future.

About the job

We are looking for a Protection Engineer covering a temporary Freelancer position in Nairobi/Kenya (till September 2019): 


Your tasks:

  • Witness tests for the protection panels including relays, BCU, A/R and also witness test for functional tests.
  • Witness tests for LVAC and LVDC systems
  • Witness tests for the outdoor equipment including CB, CT, CVT, DS,ES and LA
  • Witness test for control and protection panels and circuits including protection relays, BCU, metering, functional tests, logic test, etc.
  • Preparation of technical report for the problems are facing during the test & commissioning works. The technical report should contain the technical proposal/ recommendation of protection engineer as per his experience and also as per the practice and client’s requirement in Kenya.
  • Preparation of daily activity and also weekly report
  • Attending at any required meeting at the site or Client/Contractor office to discuss and resolve the problems on test & commissioning activities.
  • Liaise and proper communication with Client and Contractor to discuss /report/resolve the issues about the control/protection/test & commissioning works   

Who are you?

General Requirement

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized University   
  • 15 years’ experience in electrical power systems                       
  • 10 Years’ Experience in protection, control and substation automation design
  • 10 Years’ Experience in testing and commissioning of 220kV and above Substations
  • 1 project in Sub-Saharan African countries will be as advantage
  • Fluency in English, good in speaking and writing       


Technical Requirement

  • Review and approval of control & protection design documents including SLDs, schematic drawings, signal list, interlocking and logic diagram, etc.
  • Well familiar with communication drawings and testing and commissioning activities
  • Well familiar with the protection setting calculations to review the setting calculation.
  • Well familiar with shutdown activities to review the shutdown plan/book
  • Well familiar with Substation Automation System(SAS) and witnessing tests for SAS

We offer

An interesting temporary assignment abroad in Nairobi/Kenya till September 2019

Contact information

Selina Grabus
+41 564831203

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