Job Description

The Power Systems Expert is responsible for the development or restoration of transmission lines, substations and grid systems.


This is a 2-year project for the implementation of Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program in Afghanistan.


Key responsibilities:

  • Confirm site reconnaissance and requisite surveys to collect data/information for feasibility study level design
  • 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
  • Coordinate with Procurement/Contract Specialist on project implementation schedule and procurement arrangements
  • 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
  • Responsible for front line supervision, planning and coordinating construction and erection activities of project
  • Certify and undertake project and field work 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Provide working supervision, leadership and technical oversight to consulting team on transmission asset management and transmission protection
  • 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
  • Provide input on the field of responsibility to inception, interim, draft final and other reports
  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.


Qualifications to be successful in the role:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering
  • At least 10 years of experience working in development/rehabilitation of transmission lines, substations and grid systems.
  • Broad knowledge of transmission technologies and a good understanding of how these technologies influence the operation and performance of the transmission system
  • Proven experience of promoting the introduction of appropriate new technology and techniques associated within area of expertise
  • Experienced in preparation of formal technical documents, e.g., technical/work specifications, processes or procedures, technical guidance notes
  • 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
  • Familiar with international standards relating to area of expertise
  • Experienced in working in post-conflict countries is desirable
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills

Preferred qualifications

  • Undergraduate
  • Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering(B.E,B.Eng)
  • CISBE - Member