Job Description

The Power Control System and Protection Expert is responsible for designing and updating High Voltage Transmission and Substation Systems designs.


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


Key responsibilities:

  • Reviewing existing design studies and updating project designs
  • Construction supervision and confirming integrity of contractors’ design for electrical systems
  • Identify the challenges and provide its recommendation to Contractor for power system protection problems
  • Review the contractor’s document and shall ensure that the appropriate protection schemes for various applications are applied
  • Ensure that the contractor prepared protection system is designed to power system faults for balanced and unbalanced conditions
  • Gain knowledge about signal processing techniques needed for power system protection
  • Ensure that the protection system designed is responsive for overcurrent, directional overcurrent, distance, differential and pilot protection situations
  • Review and calculate settings for power lines, transformer and bus bar protection schemes
  • Understand the main functions of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition(SCADA) and Energy management System (EMS)
  • Identify and apply wide-area monitoring and control (and protection) schemes
  • Responsible for other supervisory services required concerning the power control and protection system to complete the job for a working and operational transmission lines and substations
  • 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 and rehabilitation of transmission lines, substations and grid systems
  • 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
  • 10-15 years of Experince in prefered industry