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Senior Engineer- Loss Reduction

Date Posted
4th January 2018
Reference
VAC-27814
Sector
Engineering & Architecture, Utilities
Job Type
Permanent
Location
Berbice
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

G.P.L Inc. invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the impending vacancy of Senior Engineer - within the Loss Reduction – Berbice.

Job Description

Under the general direction of the Revenue Protection & Metering Managers, the incumbent will be responsible to manage Revenue Protection, Metering and Compliance Sections of the Berbice Region, while complying with ISO 9001 Quality Management System, GPL’s Performance Management System (PMS), and the other policies and management systems of the Company.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

  1. Plan and co-ordinate the activities of the Section to ensure efficient and optimal use of all resources while executing the mandate of the Section.
  2. Continuously monitor and review the performance of the staff of the Section as it relates to achievement against set goals, objectives, and targets.
  3. Identification and continuously monitor of risks that threaten the achievement of the department’s goals, objectives, and targets and taking appropriate actions to mitigate those risks.
  4. Identification of opportunities that can enhance the achievement of the department’s goals, objectives and targets and taking actions to capitalizing on those opportunities.
  5. Continuously monitor the performance of the staff of the Section and take appropriate actions that embrace and enhance continuous improvement of all staff.
  6. Regularly report on the performance of the Section as its relates to tasks, staff, PMS and QMS.
  7.  Continuously review meter field investigation activities and processes to ensure that they are conducted in an efficient, effective and customer friendly manner.
  8. Preparation of management and technical reports relating to meter revenue protection activities for presentation to internal and external parties.
  9. Train staff of the Section to enable them to develop requisite job skills to fulfill the mandate of the position they hold effectively and efficiently.
  10. Prepare annual budget for activities scheduled for the Department.
  11. Liaise with Billing Department on customer issues relating to billing and updating of customers’ accounts.
  12. Liaise with Metering Engineer and Manager on meter and interface replacements.
  13. Ensure direct reports’ compliance with Company Rules and Regulations and initiate disciplinary actions in keeping with Company’s Rules of Conduct.
  14. Administer and dispense discipline in keeping with the Disciplinary Policy/Procedure.
  15. Enforce strict compliance with the requirements of the safety and health legislation, regulations and contractual obligations.
  16. Ensure that the environment and area under control is kept clean and tidy.
  17. Promptly investigate and make recommendations through written reports with respect to infractions of Safety and Health regulations.
  18. Conducts continuous assessment and monitoring of staff work performance and development, and taking steps to correct poor work performance.
 
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITY: 

COMPETENCE PROFILE:

Core 

  • Adaptability and Managing Change
  • Applying Learning
  • Communication
  • Customer Service,
  • Decision Making,
  • Results Oriented,
  • Safety
  • Teamwork
  • Leading & Developing Others

 

Functional /Technical

  • Use of Microsoft office suite
  • Ability to use the CIS, Pre-paid juice, and TUNet software for data export and analysis
  • Use of Microsoft Excel and Access and other data management and analysis software and tools
  • Be conversant with relevant law, and regulations of Guyana and GPL policies and rules
  • Be familiar with manual reads, AMR and AMI capable meters and maximum demand metering
  • Be familiar with methods and procedures testing metering system for detecting and correcting electricity theft and other anomalies
  • Conversant with ISO 9001 Quality Management System
  • Conversant with GPL Performance Management System (PMS)

 

Qualifications: 
1. Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Guyana or its equivalent from an accredited institution, with at least five (5) years’ experience at a supervisory level in an Industrial Environment. OR 2. Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the University of Guyana or its equivalent from an accredited institution with at least fifteen (15) years relevant experience in Network Operations, Loss Reduction Operations and/or Metering.

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