West African Power Pool (WAPP) recruitment for Experienced Engineers, June 2013

WAPP is a specialized institution of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) that was created to integrate the operations of its member power utilities into a unified sustainable regional electricity market, with the ultimate goal of providing the ECOWAS member states with stable and reliable electricity supply, at affordable cost, in the medium and long term.
  The WAPP General Secretariat has its headquarters in Cotonou Republic of Benin, Within the framework of strengthening the WAPP information and coordination centre, WAPP intends to recruit two (2 no) each of System Operator and SCADA / Telecommunication engineers for efficient manning of its operations.

Position: System Operator
Responsible for safe and reliable operations of the West Africa Power Pool (WAPP) interconnected network:

Coordinate the operation of WAPP interconnected Power Systems in real-time in accordance to market demand

Required Competencies and Qualifications
Education: B.Sc. Electrical Engineering
Years of Experience:   5 – 7 (or an equivalent combination of related education,   training   and   experience   may   be considered)

Type of Experience:
  • Power system operations experience, especially in transmission systems, and interconnected electricity system
  • More than 5 years of experience in electricity industry, and knowledge in operation of generating power station, high voltage transmission network and system operations
  • Relevant experience in using SCADA system to operate HV electrical network

Position: Scada / Telecommunication Engineers
Objective of the position
  • Responsible for safe and reliable operations of the West Africa Power Pool interconnected network.
  • Install and maintain SCADA and associated telecommunication network for real-time operations of WAPP interconnected network.
  • SCADA / Telecommunication engineer should be conversant with functions of: SCADA System including Control Centre, RTU, MODEM and Field Interface.   Telecommunication   Systems   such   as   optical   fiber,   PLC, Microwave Radio, VHP & HT Radios Required competencies and qualifications;

Required competencies and qualifications;
Education:           B.Sc. Electrical Engineering
Years of Experience:   5 – 7 (or an equivalent combination of related education,   training   and experience   may be considered)

Type of Experience:
  • More than 5 years of experience in electricity industry and knowledge in operations of generating power station, high voltage transmission network and system operations
  • Relevant experience in installation, maintenance and operations of Telecommunication and SCADA system
  • Experience in installation of RTU and I Energy Meters in generation stations and transmission substations.

Applications;
  • Applicants must be nationals of member countries of WAPP and should be older than 45 years of age. The candidates must be fluent in English or French with good working knowledge of the other language


How to Apply:
Interested   candidates   are    invited   to   consult   the   link:
http://www.ecowapp.org/?page_id=14    for   further   information   on   the positions

The remuneration package is very attractive and is comparable to those in international organizations.

Application letters marked as “application/SY.optn/SCADA” may be sent by email to: badeyemo@ecowapp.org or aoludade@ecowapp.org or by post to:
Secretary General
West African Power Pool
Zone des Ambassades, PK6
06 BP2907 Cotonou, Benin


Contact:
Secretary General
West African Power Pool
Zone des Ambassades,
PK6 06 BP2907 Cotonou, Benin
badeyemo@ecowapp.org or aoludade@ecowapp.org

http://www.ecowapp.org/?page_id=14

Deadline for applications: 28th June, 2013 by 5pm Cotonou time.

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