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Aug 25, 2017

Senior Electrical Engineer URGENT Job in Mombasa, Kenya

Position: Senior Electrical Engineer


Job Description: Companywide provision of engineering and operational support to maintain and improve the continuous operational availability of data centers, in order to minimize (business critical) downtime. 

Research, design, review efficiency of technical improvements; project support for data center design and construction works and training of local data center staff in Mombasa. 

Technical and operational auditing and testing of the data center and data center staff. 

Development and maintenance of best practice standards and know-how.

As an acknowledged expert operating from MBA1 (Mombasa data center) gives advice and supports the company across Kenya, in order to build and maintain outstanding data centers, in terms of stability (minimize downtime) energy efficiency, cost effectiveness, security and state of the art design.

  • Responsible for developing high level design of reliable power systems or cooling systems as applicable to his field of expertise.
  • Supports with preparing data center facility descriptions
  • Responsible for reviewing contract documents, e.g. construction contracts, drawings, studies, method statements, commissioning manual and procedures.
  • Able to participate in technical change management, e.g. review detailed method statements prepared by local operations staff and recommend improvements.
  • Provide commissioning support to junior staff
  • Responsible for investigation, analysis and identification of the root cause of technical incidents
  • Regularly review operations and provide training within the data center
  • Equipment maintenance in data center: (Senior) Operates on managerial level in crisis situations with significant business impact, takes the lead of data center operations in order to control and solve technical and operational problems
  • Change management: Reviews change requests and method statements for approval by Head of Operations to ensure integrity of data center installations and to prevent business risk to customers
  • Provision of sales support: Develops technical solutions, as a technical expert, to meet customer requirements
  • Undertake research and provides high level designs for new data centers: Assesses potential data center locations and provides expert advice on the suitability of a location proposed for the development into a data center
  • Data center budgeting: Participate in preparation of CAPEX budget for data center expansion, upgrades and new builds
  • Project support data centers in construction: Reviews, comments and approves on key contractual documents, e.g. equipment specifications, engineering calculations, equipment settings, commissioning plan and commissioning scripts
  • Review and update Design and Engineering Requirements (DER): Periodically reviews and updates DER in response to field experience and technical development
  • Ensure data center operates with maximum efficiency: Delivers on PUE (Power Usage Efficiency) improvement program, taking into consideration efficiency and cost- savings, without compromising on safety and reliability within data centers
  • Manage procurement of products: Assesses data center needs for local equipment and obtains CAPEX approval as and when required, ensuring sign-off by relevant parties
Experience, Knowledge and Expertise:
Essential Knowledge
  • General
  1. Competent in the use of Microsoft Office computer applications, AutoCad and able to master other computer applications
  2. Knowledge of commissioning practices
  3. Awareness of data center technology best practices
  4. Awareness of civil engineering
  • (Senior) Electrical Engineer
  1. Expert in his own field of expertise
  2. Knowledge of power system studies: short circuit, protection co-ordination, load flow, voltage
  3. Knowledge of power generation control systems
  4. Knowledge of uninterruptible power systems
  5. Knowledge of power system earthing practice
  6. Knowledge of power system equipment standards
  7. Understanding of requirements of national electrical standards
  8. Working knowledge of data center climate control systems
  • Working knowledge of other discipline applicable to data centers
  • Shares experience and knowledge with colleagues
  • Able to solve emergencies with creative temporary solutions
  • Able to quickly judge the merits of proposals from engineering contractors
  • High personal standards and goal oriented
  • Good interpersonal skills, team player
  • Good and effective communications skills, both orally and in writing
  • Is an independently working specialist with good analytical skills
  • Good problem analysing; able to analyse events and identify unexpected interactions within the installation
  • Good trouble shooting skills and problem solving skills
  • Inquisitive
  • Initiative (pro-active self starter)
  • Accurate
  • Stress-resilient
  • Quick learner, able to master new skills and techniques
  • Attention to detail
  • Master or BSc (Hon) degree in mechanical engineering, or equivalent, with working knowledge in electrical engineering (Marine Engineering is plus)
  • 15-20 years’ experience in electrical or mechanical engineering of which at least 7 years’ experience in a project or operational environment (Senior)
  • Fluent in English, both writing and orally
  • Proven ability to analyse and solve complex problems
  • Previous experience in international organizations is an advantage
How to Apply

If you meet the minimum qualifications, send your application indicating the title (Senior Electrical Engineer – Mombasa) to [email protected]

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