Position: Operation Planning Engineer – (1 Post)

Position reports to: Grid Coordination Engineer

Job Code & Job Grade – BC01/D4

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Overall Responsibility


Responsible for planning the allocation of interconnection transmission capacity, which is discharged by ensuring that no new contracts or trade exceeds the available capacity of the interconnectors

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides input in the definitions of plant production schedule
  • Provides input of the dispatching plan and schedule
  • Provides input in the formalization of energy purchase and sales contracts
  • Accountable for the development of the energy balance comprising of line

level production plan; energy purchase plan and energy sales plan

  • Recommends decision for energy balance optimizing source and uses
  • Recommends accredited capacity obligation, maintenance scheduling and

others operational matters as required

  • Recommends operating and maintenance rules of power plants and networks in EAPP
  • Coordinates the activities of load curve forecasting
  • Coordinates analysis of production and dispatching performance and


  • Coordinates Demand Side Management (DSM) programs
  • Performs any other duties related to this Job

Key Performance Indicators

  1. Unmatched energy demand against total energy demand
  2. Energy production against actual energy demand
  3. Cycle time in hours to revise the energy balance
  4. Number of Outages due to energy unbalances
  5. Kilowatt reductions in peak system demand
  6. Energy efficiency improvement measures as KWh/KW reduction

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Professional registration with relevant body
  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering shall be an added advantage

Years of Experience

  • 12+ years Professional Working Experience in in Electrical Power System

Operation and Operation Planning of which 8 years’ should be in Power Utility


Skills & Abilities

  • In depth knowledge of Operation Planning
  • In depth knowledge of Production Foot print
  • In depth knowledge of Interconnection Operation
  • In depth knowledge of Demand Forecasting
  • Analytical Skills
  • Report Writing Skills
  • Planning Skills
  • Good Command of English Language


  • Position is Open only to employees of EAPP Member Utilities who are up to date with membership contribution. Please check with your utility before applying.
  • Successful candidates for the above positions will be offered competitive remuneration package.
  • Appointments for all the positions shall be on Four (4) years contract terms renewable subject to satisfactory performance & continuity of the Post.



Interested & Qualified applicants should submit their

  • Application Letters and
  • Detailed/Updated Curriculum Vitae (CVs) Online indicating current and expected remuneration and other benefits, academic and professional qualifications, work experience, e-mail and telephone contacts.
  • While applying, please quote the title of the position you are applying for in your Application Letter and include your day time telephone numbers, e-mail addresses and names and addresses of three (3) referees in your Curriculum Vitae.


All applications to be sent to on or before 31st August 2016 indicating the position applied for as the subject line.

Canvassing of any form will lead to automatic disqualification

Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted

Eastern Africa Power Pool (EAPP) is ‘an Equal Opportunity Employer’