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Electro / Mechanical Senior Engineer - Hydro Power, East Africa (based in Nairobi)
Our client is launching a renewable energy fund that will invest in, develop, own, and operate renewable energy projects in East Africa. Technologies to be considered for investment include small hydro, solar, wind, biomass and geothermal. We are seeking an Electro Mechanical Engineer to join the team and lead the electromechanical aspects of the hydro power projects at all stages of development both in the field and from the Nairobi office.

Summary Job Description:
The electromechanical engineer will be responsible for participate in project evaluation to determine technical and financial viability of projects. You will also play the lead role in electromechanical equipment selection based on site specific characteristics. The EM engineer will also lead the sourcing of the electro mechanical equipment, ascertaining quality providers, oversee the EM design, procurement, installation and commissioning. As the electromechanical engineer on the team, the role will also include supervision of the electromechanical contractors through commissioning of various hydropower projects.

Skills and Experience:
¨ Extensive experience in electromechanical work for hydro power projects.
¨ Proven track record managing teams and contractors in all phases of power project development from the prefeasibility stage through to construction and commissioning
¨ Knowledge and experience in power plant operations, maintenance, and staffing
¨ Familiarity with grid connection issues
¨ Experience in civil works development for hydroelectric power projects
¨ Experience in turbine selection and EM contractor supervision
¨ Proven track record in carrying out independent evaluation on technical drawings and specifications with an emphasis on the EM.
¨ Experience working on construction of hydroelectric sites preferably in a planning and supervisory role
¨ A self-starter who can work independently as well as in a team environment

While you will be based in Nairobi, a substantial amount of time is expected to be spent travelling in East Africa.

To fulfil these requirements, you possess:
¨ A Masters degree or higher in Mechanical and/or Electrical Engineering
¨ Relevant engineering professional certification required
¨ Proficiency in AutoCAD and Microsoft Project
¨ Strong organizational skills
¨ Strong project management skills
¨ Strong communication and intercultural skills
¨ Excellent oral and written English, additional African language skills would be of advantage

Application Letters and CVs should be submitted in word.doc format to: cv@shawenergyltd.com
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