26 May 2016

CDM Smith Job Vacancy : Distribution System Engineer

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Job Description Project Summary:

Ghana and the US Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) have entered into a Compact to help facilitate poverty reduction through economic growth in Ghana. The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), the client, is the entity accountable for overall management of Compact implementation. MiDA is embarking on medium to long term solutions to challenges in Ghana’s power sector and to ensure a successful implementation of the Compact. MiDA intends to retain the services of a Program Management Consultant (PMC). The PMC is to represent MiDA and assume responsibility of the management of portions of the Compact related to works and services including design, and supervision associated with the Electric Company of Ghana (ECG). The PMC will also work closely with other consultants, to be engaged by MiDA, to perform project-related tasks on environmental and social performance, resettlement, social and gender inclusion and monitoring and evaluation. If selected as the PMC, CDM Smith with its partners will provide the following during a five year engagement in Accra, Ghana:

• Management of portions of our clients Program related to works and services (from project oversight of services-related assignments, to design preparation and conducting studies, supervision of works, through commissioning and the defects liability period).

• Support our client in the related procurement processes, including preparation of bidding documents, preparation of responses to requests for clarification, contract negotiations, etc.

• Work closely with other third party consultants engaged by our client to ensure that all relevant components of the Program are delivered on schedule and budget.

CDM Smith is searching for a Distribution Systems Engineer

Job Responsibilities:

• Preparation of electric network designs, technical specifications, scope of services, engineering estimates and other related engineering activities

• Power system planning activities such as preparation of distribution master plan, capacitor placement studies, etc.

• Application of international best practices, codes and standards for planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance and training

• Possible training of utility (ECG) technical staff on power system operations and maintenance

• Technical and commercial distribution system evaluations, disaggregation of losses and system loss reduction techniques

• Ensure compliance of CDM Smith’s budget, scope, schedule, quality and reporting requirements on various infrastructure assignments

• Advice and counsel to the client on matters relating to the project’s success, including project delivery, strategies, contract management, construction oversight, and commissioning

• Regular reporting to both client and other stakeholders as required

• Adherence to CDM Smith’s quality management program (QMP)

• Serve as the focal point for local issues including local staff and sub-consultants, interpretation of events on the ground, and contact for selected program stakeholders

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/Power Systems Engineering or equivalent
  • Chartered/Professional Membership from an internationally recognized institution
  • 10 years’ experience in power system distribution design, planning, construction, operations and maintenance.
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation of electric network designs, technical specifications, scope of services, engineering estimates and other related engineering activities for electric utility or similar industry.
  • Experience in carrying out power system planning activities such as preparation of distribution master plan, capacitor placement studies, etc.
  • Extensive knowledge of international best practices, codes and standards in electric utility system planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance and training.
  • Experience in training utility technical staff on power system operations and maintenance.
  • Extensive knowledge of technical and commercial evaluations, disaggregation of losses and system loss reduction techniques.Proficient in the use of computer software used for the planning, analysis, and design of electric utility projects
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English, including the ability to prepare reports
  • Ability to work as part of a high-performing and multi-disciplinary team, often operating under tight deadlines and timetables
  • Ability to function independently
  • An understanding of, and commitment to CDM Smith mission and Core Values

Agency Disclaimer

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.




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