CDM Smith Ghana Jobs 2016

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27 May, 2016

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Administrative Jobs in Ghana

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.

Requisition ID 17213BR

Job Title: System Planning Engineer

Location: Ghana Accra

Office Location: Pretoria, South Africa

Job Description Project Summary:

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 currently looking for


Job Title: System Planning Engineer(responsible for the Master Plan)

Job Responsibilities:

Be the lead responsible person for completion of the ECG utility master plan.

As part of the Master Plan review the ECG distributation system (GIS maps, field visits, equipment testing, etc.) from both technical and financial aspects.

Review demographics and other factors associated with demands including location of demands, types of demands and timing of demands.

The planning will include capacitor placement, sectionalizing, and (importantly) loss reduction.

Use appropriate system planning tools/softwares such as ETAP, CYME, ASPEN, Power System Analyzer. Apply international best practices, codes and standards.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (BSc, etc.) in related Engineering fields such as Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Distributation System Planning, Engineering Economics.
  • Must be registered with a recognized professional institution in a relevant field such as Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Distributation System Planning, Engineering Economics.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in power system distribution planning, power system economics.
  • Demonstrated experience in carrying out power system planning activities such as preparation of distribution master plan, capacitor placement studies, sectionalizing studies, loss reduction studies, engineering estimates and other related system activities for electric utility or similar industry.
  • Demonstrated ability in using modern system planning tools/softwares such as ETAP, CYME, ASPEN, Power System Analyzer, etc.
  • Extensive knowledge of international best practices, codes and standards in electric utility system planning, construction and operation.
  • Similar experience in a developing country within the last (3) years.
  • Fluent in English (written and oral).

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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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