Facility:  Morupule
Job Type: 
Date:  Feb 16, 2024
AdCode:  1522

 In its pursuit to become a Competitive Commercial Power Utility within the Region, Botswana Power Corporation invites applications from suitably qualified, highly energetic, dynamic, result oriented, innovative, and customer focused individuals, who believe they can be part of a great team that delivers power to Botswana to apply for the below listed position not later than 03 March 2024.

Main purpose of the position

To plan, coordinate and control the activities of Control & Instrumentation Department to ensure maximum availability and performance to agreed standards in terms of plant reliability, availability, technical efficiency, environmental impact and safety at an acceptable cost and risk. The role will oversee formulation of Control & Instrumentation policies, codes and standards within the Power Station for adherence to safety and environmental compliance. Executions and / or coordination of (specialized) engineering works.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides operational support services and sometimes acts as first-line supervisors of a transactional operations area while using existing systems and protocols.
  • Investigates major and recurrent faults on Control and instrumentation systems and initiates corrective action.
  • Liaise with the operations and other maintenance departments and makes recommendations on tests to optimise boiler and turbine control systems to run efficiently and reliably.
  • Recommends modifications to control and instrumentation systems to improve efficiency.
  • Troubleshoots and diagnoses highly complex equipment and systems for emergency repairs, applies expertise to lead major equipment re-builds and guides planned installation of complex systems.
  • Performs system administration for PLCs, SCADA and DCSs using established procedures and testing new procedures within the power plant.
  • Records and monitors Control and Instrumentation inventory to ensure that adequate supplies and equipment are available and initiates procurement procedures to replenish stock where necessary.
  • Delivers prescribed outcomes for a designated part of a research program by working within established research systems.
  • Analyses specified problems and issues to find the best technical and/or professional solutions.
  • Develops and/or delivers elements of a strategic planning system with guidance from management.
  • Develops and/or delivers budget plans for own area with guidance from senior colleagues.
  • Manages and delivers required outcomes for a portfolio of contracts and negotiates service level agreements while planning, coordinating and supervising activities related to major
  • Review the performance of employees as per the BPC Performance Management system and as per the target dates and is monitored within the set timeframes.
  • Delivers own prescribed outcomes and/or provides support services by using the organization’s safety, health and environment systems and protocols.


  • A recognised degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering or equivalent.
  • Professional membership of a recognised Institution required.
  • Additional management qualifications will be an advantage.
  • A valid Class B Drivers License.


  • A minimum of seven (7) years relevant post qualification experience, of which, at least two (2) years should have been in a management capacity.
  • Knowledge and experience of the electricity industry in general, and power generation in particular will be an advantage.
  • Fossil-fired power generation is required.
  • Experience in a maintenance environment is required.


  • Drive For Results
  • Leadership
  • Customer Focus
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Management Excellence
  • Values Ethic and Integrity
  • Problem Solving
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Process Management
  • Action Oriented


Interested and suitably qualified applicants are requested to apply by no later than 03 March 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to.