Facility:  Gaborone
Job Type: 
Date:  Feb 16, 2024
AdCode:  1518

 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 carry out installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, rectification/modification and commissioning of protection, control and monitoring equipment/schemes, to ensure accurate and reliable operation in the protection of the Transmission and Distribution network.

Job Responsibilities

  • Installs and commissions’ protection and control equipment in accordance with specifications and schematic diagrams.
  • Carries-out repair works and rectifies protection and control equipment defects to minimise equipment down time and ensure speedy restoration of supply.
  • Performs routine preventive maintenance (primary injection tests, secondary injection tests, CT tests, VT tests and cleaning etc.) of protection and control equipment in accordance with laid down standard procedures.
  • Maintains an inventory of all protection and control equipment spares and ensures that required spares are ordered on time.
  • Conducts periodic inspection of protection equipment in substations and makes preliminary reports on the status of the protection and control gear.
  • Performs fault analysis and diagnosis to determine the nature and location of the faults
  • Ensures that test equipment is operational and correctly calibrated in order to maintain protection and control equipment accuracy and reliability.
  • Monitor small and medium scale projects as directed by Supervisor by working within an established project management plan.
  • Maintains systems documentation and drawings to ensure that they are up to date and in good order
  • Carries out power network switching operations in accordance with BPC safety procedures to ensure safe working environment.
  • Implement sectional budget & initiate cost saving measures in area of responsibility.
  • Motivates and disciplines of protection artisans in area of responsibility in line with laid down procedures to realize the Corporation’s objectives
  • Proposes and implements developmental plans for the protection artisans to ensure competent, efficient, and motivated staff
  • Trains technical personnel to ensure skills development and skills transfer for business continuity
  • Collects and collates disturbances records and settings from all Protection and control equipment for system performance monitoring and evaluation.
  • Compiles periodic systems performance reports in a rea of responsibility
  • Identifies protection and control equipment and assets and recommends for replacement and disposal
  • Prepares requisitions to purchase protection equipment and tool and make follow up on payments of suppliers with supply chain and finance departments
  • Schedules and supervises commissioning of customer backup power supplies
  • Operates in accordance with policies and rules, while performing routine safety checks on own equipment and workspace.
  • Promotes safety awareness in line with SHER requirements through periodic audits.


  • Recognised Diploma in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Professional Technician Registration with Engineers Registration Board is required.
  • Class B Drivers Licence is required
  • Must obtain Senior Authorisation for both Transmission and Distribution (66 kV up to 400kV) within six (6) months for internal candidates and twelve (12) months for external candidates.


  • Four (4) years’ post qualification experience in a power system operations environment, one (1) year should have been in power system protection.


  • 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.