Position: Graduate Trainee – Protection, Control & SCADA
Department: Network
Reporting to: Protection, Control and SCADA Engineer
Contract Type: Full-time

Deadline: 18th March 2024

Job Purpose: The Graduate Trainee – Protection, Control & SCADA will play a vital role in ensuring the safe operation and operational planning of the electrical distribution network. They will be responsible for the maintenance of network protection, control, and SCADA systems.


  1. Coordinate network control operations, including preparing and implementing switching and outage schedules.
  2. Facilitate and coordinate the resolution of network faults on both medium and low voltage networks, managing consumables for faults resolution.
  3. Perform protection coordination reviews and relay settings for effective MV network operation.
  4. Configure and administer the network SCADA system.
  5. Participate in site acceptance inspection, testing, and commissioning of network protection and SCADA equipment.
  6. Carry out preventive and corrective maintenance of network protection and SCADA equipment, including battery systems, auxiliary supplies, control circuits, relays, IEDs, switchgear, RTUs, among others.
  7. Liaise with network construction and maintenance teams, contractors, and stakeholders to facilitate network construction and maintenance activities.
  8. Plan and prepare staff shift schedules for network control and faults teams.
  9. Prepare routine network operation reports.
  10. Perform any other duties delegated by the supervisor.

Special Qualifications Required:

  • B.Sc. Electrical Engineering with good Information Technology skills.
  • Knowledge in Power Systems Protection.

Key Skills:

  • Ethical
  • Hardworking
  • Honest
  • Self-motivated
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Innovative
  • High safety consciousness
  • Good communicator
  • Commitment
  • Team player with the ability to motivate a team.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following documents as ONE PDF FILE via email to hr@wenreco.co.ug by 5 pm, Tuesday 18th March 2024:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume with contacts of three professional referees
  3. Copies of all academic documents

Note: Clearly indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

About WENRECo: WENRECo (West Nile Rural Electrification Company) was formed in 2003 by the Industrial Promotion Services (IPS), a program of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED). We are dedicated to providing reliable and sustainable electrical solutions across Uganda.



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