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Primary Location: 

South Sudan - Juba Town, SS

Function:  Contract Delivery
Job Category:  Engineering

Electrical Engineer

Wärtsilä is leading the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. As an energy system integrator, we – Wärtsilians - understand, design, build and serve optimal power systems for future generations. Our solutions provide the needed flexibility to integrate renewables and secure power system reliability. We support our customers over the lifecycle of their installations with services that enable increased efficiency and guaranteed performance. Did you know that Wärtsilä has 72 GW of installed power plant capacity in 180 countries around the world?

In this era of innovation and fast changing world of energy, we are constantly on the lookout for future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable societies with smart technology - together. Want to join the ride?


Wärtsilä has a strong market presence in the Eastern Africa region. We provide optimal efficiency throughout the entire lifetime of our customers’ installations. Our global service network helps our customers keep their business running while saving fuel and costs and complying with environmental regulations. Our customers appreciate the best service in the world. So, do we. In order to continue to help us to achieve our mission, Wartsila is looking for an Electrical Engineer to join our O&M team. The team has the execution responsibility for different types of long-term service contracts as our customers’ partner. Globally the business covers 600 installations both on land and sea and is one of the strategic growth areas within the area of services.


Wärtsilä Eastern Africa Ltd has an ongoing O&M agreement with the Dar Petro Operating Company (DPOC) in South Sudan. We are now looking for Electrical Engineer to work at the Pumping station at Paloch – South Sudan.


About the position

Your role will include the following accountabilities:

  • Reliability and effective maintenance and repair of all electrical equipment, instruments, automation, and control systems in the plant.
  • Ability to repair, inspect, test, adjust, install, and remove all electronic plant equipment and systems.


To be successful in this role, you should:

  • Preventive maintenance duties on all major equipment and systems, including emergency backup systems.
  • Oversee and carry out the inspection, repair, installation, and removal of all types of motors, generators, transformers, switches, control equipment, wiring, electrical signal and communication systems, and storage batteries.
  • Maintain equipment files, logs, and drawings for all designated equipment and ensure that the data files are completed and current
  • Complete other tasks as requested by the immediate superior.
  • Develop and implement a training program for subordinates.
  • Enforces environmental regulation
  • Provide technical support to the electrical team to ensure correct procurement of correct and suitable replacement equipment and manage stock levels.
  • Effective control of Subcontractors performing electrical tasks.
  • Keeps abreast of innovative developments and applies them when applicable
  • Maintain, control and further develop Electrical procedures for all operations.
  • Coordinate daily schedule/unscheduled electrical maintenance activities at the plant and/or assigned team.
  • Ensure that the performance targets of the plant are reached according to the contract in their own responsibility area.
  • Train maintenance procedures and standards for the new workers.
  • Monitor the condition of maintenance equipment, materials, parts, and tools and ensure those are maintained according to applicable guidelines and policies and take corrective actions when needed.
  • Ensure that the work is executed at the plant according to Wärtsilä Quality, Health, Safety, and Environmental guidelines, and customer site procedures as well as an assigned maintenance plan.
  • Carry out the troubleshooting of the operating issues in the power plant and support the operation team to operate the plant in the most efficient manner.
  • Coach and mentor maintenance staff and assist them to diagnose more complex problems with machinery or equipment problems.
  • Develop the maintenance working routines at the plant.
  • Prioritize and assign tasks so that assigned team resources are used effectively and that work schedules and targets are met.


In this role, you are expected to have good communication skills, be able to cooperate with colleagues and customers, be cost-effective, be able to work independently as well as in a team. Understanding the importance of quality, safety, and environment and acting accordingly is considered crucial. You are also expected to have excellent Engine control system knowledge, parameter trending & analysis, Electrical knowledge in LV/MV/HV components, and the required knowledge to utilize IM applications and tools in your work. Earlier technical training and B.Sc. Degree in Electrical Engineering (or equivalent) together with prior experience (at least 5 years) in a medium-speed diesel power plant in a supervisory role are required to succeed in this role.


What we offer

All our employees are encouraged to utilize the variety of training activities, learning solutions, and self-study materials that we have to offer which supports the opportunity to further develop your talents and competencies within an international working environment, in an ambitious and growth orientated organization.


If you feel excited at the prospect of being part of our team and you think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receiving your application, together with a curriculum vitae.



Contact & next steps

We hope to hear from you before the last application date 1st November 2020, by submitting your application in our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way and want to share the timeline for the recruitment process with you, so you know when you can expect to hear back from us:


Reviewing applications until 7th December 2020

The first round of interviews between 8th December 2020 and 18th November 2020

We hope that you would be able to start the latest on 15th January 2021




In case you have questions about the open position, please contact recruiting manager Brajesh Acharya, Contract Manager – South Sudan. (+211 9122359188)



Last application date: 01/12/2020

This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2019, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at www.wartsila.com