Graduate Jobs: Massive Government Jobs in Kenya (KETRACO)

The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Ltd (KETRACO), a state corporation wholly owned by the government is currently constructing a total of over 2000km of electricity transmission Lines of 500kV, 400kV, 220 kV and 132kV and the associated substations.

The company wishes to recruit qualified personnel to fill the vacant positions listed below. Additional details can be down loaded from our website:

Trainee Graduate Engineers
(10 Posts).
Division: Power System Planning and development
Job Reference : KETRACO/5/1C/40/73 – B
The Company is looking for fresh Trainee Graduate Engineers who are eager to develop a challenging but rewarding career. The selected candidates will be expected to go through a one (1) year training programme.
Minimum qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering (Structural Option);
  • The applicants should have graduated from recognized University within the last two years with minimum of 2nd Class honours upper division;
  • The Candidate should have attained minimum K.S.C.E grade B+; and
  • Qualified persons of Female gender are encouraged to apply.


Project Engineers
(8 Posts)
Division: Power System Planning and development
Job Reference: KETRACO/5/1C/40/74 – B
Overall Responsibility:
The Engineer will perform the following functions related to specific projects;-
  • Supervise transmission development works including planning, design and construction of lines and substations.


Key Tasks
  • The Engineer will perform the following functions related to specific projects;-
  • Supervise transmission development works including planning, design and construction of lines and substations. This will include participating in transmission line specification, route and substation site selection prior to commencement of the construction works and in evaluation of tender documents for the same.
  • Agree on the timescales, costs and resources needed to plan design and construct transmission lines and associated substations;
  • Draw up a detailed plan on how to achieve each stage of the project so as to minimize exposure and risk to delay; making sure that each stage of the project is progressing on time and on budget;
  • Lead and supervise the project implementation team and manage day-to-day project implementation operation aspects.
  • This will include preparation of periodical reports on project status and Report regularly on progress to the Financiers and Senior Managers;
  • Review and recommend for approval design proposals or any variation and/or changes during the project implementation process


Minimum Qualifications and attributes:
  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree in Civil (Structural) or Electrical Engineering from a recognized University.
  • A Master degree will be an added advantage;
  • Be a Registered Engineer with the Kenya Engineers Registration Board (KERB);
  • Be a member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (MIEK) ;
  • At least ten (10) years working experience; five of which should have been in the design and construction of projects worth kshs.50 million and above; and
  • Have proficiency computer applications, other structural analysis and design software will be an added advantage.


Skills and personal attributes
  • Good communication skills both written and oral;
  • Good presentation skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; and
  • Willingness to work odd hours when necessary.


Project Accountant 
(2 Posts)
Division: Finance and Accounts
Job Reference:KETRACO/5/1C/40/75 – B
Overall Responsibility:
Implementing proper accounting, monitoring and effective project management.
Key Tasks
  • Maintaining proper and up to date accounting records for projects
  • Analysis and monitoring of all project costs.
  • Ensure proper accounting and costing of project costs to the respective projects.
  • Monitoring project expenditure to ensure proper utilization of project funds.
  • Preparation of periodic project reports.
  • Preparation of cash flow forecasts for projects.
  • Processing of tax exemptions
  • Managing loans for projects
  • Participating in contract negotiations
  • Reviewing and follow up of contractor payments with respective financiers.
  • Any other duties as assigned from time to time.


Minimum Qualifications and attributes
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce Accounting/Finance or equivalent
  • CPA (K)
  • Master’s degree will be an added advantage
  • At least 8years relevant experience
  • Experience in handling donor-funded projects will be an added advantage
  • A member of ICPAK in good standing.


Property Officer
Division: Human Capital and Administration
Job Reference: KETRACO/5/1C/40/76 – B
Overall Responsibility:
Ensure that Company assets and facilities are well maintained, accurately valued, records updated and produce timely, accurate reports.
Minimum Qualifications and attributes:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Land Economics or equivalent
  • Member of ISK
  • At least 7 years in property management


Key Tasks:
  • Ensuring all records for property and facilities are maintained
  • Coordinating field visits for Valuation
  • Ensuring property assets register is maintained
  • Ensuring valuation of assets to facilitate determination of rents, leases, and purchases
  • Ensuring registration and monitoring of movement of assets
  • Supervising, appraising and ensuring appropriate training of personnel
  • Advising organization on property management
  • Preparing reports as required
  • Performing any other duties as may be assigned from time to time


Interested candidates who fully meet the above criteria and are self-motivated, results oriented, team players of high level of integrity and with good computer operation skills, should send their applications together with their Curriculum Vitae and attach copies of all certificates and testimonials including details of their day time contacts.
All the applications should be addressed to the undersigned to be received on 28th February 2014 at 4.30pm.
KETRACO is an equal opportunity employer.
Any form of Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
The job reference should be marked clearly on the cover of the envelope.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contracted.
Quote the Job title on the Envelope and address your application to:
The Managing Director,
Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited
Capitol Hill Square, Chyulu Road, Upper Hill
P.O BOX 34942-00100


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