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Re-advertised-Senior Communication Engineer job at Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited

About the Organization

Job Description

Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) is a public Limited Company, wholly owned by the Government of Uganda, and holds the following operational licenses: System Operator, Operation of the High Voltage Transmission Grid, Bulk Power Supply, Import and Export of Power and Public Infrastructure Provider (for ownership and operation of the Optic Fibre).
Our Vision is: "Electricity Transmission for Sustainable Regional Development."

Duties and Responsibilities

System Design and Implementation

  • Design and develop communication systems and networks, including wired, wireless, and satellite communications.

  • Create detailed technical specifications and engineering plans.

  • Implement and integrate communication solutions, ensuring they meet performance and reliability standards.

Network Management

  • Monitor and manage communication networks to ensure optimal performance.

  • Perform regular maintenance and updates to communication systems.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve network issues, minimizing downtime and service disruptions.

Technical Support and Troubleshooting

  • Provide technical support for communication systems, addressing hardware and software issues.

  • Conduct root cause analysis to identify and resolve persistent problems.

  • Develop and implement solutions to improve system performance and reliability.

Project Management

  • Lead communication engineering projects from conception to completion.

  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams, including IT, operations, and vendors.

  • Ensure projects are completed on time, within scope, and within budget.

Compliance and Security

  • Ensure communication systems comply with relevant regulations and standards (e.g., FCC, ITU).

  • Implement security measures to protect communication networks from unauthorized access and cyber threats.

  • Conduct regular security audits and risk assessments.

Documentation and Reporting

  • Maintain comprehensive documentation of communication systems, including design specifications, configurations, and troubleshooting procedures.

  • Prepare technical reports and presentations for management and stakeholders.

  • Document system changes and updates to maintain an accurate record of the communication infrastructure.

Research and Development

  • Stay updated with the latest advancements in communication technology and industry trends.

  • Conduct research to evaluate new technologies and their potential impact on existing systems.

  • Recommend and implement new technologies to enhance communication infrastructure.

Training and Mentorship

  • Provide training and guidance to junior engineers and technical staff.

  • Share knowledge and best practices with the team to enhance overall expertise and performance.

  • Foster a collaborative and innovative engineering environment.

Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

Educational Background

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications, Computer Science, or a related field.

  • Advanced degrees (e.g., Master's or PhD) are often preferred.


  • Relevant certifications such as Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or Project Management Professional (PMP) are advantageous.


  • Several years of experience in communication engineering or a related field.

  • Proven track record of designing, implementing, and managing complex communication systems.

  • Experience in leading projects and managing cross-functional teams.

Technical Skills

  • Proficiency in communication technologies and protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, VoIP, MPLS, LTE, 5G).

  • Strong understanding of network architecture, wireless communication, and signal processing.

  • Experience with network management tools and software (e.g., Wireshark, SolarWinds, Nagios).

Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills

  • Excellent analytical skills to diagnose and resolve complex technical issues.

  • Strong problem-solving abilities to develop innovative solutions for communication challenges.

  • Attention to detail and accuracy in system design and troubleshooting.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for preparing technical documents and reports.

  • Strong interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with team members, stakeholders, and vendors.

  • Ability to explain technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders clearly.

Project Management Skills

  • Strong organizational and project management skills to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Ability to develop and execute project plans, monitor progress, and meet deadlines.

  • Experience in budgeting, resource allocation, and risk management.

Adaptability and Flexibility

  • Ability to adapt to changing technologies and business requirements.

  • Flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment and manage competing priorities.

  • Willingness to continuously learn and update skills to keep up with technological advancements.

Career Path and Progression

  • Entry-Level Roles: Starting positions might include Communication Engineer, Network Engineer, or Telecommunications Engineer.

  • Mid-Level Roles: Progress to roles such as Senior Communication Engineer, Lead Network Engineer, or Communication Systems Manager.

  • Senior Roles: Advance to positions such as Principal Engineer, Communication Engineering Manager, or Director of Network Operations.

  • Executive Roles: Potential to move into executive positions such as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) or Vice President of Engineering.

How to Apply

All qualified candidates should apply by following the link below.
For details on this job please visit UETCL is an equal opportunity employer. Only electronically sent applications will be accepted.
The holder of this position will be offered a contract subject to the Ministry of Public Service Guidelines on the rationalization Exercise of Government Institutions.

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