Shift Control Engineer

Closing Date August 25, 2023 closed

Job Description/Key Resonsibilities

The opportunity awaits qualified results oriented professionals who are interested in joining our team within the System Control & Engineering Services Department – Sophia, Georgetown. Interested candidates with the requisite qualifications and experience are invited to apply for the vacant position of Shift Control Engineer.

Under the general supervision of the System Operations/Planning Engineer, the incumbent is responsible for efficient and effective operations of the station and its interconnected system, along with the following.


  1. Provide protective supervision to all subordinates so as to ensure that electricity is distributed within the statutory and general requirements set out by the G.P.L Management.
  2. Determine and maintain on shift, the moment to moment status of the performance of the generation and transmission facilities.
  3. Supervise and direct overall operations of these facilities in order to provide a continuous supply of electrical energy to customers, in a safe, economical and reliable manner.
  4. At the start of each shift and before relieving the former ensure that an update status of the system is communicated to and received from ( relieved of / relieving), so as to ensure that the continuous operation of the System is maintained.
  5. Ensure that the system status is accurately maintained on the Mimic/Mosaic boards and the System Shared Computer file.
  6. Ensure that the quality of supply to the consumer (receiving end voltage and supply frequency) is maintained within specified regulatory limits.
  7. Supervise the expediting of all planned and unplanned maintenance activities regarding station and line plants and protective apparatus within the interconnected System.
  8. Initiate and Coordinate mapping exercises so as to continuously update control center of Network Upgraded and or changes.
  9. Ensure that shift personnel at the Sophia Control Centre & sub stations adhere strictly to guidelines set out in the Safety Rules and Regulations, and the Safety Codes of Practice of the GPL Inc.
  10. Orient, Coach and Mentor subordinate Staff.
  11. Exercise effective discipline over subordinate staff in keeping with the Company’s Rules and Regulations.
  12. Assist in setting performance targets, evaluating performances and identifying training needs of employees.
  13. Promptly investigate and make recommendations through written reports with respect to infractions of Safety and Health regulations.
  14. Conduct continuous assessment and monitoring of staff work performance and development, and taking steps to correct poor work performance.
  15. Prepare performance plan.
  16. Perform other duties that may be assigned to you within the scope of your employment, from an Authorized Officer.


  • Thorough knowledge of the operations of Power Generation, Distribution and associated auxiliary equipment.
  • Knowledge of power plant monitoring systems
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship
  • Ability to diagnose and assess operational problems.
  • Ability to plan, organize and implement effective and proper power plant operations processes.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from a recognized university with three (3) years relevant experience.


  1. Diploma in Electrical Engineering, from a recognized university, or its equivalent, with seven (7) years relevant experience

Salary Scale:  Junior Management

How to Apply

Applications along with your Curriculum Vitae, should be submitted to reach the Human Resources Services Manager, Guyana Power & Light Inc. 257/259 Middle Street, Georgetown or by email at, not later than Friday, August 25, 2023.