Senior Electrical Engineer – Generic Profile


Post Information

Post Title: Senior Electrical Engineer Level: ICS-11

Functions / Key Results Expected

The Electrical Engineer will play a key role in ensuring the safety and quality of UNOPS infrastructure works. On a request basis from IPMG and country offices, the Electrical Engineer will be expected to fulfil the following responsibilities in line with industry standards and applicable national and international codes and guidelines:

  1. Technical review of design documentation.
  2. Support to design development.
  3. Application of professional judgment.
  4. Independence, integrity, and objectivity.

Technical review of design documentation

Review electrical design drawings, technical specifications, and BOQs in terms of accuracy and suitability to overall design requirements, identifying aspects where designs do not comply with minimum codes and standards and IPMG policies, and providing practical guidance for design improvement.

Support to design development

Applying technical expertise and professional experience, the Electrical Engineer will support projects by providing guidance in the design development of electrical works to achieve technical objectives.

Application of professional judgment

To ensure the safety, functionality and fitness of infrastructure while recognizing the circumstances and constraints of the UNOPS operational context, the Electrical Engineer will be required to apply professional judgment in the application of relevant codes, standards, and IPMG policies.

Independence, integrity, and objectivity

In the performance of professional services, the Electrical Engineer will act as an independent technical expert, free of conflicts of interests, and must be able to maintain the integrity of his/her technical opinion.

Recruitment Qualifications


Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university, professional certification in electrical engineering, or equivalent. A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent with two additional years of relevant experience  may be accepted in lieu of advanced Master’s Degree (total 9 years of experience).


At least 7 years of progressively responsible experience in electrical engineering with strong knowledge of design, installation, operation and monitoring of electrical power supply and distribution systems, especially building wiring installations, is required. Understanding of and experience with renewable energy solutions, including solar and wind, as well as stand-alone power systems and microgrids, is highly desired. Understanding of and experience with electrical works for hospitals, health clinics, and waste water treatment plants is desired. Understanding of and experience in development infrastructure sector is desired. Knowledge of sustainable and resilient approaches to electrical engineering and green technologies is an asset.

Key Competencies

Technical expertise in infrastructure engineering design and review practices. Knowledge of industry and international standards in electrical engineering. Knowledge of power generation, transmission, and distribution, including low voltage systems, distribution boards and switchgear. Knowledge of loads, cable sizing calculations and cable schedules. Ability to assess and verify suitability of technical specifications of electrical products, services, and associated materials. Facility drawing and evaluating single-line diagrams. Knowledge of natural and artificial lighting; security and alarm systems; communication lines, telephones, and it networks; and lightning protection. Time management, ability to manage competing priorities. Excellent analytical ability. Report writing. Professionalism. Integrity. Results focused with ability to deliver.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English required. Knowledge of French, Spanish and/or lesser-known languages is highly desired.

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