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Technical Advisor- Instrumentation & Control

Company Overview

Egbin Power Plc. Lagos is one of the biggest additions to the electricity industry in Nigeria. Often seen as the biggest single generating power station in Sub-Saharan Africa, it was built to meet the every rising demand for electricity in Lagos and its environs.

Following the nation’s privatization exercise, Sahara, through its power division, Sahara Power Group and sundry affiliations, acquired the 1320 MW installed capacity Egbin Power Plant. We are working towards deploying a minimum of 5,000 MW of electricity generation over the next five years.

 Job Summary

  • Oversee and coordinate all maintenance activities in the I&C section.
  • Oversee all maintenance design work relating to Instrumentation, Control and System Logic.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and supervise maintenance measures in I&C and optimize equipment lifecycle cost
  • Ensure all I&C systems are available in the power plant
  • Ensure availability of spares and other requisite items for maintenance
  • Manage the preparation of MIS reports for I&C maintenance
  • Minimize response time to the customer (i.e. operations) for handling routine day-to-day problems
  • Plan resource requirements and budget for I&C maintenance- manpower, materials and contracts
  • Ensure compliance with procedures relating to documentation and record keeping of equipment history
  • Approve all procurement needs analysis for the I&C section and all I&C maintenance design work
  • Review and monitor the closure of all TMs relating to I&C
  • Oversee the I&C team in resolving issues highlighted as part of analysis from the planning and efficiency team
  • Oversee budget planning and control in I&C maintenance division.
  • Optimize Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) and Mean Time To Repair (MTTR) for Turbine
  • Assist Head, Maintenance in planning all short, medium and long term maintenance activities with Maintenance planning section
  • Provision of assistance and support with respect to preventive maintenance actions of the I&C section
  • Review and recommend drawings and documents related to I&C maintenance
  •  Review and recommend I&C maintenance procedure
  • Provision of advice on I&C maintenance methods and technical solutions
  • Analyze TM (Trouble Memo) events and advise on appropriate technical solutions
  •  Provision of advice on repair works performed by I&C personnel
  •  Review & advise on material specifications
  •  Assist with procurement of equipment, spare parts and other materials for the I&C
  • Conduct performance review of subordinates
  • Prepare periodic report for the attention of the Plant Director


  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Electrical/ Electronics Engineering
  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years relevant work experience in the same or similar fields of power plants above 200MW with:
  • At least five (5) years’ experience as an engineer in a related division
  • At least three (3) years’ experience as a manager in operations and/or I&C maintenance section
  • Proficiency in English Language – Speaking and Written is a mandatory communication skill
  • Postgraduate/relevant professional qualification

Skills and Competencies

  • Possess Technical Knowledge of all I&C systems in the power plant
  • Good understanding of the operations and history of power plant equipment
  • Knowledge of standard operating procedures with respect to I&C maintenance of turbine and boiler
  • Sound Technical trouble shooting
  • In depth knowledge of safety requirements
  • Strong awareness of suppliers of material and services for I&C maintenance
  • Good Knowledge of power generation process
  • Good Knowledge of modern maintenance management practices and spares inventory management for I&C spares
  • Good leadership Skills
  • Excellent Project Management skills
  • Good Communication and Reporting skills – ability to speak, read and write fluently in English
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