The World Bank

Power Engineer /Short-Term Consultant (STC)

The World Bank

Power Engineer /Short-Term Consultant (STC)

With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries.  The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture, and educational background and maintain a diverse, highly qualified, and dedicated workforce.  

Power Engineer /Short-Term Consultant (STC)

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Basic Job Information

Job Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
Job Level : Senior Level
No. of Vacancy/s : [ 1 ]
Employment Type : Contract
Job Location : Durbarmarg, Kathmandu, Nepal
Offered Salary : Negotiable
Apply Before(Deadline) : Apr. 28, 2022 23:55 (3 weeks, 6 days ago)

Job Specification

Education Level : Bachelor
Experience Required : More than or equals to 5 years
Professional Skill Required : Project Management Procurement Planning Electrical Engineering Project Coordination
Other Specification


  • The candidate should have at least bachelor's degree in power/electrical engineering. 
  • The candidate should have at least 5 years of experience in several of the following: design, costing, engineering, construction, and project management in the electric power industry, preferably in hydropower/ transmission and/or distribution projects.
  • The candidate should be familiar with the requirements for project planning, implementation and procurement set down by Nepali law and regulations.
  • The candidate must have prior experience in the competitive procurement of major packages of power industry equipment, installation and project construction, including preparation of tendering documents and completion of all aspects of the tendering process.  Prior experience in procurement processing according to World Bank, Asian Development Bank and/or other major international institutions is a plus.
  • Knowledge of power systems modeling software such as for load flow analysis is a plus.
  • The candidate must be proficient in both spoken and written Nepali and English language and should have a good communication skill. Knowledge of additional local languages is a plus.
  • The candidate needs to be able to work well within integrated teams and with other work groups, particularly procurement specialists, to foster and build productive relationships with the Bank’s clients, and to respond to the daily needs, queries and needs for advice and assistance of those clients.
  • The candidate must have the highest levels of personal integrity, and a reputation for a transparent and systematic work style.
  • The candidate needs to be able to work under pressure situations in order to meet demanding deadlines.

Job Description

The World Bank Nepal Office in Kathmandu is seeking qualified and experienced candidate as Junior Power Engineer (Short-Term Consultant (STC)) to work as part of the energy team primarily on review of planning, contracting, and execution of hydropower, transmission, and distribution subprojects.  

The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture, and educational background and maintain a diverse, highly qualified, and dedicated workforce.  

Scope of Work

The candidate will support the programs supported by the the World Bank's Energy and Extractives team working on Nepal's energy sector, including but not limited to:

Working under the general supervision of the task team leaders and team in place for each investment project, the candidate will be responsible for (i) technical review of electricity generation, transmission, and distribution subprojects, as assigned, including basic design, detailed design, technical specifications, cost estimation, project management and implementation, and (ii) technical monitoring of project construction, and project commissioning. 

The candidate will be expected to work with the Bank's counterparts to:

  1. Review project implementation progress and resolution of technical, procurement and project management issues.
  2. Assist beneficiaries in applying lessons learned from other projects to ensure effective and rapid project implementation.
  3. Seek ways to streamline project development and implementation.
  4. Monitor completed subprojects to ensure they meet technical expectations, including through site visits.

Preparation and Supervision of Operations:  From prior experience, additional training and mentoring, and quick on-the-job learning in practice, the candidate will support task teams in preparation and supervision of operations, with the following duties:

  1. Contributing to project preparation as necessary, including participation in the design and development of specific project components, defining project implementation arrangements, and coordinating inputs into project documentation and processing;
  2. Participating in project supervision, including day to day monitoring, field supervision, review of procurement plans, assessing progress with meeting key project outcomes and indicators and contributing to supervision documentation, Trust Fund status reports, Implementation Completion Reports etc.
  3. Supporting the preparation of Analytical and Advisory Assistance/Technical Assistance and knowledge deliverables in the energy sector, through research, analysis, and writing.
  4. Providing substantive support for Analytics, technical assistance, and policy dialogue with governments with an emphasis on energy policy.

Procurement: From prior experience, additional training and mentoring, and quick on-the-job learning in practice, knowledge of the World Bank Procurement and Consultant Guidelines, especially for the procurement of goods and works is a plus. The power engineer will work with the Bank’s counterparts on:

  1. Review of all procurement documentation, including procurement plans, advertising, bidding documents preparation and completion, bid evaluation reports and recommendations for award of contracts, and contract preparation and completion, contract amendments to ensure full compliance with World Bank guidelines and the applicable legal agreements.
  2. Concepts, policies and procedures for conducting their procurement activities in line with the Bank’s guidelines.
  3. Review of technical, legal and commercial aspects of procurement (in consultation with others as necessary) at all stages of the project cycle, including planning, design, implementation and management.
  4. Assist in resolution of complex procurement issues, including questions from borrowers and complaints from bidders and contractors.

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