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Current Vacancies at First Independent Power Limited (FIPL), 2019


First Independent Power Limited (FIPL) is a Power Generation company located in Rivers state with 4 simple gas turbine power plants with a total capacity of 541MW. Following the nation’s privatization exercise, Sahara, through its power division, Sahara Power Group and sundry affiliations, acquired FIPL.

FIPL presently needs an experienced candidates to join her workforce in the capacity below:


Job Title: Electrical Engineer

Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Job Type: Full Time
Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all routine electrical maintenance activities in the Plant
  • Approve all procurement needs analysis for the Electrical/I&C maintenance unit
  • Approve all electrical/I&C maintenance design work
  • Review and monitor the closure of all TMs relating to electrical/I&C maintenance
  • Oversee the Electrical/I&C team in resolving issues highlighted as part of analysis from the planning and efficiency team
  • Ensure high availability of all electrical/I&C equipment and systems in the power plant
  • Minimize cost of maintenance of the plant and optimize equipment lifecycle cost
  • Supervision of maintenance measures in Electrical/I&C maintenance unit and ensuring quality of Maintenance
  • Ensure availability of spares and other infrastructure for maintenance
  • Minimize response time to the Operations unit for handling routine day-to-day problems
  • Optimize Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) and Mean Time To Repair (MTTR)
  • Plan resource requirements for Electrical/I&C maintenance–manpower, materials and contracts
  • Network with other electrical maintenance teams in the plant and at other locations to capture learning and knowledge sharing.
  • Conduct performance review of subordinates.
  • Prepare periodic report for the attention of the Station Manager.

Skills / Qualifications

  • Required Minimum Qualification: Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Minimum of ten years of experience with engineering of modern power system, power system protection and control, transmission & distribution system.
  • Work Experience: Proven experience in a power plant.
  • Analytical and mathematical mind, capable of evaluating and solving various complex problems
  • Self-motivated attitude with the ability to multitask and thrive in a timeline-driven environment.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Human Resources Generalist

Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Job Type: Full Time

Job Summary

  • Our team is growing and we are looking to engage a self-driven candidate to join our team as HR Generalist. The choice candidate will work with the Human Resource Manager in the execution of the following duties.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Manage all stages of the recruitment process for both internal and external recruitment needs.
  • Performing reference checks for new hires
  • Ensure that the recruitment, selection and on-boarding process communicates the culture and value of each company being recruited for
  • Support all internal and external HR related inquiries or requests.
  • Maintain digital and electronic records of in house employees and client employees
  • Ensure complete documentation of on-boarding documents for new hires within the organisation and for partner organisations.
  • Manage the staff leave calendar
  • Assist with effective communication of HR policies for the organisations we support.
  • Schedule meetings, interviews, HR events and maintain agendas for the HR Department as a whole.
  • Analyze all HR data to draw up inferences for decision making and reporting for clients and the organisation.
  • Organise and execute all approved and assigned HR events (i.e company training, team bonding, retreats e.t.c
  • Carry out periodic Employee Engagement and Employee involvement Programs
  • Feel and report on the pulse of the broader team through effective HR initiatives
  • Conduct and report on periodic engagement surveys
  • Manage staff announcements, birthdays and staff anniversary notifications
  • Manage the employee quarterly newsletter
  • Drive company culture through various initiatives to build and sustain a community
  • Effectively manage the Staff health Insurance scheme
  • Assist the HR Manager in deploying initiatives geared towards rewards, recognition and general motivation
  • Work with the HR Manager to achieve an effective on-boarding experience for new hires
  • Follow through on the HR Calendar of events
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest HR trends and best practice.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or any Social Science Discipline.
  • Associate of CIPM, or member of any other Professional body
  • 4 years of experience as in Human Resource Management.
  • Love for data, analytics and reporting (essential)
  • Exposure to Labor Law and employment equity regulations.
  • Effective HR administration and people management skills.
  • Exposure to payroll practices.
  • Full understanding of HR functions and best practices.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Works well under pressure and meets tight deadlines.
  • Highly computer literate with capability in email, MS Office and related business and communication tools.
  • Fantastic organisational and time management skills.
  • Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to accurately follow instructions.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


Job Title: Protection Control & Metering (PC&M) Engineer

Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Job Type: Full Time
Specialization: Electrical Engineering

Job Description

  • To install, operate, and repair all substation metering equipment, current and potential transformers, relays, recloses and other protection devices, as well as recording and data monitoring device


  • Reviews Metering and Relaying Diagrams and determines the required protection and protective relays
  • Installs, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs relay and control equipment in electrical sub-stations e.g. protective relays, instrument transformers, meters, recording instruments, controls (breakers, regulators, capacitors, etc.)
  • Develops substation drawings (plot plans, relay wiring diagrams, oneline diagrams, raceway and structure drawings, etc.), construction specifications, bills of materials and other supporting documentation
  • Models network systems and develops relay and logic settings with proper coordination using relevant software – prepares relay sheets for field implementation and testing
  • Performs system analyses including relay coordination, ground grid design, relay coordination, transformer sizing, and short circuit studies
  • Performs periodic tests on substation equipment to determine performance e.g. power factor testing, insulation testing, transformer turns ratio, etc.
  • Reviews transmission relay operations, identifies mis-operations, and suggests corrective action
  • Performs impedance, short circuit, and settings calculations using relevant software
  • Maintains under-frequency load shed database and develops regulatory reports accordingly
  • Ensures strict compliance with substation maintenance schedule

Job Requirements

  • Min Required Experience: 5 year(s)
  • Min Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree/HND

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Working experience in a substation
  • Proven experience with microprocessor based and electromechanical protective relays
  • Proven ability to view, create and modify drawings in relevant software
  • Proven ability to prepare relay panel specifications and develop relay settings
  • Proven experience with telecommunications and automation
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and resolve complex electrical problems related to protective relays/controls and their interaction with power systems
  • Proficient in the use of modelling software
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years work experience.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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