Job Summary

Our client is a start-up energy company with a mission to serve customers in emerging markets with reliable and clean energy, appliances, and services. The organization seeks to do this through partnering with incumbent electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) and off-grid technology providers, using proprietary technology to bring a comprehensive customer service offering across both on-grid and off-grid platforms. They are currently moving into implementation in Nigeria and seeking to hire a local management team to oversee her pilot activities in Kaduna. The Data Technician is responsible for implementing and monitoring data capture, quality assurance, and data validation practices. The technician will be required to capture information and ensure data accuracy in accordance with the business’ Information Management Requirements. The data capturing and validation will be performed in various systems which include Geospatial Network Information Management, Asset Management, Technical Documentation Management, Customer Information Management, and Digital Twin Information Management. It is expected that the successful candidate will approach the task with diligence and guarantee data availability, data accuracy, data usefulness, and correct data formats to support and enhance the decision-making capability of various role players. The Data Technician will report to the Network planning officer and provide support to both the Construction Management team (during deployment of new infrastructure) and the Network Operations team (predominantly for network operations and maintenance). The Data technician will also engage with external stakeholders (construction and operations & maintenance contractors) for the verification of job card information and extraction of relevant information for system information updates and adherence to set processes and requirements. The Data Technician will also ensure that all information artifacts and supporting documentation (e.g. photos, test certificates, etc.) are correctly associated and stored in accordance with the technical documentation management policies and procedures. The Data Technician will in general support various reporting through data capturing, validation, exports, translation, and creating useful information outputs (e.g. tables, charts, graphics) for various operational reporting requirements.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description/Requirements

Information management: 

  • Validate information on work submitted by stakeholders (e.g. network construction, maintenance, customer connections etc.)
  • Responsible to maintain and validate plantslot (network position identifier) and verify that equipment  has been correctly labelled in the field
  • Ensure accurate network modelling of planned designs.
  • Maintaining equipment information and costing libraries.
  • Ensure planning information and models are captured on various systems.
  • Validate Contractor "as-built" information.
  • Validate and capture changes to the network.
  • Ensure that information regarding network changes adhere to standards.
  • Update existing equipment recorded based on network changes.
  • Monitor and ensure that network information is up to date.
  • Regular field audits to validate information on record.
  • Assist with data exports and imports and information representation for reporting purposes.

Reporting & Audits: 

  • Reporting: Provide monthly reporting on network equipment status, new equipment entries, and changes to the network. Support various operational reports in terms of data provisioning and representation. 
  • Internal Audits: Assist and cooperate in internal project audits. 
  • External Audits: Assist and cooperate in external project audits. 

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline, (i.e. engineering or computer science).
  • 4+ years of professional experience in relevant roles. 
  • Proficient in GIS electrical network connectivity modelling, familiarity with distribution and reticulation infrastructure.
  • Proficiency in GIS software, CAD, Database Capture will be required. Though training will be provided on the organization's specific systems, the candidate must have previous proficiency in the use of similar systems for information management.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
  • Must have the ability to implement and monitor quality assurance, and data validation practices.
  • Ability to demonstrate data discipline and attention to accurate detail to ensure reliable and guaranteed data accuracy, data suitability and data completeness.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of transmission, distribution and reticulation infrastructure and associated information and the application of such information in various technical systems.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and ability to interface with third party stakeholders.

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