Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc Job Vacancy : Protection, Control and Metering Engineer

Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) Plc – Headquartered in Ibadan is responsible for electricity distribution within the south western zone (Oyo, Ogun, Osun and kwara as well as some parts of Kogi, Ekiti and Niger states).

We are an organization with a focus on delivering excellent service to the customers and providing customer satisfaction through reliable power distributions.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Protection, Control and Metering Engineer

Location: Ibadan, Oyo
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

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

Application Closing Date
1st March, 2019

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