First Independent Power Limited Graduate Engineers Programme 2014

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20 May, 2014

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Graduate Jobs in Nigeria

Sahara Group Power, established in 2001, the company’s core business lies in the acquisition, repair, maintenance and operation of power plants. Between 2001 and 2004, the company played an active role in the Emergency Power Projects embarked on by the then Nigerian Electric Power Authority (NEPA) presently known as the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN).

In 2006, the company partnered with a major international power company, Korean Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), to enable it to provide a wider range of solutions to the entire power sector chain throughout the region.

The resulting company KEPCO Energy Resource Ltd. (KERL) carried out major repairs to two boilers in Egbin Power Plant, Lagos State. Egbin has an installed capacity of 1320MW, but in 2006 could only generate 880MW. The work carried out by KERL added 440MW, restoring the plant to full capacity.

KERL is presently engineering a 1350MW Power Plant, to be installed in the Lagos area. The plant when built will consist of 3 – 450MW combined cycle power blocks.

NG Power Limited, an affiliate of KERL, is presently carrying out operation and maintenance of Omoku Power Plant. The Plant is a 150MW generating station which consists of six open cycle gas turbines, each with an installed generating capacity of 25 MW. The gas turbines are GE Nuovo Pignone model MS 5001 PA. The generating station came online in December 2006 with four turbine units at the start, while the other two came up a year later. The power generated is transmitted directly to the control center in Port-Harcourt (Ogindipa) via 132 KVA feeder lines. In addition, the power station directly exports power to neighboring communities of Okposi, Ndoni and Kirigene, among others.

First Independent Power Limited is a division of Sahara Power Plc.

First Independent Power Limited is one of the recently acquired Privately Owned Power Generation Company’s in Nigeria. At the heart of our operations lies an unrivalled engineering expertise where innovation and continuous improvement is the norm.

First Independent Power Limited Graduate Engineers Programme 

Location: Rivers
Level: Officer
Group: Sahara Power
Division: First Independent Power Ltd.
Line Manager: Human Resources

Role Statement:

We are currently seeking young, bright, enthusiastic and talented individuals to join our team across a range of disciplines, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Instrumentation Engineers
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Electronics Engineers
  • Computer (Data) Engineers
  • Civil Engineering

The breadth of our opportunities means that we are looking for recent graduates. We expect that you will have the highest level of integrity as well as be ambitious and highly creative.

Successful candidate depending on their choice of application will be trained in Power Generation or Electricity Distribution and will be part of the team to turn around the Power Sector in Nigeria.


  • Basic usage of Microsoft Office Suites ·
  • Basic Engineering drawing interpretation ·
  • Basic Project Management ·
  • Engineering Report writing skills

Minimum Qualification / Experience:

  • Relevant university/Polytechnic degree (B.Sc/B.Tech.) minimum 2nd class lower division/Lower Credit ·
  • Completed NYSC
  • 0-2 years post-NYSC Engineering Experience

Personality Traits:

  • Must have charisma, poise & finesse
  • Must be hardworking and one who thinks “out of the box”
  • Must be a strong communicator with ability to connect with people at all levels
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial & dynamic environment
  • Must be reliable, organized and detail-oriented
  • Must be ambitious with a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Self motivated, team player with a proactive approach to work

Application Closing Date
21st May, 2014

Method of Application 

Interested and qualified candidates should
Click here to apply

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