Testing and Commissioning Engineer

Al Ahleia Switchgear Co.


Ref: SP530-07

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

• Requires hands on experience in Testing and Per-commissioning works in indoor GIS substations up to 400 KV level.
• Shall have good communication skills, problem solving capability, coordination in team work, handling advanced test equipment, good documentation practice and capacity of handle independently.
• Shall have sound knowledge in testing of CTs, PTs, Meters, Transducers, Power Transformers, Circuit breakers and all associated equipment of Switchgears and other auxiliary equipment of substation like Battery & Battery chargers etc.
• Capable of testing numerical protection relays like Directional & Non-Directional OC, EF relays, TR & line differential relays, UV &UF relays, Voltage regulating relays and other auxiliary relays.
• Familiar in scheme and capable of performing commissioning tests like Primary injection test, Stability test and HV test etc.


• BE/BTech degree in Electrical Engineering.
• College and major must be listed in NBA accreditation system.
• Degree must be 4 years and 8 semesters.
• No evening classes, lateral entry or part-time will be accepted
• Minimum 7 years of experience after graduation

About the Company

  • Established in 1982 by Sayed Hamid Behbehani & Sons, Kuwait.
  • First Kuwaiti company to be awarded with ISO 9001 back in 1995 by DNV.
  • Company certified for ISO/TS 29001:2010 Quality Management System standard for Petroleum, Petrochemical and Natural Gas Industries.
  • Company certified for ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System standards.
  • Company certified for OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational health and safety assessment series.
  • Wide spectra of products covering Packaged Substations, concrete substations, switchgears, battery chargers, control & relay panels, transformers, Data acquisition system, etc.
  • Turnkey services from Design and Manufacture to Testing, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance of various types of HV/LV switchgear and Transformers.
  • Eleven units having working area of 100,000 square meters.
  • Most modern production facilities including 50 CNC machines.
  • Intelligent robotic welding machines.
  • Most modern powder coating & electroplating facilities.
  • Computer aided Vacuum Casting plant, Vacuum Drying ovens, & Oil filtration plants.
  • 500 Computers in Fiber optic Network linked to CNC Machines.
  • Latest software: AutoCAD 2013 , AutoCAD Inventor 2013 for 3D Modelling, Microsoft Office 2007 / 2010, Adobe Acrobat Professional 8.0 , etc.
  • ETAP software for short circuit calculations.
  • Test facilities as per international standards including 1000kV impulse and partial discharge.
  • Design, manufacture and commissioning of large substations including custom made packaged substations of different configurations, sizes and weights.
  • Engineering Consultant for EPC projects.

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