December 14, 2017

A day in the life of an ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

Pearl Ama Adomah Essel

Name: Ing. Pearl Ama Adomah Essel

Qualification: Electrical Engineer

Secondary School Attended: Aburi Girls’ Secondary School

Tertiary Institutions Attended:

  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
  • University of Ghana

I got in to my current job right after my first degree as a National Service Personnel. After the service, I gained employment as an Assistant Electrical Engineer and now an Electrical Engineer with the same organisation.

My day usually starts at 8am and ends at 5pm (sometimes I close late if I happen to work from out station).

On a typical day, I carry out short circuit studies for our power system network as well as protective devices coordination studies. The disturbances in our system are also analysed and corrective measures are implemented to avert such occurrences in the future. I also do research work in field Nuclear Science when I am less busy.

The best part of my job is when I am able to achieve my set target. Restoring power supply to customers brings me much joy.

The worst part of my job is when people expect a man to show up for a task and they keep asking if you can do the work. One of my memorable moments was when I had to walk almost 8km hunting for a cable fault.

Outside my regular job, I serve as an Usher in my local church and also help out with our family business.

My advice is that we work as unto the Lord Almighty, study as though we are being tested daily and show respect to the every human being especially the elderly.