Utility Planning and Operations Specialist

Job Description

Title: Utility Planning and Operations Specialist

Company Name: Tetra Tech ES, Inc.

Vacancy: 1

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Full-time, Contractual

Educational Requirements:
∎ Masters’ degree (or equivalent) in engineering, energy policy, management, planning or related fields with 5+ years OR Bachelors’ degree (or equivalent) with 7+ years of progressive experience working on energy sector.

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 5 year(s)
∎ The applicants should have experience in the following area(s): Energy Modelling, Energy Planning, Power sector

Job Context:
∎ Tetra Tech is seeking a Utility Planning and Operations Specialist for the USAID/Bangladesh’s new energy activity, Bangladesh Advancing Development and Growth through Energy (BADGE). The activity will improve energy security and resilience in Bangladesh by improving access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy systems, and promoting transparent and efficient energy markets. The activity will advance private sector investment, promote policy and regulatory environments favorable to the sector and investors, support entrepreneurs developing and distributing energy technologies, and convene platforms to share best practices in the management of the energy sector. Altogether, through June 2026, BADGE will support Bangladesh’s transformation to a developed, decarbonized, and inclusive energy sector.
∎ This position is full-time, and hiring is contingent upon USAID approval. Interested candidates must be eligible to work in Bangladesh. Tetra Tech values a diverse workplace and strives to achieve gender equality. Qualified women and men are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Support on BADGE result area on high performance energy institutions activities on improving the commercial and operational practices and overall performance of generation and distribution utilities.
∎ The Utility Planning and Operations Specialist will report to the Director of EPUM and support activities on increased performance of energy utilities in Bangladesh. The responsibilities of Utility Planning and Operations Specialist include but not be limited to:
∎ Support activities on energy modelling and planning.
∎ Manage tasks and activities related to improved energy sector planning, increased adoption of efficient commercial and operation practices by energy utilities and improved human capital of the energy sector workforce and institutions such as:
∎ Help align sector policies and plans and promote integrated resource planning.
∎ Support strategic planning and decision-making.
∎ Support development of a grid-integration model
∎ Support sector reforms and grid modernization
∎ Support DISCOMs to address system losses and establish a center of excellence.
∎ Develop business models for private sector engagement (PSE) in power T&D.
∎ Improve supply quality and reliability in industrial hubs and zones.
∎ Help establish strategic partnerships between U.S. and Bangladeshi institutions
∎ Help establish a U.S.-based training program for Bangladeshi energy professionals.
∎ Support Director EPUM in the design, development, and implementation of the Work Plan.
∎ Perform other related duties as assigned.

Additional Requirements:
∎ A deep understanding of, and experience working in, energy modelling, planning and Bangladesh’s power sector.
∎ Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with government officials and other essential power sector stakeholders.
∎ Ability to communicate effectively to build consensus and lead various energy sector stakeholders and/or project team members towards a common goal on performance improvement of energy utilities.
∎ Knowledge and/or understanding of energy planning and policies, utilities management, clean energy technologies, and energy markets.
∎ Familiarity with current Bangladesh government regulations and policies on energy sector development and reforms.
∎ Fluent in English (reading, writing, and oral presentation) and preferably in Bangla.
∎ Person with disability are encouraged to apply

Job Source: Bdjobs.com Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 18 Aug 2021

Company Information:
∎ 19 Jul 2021
∎ Tetra Tech ES, Inc.
∎ Address : TBD
∎ Web : https://www.tetratech.com/
∎ Business : Tetra Tech is helping USAID ensure that energy supplies are resilient, promote development, advance US security and interests, and increase gender equity. Since 1983, we have delivered results for USAID and public sector energy projects in over 100 countries.
Stimulating economic growth. Tetra Tech has helped our clients created thousands of energy sector jobs. Tetra Tech has helped to deliver stable power, which gave businesses and consumers the confidence to sustain or expand their operations in, for example, Afghanistan, Georgia, Kosovo, Nigeria and across Africa.
Opening markets. Our renewable energy work has led to billions of dollars of US private sector investment. In Mexico, for example, over $9 billion of US investment is supporting new energy projects financed through the competitive auctions we helped design and implement.
Reducing corruption. Improved energy sector governance reduces corruption. In Kosovo, for example, we facilitated the transfer of over $600 million of revenue, which was being diverted into undocumented pockets, to self-finance the electric utility.
Increasing energy security. We are helping Eastern Europe diversify their fuel mixes, and increase their reliance on such allies as the United States to strengthen their security.

Category: Research/Consultancy

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