RFP Closed

Short Term Technical Assistance - Energy Auctions Specialist

Funding Agency: 
U.S. Agency for International Development
Implementing Agency: 
Tetra Tech ESI
RFP Closing Date: 
May 1st, 2018

To apply for this position go to https://careers.tetratechintdev.com/ARDCareers/App/InternationalPostingD...


Energy Auctions Specialist - STTA - Worldwide
Mar 06, 2018
Tetra Tech ESI, a subsidiary of Tetra Tech, dedicated to international development, is recruiting for Energy Auctions Specialists for Short Term Technical Assistance projects around the world. We are seeking individuals to expand its roster of energy auction specialists with experience in designing, planning, implementing, or supporting world-class energy auctions. Candidate must be willing and able to travel internationally to developing countries. Positions will be home based at each individual’s location.


Tetra Tech is implementing the Scaling Up Renewable Energy (SURE) project under contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The objective of this project is to assist USAID partner countries to promote installation of large scale grid-connected variable renewable energy (VRE). Tetra Tech is supporting technical activities focused on strategic energy planning, grid integration, smart incentives, competitive procurement, and renewable energy zones to bring economic, reliable, clean energy to scale.


The ideal candidate will have significant experience in the design and execution of renewable energy auctions either in the U.S. or in best practice countries including but not limited to Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Mexico, the UK, and Germany. The candidate’s experience can be in a direct role designing and executing the auction or in an advisory role providing technical expertise on auction design and implementation to a facilitating government or entity. Experience in responding to transparent and competitive energy tenders can also be counted towards the auction experience requirement.  In some cases, the candidate may also be asked to conduct desk research or write articles on auctions topics.


Candidates from a diverse range of energy backgrounds such as consulting, government, and academic sectors are welcome to apply.


Qualifications and Selection Criteria

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field required. Graduate degree in renewable energy, power systems, energy policy or related field preferred.
Minimum of 10 years’ experience in the electricity power sector, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in designing, planning, implementing, supporting or participating in energy auctions required. (The 3 years can be part of the 10 years of overall experience in the electric power sector).
International experience in developing countries providing technical advisory support is required.
Experience working with donor and multilateral organizations and in the international development sector is preferred.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English required. Additional language skills preferred.
Proven track record preparing reports and technical studies in renewable energy for power generation preferred.
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
Willing and able to travel internationally.

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

* Cover Letter

* CV in reverse chronological format


Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.


Please indicate where you saw Tetra Tech's ad posted.


Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—16,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.