Technical Lead for Energy Sector Reform and Utility Transformation - Kazakhstan
Tetra Tech
Almaty, KZ-KZ, Kazakhstan
1 день назад

Responsibilities :

  • Lead on-going tasks related energy sector policy, legal, regulatory, and market improvements in all five countries of the region.
  • Lead on-going tasks related to utility digitalization and transformation in all five countries of the region.
  • Identify, design, and implement new tasks related energy sector policy, legal, regulatory, and market improvements in all five countries of the region.
  • Identify, design, and implement new tasks related to utility digitalization and transformation in all five countries of the region.
  • Design and conduct workshops and capacity building trainings on topics related to sector and energy market reform and institutional transformation.
  • Identify, recruit, mentor and retain talent to implement various tasks and activities.
  • Develop new work plans, prepare budgets, develop SOWs, and manage subcontractors.
  • Develop internal processes and standards to ensure consistency and quality of service delivery.
  • Provide cross-pollination of lessons learned and overall harmonized technical approaches across all five countries.
  • Interact directly with counterparts; work independently on complex assignment projects; and lead projects and teams.
  • Provide technical oversight to work of subcontractors involved in implementation of energy sector policy, legal, regulatory, market and utility improvements.
  • Raise the Activity’s profile through outreach and knowledge sharing.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Essential Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSA) required :

  • At least a master’s degree in engineering, economics, environmental sciences, law, or business administration.
  • Minimum of 15 years of progressive consulting experience in the electric utility sector, with a significant number of years implementing USAID-funded energy sector projects.
  • Understanding of the Central Asian electricity market, constraints, and opportunities.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the modern utility business including one or more topics covering asset management, utility financial and operational performance improvement, resiliency planning, grid modernization, cybersecurity, tariffs, various forms of regulation, and low carbon strategies.
  • Strong executive presence with an ability to build trusted relationships with partners, customers, lenders, service providers and investors.
  • Proven track record of leadership, demonstrated by a strong followership from junior colleagues and peers with exhibited success hiring, leading, and motivating highly-effective teams, ideally with experience managing people with diverse backgrounds and skillsets.
  • Proven ability to work within a multifunctional organization.
  • Ability to nimbly move between widely varying functions analytical to creative, strategy to execution.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, inspire, and earn trust from client, counterparts, and colleagues.
  • Extremely deft communicator - listening, empathizing, and communicating well with a range of audience types, especially counterparts and navigating difficult situations to reach win-win solutions and deep, long-term business relationships.
  • High level of self-awareness and humility, with excitement about confronting uncomfortable situations or new challenges.
  • Intellectual agility and curiosity, superb analytical skills with a can-do problem-solving attitude.
  • Commitment to enhance awareness about our values by example and motivate those around you to up their game .
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • A minimum of conversational level Russian language skills.
  • Willingness to travel regionally to project locations, conferences, and workshops.
  • Valued but not required KSAs :

  • Professional level oral and written proficiency in Russian and / or other regional languages such as Kazakh, Uzbek, Tajik, and Kyrgyz.
  • Experience working for a utility as an executive or technical professional.
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