Deloitte: Renewable Energy System Engineer

Deloitte Consulting Overseas Projects LLC
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 16 July, 2021
Opportunity type: 

Contract Type: Independent Consultant
Recruitment Type: International ICA
Location: Southern Africa
Delivery Range: August 2021 – 15 December 2021
Level of Effort: 80 Days (possibility of extension)
Language Requirement: English
Deloitte Consulting Overseas Projects LLC seeks individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people in the Southern African region and demonstrate leadership, versatility and integrity in their work. We are seeking exceptional candidates in the Southern Africa region to support USAID’s Southern Africa Energy Program, a Power Africa initiative.
SAEP works to advance energy policy and regulatory reform, and accelerate investment to increase power generation and access to electricity throughout the region. According to World Bank data, less than 25% of the non-South African population living in the Southern African region have access to electric power. The limited reliable power affects the competitiveness of Southern African industry, agriculture, and the economic opportunity and health conditions for rural populations, women, and youth. Through strengthening the enabling environment and facilitating public and private transactions, SAEP leverages the momentum of private investment to help focus SAEP’s resources in ways that best support the reform of national and regional energy ecosystems. At the same time, SAEP produces the tangible results needed to create a sustainable cycle of additional reforms, increased investment and continued political will.
Position Description, Objectives and Project Overview:

Deloitte Consulting LLP seeks a Renewable Energy System Engineer. The successful candidate will support SAEP’s Outcome 4 (OC4; Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency) to meet the SAEP project goals. The position is offered in the framework of the USAID Southern Africa Energy Program (SAEP).
Roles and Responsibilities:

The Renewable Energy Systems Engineer will support SAEP Outcome 4: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Lead to meet the SAEP project goals. The RE Systems Engineer will provide general engineering support and provide other renewable energy strategy, planning and implementation activities. The Engineer will assist in various aspects to help achieve the OC4 and broader project goals.

The Mid-level Renewable Energy Systems Engineer will support SAEP and its counterparts with the following, amongst other activities specifically assigned by the OC4 Lead (or a person designated by the OC4 Lead):

  • Act as a technical specialist and technical project manager to provide technical assistance to counterparts, in close collaboration with other team members
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of activities in the field of renewable energy
  • Participate in short-term assignments in the region as technical specialist or project coordinator on OC4 activities
  • Design and implement activities related to renewable energy to bring renewable energy projects online in accordance with SAEP goals
  • Manage project work-plan activities related to renewable energy, including schedules, reporting, deliverable completion and counterpart interaction
  • Provide technical and business input to regulatory, strategic and system design aspects of the electricity sector
  • Contribute to conceptual designs and stakeholder engagement on renewable energy projects
  • Support counterparts to evaluate and short-list bidders from expression of interest submissions under competitive procurement by identifying leading practices for evaluation criteria, developing evaluation templates, and providing advisory support to structure competitive evaluations
  • Support counterparts to develop requests for proposals by identifying leading practices for terms of reference that encourage the participation of private project developers
  • Support counterparts to prepare evaluation reports by identifying good practices for evaluation report contents and structure
  • Using engineering leading practices, provide advisory support to counterparts as they analyze engineering-related components of project proposals 

Minimum Skills, Educational Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s advantageous) in an energy-related engineering field
  • Five to ten (10) years of professional experience in the implementation of projects related to the generation, transmission or distribution of electricity
  • Experience in the planning, design and implementation of engineering projects is required
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, including demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with different stakeholders with diverse education levels and in a multi-cultural environment
  • An advanced ability to write technical and non-technical reports is essential
  • Ability to develop, analyze and articulate project issues and to diagnose problems and propose reliable solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to establish productive relationships with senior government officials, the business community, civil society, and international donors, particularly on politically sensitive and highly visible issues
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with others, driving results across multiple workstreams
  • Strong individual initiative, including the ability to take ownership of work and work product, motivate others to produce strong work product and solve problems
  • Strong understanding of and demonstrated experience working in the Southern African power sectors. A broad knowledge of technology and policy developments within the power and related sectors is an advantage
  • Prior experience on a donor-funded energy sector project delivery. USAID-funded project preferred
  • Exemplary oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient English required
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

 Application Instructions:
Please send a cover letter and a CV (PDF or word format) that includes contact information and three references to [email protected] by COB 16 July 2021. Please include the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email. No telephone inquiries. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deloitte Consulting Overseas Project LLC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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