Amec Foster Wheeler is seeking multiple senior-level Power Sector Program Leads to support various upcoming opportunities with US funding institutions. Projects will target advancing the energy sector, specifically as related to electricity, by way of technical support and advisory services, for Anglo and Franco-phone West Africa, including but not limited to countries such as Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and other select African countries including Malawi, Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia and Tanzania. Projects will be performed in close coordination with US funding agencies and local stakeholder counterparts. Extensive in-country experience is highly preferred.
Specific technical areas of expertise sought include:
Power and Gas Systems Engineering
Generation, Transmission and Distribution Systems and Transactions
Demand-side Management and Energy Efficiency
Electric Utility Reform and Restructuring
Power Systems Planning & Monitoring
Private Sector Participation & Electricity Access
Legal & Regulatory
Renewable Energy Technologies
Tariffs & Power Economics
Environmental, Resettlement, Social & Gender Considerations
These positions will require periodic travel to in-country project sites as well as to client meetings in the US. Amec Foster Wheeler’s senior-level Power Sector Program Leads will provide technical leadership, project management, and strategy and design services for the power sector; successful candidates will report administratively to Amec Foster Wheeler’s Home Office Project Manager.
Contract length: Up to five (5) years
Serving as Amec Foster Wheeler’s senior staff member and liaison with both the client and the project team
Leading project teams in providing technical advisory services for the power sector while managing project staff
Reporting to Amec Foster Wheeler Home Office Project Manager on project progress, needs and issues
Supporting Amec Foster Wheeler Home Office staff in developing monthly project invoices
Skills / Qualifications
A minimum of 15 years of working experience in implementing energy projects, especially in electricity distribution, is desired
Preferably a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, with a Master’s degree in engineering management, economics or other similar fields
Extensive in-country technical work experience is highly preferred
Extensive knowledge of international best practices in power system planning, economics, business models, institutional assessment, contract procedures, project follow-up and risk management
Experience working and living in developing and/or post-conflict countries, with a preference for experience in the aforementioned countries
Ability to work in a team environment with multiple reporting priorities
We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.
About Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure, Inc.
Amec Foster Wheeler (www.amecfw.com) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.Employing around 36,000 people in more than 55 countries and with 2015 revenues of £5.5 billion, the company operates across the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products... – and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets. Amec Foster Wheeler offers full life-cycle services to offshore and onshore oil and gas projects (conventional and unconventional, upstream, midstream and downstream) for greenfield, brownfield and asset support projects, plus leading refining technology. Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.
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