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Senior Power Engineer
Job Title: Senior Power Engineer
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Company: African Development Bank
Job Summary: Provide deep sectoral expertise related to the planning, technical structuring, financing and implementation of power and utility reform.
Job Description: The Power Systems Development Department (PESD) within the PEVP Complex has the broad objective of supporting the Bank’s Regional Member Countries, Power Utilities, Regional Economic Communities, Power Pools, Regulators and other stakeholders to develop and improve their own Power Systems and the performance of their utilities for both sovereign operations (SO) and non-sovereign operations (NSO). The Department has five (5) Divisions each supervised by a Division Manager. The Department through its Divisions, Power Systems Solutions (PESD1) based at the Head Quarters, Power Systems Operations North & Central Regions (PESD2), Power Systems Operations Nigeria & West Regions (PESD3), Power Systems Operations East Region (PESD4) and Power Systems Operations South Region (PESD5), supports the regional hubs. The position is under Power Systems Operations East Region (PESD4) which is located at the Bank’s Regional Business Delivery Unit – East (RDGE). The position will report functionally to and be directly supervised by Division Manager of PESD4. THE POSITION: The Senior Power Engineer, reporting functionally to the Division Manager of PESD4 and administratively to the Country Manager of Ethiopia Country Office, will provide deep sectoral expertise and be responsible for the origination and portfolio management of the energy/power Projects and programs in both public and private sectors, i.e. identification, technical design, appraisal, implementation and supervision of projects / programs linked to lending and non-lending operations in the power sector. He / She will provide deep sectoral expertise related to the planning, technical structuring, financing and implementation of power and utility reform operations / programs across the project cycle and power value chain including power generation, transmission and distribution, and power sector reforms and regional integration. He / She will work in multi-disciplinary teams and contribute to the delivery of the New Deal on Energy for Africa / “Light-Up and Power Africa and relevant High 5 flagships and priorities, as required. He / She will liaise with national level stakeholders and maintaining close collaboration with regional hubs and other energy-related stakeholders in the Bank, while contributing to the appropriate management of technical knowledge and guidance towards building energy security as well as promotion of sustainable and affordable energy supply technologies and approaches.
Requirements: Hold at least a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related fields with a focus on energy, and relevant professional certification(s). Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional working experience in power sector planning, utility operations, project development and implementation, and practical experiences in management of a diverse portfolio of power projects (including procurement, contracts management and disbursement of resources). Experience in undertaking project cycle activities particularly investment planning, and project identification, preparation, appraisal and supervision across the power value chain (including generation, transmission, distribution and electrification, etc.) Have broad range of experience in, energy sector regulation, power utility performance benchmarking, monitoring & evaluation. Proven ability to work within diverse teams of cross-functional and multi-national professional staff and utilize the talent and expertise of team members in a productive way. Demonstrated ability for strategic thinking skills allied with an ability to translate strategic concepts and direction into the implementation of workable and sustainable policies regulations and energy sector programs / projects. Good listening skills with demonstrated ability to present and win support for ideas as well as make effective and timely decisions Proven ability to formulate and execute plans to achieve stipulated work objectives and performance targets, with minimum supervision from the Manager. Demonstrate effective communication and corporate negotiation skills, proven to yield positive outcomes with senior counterparts, both internal and external; and understanding of when and how to apply diplomacy, influence, maintain a hard line, make or break contacts, unwritten lines of influence and conduct oneself professionally. Professional experience or familiarity with the work and strategies, policies, procedures and practices of a similar multilateral or bilateral development finance institutions. Networking ability required to build successful relationships and partnerships with a broad range of clients, internal and external, for effective delivery of results. Prudence and skill in identification of such relationships and partners based on meeting the needs and long-term interests of clients within and outside the institution. Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
How to apply: Please apply online: https://www.afdb.org/en/vacancy/senior-power-engineer-60443
Closing Date: 18/05/2023
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