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Electricity Sector Specialist


Tetra Tech International Development Services, headquartered in Arlington, VA is searching for an Electricity Sector Specialist, French speaker to provide technical, project management, and business development support for legal and regulatory projects in the electricity sector. S/he will perform technical analyses, develop presentations, conduct research and write technical reports. S/he will be based anywhere globally, with travel to project locations occasionally to execute technical tasks in collaboration with local project personnel, project stakeholders, and clients.


Position responsibilities:

· Develop and deliver advice to stakeholders in electricity sector reform processes on a variety of topics, including:

energy policy and regulation,

power sector reform, to include unbundling and liberalization,

electricity markets and market design, and

regulation associated with integration of renewable generation & energy efficiency.

· Analyze existing structures of the electricity sector in developing countries, and advise on appropriate reforms drawing on international best practices.

· Work with electricity sector regulatory agencies to strengthen their analytical capacity in implementing the regulatory framework.

· Support the electricity sector planning processes, working with energy ministries, utilities, and regulatory agencies.

· Assist task leads with prioritization of activities and the development of work plans.

· Write first drafts, prepare and finalize technical presentations, reports, papers, and other deliverables.

· Support proposal preparation and business development efforts

· Develop the technical portion of marketing materials

· Interact directly with the clients under the direction of a senior team member

· Work independently on complex tasks

· Other tasks as assigned


Essential KSA’s required (experience, skills, education, certification, etc.):

· Energy sector project implementation experience in legal and regulatory issues related to the operation and reform of the electricity sector

· Must possess at least a Master’s degree in engineering, economics, or related field, and/or is a qualified lawyer.

· Must speak, read, and write in both French and English

· Excellent communication skills – able to communicate complex information and deliver verbal and written messages effectively

· Strong research capabilities, using a variety of primary and secondary sources

· Strong organizational, teamwork, and technical skills

· Must be able to manage several tasks simultaneously, and prioritize as necessary

· Self-starter, working effectively under deadlines


Valued but not required KSA’s:

· International experience and global perspective – direct experience working in developing countries is preferred

· Prior experience as a consultant or work for a donor agency/international organization in the electricity sector is preferred.



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.



Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. With more than 20,000 associates working together, Tetra Tech provides clear solutions to complex problems 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 over 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.