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Energy Sector Technical Lead - USAID Ukraine

Date:  Jul 12, 2024

UA Within 12 months, UA

Company:  Black & Veatch Family of Companies


At Black & Veatch, our employee-owners go beyond the project. For over a century, we have been breaking down social, economic and geographic barriers by making life's critical resources accessible to all. Working with us, you will help provide critical expertise as we, along with our valued clients, deliver solutions that positively impact communities around the world. Our professionals are our greatest asset, and we believe nothing is more important than the health, happiness and professional growth of our employee-owners. With a focus on flexible work-life balance options, an expanding and diverse workforce, and limitless career growth opportunities, we will give you our best to help you give us your best, and together we can build a world of difference. 

Job Summary


Black & Veatch is looking for a skilled Energy Sector Technical Lead who will be responsible for the ongoing USAID Investments in Developing Energy Assets (IDEA) project.  



Black & Veatch provides integrated planning, design and construction support for mission-critical facilities, as well as threat reduction and environmental services support for all federal clients worldwide. Leveraging over 105 years of trusted infrastructure experience, our in-house design capabilities and focus on stakeholder collaboration enables high-quality, on-time and on-budget project delivery

Key Responsibilities


  • Assisting IDEA Project Management Unit (PMU) team to: 
  • Represent IDEA project on the local level with USAID, multiple Ukrainian counterparts, International Finance Institutions (IFIs) and donor organizations
  • Lead technical activities, including research, data collection and analysis, and task implementation on the local side
  • Assess energy system resilience at sites, identify vulnerabilities and risks, and devise options to improve system performance and resilience
  • Support technical studies for selected projects, as directed by PMU 
  • Work in various regions of Ukraine and multiple energy sub-sectors contributing to accuracy and completeness of the data assessments
  • Develop spreadsheets and Power Point presentations in English and Ukrainian
  • Report to the PMU on a weekly basis
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by IDEA PMU team. 


Management Responsibilities

Individual Contributor
Acts in capacity of a "lead person." Does not have management responsibility for the people to whom they provide work direction.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be resident in Ukraine
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering 
  • 10 years’ experience in power utility operations, engineering, and/or training 
  • Microsoft Office proficiency required, in particular Excel and Power Point, to do analyses and presentations 
  • Technical knowledge, knowledge of laws and regulations in force 
  • The ability to multitask, manage and meet deadlines, and do data analysis
  • The ability to interact with local counterparts, IFIs and donor organizations and project staff on all levels 
  • Demonstrated communication skills 
  • Fluent in English and Ukrainian (both written and oral). 

Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.


Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy. We offer professionals an array of health and welfare benefits that vary based on their geographic region and employment status. This may include health, life accident and disability insurances, paid time off, financial programs and more. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.


By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.

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