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Lead Transaction Advisor - South Africa

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Tetra Tech provides best-in-class energy consulting services for clients worldwide. Our work advances clean energy to achieve climate and decarbonization goals; creates sustainable utilities and modern grids; and promotes gender equality and economic inclusivity at the energy nexus.


Position summary & job purpose:

Tetra Tech is searching for a Lead Transaction Advisor (LTA) for the anticipated USAID Enhancing Development through Energy in Southern Africa (EDE SA) Project. The LTA provides project leadership and technical expertise on advancing energy sector transactions in the region, as further detailed below.  The position is a fixed-term appointment with benefits and is contingent upon contract award.  Non-South African candidates must be willing to relocate to Pretoria, South Africa for the duration of the project.  


This position is contingent on project award.


Position responsibilities:

  • Advance energy sector transactions by tracking key actions, engaging with stakeholders, and recommending specific technical assistance to either remove obstacles or to expedite transactions to financial close
  • Identify/anticipate long-range activities and problems/constraints of all projects
  • Interact with USAID, USG officials on technical issues of projects to propose and agree on necessary activity and deliverable changes and innovations
  • Accelerate transaction development, provide independent advice on key transaction issues (particular to host governments), and build capacity of key ministries to fast track transaction approval / implementation and adoption of reforms necessary to increase private sector investment
  • Work on existing and develops a future pipeline of transactions that are promising private sector driven, high‐impact power sector transactions
  • Carry out preliminary technical, commercial, financial, and social due diligence (e.g., project merit, competence of project developers, risk factors, etc.) of promising private sector driven, high impact energy projects--including identifying available funding sources and technical assistance
  • Maintain close relationships with important private sector and government actors, including project developers, regulatory bodies, commercial banks, investment funds, pension funds, and other donors to obtain alignment and buy-in
  • Assist in the implementation of new IPP frameworks, and develop strategies that address capacity shortcomings and thus contributes to accelerated implementation of the IPP framework and adoption of policy reforms and project implementation
  • Promote due attention to issues concerning environment, social soundness, renewable and clean energy, climate change, and gender
  • Participate and assist in setting up and undertaking periodic reviews sponsored or requested by clients
  • Other duties as assigned


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

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in business administration, law, engineering, economics, finance, policy, or a related field
  • 10+ years’ investment experience, including developing country work, in origination, structuring/execution and post-deal maintenance of various power sector transactions 
  • Demonstrated familiarity, and prior experience with advising on power sector transactions in Southern Africa
  • Prior experience with managing a team of subject matter experts and/or a team of transaction advisors


Valued but not required KSA’s:

  • Prior experience with utility unbundling and energy sector restructuring desirable
  • Prior experience with cross border power trade, and power pools desirable


About Tetra Tech:


Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.


At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting http://www.tetratech.com/en/benefits.


For more information on our company, please visit our website at www.tetratech.com. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at www.tetratech.com/careers.


We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.


Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.


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