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Legal Expert - Ukraine

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Project opportunity 

United Kingdom and Europe Teams and Clients

Project Summary 

The Energy Security Project (ESP) is a seven-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the largest USAID project in Ukraine so far. The USAID ESP is implemented by a USAID Contractor, Tetra Tech ES, Inc., a California-based leading provider of services in the areas of water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

The USAID ESP mission is to enhance Ukraine’s energy security, improve the energy legal and regulatory environment in the country, and increase the resilience of Ukraine’s energy supply. This will help to support the country’s economic development and sustain its democracy. USAID ESP is working closely with the Government of Ukraine (GOU) to develop competitive energy markets. By doing so, USAID ESP will facilitate private sector-led energy investments to provide affordable, reliable, resilient, and secure energy for all Ukrainians. USAID ESP is currently in the fifth year of implementation and will run through June 2025.

*Please note: Only Ukrainian nationals are eligible for this position*

*The position is pending USAID's approval*

Position Summary 

USAID ESP is currently looking for a Senior Legal Expert who will be responsible to lead energy technical tasks and activities with the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine (MIU) Support Project Team. The focus will be on assisting the ministry to evaluate energy projects and prepare proposals for funding of these projects. This is a long-term position, imbedded to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine for the period of 1 year with the possibility of extension for another term. This position will be based in the office of Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine in Kyiv and is expected to be present there for all business days, but it may involve occasional travels. The position will be reporting to the MIU Support Project Manager.


  • Legal due diligence and reviewing, drafting and/or negotiating all transaction documents leading to closing. The types of financing will primarily be comprised of project finance and infrastructure loans. The loans will often involve complex negotiation and documentation.
  • Providing guidance to and supervise the expert-legal staff;
  • Advising on legal and policy matters in the areas of finance (including project finance or financial intermediaries, and/or corporate loans), equity investments, private equity funds, and/or political risk insurance in the context of negotiating and documenting transactions for projects;
  • Drafting, structuring and/or negotiating key financing and credit agreements and advise teams structuring bankable documents for energy projects;
  • Other duties as assigned;



  • Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited law school with a minimum of a LLM degree;
  • Be certified to practice law in the Ukraine;
  • Have a minimum of eight years specialized experience in project finance and/or in drafting primary and secondary legislation;
  • Experience working with donor agencies or international financial institutions is highly desirable;
  • Specialized knowledge of and ability to independently analyze whether the design, construction and operating contracts for energy projects are bankable at a high level;
  • Specialized knowledge of and ability to draft, structure and/or negotiate key financing and credit agreements and advise teams structuring bankable documents for energy projects;
  • Demonstrated ability to find solutions to financial/transaction issues;
  • Excellent working knowledge of written and spoken English;


About Tetra Tech:


Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 470 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—22,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.


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Tetra Tech is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity, inclusion, and equity are among Tetra Tech’s core values. Throughout our history, the company has prioritized equitable inclusion of all people. All qualified candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, military or veteran status, gender, age, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information and any other characteristics protected by the law. We invite resumes from all interested parties. Please visit our website at www.tetratech.com to see the array of diverse services and exciting projects we are currently working on.


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


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