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Power System Planning Expert - Ukraine

Energy and Utilities
15400001017 Requisition #

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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 Power System Planning Expert who will serve as a member of Electricity Team to support Ukrainian power system recovery and development, including further integration with ENTSO-E and harmonization of electricity market rules of Ukraine with the EU market. This is a long-term full-time position for the period of 1 year with the possibility of extension, based in Kyiv office, with occasional business travel. The Power System Procurement Expert will report to the Senior Electricity Regulatory Manager.

Main Responsibilities

  • Lead project activities on network planning (at TSO and DSO levels) for short-term restoration and long-term development. Establish effective cooperation with beneficiaries and subcontractors;
  • Support project activities related to the power system modeling (technical and economic), collect input information, develop scenarios, and prepare reports;
  • Support project activities on integration with ENTSO-E, including improvement of transmission and distribution Grid Codes and Market Rules;
  • Support project activities towards procurement of materials and power equipment for restoring damaged power system infrastructure, including but not limited to assessment of the needs of the TSO and DSOs, identifying vendors and suppliers;
  • Support coordination of cooperation with the Ministry of Energy, TSO (Ukrenergo), DSOs and Energy Regulator (NEURC) in relation to Ukrainian power system recovery and development;
  • Provide technical assistance to strategic planning and capacity development components of the project implementation;
  • Support building and maintaining strong partnerships and effective coordination among relevant stakeholders (e.g., USAID and other international donors, government bodies, non-governmental organizations or other relevant partners);
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or related field acceptable to Tetra Tech;
  • At least 5-year experience in the electricity sector and strong understanding of the specifics of Ukrainian power system;
  • Good knowledge of operation and equipment in transmission and distribution grids as well as experience network development planning;
  • Experience in working closely with the DSOs and/or TSO;
  • Project management skills, including ability to develop and manage relationships with subcontractors and a diverse set of officials and stakeholders;
  • Sufficient experience in power system projects such as distribution and/or transmission network development plans is desired. Experience with the EU and Eastern European countries is a plus;
  • Experience in power system modeling software (e.g., DigSILENT PF, DAKAR, PLEXOS, etc.) will be an advantage;
  • Proficiency in English (written, read, spoken, and heard) and Ukrainian;
  • Proficient in office computer applications (MS Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

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.


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