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Utility Planning & Operations Manager – Indonesia

15400000597 Requisition #

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.



  • Managing utility planning and operations tasks areas and activities including but not limited:
  • As instructed and guided by the Utility Services Director, liaise with SINAR contractors, counterparts (PLN, MoF, MEMR, MMI, among others) and other SINAR Objective leads to develop in-depth understanding of the planning and operations procedures,  analysis and modeling, mechanisms, directives, contracts and regulations driving the financial, operational and economic decisions regarding planning and power system operations of the national utility and the related government interactions, from load forecasting, power sourcing justification and grid planning to dispatching methodology SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures) and KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators).
  • Producing reports (white papers, studies, policy memo, assessment, analysis).
  • Participate, support and eventually conduct capacity building training for SINAR counterparts (PLN, MoF, Bappenas MEMR, MMI, among others) towards the reform and improvement of the utility’s planning and operations.
  • Support the Utility Services Director in providing expert advice to PLN directors, senior managers and GoI relevant decision makers about international experience in utility technical and financial performance, standard business practices, grid assets planning and finance, and cost recovery relationship with SOP’s and KPI’s.
  • Support SINAR Activities in liaising with PLN and GoI relevant decision makers to define, clarify and educate on the benefits of utility modernization and the utilization of advance energy systems.
  • Development and implementation of project’s activities (work plan, ToR, capacity building, seminars and other activities), delivering certain technical outputs and monitoring deliverables, such as research and or literature review on energy finance topics, operational analysis, financial modelling, KPI’s modernization and third party analysis.
  • Support Director Utility Services in producing SINAR project reporting administration and the senior management in the design, development and implementation of the Work Plan requested by the client.
  • Support all requested reporting by providing the necessary information while respecting the imposed timeline, milestone, and deadlines. That includes, but not limited to:
    • Monitoring & Evaluation plan.
    • Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan.
    • Work Plan.
    • Weekly & Bi-weekly reports.
    • Quarterly Progress report.
    • Yearly report.
    • Final report.
  • Support all budgetary exercise necessary for the project.
  • Will be part, on demand, of all significant meetings or calls with the client to support the senior management on the technical aspect of the implementation of Category 3.
  • Will comply, and will ensure compliance with any administrative, operational, and logistical procedures, processes, and requirements.


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and/or business management and/or finance and/or other engineering. If the candidate has management or finance background, very strong technical knowledge in power systems is required.
  • Familiarity with:
    • PLN’s decision-making structure, present SOP’s and KPI’s origins and interpretation.
    • Structuring, origination, political interactions, and information integration to conform the RUPTL and RUEN.
    • Indonesian accounting and balance exemptions for PLN, his PPA’s, cross-linked subsidy schemes and inter-ministerial cross accounting principles and recursive deficit allowances.
  • Familiarity with current Indonesian and PLN’s standard planning and operations practices in traditional energy, renewable energy, energy efficiency and other advanced energy systems.
  • 7+ years of professional experience working, directly or through external services, in/for operations and/or system planning of an electric utility, transmission system operator, or utility engineering services company, preferably with power system planning, corporate planning, and/or IPP’s.
  • Present and/or analyze utility proposals for overall system, power capacity and network planning, investment, and rate regulatory/cost recovery proceedings.
  • Power system assets techno-financial investment justification, recovery, and profitability analysis.


Valued but not required KSA’s:

  • Familiarity with international primary energy spot and futures markets and delivery mechanisms.
  • Familiarity with Indonesian financing mechanisms, used by PLN, for power sector assets and IPP’s.
  • Familiarity with International Accounting, Auditing and Reporting Standards (IAS and IFRS).
  • Cost of electricity services, revenue requirement analysis, and tariff setting methodology.
  • Definition and cost estimation of ancillary services.
  • Techno-Financial planning, costing and operations management of high-voltage transmission lines and substations including. interconnections, protection settings, reliability analysis and outage response.
  • Existing working relations with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, PLN, project and with developers, banks/financial institutions, GOI, provincial government, and PLN officials, developers, banks/financial institutions, and research and development and industry organizations.
  • Familiarity with USAID procedures and practices for quality control, including monitoring.


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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