Manager, Special Projects (AIP Unit) Nexant
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED Location:Washington, DC
Business Unit:Energy Chemicals and Consulting
Nexant is a provider of intelligent grid software and clean energy solutions-pioneering, developing, and advancing electric power grid and alternative energy technologies and services. Our exclusive focus on energy, combined with our well-respected and experienced professionals, proven technology, and proprietary industry information, has earned us distinctive brand recognition and a reputation as a top energy solutions company.
Nexant is an independent company formed on January 1, 2000 by a core group of energy consulting and advanced energy technology units of Bechtel Group, Inc. Since that date, we have added expertise through the strategic acquisition of eight energy technology companies and organically hiring only the best in our field. Our seasoned professionals have completed over 3,000 assignments in more than 100 countries. We have headquarters in San Francisco and Foster City, CA, with 32 corporate, representative, and project offices in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. We have been profitable since day one with significant growth rates.
Our detailed understanding of the physical behavior and constraints of the power system is embedded in our grid and market operations software. We offer an integrated line of software solutions that addresses all facets of energy markets, from centralized wholesale markets to independent energy retailers and aggregators. Growing trends such as dynamic pricing and demand side management are emphasized. Our domain dominance within the energy value chain and integrated expertise in the market with proprietary technologies makes us a clear leader in our space.
We also provide advisory services for developing and commercializing advanced clean energy technologies as well as supplying technical, operational, and strategic consulting to oil, gas, and chemical majors, energy resource companies, technology owners, governments, and investors. In addition, Nexant is a national leader in the innovative design, implementation, and evaluation of many of the largest commercial, industrial, and residential energy efficiency incentive and demand side management programs in the United States.
Our current investors include TeleSoft Partners, Oak Investment Partners, The Beacon Group, Intel Capital, Nth Power, Morgan Stanley Global Energy Group, Frog and Peach, and Symphony Technology Group, as well as Nexant management and staff. We recently secured another round of funding of $50 million that will help us achieve the rapid growth potential of our company.
Are you interested in having a real impact and helping to change the world? Then join us!
About the Job
AIP is a USAID funded technical assistance program aiming to help late stage power infrastructure projects in SSA reach financial closure through making available financial, legal, technical and environmental experts to governments and governmental agencies. Once a project has been identified and the terms of the technical assistance agreed upon with the beneficiaries and USAID, the Nexant project team intervenes and assists the beneficiaries to create or improve the project structure and enabling environment and negotiate project core agreements such as Power Purchase Agreements and appropriate Financing Agreements power connection and transportation agreements, fuel supply agreements and miscellaneous studies and models in support of the project financial closure.
The Manager, Special Projects will work under the direction of Nexant Vice President & Project Manager, Africa Infrastructure Program (AIP) within the Consulting-Government division, to provide technical support to AIP project finance advisory activity and USAID policy making. They will be assisted in his/her logistics and administrative tasks by the Project Support team and will report to the AIP Project Manager.
Duties and Responsibilities
Prepare recommendations to USAID for project support, follow up and edit AIP project data base and project portfolio
Follow up on the AIP activity project by project and have the ability to answer requests by USAID on the AIP projects status
Development of communication messages on AIP achievements and the interaction with USAID AIP Director(s) in emergency to deliver summaries or analytic papers to assert US Government aid programs and policy.
Support AIP project development by conducting analytical research on Sub-Saharan Africa countries power sector and related infrastructure projects
Identification of projects susceptible to be supported by the USAID AIP program; projects due diligences, including identification and analyses of barriers to project financial closures and project enabling environment gaps; reviews of country business economics; and addressing legal and policy-related issues in the energy sector
Frequent interaction with AIP Project Manager and USAID AIP Director(s), often linked to emergency delivery of summaries or analytic papers to assert US Government aid policy.
Master's degree in engineering or business administration. Having both degrees would be favorably considered.
At least 15 years of infrastructure project development and/or project management experience.
Proven project finance experience on power infrastructure projects.
Confirmed knowledge of power sector components, interactions and contractual agreements.
Prior experience in consulting with emerging countries, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa.
A team player with the ability to work independently and with minimal guidance, to complete analytical research with a keen attention to detail.
Ability to provide effective follow-up on individual activities in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment.
Experience preparing comprehensive reports detailing analytical findings. Excellent reporting writing skills.
Commitment to providing a premium-quality, cost-effective work products.
Salary and Benefits (U.S.)
Nexant offers competitive salaries based on candidate's qualifications. Nexant also offers three weeks paid vacation per year, eleven paid holidays per year, a 401(k) plan with employee matching funds and an overall comprehensive benefits package.
Nexant, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and encourages workforce diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.
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