Posted on :
29 Aug, 2016
29 Aug, 2016
ICF International was founded in 1969 as the Inner City Fund, a venture capital firm whose mission was to finance inner-city businesses.
ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) provides professional services and technology solutions that deliver beneficial impact in areas critical to the world’s future. ICF is fluent in the language of change, whether driven by markets, technology, or policy. Since 1969, we have combined a passion for our work with deep industry expertise to tackle our clients’ most important challenges. We partner with clients around the globeadvising, executing, innovatingto help them define and achieve success. Our more than 5,000 employees serve government and commercial clients from more than 70 offices worldwide. ICF’s website is www.icfi.com. Interested in a career that focuses on positively impacting quality of life and influencing global and national policies in the developing world? Then look at ICF International. Backed by 30 years of experience and a worldwide network of development professionals, we help clients promote sustainable development and build in-country capacity in leading areas such as global health, food security, climate change, and clean energy.
Job Title: Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Expert
ICF International is seeking a Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Expert for ICF s Integrated Resource and Resiliency Planning (IRRP) project, supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). This is power sector improvement program based in Accra, Ghana. The T&D Expert will work closely with the Chief of Party and the Senior Energy Expert, and will be responsible for supporting T&D planning, analysis and related activities, including generation interconnection feasibility studies, transmission and distribution system reliability assessments, transmission and distribution network capability assessments, transfer capability analysis, and renewable generation integration studies. The successful candidate will be proficient in the use of T&D modeling tools, and in conducting steady-state, transient and short-circuit studies. The T&D expert will also support related capacity building activities.
The successful candidate will work closely with various Ghana electric sector stakeholders (including, VRA, GRIDCo, ECG, and NEDCO) to meet program outcomes on time, within scope, and within budget.
Local candidates from Ghana and the West Africa region are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be able to demonstrate prior experience working in Ghana or West Africa.
_Basic Qualifications:_ Bachelor s degree in Engineering and a minimum GPA of 3.0 3 or more years of experience in transmission and/or distribution system modeling and analysis Proficiency with industry-standard power flow tools (e.g., PSLF, PSS/E, PowerWorld, CYMDIST, etc.) Experience conducting transmission and distribution system studies, including power flow and contingency analysis, stability studies, and short-circuit studies. Demonstrated quantitative skills Knowledge of transmission and/or distribution grids in Ghana and/or West Africa Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (particularly, MS Excel)
Master s degree in Electrical Engineering with a major in power systems Advanced knowledge of power grids and transmission markets in Ghana and/or West Africa Knowledge of Ghana and/or West Africa energy sector finance, economics and policy Technical knowledge of micro grids and other isolated grids Experience in production cost modeling, and/or economic power market analysis experience (including internships) Knowledge of load forecasting is an advantage Basic Knowledge of fuel and renewable markets in Ghana and/or West Africa
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English Excellent interpersonal skills Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision making capabilities Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment Organizes written work in a manner that is clear, easy to follow, and tailored for the intended audience. Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information Works collaboratively with project team and client to achieve established goals.
ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.
Requisition ID: /1600003322/