Wood Ghana Vacancies 2018

Posted on :

12 Nov, 2018

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Technical Recruitment in Ghana

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset lifecycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.

Job Description

Job Title: Senior West Africa Technical Energy Lead

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc. (Wood) is seeking a Senior West Africa Technical Lead in the energy sector to guide and support the West Africa Energy Program (WAEP) under the Power Africa Expansion Program. WAEP will target advancing the energy sector, specifically as related to facilitating the financial closure of power transactions and strengthening the enabling environment for private sector investment in West Africa’s power sector, while addressing key constraints to such investment and strengthening the human and institutional capacity of key national power sector entities, including utilities, on – grid connections, and regional power trade. Service geographies will target Anglo and Franco – phone West Africa, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (“DRC”), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea – Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo. Projects will be performed in close coordination with US funding agencies and local stakeholder counterparts.

This full – time position will be based in Accra, Ghana, and will require frequent travel to in – country project sites. Wood’s Senior West Africa Technical Lead will provide technical leadership, project management, and strategy and project formulation support for all desired outcomes of the Regional program; the successful candidate will report directly to the project COP.


Technical areas of expertise sought include:

  • Electric Utility Reform and Restructuring
  • Power Systems Planning & Monitoring
  • Private Sector Participation & Electricity Access
  • Legal & Regulatory
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Tariffs & Power Economics
  • Power and Gas Systems Engineering
  • Generation, Transmission and Distribution Systems and Transactions
  • Demand – side Management and Energy Efficiency
  • Environmental, Resettlement, Social & Gender Considerations

Contract length: Four (4) years with possible option years

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide oversight and ensure effective performance of the Regional components of the project
  • Serve as Wood’s senior staff member and liaison with both the client and the project team
  • Coordinate performance and implementation across all desired outcomes of the Regional program
  • Ensure the high quality of all deliverables produced
  • Report to Wood’s COP on project progress, needs and issues
  • Support Wood’s Home Office staff in development of monthly project invoices

Skills / Qualifications

  • A minimum of 20 years of working experience in implementing energy projects, especially in electricity distribution, is desired
  • Preferably a bachelor’s degree in finance or engineering, with a master’s degree in engineering management, finance / economics or similar fields highly desirable
  • Extensive in – country technical work experience highly preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of international best practices in power system planning, economics, business models, institutional assessment, contract procedures, project follow – up and risk management
  • Experience working and living in developing and / or post – conflict countries, with a preference for experience in the aforementioned countries
  • Ability to work in a team environment with multiple reporting priorities

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