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Tetra Tech, Inc.

Electricity Sector Specialist - Manager

Tetra Tech, Inc. - Arlington, VA

Job Description:

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—16,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams.

Tetra Tech is looking for a  Project Manager/ Electricity Sector Specialist (or Electric Utility Specialist) to be based in Arlington Virginia USA.

The successful candidate will work as part of Tetra Tech’s team of energy experts to design, analyze, and advise on the development and implementation of electricity projects in developing countries.

Positions Responsibilities:

Carry out activities in the planning, design, development, and implementation of electricity projects in developing countries, focused on power generation, transmission and distribution.

Carry out and lead the development of resource assessments, due diligence, feasibility studies, technology evaluations, market assessments, policy evaluations, and economic analyses in the electricity sector

Lead the development of capacity building efforts through training and workshops.

Document and report on project activities, prepare position papers and technical review documents to assist in sharing project successes and lessons learned

Take a lead role in implementing projects and managing client relationships

Identify new clients and business opportunities, prepare proposals

Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum of 10 years of work experience in the electricity sector, especially in utility operation and electricity markets.

Experience in the implementation of power generation, transmission and distribution technologies.

Experience in utility operations including electricity loss reduction strategies, outages reduction, network quality improvements, etc.

Experience in competitive procurement and grid integration of renewable energy generation.

Experience with power systems modeling.

Knowledge of electricity regulatory environment. 

Experience working with a diverse set of clients (e.g., public, private)

Experience working with sub-contractors and leading small to medium size teams.

Experience preparing reports and technical studies for clients.

Excellent oral and written communication skills in English at level 5 of fluency.

Ability to work in Spanish and/or French desirable.

Proficient with MS Office package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project) required.

Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Economics, or a related field required.

Advanced degree, such as MBA or other relevant discipline, preferred.

Must be willing and able to travel to developing countries up to 1/3 o

f the time and to do short-term international assignments

Experience working in Africa, Europe and Eurasia

Ability to work in French desirable

For more information on our company, please visit our website at To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at

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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Location: Arlington, VA

Company Profile:
Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting and engineering services worldwide. We are a diverse company, including individuals with expertise in science, research, engineering, construction, and information technology. Our strength is in collectively providing integrated services—delivering the best solutions to meet our clients' needs. Tetra Tech’s innovative, sustainable solutions help our clients address their water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development challenges. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in every sector and to use that expertise throughout the project life cycle. Our commitment to safety is ingrained in our culture and at the forefront of every project.