Energy Efficiency Expert

Requisition ID 2018-10391
# of Openings
1
Category
Power and Energy

Overview

The Louis Berger Group is an internationally recognized consulting firm that provides engineering, architecture, program and construction management, environmental planning and science, and economic development services. For nearly 60 years, we have been a devoted and trusted partner to federal, state, and local government agencies; national, provincial, and local governments; multilateral institutions; and commercial industry. To this diverse client base we bring strategic vision and an entrepreneurial spirit, developing innovative solutions to the world’s most challenging problems.

Our team is growing and we are currently seeking for a Non Key Senior International Expert for Energy Efficiency that will work within the project Technical Assistance for Project Preparation of Investment Projects (PPF6).

The purpose of this Contract is to strengthen technical and administrative capacity of the Serbian administration in relation to the European Integration process and enhance effective and efficient management and absorption of EU pre-accession funds, with the special emphasis on development and preparation of energy and environment infrastructure projects.

Responsibilities

General Expert Tasks:

The general activities and duties to be executed by the Energy Efficiency Expert are as follows:

  • Elaboration and finalization of appraisal reports for the sub-projects identified by the project beneficiaries
  • Leading the process of project preparation activities (project design, technical and energy audit, feasibility studies, EIAs, CBAs, etc);
  • Coordinate the work of project sub-teams and secure that all sub-projects are prepared in full compliance with the project-related Serbian legislation especially those concerning public procurement procedures;
  • Design and manage a suitable workplan for the sub-project teams to follow and provide necessary guidance on the compliance of their outputs in terms of quality and formats, in line what is prescribed by PRAG/FIDIC and recommended by JASPERS if needed;
  • Compile all outputs of non-key experts and prepare draft documentation for further processing by PPF6 Key Experts;
  • Maintain close relations with the project beneficiaries in a way the work is carried out under their auspices and in full ownership - all potential differences of opinion with the beneficiaries should be left for discussion in the presence of PPF6 Key Experts;
  • Provide continuous update on project progress to PPF6 Key Experts especially on  the conditions hampering the advancement of the preparatory works and provision of project necessary inputs;
  • Suggest in timely fashion to the sub-project teams and PPF6 Key Experts appropriate mitigation measures to avoid potential project risks.

Expert Activities:

The main activities and duties to be executed by the Energy Efficiency Expert are as follows:

  • Result 0: Necessary PPF6 structures set and agreement reached on sub projects to be subject of PPF6 project

Activity 0.5 Appraisal – screening of previously developed technical documentation in close cooperation with the line ministries, national agencies, and relevant public utility companies municipalities

  • Result 1: Priority Investment Projects in energy and environmental sectors prepared for implementation

Activity 1.1 Preparation of the sub-project Methodologies

Activity 1.2 Realization of the surveys/site investigations at the locations identified as optional for implementation of selected projects

Activity 1.3 Preparation of selected projects documentation including preliminary assessment work, pre-feasibility studies, feasibility studies, cost–benefit analyses, funding gap calculations, environment impact assessment studies, general project designs, the preliminary project designs, and the main project designs, as well as tender documentation when deemed justified

  • Result 2: Relevant national and local institution staff dealing with preparation of technical documentation in energy and environment sectors is properly trained.

Activity 2.1 Assessment of technical basis/knowledge concerning the preparation and implementation of infrastructure projects in environment and energy sectors

Activity 2.2 Identification and development of new concepts of capacity building for infrastructure project preparation

Activity 2.3 Defining the tailor made capacity building program addressing critical findings from the assessment

Activity 2.4 Delivery of specialised trainings following the capacity building programme

Activity 2.5 Organizing and delivery of 10 one-day trainings concerning Methodology for selection and prioritization

Activity 2.6 Design of the training evaluation system to monitor and assess capacity building performances in structured manner

Qualifications

Qualifications and skills:

  • University degree in engineering;
  • Professional level of English, both spoken and written
  • Computer literacy (Auto-CAD design and MS Office applications).

General professional experience:

  • Minimum 10 years of general working experience;
  • Minimum 7 years of working experience in the field of expertise for which the expert is mobilized

Specific professional experience:

  • Strong professional experience in project appraisal and/or formulation of technical analyses within the framework of project preparation (pre-feasibility and/or feasibility studies in energy sector related to energy efficiency);
  • Strong professional experience in preparing technical documentation in energy sector related to energy efficiency and in line with the PPF6 requirements (energy audits and/or technical designs and/ro tender dossiers related to energy efficiency measures);
  • Team coordination and participation in multidisciplinary teams for preparation of infrastructure technical documentation;
  • Previous experience in PPF projects is an asset;
  • Knowledge of Serbian language is an asset

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