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Lead Specialist

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: District of Columbia
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 14/02/2019
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
Roles and Responsibilities:

The percentages below are illustrative and may evolve and/or change depending on the company's needs. Specific responsibilities will include:

1. Project Management and Technical Delivery (75%)
* Long-term project lead for the Mexico FCO project - a 3-year initiative funded by the British Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) to transition Mexico from an oil and gas economy to a clean energy economy through workforce and supplier development
* Complete short-term technical assignments, typically ranging from one to six weeks, providing consulting services in the field as well as high quality technical reports, assessments, and recommendations as requested
* Manage project teams, project budgets, client relationships and technical delivery
* Maintain supportive and ongoing communications with senior personnel
* Manage teams of home office and field-based project staff to ensure a high standard of technical and financial excellence in delivery of results according to client expectations
* Maintain regular and supportive communications with clients
* Manage in-country stakeholder engagement interfacing with senior government officials, civil society representatives and community leaders
* Help set and monitor performance goals and objectives for field and US based staff working on project management teams
* Deliver regular technical and financial reports on project performance to internal staff
* Assist teams in preparing work plans and reports in compliance with contracts
* Serve as a "knowledge management" champion, drawing best practices from projects and channeling relevant best practices to projects as needed

2. New Business Development (15%)
* Serve as technical lead in writing winning proposals
* Manage proposal development teams
* Track and follow up on business intelligence leading up to bid opportunities
* Organize and lead reconnaissance efforts in target countries
* Help strategize winning approaches to bid opportunities
* Serve as a proposal reviewer for select non-internal proposals that have relevant linkages with our client's technical work

3. Cross-Corporate Initiatives (10%)
* Lead trainings on technical approaches, methodologies, and client insights
* Present results of technical work at conferences or other public events
* Mentor junior staff
* Participate in cross-sector process improvement and strategic planning teams,
* Serve as a technical bridge/resource to share our client's experience with external technical teams, and ensure technical innovation from those teams are brought back into our client's group to enhance a cross-corporate learning culture

Additional responsibilities as deemed necessary.


Minimum Qualifications:
* Grade 11: Minimum of eleven years of relevant professional experience and a bachelor's degree; or nine years of relevant professional experience and a master's degree
* Demonstrated experience leading, designing, and/or evaluating multi-year and multi-million dollar projects
* Minimum of five years of experience in private sector consulting, extractive industries, enterprise development, workforce development, and/or local content
* Experience engaging with stakeholders from the public, private, and civil society sectors.
* Excellent writing skills and demonstrated experience writing strong technical proposals
* Can work effectively across technical areas, to develop approaches that integrate or leverage resources
* Strong knowledge of the oil & gas sector and renewable energy sector with an emphasis on the procurement, supply-chain management, workforce skills development, supplier development and policy/regulations
* Demonstrated ability to multi-task in a rapidly changing environment
* Action-oriented with strong intellectual agility and ability
* Ability to travel an estimated 30% of the time
* Fluent in Spanish
* Strong quantitative skills is preferred
* Knowledge of and experience working in Mexico and the Mexican energy sector is preferred

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