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Job Ref:  139332BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  Kazakhstan
City:  Almaty
30/09/2016 12:05

Why Choose AECOM?
AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees - including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals - serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine's annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World's Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients' projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at ;NA.

About the Business Line
AECOM's Global Support Services (GSS) organization resides within AECOM's Government business line and is comprised of three divisions - International Development, Operations and Mission Support, and Global Programs. GSS has the international presence, personnel networks and procurement infrastructure to deliver support for any mission, anywhere. We optimize the reliability, availability and sustainability of equipment, logistics systems and facilities for clients around the world. GSS supports the U.S. Government, non-U.S. Governments and industry clients with worldwide program management, planning, design, operations and maintenance, logistics, aviation services, security, international development, environmental and civil engineering and mission and intelligence support.

Job Summary
The new potential USAID sponsored energy project could work to increase private sector investment in clean energy and will have activities centered on transaction advisory support, policy and regulatory technical assistance, and capacity building.
AECOM seeks a Chief of Party to be based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The COP will ensure that results, quality standards and schedules are met. The COP will define and manage overall contract requirements, including staffing, and cost and quality control of all tasks and assignments undertaken to achieve this contract's objectives. The COP must have the ability to speak for the contractor on all matters. This ensures that decisions can be made in a timely and efficient manner.

The primary responsibilities include:
  • Serving as the main point of contact between USAID and the Contractor and reporting to both.
  • Ensuring effective and efficient performance for all aspects of this contract, overseeing all quality control and reporting.
  • Interacting professionally with senior Mission, Embassy, and government officials, other donors, and regional organizations.

Minimum Requirements
  • A Bachelor's Degree in business, management, economics, law, engineering, policy, or other areas relevant to the energy sector or leadership and management of complex programs.
  • At least 10 years of experience in the energy sector with emphasis on most of the following areas in the developing world: power project finance, power project development, transactions advisory, power sector governance and regulation, electric utility operations, and IPP, PPP and privatization-related work.
  • Demonstrated success in managing complex and diverse programs in similar development environments for at least seven years. This includes at least seven (7) years of experience as a COP or senior field management experience such as Project Director, Regional Director or Country Director role, demonstrating professional interaction with senior U.S. and foreign government officials.
  • Demonstrated capacity to build and effectively supervise a diverse team; effective organizational skills, strategy development and implementation skills; interpersonal and creative problem-solving skills along with demonstrated capacity to establish productive relationships with high-level host country officials and stakeholders.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English with strong oral and written presentation skills.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in Central Asia.

What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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