Black & Veatch Chief of Party - USAID Europe in Topeka, Kansas
Chief of Party - USAID Europe
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Company : B&V Special Projects Corp.
Req Id : 41481
Job Title : Chief of Party - USAID Europe
Location : USVRTL, DEVRTL, DEWIESBADE
Business Unit Sector : SPC-GOV-FEDERAL SE
Opportunity Type : Staff
Relocation eligible : Yes
Full time/Part time : Full-Time
Project Only Hire : Yes
Visa Sponsorship Available: No
The Black & Veatch Federal Business is grounded in history and engineering the future. We have 100+ years of experience supporting the Federal government and are dedicated to employing talented and passionate professionals.Our vision is to be thegreatestinfrastructure solutions provider delivering top tier and high quality design and engineering services to the Federal government.Our primary areas of focus include: Architecture/Engineering (A/E) and Classified Design Services, Construction Services, Environmental Services, and Integrated Services.
Black & Veatch is recruiting for a Chief of Party (CoP) for an anticipated five-year USAID Program to identify and assess investments in energy assets in target countries in Eastern Europe (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Ukraine). The overall goal of the Investments in Developing Energy Assets (IDEA) program is to focus on improving regional energy supply security, reliability and efficiency through supporting investments in all segments of the energy sector, including heat and power generation facilities, transmission and distribution networks, renewable sources, demand side improvements, and water supply and sanitation infrastructures.
The Chief of Party (CoP) will ensure the program achieves all technical, schedule, cost, safety and quality requirements of the program. The COP will manage the program, liaise with USAID Missions in target countries and other Stakeholders as well as Implementing Partners, provide technical vision and guidance. The CoP will manage overall contract requirements, including staffing, cost, assessments of investments, and quality control of all work performed under the contract.
Supervise senior technical and administrative staff; represent (primary point of contact) the program with USAID, host governments, and stakeholders; serve as the strategic guide for program activities within all sectors – ensuring the program meets all required targets and anticipated results; oversee development and implementation of administrative and operational procedures; strengthen finance, operations.
Acts as a project manager. Among responsibilities is management of a project team. The individual comprising this team may vary by project.
Bachelor’s degree in engineering or business. Minimum of 10 years of international development experience in managing and implementing large infrastructure and/or investments projects. At least 7 years of successful experience as Project Director or Chief of Party of large donor-funded technical assistance teams for projects of similar magnitude and complexity. At least 10 years of progressively responsible supervisory experience, including:
• Direct supervision of professional and support staff.
• Experience in building and effectively supervising a diverse team of employees.
• Quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables.
• Contract management.
Prior experience in designing and implementing infrastructure investment programs in the region is highly desirable. Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to hold staff accountable for quality outputs and results as well as communication with external stakeholders such as governments, donors, etc. Professional fluency in English is required. Ability to interact regularly and professionally with senior host-government counterparts on policy and other strategic planning issues. Demonstrated organizational skills and strong track record in meeting deliverables and deadlines. Demonstrated team building and management skills.
Competent with written Communications, Priority Setting, Planning, Making Presentations, Delegation, Directing Others, Informing, Listening, Dealing with Ambiguity, Customer Focus, and Building Effective Teams. Master’s degree, Chartered or Professional Engineer.
US citizenor green card holder preferred
Bachelor of science degree.
All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.
Work Environment/Physical Demands
Typical office environment, typical construction environment, extreme weather conditions, high noise level, safety hazards (electric currents, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to chemicals), atmospheric conditions ( fumes , odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation). Sitting, walking, talking, hearing, reading, writing, keyboarding, driving, filing, reaching, stooping, crouching, bending, standing for extended periods of time, lifting or carrying up to 40 pounds.
Drives vision and purpose
PMT: Project Management
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