Junior Energy Efficiency Specialist - Moldova Energy Security Activity (MESA)

Position summary & job purpose: 

Tetra Tech is recruiting a Junior Energy Efficiency Specialist to support the implementation of the USAID funded Moldova Energy Security Activity (MESA). The objective of MESA is to strengthen Moldova’s energy security by: (1) advancing physical and market integration of the Moldovan energy sector with Europe; (2) increasing renewable energy integration; and (3) increasing investment in energy efficiency and domestic power generation, particularly through increased adoption of renewable energy technologies.

The Junior Energy Efficiency Specialist will provide technical support specifically to Objective 3. This position is full-time, and hiring is contingent upon USAID approval. 

The Junior Energy Efficiency Specialist will be expected to carry out the position responsibilities below. Learn more about MESA please see this link.

Position responsibilities:

  • Collect and analyze data from the National Bureau of Statistics, ministries, local public authorities and other state institutions on erected buildings specifically by number, technical characteristics of building envelope (walls, roofs,  floors, windows and doors), engineering systems, heated area of buildings and volume. 
  • Assist in developing models and simulations and propose technical solutions for building renovation to define the Minimal Energy Performance Requirements for reconstructed or newly erected buildings in the country; 
  • Assist with capacity building of Moldovan energy auditors and inspectors of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. 
  • Assist team members during field visits and construction sites during the trainings for architectural and engineering measurements including thermography analysis of building with further calculations, modelling and simulations; 
  • Analyze existing laws and secondary legislation including construction regulations for all types of engineering specialties to identify the discrepancies that might appear during the adoption of the new Law for Energy Performance of Buildings; 
  • Support Objective 3 Lead with day-to-day management of tasks, coordinate implementation activities with relevant team members, monitor implementation progress of activities from subcontractors ensuring quality control and in-line with the project timeline; 
  • Contribute and/or draft technical deliverables, weekly, quarterly and annual reports, technical presentations and other documents; 
  • Participate in meetings with relevant stakeholders and drafting corresponding meeting minutes; 
  • Carry out other tasks assigned by the MESA leadership team. 

Essential KSAs required (experience, skills, education, education, certification): 

  • Advanced degree in Architecture in Building or HVAC (Heating, ventilation & air conditioning) or a Master’s Degree in relevant discipline will be considered as an advantage.
  • Computer literacy: adequate skills on MS Windows, MS Office, and internet applications are required.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in English, Romanian and Russian (reading, writing, speaking) is required.
  • Demonstrate flexibility, dedication in the assigned duties and a highly cooperative spirit.
  • Ability to build effective relationships with peers, supervisors, clients, and stakeholders.
  • Eligibility to legally work in Moldova

Valued but not required KSAs:

  • Knowledge of Moldavian construction regulations;
  • Computer literacy: adequate skills on AutoCAD or other software supporting dwg format
  • Experience working for or collaborating with other international donor funded project

Physical demands & work environment: 

  • Office setting and possible trips throughout the country

About Tetra Tech:

Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 450 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—21,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

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Tetra Tech is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity, inclusion, and equity are among Tetra Tech’s core values. Throughout our history, the company has prioritized equitable inclusion of all people. All qualified candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, military or veteran status, gender, age, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information and any other characteristics protected by the law. We invite resumes from all interested parties. Please visit our website at www.tetratech.com to see the array of diverse services and exciting projects we are currently working on.

Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Please apply here: Junior Energy Efficiency Specialist - Moldova - Tetra Tech Careers (selectminds.com)