Unpatti,- Yayasan Mercy Corps Indonesia (YMCI) is a local Indonesian non-profit organization, which implements humanitarian and development assistance programs throughout the country. YMCI’s mission is to empower people in Indonesia to become healthy, productive, and resilient communities, Senin (23 September 2019)
The New Zealand – Maluku Access to Renewable Energy Support (NZMATES) programme aims to accelerate renewable energy (RE) development to improve access to energy on Seram and surrounding islands in Maluku province. The five-year programme is funded by the New Zealand Government Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and is implemented by renewable energy company Infratec Ltd. in partnership with Mercy Corps Indonesia. NZMATES is working towards promoting and accelerating the identification of renewable energy projects and increasing their attractiveness and viability, social and environmental assessments, technical considerations, and triggering and facilitating investment and funding from government, private sector, or other donors. NZMATES has partnered with and collaborates closely with PLN, EBTKE, Dinas ESDM, and BAPPEDA on increasing the use of renewables and improving energy access through grid-connected and off-grid RE projects.
The NZMATES Team is based in Ambon and provides support to fill gaps in knowledge, resources, and research, and ensure that projects are aligned with the Government of Indonesia and with community development objectives. The proposed support for RE projects includes assistance with project identification and appraisal, technical and social assessments, finance matching, and project design to strengthen long-term sustainability. NZMATES also intends to enhance local public and private sector capacity and offer opportunities for direct training, technical exchange programmes, and interaction between Maluku educational institutions and NZ renewable energy specialists. NZMATES is a uniquely flexible programme which is designed to respond to the needs and priorities of partner organisations and changing realities on the ground. Work plans and programme activities are not pre-defined, but are developed collaboratively with partners through a 6-monthly planning cycle.
General Position Summary
The Renewable Energy Technical Manager (RETM) will join an existing team, based at Mercy Corps Indonesia’s office in Ambon and travel to programme locations in remote areas of Maluku province. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, the RETM will show capacity to work with staff from different disciplines in a collaborative way. He/she will lead engineering tasks and technical assessments, and will supervise, mentor, and work together with two Renewable Energy Technical Specialists (RETS), as well as mentoring other non-technical staff less familiar with renewable energy technologies and programmes. This role’s main responsibility will be to manage the technical aspects of the NZMATES programme, including strategizing, planning, mapping, communicating, and leading the implementation of technical assistance for renewable energy projects in the programme pipeline.
The RETM will lead engagement with PLN Pusat and PLN MMU, requiring highly technical and strategic capacities to plan, strategize, and design projects for the NZMATES pipeline, as well as train and mentor key staff members. The RETM will be in charge of keeping PLN informed about NZMATES, providing updates, responding to PLN’s requests and ensuring efforts are pursued in a collaborative way. The RETM will engage PLN staff to get their inputs, reviews, feedback, and work on the project pipeline. He/she will also lead technical engagement and discussions with EBTKE and Dinas ESDM, in a similar fashion to plan, strategize, and communicate activities, identify opportunities and ensure efforts are progressed in a collaborative way. The RETM will also engage closely with international donors, NGOs, educational institutions, private sector entities, and/or communities, to facilitate collaboration, and attract funding and support for developing RE technical projects. The RETM will also contribute to community engagement and consultation processes.
In his/her day-to-day the RETM will partake in field trips to assess existing infrastructure or identify new potential renewable energy projects. He/she will lead the development and review of tendering and engineering processes (e.g. detailed engineering, producing bills of materials, drawings, and layouts). He/she will lead and be responsible for the development of technical assessments for potential renewable energy projects, mainly mini- and small-hydro and/or solar PV and storage technologies, grid-connected solar PV, and/or other renewable energy technologies. The RETM will work on aspects such as: design, engineering, feasibility studies, budgeting, modelling, and contribute to providing project delivery support with external stakeholders (e.g. supervision, training materials, commissioning good practices, etc.).
The RETM will also support assessments such as scoping potential renewable energy project sites, assessing available RE resource potential, and conducting techno-economic studies from project identification phase (e.g. scoping, pre-design, cost estimates, and pre-feasibility studies), mainly for solar PV mini-grids, small hydro projects, hybridisation of diesel-based generation, and grid-connected projects. The RETM will need to keep up to date on provincial, district and national development plans for renewables, scope efforts from other entities and keep a clear overall vision of the renewable energy portfolio in the province and how NZMATES can support viable and highly promising projects.
It should be noted that while the RETM will be responsible for a wide range of technical areas, the role will be supplemented with technical engineering support, from within Infratec or externally, where required at key stages during the programme. The RETM is also expected to closely engage with the NZMATES Community Engagement Officers for support in data gathering, and to incorporate social assessments and considerations into the projects’ technical aspects.
* This is a full-time, permanent position based in Ambon, Maluku.
- University degree in electrical engineering, renewable energy technologies, and/or similar, or proven equivalent of work experience;
- >10 years’ experience in designing and delivering renewable energy projects, preferably solar PV and storage technologies and hydro power;
- Experience managing technical staff, mentoring colleagues and close collaboration with programme partners;
- Experience working with a multidisciplinary team;
- Experience conducting engineering designs, modelling, feasibility studies, environmental impact assessments, grid-interconnection studies, and/or other technical studies in the renewable energy field;
- Electrical, renewable energy and energy storage technology software:
- Experience using renewable energy and energy storage modelling and design software (e.g. HOMER Pro®, RETScreen, iHOGA, DER-CAM, Excel-based tools, or others);
- Experience using solar PV design and modelling software/tools (e.g. PVSyst, PV Sol, SolarGIS, Meteonorm, Sunny Design); and/or
- Experience using GIS tools and hydropower modelling software/tools (e.g. Casimir, PEACH, Hydrohelp, others).
- Experience with power systems software (DIgSILENT, PSS®Sincal, or others)
- Other renewable energy tools (LEAP, or others)
- Experience using drawing software (e.g. AutoCAD, Sketch-Up, Draft Sight);
- Experience in developing bill of materials for renewable energy projects;
- Experience in developing tendering documentation, detailed design and engineering, and with supporting entities as owners engineer is desirable ;
- Knowledge of renewable energy financial analysis tools (e.g. SAM), using pricing or estimation techniques or software (e.g. Pronamics, Excel, other tools), and developing RE project budgets;
- Some knowledge of conceptual or detailed design of LV and HV network installations will be advantageous;
- Practical, hands-on experience working in energy access and/or renewable energy programmes;
- Ability to foster positive and effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders;
- Strong communications skills and experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team;
- Experience working in Maluku province and understanding of local context will be highly valued;
- English language skills;
- Willingness to spend significant time in field locations with limited access to commodities.
- Women and people from Maluku are especially encouraged to apply for this position.
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The vacancy will be closed 29 September 2019 and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
We look forward to hearing from those who are interested in taking this opportunity to grow and develop with us.
Human Resources Department
Yayasan Mercy Corps Indonesia