Chief Planning Engineer / Team Leader

Kabul, Afghanistan | Contract

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Planate Management Group is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, USA with a technical support center in the Philippines that provides program management and facilities engineering services worldwide. Planate is a small business provider of planning, design, infrastructure management, technical consulting, engineering, and construction management services in support of the US Department of Defense (DOD) and its Service missions (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps), along with other US federal agencies.

The Chief Planning Engineer will be responsible for leading the overall project development by providing planning, directing and coordinating activities associated with application/system design to meet project objectives Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS).

The place of performance will be in Kabul, Afghanistan.

This position is contingent to the award of the contract.

Key responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and lead all activities of the advisory team
  • Ensure reports meet quality and milestone targets
  • Provide assessment of planned generation development, new generation sites, embedded renewable generation, interconnections about distribution system development and compare the likely development costs
  • Identify, analyze and prepare cost estimates for options and opportunities for loss reduction, including projects forming part of the overall master plan and stand-alone projects
  • Estimate annual investment requirements and investment net present values under each of the expansion plans and for reasonable set of input cost assumptions
  • Assess annual distribution investment costs for the plan period, based on expectations regarding load density, age and conditions of the existing equipment, and a realistic projection
  • Lead the development of a detailed distribution capital projects program for the first 10 years of the DSDP, including loss reduction subprojects
  • Lead the development of risk mitigation plan
  • Organize stakeholders’ workshops
  • Coordinate on-the-job trainings for the DABS personnel involved
  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

Qualifications to be successful in the role: 

  • At least a bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree will be an advantage) in economics or electrical engineering
  • With minimum 20 years’ experience, including at least 10 years as team leader or deputy team leader, 5 years of relevant international work experience on similar assignments, proven communication skills, proven competency in participatory approach
  • Good modeling experience and proficiency in industry-standard modeling software
  • Fluency in English (Dari and Pashto would be an advantage) with strong written and spoken skills.

Why Planate?

Planate Management Group is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Joining the Planate team opens you to an experience working for a Global company where you are among a team that is considered a premier trusted partner for planning, design, engineering, asset management, and professional service solutions anytime, anywhere.  We Take Care of Our Own; Personally and Professionally, Up and Down The Line.  

We’d love for you to be a part of our Global workforce, helping us serve as an effective and integrated partner to advance every client's mission!