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"When I was still in college and working at RTI as an intern, I knew it was somewhere that I wanted to work full-time one day. RTI holds its employees to the highest standards, which allows for continuous growth both professionally and personally. I love being able to walk around campus and be immersed in a community of knowledgeable, hard-working innovators who all have a primary goal of improving the human condition." Lily Duchesneau Financial Analyst- SSES Strategic Pricing Group
"It is a pleasure to be part of a company that has such a positive outreach and works to improve the human condition. With a great reputation in the local community and abroad, it is easy to feel proud of the products and services produced by RTI. I like the variation of my role and that I get to work with a wide variety of people across the globe. I enjoy working at RTI because it is a place that demands excellence while still allowing a healthy work-life balance." Tierra Vazquez Sr. Administrative Assistant-International Education
Natural Sciences Research
International Development Group
1904G Requisition #
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Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a Master's degree in engineering, business or economics 
  • At least 4 years of prior experience with emerging markets, developing world countries, and/or the energy sector.
  • Proven understanding of (or work experience with) energy sector projects such as renewable energy, off-grid, electric utility operations or energy sector reform.
  • Proven technical writing skills, such as academic or research assignments, technical proposals, or similar. Prior experience in proposal development for competitive funding awards is preferred.
  • Experience working on projects funded by donor agencies is preferred.
  • Experience working as part of multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural teams in disbursed locations.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
  • Expertise in energy/power sector technologies and trends, electric utility operations, on-grid and off-grid renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency and demand side management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an ability to communicate complex information to multiple audiences working in the international development
  • Strong writing and business presentation skills, research, teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.  
  • Must speak, read and write in English. Another foreign language fluency is a plus.
  • Must be able to manage several tasks simultaneously and re-prioritize as necessary.
  • Must work effectively under deadlines, both independently and as a team member.
  • Must be able to produce accurate and complete documents in a timely manner.
  • Must have excellent listening skills and highly developed sense of responsibility and commitment to customer service.
  • Must be able to travel up to 33% of the time.
  • Ability to work in the U.S. without requiring sponsorship. 

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