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Brian Odhiambo Odhiambo

Brian Odhiambo Odhiambo

Young Expert at Bazaruto Renewables - Kenya
YEP period 2022 - 2024, batch 25

YEP Role

Project Development Analyst

I am a Project Development Analyst at Bazaruto Renewables Kenya Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bazaruto Renewables B.V. Our strategic goal is to successfully develop a sizeable and diversified portfolio of renewable energy projects in Sub-Saharan Africa within this decade.

I support the Project Development team in early site identification and inception analysis, securing land rights, permitting, and conducting (pre-)feasibility studies, including environmental impact scoping and assessments, for hydropower and wind energy projects in Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Skills

  • Communication, negotiation, and presentation
  • Environmental studies
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Hydrological and catchment studies
  • Intercultural effectiveness and teamwork
  • Planning and organisation.
  • Problem analysis, results, and quality-oriented

Background

  • Nationality: Kenyan
  • Education:
    • BSc Civil Engineering, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Experience before YEP

  • Aug 2021 – present: Project Development Analyst at Bazaruto Renewables, Nairobi.
    • Bazaruto Renewables develops renewable energy projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.
    • Additionally, Bazaruto Renewables provides advisory services to a select number of clients.
  • May 2021-August 2021: Site Engineer at McBuilders Limited, Nairobi (KE)-a technical consultancy firm.
    • Managed project time and costs schedules.
    • Produced weekly reports for the project team.
    • Solved technical problems on-site.
  • October 2020-February 2021: Technical Analyst Trainee at Ochieng Abuodha and Associates, Nairobi.
    • Supervised ongoing bridge and road construction project activities.
    • Prepared progress reports for the project team.
    • Provided technical advice on project activities.
  • December 2019-January 2020: Asset Verification Assistant at KPMG, Nairobi.
    • Conducted site visits as a freelance consultant to assess various client assets in Ethiopia.
  • January 2018 - December 2018: Co-Founder and Manager at Ktirion Consortium Limited, Nairobi.
    • Led meetings with potential clients and partners.
    • Produced prequalification and tender applications.
  • September 2018 – November 2018: Technical Analyst Intern at Egis, Nairobi.
    • Constructed a box culvert and stormwater drain.
    • Conducted laboratory quality control tests on soils, concrete, and asphalt concrete.
  • July 2017 - September 2017: Technical Analyst Intern at Nairobi County Government, Nairobi.
    • Inspected ongoing county road projects.
    • Reviewed design drawings and reports for county housing development.
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