SmartGrid Manager (JO016074) Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

We are currently looking for a SmartGrid Manager for one of our CLIENTS :

Type of Job : Direct Hire 

Location : UAE 

Job Objective :

  • Manage the modelling of current network including the simulation studies to assess new demands on the distributions system.
  • Also manage activities to ensure continued operational sustainability and identifying new innovative models for improving future sustainability through though technology changes, grid innovation and automation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage employees in the Division in performing their delegated tasks
  • Lead and align the cascade of directorate’s goals into divisional goals, objectives and programs
  • Contribute to the development of overall Directorate and also develop Division’s operating expenses budgets including the manpower budget
  • Lead the preparation of reports on the overall performance of the Division
  • Lead the review of all periodic reports prepared by the Division to ensure that they are prepared in a timely manner
  • Lead and quality assure all services and work products delivered by the Division
  • Ensure that the performance of various tasks and the conduct of the staff in the Division are in accordance with the policies and procedures
  • Lead continuous improvement by introducing innovation and excellence in business processes aligned to leading practices and COMPANY innovation and excellence frameworks

Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (electrical preferred) or equivalent
  • Minimum of 10 years relevant experience
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Maintenance Forecasting & Planning
  • Sustainability Management
  • Network Modelling
  • Knowledge of GIS/ CAD tools and systems

Customer related:

  • Lead all customer facing transactions in line with COMPANY customer strategy resulting in higher satisfaction and timely delivery of services
  • Ensure that customer needs, problems and requests are recorded and addressed in a timely manner
  • Ensure the delivery of a world-class customer experience
  • Support the customer focused culture minimizing disruption to impacted customers ensuring customers are kept informed

Operational Excellence related:

  • Supervise the study and assessment of the electricity and water network load and capacity and identify future requirements and implications on the existing distribution network
  • Supervise the development of electricity and water network expansion / amendments plans for the short, medium and long terms in order to meet demand requirements
  • Supervise the development of models to simulate any changes in networks.
  • Supervise the research and development related to water and electricity assets.
  • Supervise the development of innovative models for electricity and water efficient distribution networks
  • Work on Microgrid concept and related asset modelling
  • Build model to translate Microgrid concept as changes in networks and develop preliminary designs.
  • Review relevant investment plans for SmartGrid projects.

Performance Driven Organization related:

  • Ensure that the performance of various tasks and the conduct of the staff in the Division are in accordance with the policies and procedures
  • Promote cross functional collaboration across COMPANY business units
  • Ensure availability of required resources to carry out all the tasks related to the Division
  • Communicate COMPANY, directorate and division level strategic objectives to ensure team is aware and understands them
  • Promote COMPANY corporate culture and values through personal actions and coaching
  • Ensure timely completion of people performance management activities in the Division
  • Review (as a second / third level reviewer) and discuss with the appraiser, areas of concern, if any, and approve periodic performance appraisals of Divisional employees
  • Perform periodic performance appraisals for all direct reports
  • Lead the identification and recruitment of the required external experts, advisors, consultants, etc. needed to support Divisional goals, functions and activities
  • Lead the identification of the required skills and knowledge and nominate staff to attend appropriate training programs (in coordination with Talent Management department)
  • Lead the identification of technology needs to ensure that divisional processes are performed efficiently and cost effectively (in coordination with the IT department)