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Director - Generation

Sector:  ENOWA
Division:  Energy

Summary

 

The NEOM Energy & Water Company is looking for a Director - Generation with an extensive background in renewable power generation to –

 

•             Manage NEOM’s technical and commercial activities to develop, tender, finance, construct and operate about 10+ GW of wind power, 15+ GW of solar power and other renewable generation technologies, and integrate this generation capacity into the NEOM grid

•             Manage a team of power generation experts and interface with other energy and NEOM teams to deliver NEOM’s 100% renewables-based energy system at lowest levelized cost of energy

•             Develop and deliver renewable generation pipeline of projects Manage the interfaces with external authorities and other internal and external stakeholders to secure information flow, support, approvals and permits

 

 

 

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

 

  • Manage and deliver technical and commercial analyses and works to develop, design, tender, finance, construct and operate renewable power generation projects with the support of consultants and investors
  • Contract and manage consultants and secure third-party investors ensuring best professional practices for NEOM’s generation projects
  • Develop and implement guidelines and best practices to ensure successful delivery of pre-development and tendering packages for power generation capacity
  • Structure renewable generation projects to achieve maximum third-party investment and lowest cost of electricity 
  • Technically and commercially evaluate and implement new renewables business development opportunities outside NEOM, e.g., in KSA, Egypt, and Jordan
  • Evaluate and utilize new generation technologies (together with storage/flexibility) to enhance overall capacity factor and site efficiency and ensure integration of new technologies in NEOM’s energy system
  • Actively support overall generation development and interdependencies with other areas within the Energy sector from a generation perspective
  • Expand and lead the generation team and monitor its performance to deliver the objectives of the department
  • Develop a vision and plan for the generation team; motivate, coach, and steer the team towards delivery of the planned objectives
  • Perform and support the cooperation, alignment and negotiations with governmental authorities and other external stakeholders
  • Actively contribute to executive management discussions and decisions, including preparation of bespoke analyses, documentation, and presentations

 

 

 

Education & Experience

 

  • Master Level Education (Engineering, Business or similar)
  • Relocation to NEOM Base Camp (North-West Saudi Arabia)
  • 15+ years’ experience in the development, tendering, financing, construction, operation, and maintenance of utility-scale renewable power plants
  • Strong business / commercial acumen as well as technical skills and experience in power generation technologies, in particular wind and solar; strong wind industry network
  • Experience in structuring or bidding for Independent Power Producer (IPP) and/or other project-financed power / energy projects
  • Hands-on experience in the project management of renewables projects
  • Excellent understanding of renewable energy, emerging cleantech and flexible energy systems and markets
  • Superior interpersonal, team and communication skill as well as a focus on efficiency and effectiveness combined with a hands-on, can-do mentality
  • Proven track record of successfully leading and managing teams with strong ability to prioritize tasks in a highly dynamic environment
  • Ability to build effective working relations with multiple stakeholders, across departments, with differing interests both inside and outside the NEOM organization
  • Strong organization, prioritization, and time management skills to monitor and handle multiple projects at the same, balance key priorities and meet challenging and changing deadlines
  • Delivery mindset (on time, on budget, in quality); high thoroughness and reliability; ability to deliver quality output
  • High resilience, proactive problem-solving skills, and strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to communicate well both written and verbally with top management and external audiences
  • Middle East working experience is a clear plus

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