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Leading Power & Water Utilities Company
In Oman

Our client is a leading power and water utilities provider for the Sultanate of Oman. They contract new projects in order to meet the power generation water requirements of the nation.

They are now re-organizing, developing and expanding their Planning Department and are looking for new professionals to join this department.

We are looking for a Planning & Economics Manager to be based in Oman.

Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer


- Establishment and Management of a statistical database for planning and other purposes
- Regular preparation of forecasts for electricity demand
- Regular preparation of forecasts for water demand
- Initiate and take commercial lead on negotiations for supplies of electricity from interconnectors
- Regular preparation of long term (20 to 30 year) investment plans for meeting future electricity demand
- Regular preparation of long term (20 to 30 year) investment plans for meeting future water demand including consideration to combining power and water production
- Annual preparation of the Seven Year Statement for approval by Authority for Electricity Regulation (AER) on investment requirements
- Annual preparation of recommendations for the Bulk Supply Tariff for Power for approval by AER
- Annual preparation of recommendations for the Bulk Supply Tariff for Water for approval by AER
- Develop recommendations for the allocation of gas to power generation plants
- Monitor the use of gas by operating plants and ensure compliance with gas constraints agreed with Ministry of Gas
- Analyze the role of new plants to be procured and develop bid evaluation criteria
- Undertake the financial evaluation bids
- Other planning related activities as required including representing the company on the GCC Interconnector committee, participating in the task force team on security of supply (to address short term shortfalls), and analysis of options for economic purchase
- Developing a framework and annual programme for the Departments activities and deliverables
- Oversee the allocation of resources for undertaking the Departments activities
- Agree with the appropriate Departments staff the scope and timescales for individual projects undertaken by the Department
- Provide direction and support to the Department Staff
- Oversee and implement quality assurance procedures
- Constantly monitor and report on progress of the Departments activities to the CEO and Board including reference to any problems and their solutions
- Prepare Department Budgets and resource plans
- Evaluate the various activities to assess the quality of the outputs and develop improvement plans where necessary
- Develop and strengthen links with key stakeholders in the power and water sectors in Oman
- Liaise with other Department Managers to ensure that the strategic plans are clearly understood and can be translated into executable projects


- Economics or Engineering degree preferred
- Good understanding of economics and business practices of the electricity and supply industry
- Appreciation of technical and commercial future trends and their implications for future planning strategies
- Water Supply Industry experience preferred
- Experience in the conduct and management of Planning & Economics activities
- A track record in managing small teams undertaking complex analytical studies and producing high quality outputs within demanding timescales
- Excellent Communication skills
- Good computer skills, English language writing and presentation skills


- Competitive Salary package depending on experience
- As a guide: Around $126k - 204k USD per annum total package
- Tax free earnings
- Package includes health, life insurance (up to 24 basic salary), education allowance (up to 3 children), end of service gratuity (1 basic per year up to 12 years) + performance related bonus