DNV GL Utilities regulation Consultant in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The role will involve working with mutli-disciplinary teams supporting the region with regulatory and structural change. Utilities and regulators need support with changing their business models and regulations respectively. Changes such as increased penetration of renewables, restructuring of utilities and regional trade drive the need for more support. There will also be a need for capacity building working closely with utilities and regulators.

Key Accountabilities:

Develop the solar work in MENA by generating and developing new opportunities develop proposals leading to contracts.

Work with the utilities strategy team to promote and deliver DNV GL’s Advisory Services and work with utility experts worldwide to develop the MENA market.

Support provision of strategic & regulatory advice to customers including:

  • Drafting regulatory review documents and reports

  • Assist clients with procurement including contract negotiation and tendering

  • Understanding of public private procurement models

  • Economic pricing and regulation models

  • Utility market and trade models

  • Market competition and benchmarking efficiency analytics

  • Other ad-hoc advice

The individual will work closely with global energy teams delivering excellence in the MENA region.

On appointment the candidate must have:

  • Bachelors (and preferably Master's Degree) in Economics, Business or Engineering

  • Five to seven years of experience in analyzing, drafting or interpreting electricity regulations and policies in a utility or other regulated environment or in a consulting company

  • Demonstrated experience in drafting regulatory and policy focused studies and reports

  • Experience interfacing effectively with internal and external stakeholders, regulators and policy makers across all levels

  • Excellent consulting skills

  • Commercial acumen

  • Experience in advising on public procurement processes (desirable)


  • Experience in the Middle East (desirable)

  • Experience with a recognised management consultancy (advantageous).

Technical/Professional Competence:

  • Takes responsibility for own competence and career development

  • Understands and follows relevant DNV GL systems, tools, work processes and methodology

  • Demonstrates the ability to apply knowledge and skills in the work

  • Shares information and professional knowledge with colleagues

  • Has good knowledge in and is able to handle independent work within one or a limited number of competence areas, disciplines, services or segments

  • Able to participate and give input to service development within one or more competence areas

Customer Focus

  • Cares for customer and provide solutions that improve their business

  • Proactively seeks to identify real customer needs and manages customer expectations accordingly, including identification of technical and commercial challenges

  • Receives positive feedback from customers and acts on feedback

  • Able to bring in projects

  • Performs independent customer work related both to sales and contracting

  • Able to hold customer management role for local customer

  • Able to handle demanding customers and difficult cases professionally

Communication and Behaviour

  • Communicates and influences in a clear, open, active and honest manner (verbal and written) and seeks understanding of other views

  • Actively contributes to the success of the team and collaborates to create results

  • Builds good personal and professional relationships

  • Is creative and takes initiatives

  • Recognizes the need for and adapts well to change

  • Ensures that teams are co-operating properly

  • Has clear ability to motivate and support others

Delivery and Results

  • Plans and executes work with required quality and within agreed schedule and budget

  • Works efficiently and effectively

  • Demonstrates continuous improvement

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DNV GL – Energy, with more than 2,300 experts in over 30 countries around the world, is committed to driving the global transition toward a safe, reliable, efficient, and clean energy future. With a heritage of 150 years, we specialize in providing world-class, innovative solutions in the fields of business & technical consultancy, testing, inspections & certification, risk management, and verification.

Requisition ID: 2017-9091

Position Type: Permanent employment

Posting Close Date (Displayed on Portal): 29/5/2017

External Company Name: DNV GL AS

External Company URL: http://www.dnvgl.com/