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Forecasting Planning Manager

BD Select Management Consultancy

Posted on October 17, 2019

10 - 11 years Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Any Graduation. Any Nationality

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Job Scope:
Responsible for managing the development of CLIENT s Power/Energy Forecasts for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to establish the baseline against which CLIENT procures capacity and fuel to satisfy anticipated demand. This includes amending and challenging all forecasting outputs to ensure accuracy and completeness for incorporation into CLIENT s integrated Masterplan and Statement of Future Capacity Requirements.
Job Responsibilities:
Demand Forecasting
• Managing the delivery of robust annual Power/Energy Forecasts for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. This includes:
• Reviewing and improving CLIENT s modelling and statistical analysis tools and techniques to improve the accuracy and robustness of demand forecasts
• Ensuring external inputs including data provided by mega-projects and the Company, as well as per capita demands, are incorporated into CLIENT s forecasts to accurately identify additional power generation/water desalination capacity requirements
• Advising colleagues on the appropriate use and limitations of various forecasting data types and sources
• Reviewing and challenging Power/Energy forecast model outputs, identifying and evaluating the root causes of any data inaccuracies
• Supporting the presentation and communication of power/energy forecasts to external stakeholders including the Regulation & Supervision Bureau (RSB), Energy Authority, Central Government and other stakeholders (e.g. distribution businesses etc.)
• Managing the provision of inputs as required to support the preparation of CLIENT s Annual Statistical Report and other publications, as required
• Overseeing the department s knowledge management activities including archiving of public and private historical data, tools and outputs for future use and/or audit
• Reviewing and endorsing the Statement of Future Capacity Requirements in coordination with the Integrated Planning Department Manager
Inter-Directorate Coordination
• Coordinating with Tariffs and Settlements colleagues to provide input into CLIENT s Bulk Supply Tariff (BST)
• Coordinating with Contract Management colleagues to review any discrepancies between forecasted demand and CLIENT s supply contracts
• Coordinating with Fuel Administration colleagues to ensure robust, long-term fuel supply strategies
Business Planning and Performance
• Contributing to the development and achievement Directorate key performance indicators (KPIs) and targets
• Managing the implementation of Directorate performance improvement efforts, monitoring effectiveness and impact
• Monitoring department staff performance, providing feedback and coaching where necessary to ensure continuous improvement
• Contributing to manpower and succession planning activities in coordination with the Corporate Support Directorate when required. This includes identifying department colleagues training and development requirements for incorporation into CLIENT s Annual Training Plan
Job Requirements:
• Bachelors Degree in a relevant field such as Economics, Econometrics or Statistics
• Masters Degree in a relevant field is preferable
• Minimum of 10 years of varied experience in power or water demand forecasting or a related role
• In-depth knowledge of demand forecasting techniques, including advanced modelling tools/ software
• Experience of leading teams of seven or more employees
• Good understanding of the Gulf region and its unique forecasting requirements and constraints
• English language is mandatory, Arabic speaking is an advantage


Forecasting Planning Manager


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BD Select Management Consultancy

Founded in the year 2001, BD Select Management Consultancy is a management consultancy firm that specializes in offering quality recruitment and HR solutions to its clients across industries. Headquartered in Dubai, UAE, the firm’s major services include retained executive search & profiling, e xpatriate recruitment strategy, psychometric testing, executive coaching, and change management. Over the years, it has served numerous clients from industries as diverse as oil & gas, hospitality, energy/water, construction, packaging, luxury/perfumes, communication agencies/PR/events, logistics, retail, and FMCG. Some of the clients it has served are ADCO, Docomo, ADWEC, National Paint, Al Bayader, Chanel, Hill & Knowlton, Hellmann, GAP, Heinz, etc.

The firm aims to become a leading provider of quality HR solutions that enhance the performance capability of its clients across the globe, paving the way for their success. To achieve this goal, it is committed to putting results first for the clients.

BD Select Management Consultancy has a team of extremely knowledgeable and experienced professionals who believe in creating strong and long-lasting professional relationships with the clients. The company offers tremendous growth opportunities to its employees and is constantly looking to expand its team.

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