Expert Consultant: Utilities

Location:

Dubai

Geography:

Europe & The Middle East

Capabilities:

M&A and divestitures, Marketing & sales, Operations

Industries:

Energy & environment

About Us

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises. Our customized approach combines deep insight into the dynamics of companies and markets with close collaboration at all levels of the client organization. This ensures that our clients achieve sustainable competitive advantage, build more capable organizations, and secure lasting results. Founded in 1963, BCG is a private company with more than 90 offices in 50 countries. For more information, please visit bcg.com

Practice Area Profile

BCG’s Energy practice helps companies navigate an increasingly complex business climate. The practice covers the Oil & Gas and Power & Utilities sectors. We also have deep knowledge in Energy transition and Sustainability, Energy Trading and Risk Management and Energy Engineering and Services. Our projects typically apply BCG’s core consulting skills in functional areas such as, digitalization, strategy, organisation or performance improvement, but in the distinctive environment of Energy. We also address projects that touch upon more operational or technical challenges, which we deliver through our expert consultants, occasionally partnering with external specialists. We work with the senior leaders of leading international and national oil companies, service providers, utilities, regulators and financial institutions. The Energy Practice has enjoyed rapid and sustained annual growth over several years, representing about 10% of BCG’s global business volume.Worldwide over 300 Partners, Principals and Project Leaders focus in the Energy space, supported by a large group of Energy experienced and trained Consultants and Analysts, many with pre-BCG industry experience. We are well known for our long history of cutting-edge research and thought leadership. Consulting with BCG ensures you work on the biggest issues being tackled by senior management, with a wide variety of experiences across different clients, topics and geographies.

Role Profile

Role Profile

As a Consultant, you will be part of and collaborate in BCG project teams consisting of high performing members with different backgrounds, conduct detailed fact-based analyses and develop state of the art strategic solutions.

As an Expert affiliated to the Utilities sector, you will be a core member of BCG’s Energy practice working alongside some of the world’s top minds in the industry. Following your expertise you will also significantly contribute to the development of our power and water practices, and support their ambitious growth targets. You will work with some of the most important players in the utilities sector in Middle East, partnering with utilities, developers and government entities. The majority of your time will be spent working with and developing BCG teams composed of members of different backgrounds collaborating with you on those projects. You will also dedicate time to further develop and deepen BCG’s expertise in the power and water sectors, and to support BCG Partners in business development initiatives.

  • Play a leading role in the growth of our Utilities practices through case execution, client development, and intellectual property & product creation
  • Execute and provide expertise and support to transformation projects within the utilities sector for our key clients in the Middle East
  • Work jointly with BCG and client project teams, bringing expertise to the team and to the client on site
  • Provide intellectual leadership for the project teams by generating key ideas and conceptual frameworks to guide research and analysis
  • Actively support our business development efforts in client meetings and industry conferences
  • Contribute to the creation of BCG’s intellectual capital on the topic by positioning papers, studies, insights from case experience, tools and products
  • Dedicate time to develop own and BCG’s expertise by developing and driving the content agenda to the next level
  • Provide mentorship and support to consultants ensuring continuous individual development

Our Expert Consulting Track (ECT)

The Expert Consulting Track is vital to BCG’s ability to successfully meet our clients’ demand for deep expertise and advanced technical capabilities. Experts push the boundaries of their topic, deepening and extending BCG’s knowledge. They are driven by a passion to explore and innovate in their field. As part of our consulting cohort, experts work alongside our generalist and specialty consultants to form “one BCG team,” capable of delivering deep strategy and technical expertise. Experts come from diverse backgrounds, with expertise usually gained outside of BCG in either industry, academia, or specialized consulting.

Your Qualifications

  • A Masters or MBA degree is essential
  • Strong academics from a top-tier institution
  • A minimum 7- 10 years’ experience in the industry, a combination of industry and consulting experience (preferred), with a focus on the following:
    • Experience working with or for the utilities sector, especially with power and water, ideally for leading utility companies
    • Deep understanding of core topics (e.g. operations, regulation) across the value chain of the power and/or water sectors
    • A strong track record and a close network of professional contacts at key clients within the utilities sector
    • Experience running large programs, transforming business units e.g. cost optimization, digital strategy

Professional Skills

  • Analytical and structured with excellent problem solving skills (hypothesis driven approach etc.)
  • Advanced quantitative analysis skills
  • Excellent communication and persuasion skills to interact at high levels and manage stakeholders
  • Superior business sense and good ability to work beyond core operations practice areas
  • Excellent written and spoken English (Arabic would be desirable, but not essential)
  • Excellent track record of project/team leadership and related achievements

Personal Attributes

  • Flexible, curious and creative, open for new things and able to propose innovative ideas
  • Independent and autonomous judgment
  • Collaborative team player and positive attitude
  • Intercultural competence and experience of working in more than one country and/or multi-cultural teams
  • Driven, hard-working, entrepreneurial, proactive and productive
  • Highest ethical standard
  • Willingness to travel internationally and to work remotely on client sites

Date Posted:

20-Nov-2018

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