Director, Electricity

Minimum Bachelor of Electrical Engineering

Minimum experience of 20?25 years in a relevant field

The tasks a Director, Electricity is expected to perform include:

Heading the organization with the support of more than one manager

Determining the long term plans of the organization

Organizing and controlling the broad working outline within the authority delegated

Managing the activities of private or public organizations

Establishing one or more branches, departments, etc. of the organization

Engaging in generation, transmission and distribution of electricity to domestic and industrial consumers

Designating work based on performance or the powers exercised

Proficient in establishing growth targets 

Skilled in setting profitability targets and ensuring that they are met

Skilled in pursuing business opportunities

Proficient in addressing internal operational issues

In-depth knowledge of the working of power plants 

Equipped to represent business in appropriate professional and community organizations

Knowledge of personnel management, financial management and operations management

Not required

Leadership skills


Good interpersonal skills

Attention to detail

Excellent management skills


Good communication skills

It is not a desk job

The candidate will supervise a team of Managers

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system is not available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc. if not taken care of

For candidates with experience - INR 75,000 per month to INR 2,20,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Trend of the Power Industry in India

The Indian power sector is one of the most diversified in the world. Sources for power generation range from commercial ones such as coal, lignite, natural gas, oil, hydro and nuclear power to other viable non-conventional sources such as wind, solar and agriculture and domestic waste. The demand for electricity in the country has been growing at a rapid rate and is expected to grow further in the years to come. In order to meet the increasing requirement of electricity, a massive addition to the installed generating capacity in the country is required. As per the International Energy Agency (IEA) publication on World Energy Statistics 2013, India ranks 5th in electricity production and 110th in the per-capita consumption of electricity. The investment climate is positive in the power sector. Due to the policy of liberalization, the sector has witnessed higher investment flows than envisaged.

The Government of India has identified the power sector as a key sector of focus to promote sustained industrial growth. The government is targeting a capacity addition of around 89 GW under the 12th (2012?17) and around 100 GW under the 13th (2017?22) Five-Year Plan. The expected investment in the power sector during the 12th Plan (2012?17) is US$ 223.9 billion. This shows that in coming decades a boom can be expected in the sector with immense demand for trained professionals.

Considering these figures it is safe to say that there is and will be a lot of job scope for a Director, Electricity in the present as well as in the future.

Power generation plants

Cities and towns across India