General Manager, Electricity

Minimum B. Tech/B. E.

Minimum experience of 20?25 years in a relevant field

The tasks a General Manager, Electricity is expected to perform include:

Co-ordinating and supervising the work within the authority delegated

Making efficient utilization of men, money and materials in public or private organizations or establishments

Managing the working of departments and branches of the organization

Ensuring generation, transmission and distribution of electricity to domestic and industrial consumers

Proficient in delegating work to the Managers

Proficient in achieving the company?s goals

Ability to provide a quick solution to problems

In-depth knowledge of handling revenues and costs

Proficient in using project management tools 

Knowledge of personnel management, financial accounting, operations management, logistics management, etc.

In-depth knowledge of the power generation process

Not required

Leadership skills


Good interpersonal skills

Attention to detail



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 maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

For experienced candidates - INR 40,000 per month to INR 45,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Power Industry in India

The electricity sector in India had an installed capacity of 261.006 GW as of February 2015 and generated around 961.777 BU for the period of April 2014 to February 2015. India became the world's third largest producer of electricity in the year 2013 with 4.8% global share in electricity generation, surpassing Japan and Russia. Renewable power plants constituted 27.80% of the total installed capacity and non-renewable power plants constituted the remaining 72.20%. India generated around 967 tetra watts (967,150.32 GW) of electricity.

India has also invested heavily in recent years on renewable sources of energy such as wind energy. As of March 2011, India?s installed wind power generation capacity stood at about 12000 MW. Additionally, India has committed a massive amount of funds towards the construction of various nuclear reactors which would generate at least 30,000 MW. In July 2009, India unveiled a $19 billion plan to produce 20,000 MW of solar power by 2020 under National Solar Mission.

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

Power plants

Cities and towns across India