Dubai Electricity & Water Authority DEWA

Manager - Technology Advancement

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority DEWA

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Manager – Technology Advancement, Dubai

Position Code: 881211
Area: Bachelors in Engineering, systems or physical sciences.
Field: Techno Financial Assessment


Description

Manage the development and execution of internal incubation / acceleration programs, to generate shared value and develop partnerships with global/emerging players.
Conduct strategic and market analyses such as techno-economic analyses and technology scouting, to develop high level business cases and valuation for potential investments and acquisitions.
Scale-up and deploy solutions developed in DEWA R&D for the purpose of generating commercial value through spinoffs.


    1. Incubation / Acceleration Programs


  • Scout for new technologies available globally for incubation and acceleration programs, and develop plans to on-board strategic, financial and technological partners, to enhance commercial value creation and visibility for DEWA R&D
  • Lead and oversee literature review and due diligence of companies and technologies along with performing strategic fitment, market and techno-financial analysis, to ensure relevant partnerships and strategic alignment for DEWA R&D
  • Develop business cases and financial valuations for potential investments and acquisitions, to generate commercial value for DEWA R&D while ensuring alignment to strategic objectives
  • Develop and drive accelerator programs, and facilitate the required financial, technical and advisory support to the identified start-ups, to ensure successful collaboration and shared value creation
  • Develop plans to provide the identified start-ups access to an eco-system of partners, investors, customers etc., to ensure successful collaboration and shared value creation
  • Supports the execution of activities that help the identified start-up gain access to an eco-system of partners, investors, customers etc., to ensure successful collaboration and shared value creation"

  • 2. R&D Spin – off strategy & due diligence

  • Develop an integrated strategy for spin-offs based on DEWA R&D’s strategic objectives, then use it as the basis to identify and evaluate potential R&D areas, services and or capabilities for spin-offs and subsequent commercial value generation
  • Perform detailed due diligence in terms of market, techno-financial assessment, emerging trends, etc. to evaluate and articulate the potential value from spin-offs
  • Develop detailed benchmarking and comparison report to evaluate feasibility of spin-off and build a business case, to establish the overall opportunities and challenges with expected value generation as per associated timelines Develop an integrated strategy for spin-offs based on DEWA R&D’s strategic objectives, then use it as the basis to identify and evaluate potential R&D areas, services and or capabilities for spin-offs and subsequent commercial value generation
  • Perform detailed due diligence in terms of market, techno-financial assessment, emerging trends, etc. to evaluate and articulate the potential value from spin-offs
  • Develop detailed benchmarking and comparison report to evaluate feasibility of spin-off and build a business case, to establish the overall opportunities and challenges with expected value generation as per associated timelines

  • 3. R&D Spin – off approvals, planning & implementation

  • Based on shortlisted spin-off alternatives, develop detailed resource/investment, tax, legal, operational, etc. requirements and associated implementation timelines, to manage leadership and other internal stakeholders for gaining subsequent approvals
  • In line with approved timelines, create detailed operational blueprints and collaborate with internal/external stakeholders to implement and develop the R&D spin-off entity, to generate commercial value as per committed timelines and scope
  • Monitor the progress of implementation, provide guidance and collaborate with the relevant stakeholders to ensure on-time implementation and commercial value generation

  • 4. Partnerships & Engagement

  • Conduct market study to spot potential opportunities of collaboration with national or international business organizations, associations, institutions, platforms and partners based on defined criteria, to promote DEWA R&D as an international hub for R&D
  • Identify, engage and manage multiple type of partners from the initial phases of R&D spin-offs (due diligences, market trends, evaluation, etc.) till the implementation and delivery phases (operating model, etc.) to ensure relevant selection of partners and subsequent generation of commercial value for DEWA


Qualifications:
  • (Min) Bachelors in Engineering, systems or physical sciences
  • (Preferred) : MBA along with Bachelors in Engineering or physical sciences related to DEWA R&D’s Projects Portfolio
  • (Min) 8 years in managing start-up incubators, accelerator programs, tech entrepreneurial programs, etc. in research institutions or R&D units in industries, with experience in conducting techno-financial assessments
  • (Preferred): CFA or equivalent certifications

To apply

To apply, send your cover letter, CV, and other supporting documents (if any) to R&D Recruitment R&D.Recruitment@dewa.gov.ae. Subject Line of the email should be “ Application for Manager – Technology Advancement – position code 881211


About the employer

The package offered is in line with regional and global standards. DEWA is one of the largest enterprises in the UAE, offers a dynamic work environment, internationally competitive salary packages, and living in the vibrant city of Dubai. The DEWA R&D Center is housed in a state-of-the-art lab facility located at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Solar Park, one of the largest of its kind in the world.


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Manager - Technology Advancement