Jobs in Nassau Bahamas 2023

Director of Utilities & Energy

Job Details

Hiring Organization Utilities Regulation & Competition Authority
Post Name Director of Utilities & Energy
Qualification Post-graduate degree in Engineering, Economics, Financial Management or Business
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary BSD 76400 To BSD 78400 Per Year
Location NassauBahamas

The Director of Utilities and Energy is an executive member of the URCA Board and is accountable to the Board, through the Chief Executive Officer, for the regulation of the utilities and energy sectors in accordance with the URCA Act s amended and any other legislation or enabling instruments.


• Direct the regulation of the assigned utility/utilities in accordance with primary and secondary legislation and written policy guidelines

• Provide advice and commentary to the Chief Executive Officer and Board

• Provide support/assistance to the Chief Executive Officer and Board

• Work with other executive members and the management team, under the overall supervision of the Chief Executive Officer, to ensure the efficient and effective operation of URCA

• Responsible for building and managing a high-performing team of professionals that execute the regulatory duties of the UE Sector

• Responsible for Department Budget control

• Cooperate with the other national regulatory agencies, as necessary

• Adjudicate on disputes within and among regulated utilities in accordance with the relevant legislation and URCA rules

• Assist in ensuring that the URCA maintains a positive public image and that information intended to help the public understand the role of URCA are effectively disseminated

• Ensure that the necessary systems and procedures needed to monitor regulated utilities are developed, established, and operated in a transparent and effective manner in accordance with the enabling legislation and written government policies

• Assist in ensuring due diligence in the processing of applications for licenses to provide utility services

• Develop and maintain relationships with utility regulators and industry associations in other countries, through which URCA may obtain information as to best practices in utility regulation QUALIFICATIONS,


• Post-graduate degree in Engineering, Economics, Financial Management or Business

• The ideal candidate should have in excess of fifteen (15) years of progressively senior responsible experience, preferably in a utility, regulatory body, or academic environment

• Outstanding leadership skills in the areas of planning, organizing, coordinating, and controlling, etc.

• Demonstrated outstanding analytical and strategic thinking skills

• Demonstrated understanding of the financial, and economic/technical factors underpinning the performance of all Utilities

• Strong theoretical appreciation of critical regulatory issues

• Ability and confidence to interact at a professional level with senior industry and government officials, both local and international

• Comprehensive knowledge of the URCA Act as amended, the Electricity Act as amended, other relevant sector Acts and other government policies relating to utility regulations

• Outstanding negotiating skills

• Outstanding oral and written communication skills

• Computer literacy

• Strong time management skills

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)


URCA is a performance-driven organization and offers a competitive and attractive remuneration and benefits package along with opportunities for further training and career experience. For more information about URCA, please visit our website:


Interested applicants should email their resumes to:

URCA thanks all applicants for their interest but only applicants who have been short-listed and have the qualifications and experience will be contacted.

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