Head of Training - Middle East

Contact: Christopher Stephens
Email: email Christopher
Posted: over 2 years ago

NextWave Partners is working with a leading IPP in the Middle East who are putting together an
O&M team for a large thermal power plant. For that purpose they’re looking for a Head of Training is responsible for managing the work of the Training Section.

Roles and responsibilities
The Head of Training will be:

  • Accountable for compiling and managing all employees Personal Development Planning (PDPs) and associated training plans.
  • Authorised for liaising with all Section Heads to arrange the training requirements for each section.
  • Authorised for managing the company training budget
  • Ensuring that training plans support the needs of the company business plan.
  • Organising and implementing all training required for statutory and mandatory licenses.
  • Liaising with external bodies related to all training programs including statutory and mandatory training.
  • Delivering training as appropriate to meet the needs of Section training plans.
  • Setting up and maintaining management training information system.
  • Managing and developing the members of the Training Section and conduct performance appraisals as necessary.
  • Ensureing a positive personal contribution to safety, security and good housekeeping.
  • Undertaking any additional relevant duties and responsibilities within the roles and capabilities.

Knowledge & Skills Required 

  • Identify training and development needs within an organisation through Job Analysis, Training Needs Analysis (TNA) and regular consultation with department managers.
  • Review the training plan submitted by EPC Vendor, identifying the gaps and develop training and development programmes for all employees at middle & junior management levels and freshers.
  • Design and expand training and development programmes based on the needs of the organisation and the individual
  • Produce training materials for in-house courses
  • Conducting and coordinating in-house training on design, operation and maintenance of power plants
  • Arranging training courses with outside providers
  • Monitoring and evaluation of effectiveness of all training carried out internally and externally
  • Monitor and review the progress of trainees through questionnaires and discussions with managers
  • Ensure that statutory training requirements are met
  • Amend and revise programmes as necessary, in order to adapt to changes occurring in the work environment
  • Maintaining records of training courses and attendance.
  • Periodic reporting of the status of training activities
  • To perform any other duties assigned by the management or his/her direct superior from time to time

Qualifications Required

  • Have at least Minimum >10 years experience in a Power Plant environment with Minimum 3 years experience in Training function at solid fuel power plants of capacity >200 MW.
  • Fluent in English with strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated high levels of organization, written/verbal communication and documentation skills with strong leadership skills.
  • Proven strong analytical and Training need analysis skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and work at all levels within the business. The candidate must be fully committed and flexible to meet the business requirements.
  • Good overall knowledge of power plant operations and maintenance. 
  • Good computer skills with working knowledge of MS products (Power Point, Word and Excel)

If interested in discussing this or other related roles, please contact Christopher Stephens at
Email: christopher.stephens@next-wavepartners.com
Direct: +65 6340 1947

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