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United Arab Emirates

Head Of Functions Project Services

ADNOC is one of the world's leading energy producers, and a primary catalyst for the growth and diversification of the United Arab Emirates.

 

Our diverse family of more than 50,000 employees is made up of over 100 different nationalities. People from different backgrounds, with unique perspectives and wide-ranging skillsets, who share a collective responsibility: to enable and accelerate progress, both here in the UAE and across the globe.

 

Here at ADNOC, we go beyond business as usual. We do things differently, challenge convention, and embrace new ways of thinking. This is what defines and differentiates us. By working together every day, we’re bringing energy to life. Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) was established on the 27th November 1971 to operate in all areas of the oil and gas industry in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Since its establishment, ADNOC has steadily enhanced its competitive position through its sound business interest in 18 specialist subsidiary and joint venture companies in addition to educational institutions, known as the ADNOC Group of Companies.

 

Today, ADNOC manages and oversees oil production of more than 3.1 million barrels per day (bpd), ranking it amongst the top ten oil and gas producing companies in the world. In the last few years, significant achievements have been made in the expansion and development of gas fields to meet the growing needs and development plans of Abu Dhabi, and in our bid to support the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, which seeks diversification of Abu Dhabi’s energy supplies. ADNOC is committed to recruiting the best talent the UAE has to offer, and accordingly UAE Nationals will be preferred. All expressions of interest will be treated confidentially.

 

 

Job Purpose

 

 

Functional Head & Group Technical Authority (Level 0) for all Project Services activities pertaining to the successful delivery of the group’s strategic capital projects portfolio consisting of over 100 Major projects, to meet the mandate of the Group CEO and overall group objectives. Reports to the ADNOC SVP Group Project and Engineering on the status of the Project Services Function within the capital delivery program. Provides advice and support to the group on all capital delivery related issues. Accountable for the development of Project Services Discipline related systems, capability and reporting across the Group. Accountable for the development and approval of all Project Services related standards and Procedures (25) prior to being rolled out to the ADNOC Group companies. Establishes group’s overall Project Services capital project program, monitor alignment with defined targets and identify deviations and risks to be reported to the SVP Group Project and Engineering. Accountable for developing the Project Services community, Estimating, Planning and Cost Controllers etc. of approximately 250 ADNOC staff. Driving the review and implementation of improvement actions such as new systems and processes for project services staff in the 14 Group Companies and 750 PM staff involved in project delivery.

 

 

Key Accountabilities

 

 

  • Lead group’s overall Project Services capital project program, monitor alignment with defined targets and identify deviations and risks to be reported to the SVP Group Project and Engineering.  Accountable for the development and approval of all Project Services related standards and Procedures prior to being rolled out to the 14 ADNOC Group companies. Establishes group’s overall Project Services capital project program, monitor alignment with defined targets and identify deviations and risks to be reported to the SVP Group Project and Engineering. Accountable for developing the Project Services community, Estimating, Planning and Cost Controllers etc. of approximately 250 ADNOC staff. Driving the review and implementation of improvement actions such as new systems and processes for project services staff in the 14 Group Companies and 750 PM staff involved in project delivery
  • Ensure the dissemination of ADNOC standards in the organization and ensure compliance (e.g. Value Assurance Process).
  • Accountable to provide technical expertise on project services management whenever required.
  • Report to the  Consolidate individual project reports. Accountable for accuracy, completeness, transparency and consistency of the reports / dashboard. Ensures key issues requiring GROUP COMPANY Management / Shareholders attention are highlighted
  • Lead / Participate in assurance audits and reviews (e.g. independent project reviews (IPRs)) to ensure alignment of projects to ADNOC policies and identify any opportunity to enhance overall value..
  • Lead initiative to improve capital delivery program and maximise ADNOC’s value.
  • Lead development of project management competency and career development program; in addition to establishing clear deployment guidelines with the objective of ensuring having the right capability for the success of the capital delivery program.
  • Lead development of group’s technical disciplines and technical authority framework to align technical resources and activities across the group.
  • Responsible for the mentoring and coaching of UAE Nationals to support Emiratisation within the Function.
  • Accountable for the Technical advice to BLD for interface with IPC, MIC, & other group functions.

 

 

Project Control Team – Project level

    • Support the Project Manager in controlling the individual project, applying company’s methodologies, processes and templates.
    • Maintain the schedule and budget for the strategic project.
    • Oversee project progress and performance, support timely identification of potential issues and mitigation actions.
    • Support risk management, ensuring regular update of the risk register at the project level.
    • Drive timely MoC for changes that may affect the asset and the project and manage MoC process.
    • Prepare the project periodic reports, provide the monthly report and key dashboard indicators for GROUP COMPANY management and shareholders to the Project control team (asset level) and GROUP COMPANY Project Control function.
    • Provide the Project Manager, Project Controls Manager and the GROUP COMPANY Project Control with timely information about project performance.
    • Participate to the regular PMT meetings, provide an overview on progress, risks, trajectory, etc. and addressing specific questions.
    • Educate the PMT on project control methodologies, processes, templates, etc.

 

 

Investment and Valuations

    • Support the assessments of financial modelling, including analysis of historic and projected cash flows and measure of return and valuation (IRR and NPV).
    • Advise assumptions for different business case scenarios (Base Case, Upside, Downside), and provide advice on the capital of structures.
    • Verify the investment risks and quantify potential impact on returns.
    • Guide the measure impact of proposed investments on portfolio value creation and returns

 

 

General Accountabilities

 

Operational Plans

    • Develop consistent and realistic long and short term operational plans for the Division in line with the Function objectives and manage the implementation of approved long and short term plans and ensure they are effectively converted into its performance objectives to achieve established service levels.

 

 

Budgets & Cost Control

    • Develop and manage the Division annual budget in line with the Function’s business objectives and operational plans ensuring that adequate funding provision is made for all Division activities.
    • Monitor expenditure against approved Division budget on a regular basis; investigate, highlight and reconcile any significant variances to ensure effective performance and cost control.

 

 

Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures

  • Develop and implement appropriate Division policies, processes, systems, standards, procedures and internal controls, Company guidelines in order to support execution of the Directorate’s work programs in line with Company and International standards.

 

 

Performance Management

    • Contribute to the development of the Directorate’s KPI’s and ensure proper cascade of the  Performance objectives within the Division and establish monitoring mechanisms to ensure delivery of these objectives and promote a performance driven culture.
    • Manage the implementation of the Company Performance Management System for individuals within the Division in accordance with Company approved guidelines.

 

 

People Development

    • Develop knowledge, competencies and innovative spirit in the Division and support the establishment of Personal Development Plans (PDP’s), Succession Planning and Talent pipeline within the Division in coordination with relevant Human Capital Functions to continuously develop employees with emphasis on UAE Nationals to meet Emiratization targets.

 

 

Organisation Structure and Development

    • Review, develop and recommend the appropriate organisation structure for the Division that will best utilise human capital while proactively incorporating sustainability into the on-going work practices to meet the business objectives.

 

 

Risk Management

    • Contribute and support establishment of a Corporate Integrated Risk Management System within the Division, while identifying and assessing relevant domain risks and implement measures to manage and mitigate all identified risks within the Division.
    • Communicate corporate business ethics and Company’s Code of Conduct to employees within the Division and ensure compliance to the Corporate Policies and guidelines.

 

 

Innovation and Continuous Improvement

    • Promote an organisation culture that encourages innovation, enhances employee motivation and supports initiatives for implementation of Change Management to continuously improve the Division operations and services.
    • Recommend improvements in internal processes against best practices in pursuit of greater efficiency in line with approved standards in order to define intelligent solutions for issues confronting the Division.

 

 

Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) and Sustainability

    • Support the institution and implementation of an HSE culture and ensure compliance with relevant HSE policies, procedures, systems & controls and applicable legislation and sustainability guidelines across the Division in line with international standards, best practices and ADNOC Code of Practices.
    • Ensure adequate HSE training and induction for all Division employees to meet HSE standards.

 

 

Management Information Systems (MIS) and Reports

    • Ensure that all Division MIS and progress reports are prepared to provide accurate and timely reports and necessary information to Company Management to effectively manage the business.

 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

 

 

Minimum Qualification

• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering / Science; or relevant disciplines with supporting experience.

• Master’s degree in Project Management / Engineering / Science or MBA is preferred.

 

 

Minimum Experience & Knowledge & Skills

• 18 years’ relevant experience in NOC's/IOC's, including at least 10 years in a progressive Project Services managerial / leadership positions.

• Major Project Services Experience is essential.

• Demonstrate knowledge and experience of strategic project planning and management.

Group Company:  ADNOC HQ


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