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United Arab Emirates

Head of Discipline Projects Services Management

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



Discipline Head and Group Technical Authority (Level 1). Project Services Management Subject Matter Expert with regards to  planning, scheduling, cost estimating, project controls, data management and project risk management; reporting to the Head of Function, Project Services.  Leading the assurance of competence and assessments of Project Services Management/Lead Personnel throughout ADNOC and advising on areas for development. In conjunction with the Heads of Project Services Disciplines ensures adherence that ADNOC Project Control Standards are being maintained throughout the Group Companies whilst providing direction across group companies to form strong and effective relationships across functions; insure ownership, embrace change, improve processes and resolve conflicting priorities in order to ensure efficient Project Delivery. Establishes and leads the ADNOC Group wide Project Services management knowledge community. Ensures the mentoring and coaching of UAE Nationals to support Emiratisation within the discipline.


Key Accountabilities


  • Verify and ensure all Project Services Processes and procedures are being adhered to and followed by Group Companies.
  • Define and roll out the detailed group-specific project control policies, procedures, methodologies and tools in line with ADNOC guidelines and ensure their dissemination in the organization and compliance.
  • Provide technical expertise on project services management whenever required.
  • Report to the  Consolidate individual project reports.
    • Ensures accuracy, completeness, transparency and consistency of the reports / dashboard to management.
    • Ensures reports are distributed to and understood by all stakeholders.
    • Ensures key issues requiring GROUP COMPANY Management / Shareholders attention are highlighted.
  • •Participate in assurance audits and Stage Gate Reviews to ensure alignment of projects to ADNOC  Project Services Standards and procedures and all Project Services related stage gate documents have been delivered as per the VAP process.
  • Assist with developing of project services 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 coordination and technical authority framework to align technical resources and activities across the group.
  • Member of various project steering committees, tender board and chairman of the claims steering group.



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.
  • Devise on the minimum required returns / discount rates.
  • Guide the measure impact of proposed investments on portfolio value creation and returns



General Accountabilities




  • Plan, supervise and coordinate all activities in the assigned area to meet functional objectives.
  • Train and develop the assigned staff on relevant skills to enable them to become proficient on the job and deliver the respective section objectives.
  • Budgets
  • Provide input for preparation of the Function/Division/Department/Section budgets, assist in the implementation of the approved Budget, and work plans to deliver objectives.
  • Investigate and highlight any significant variances to support effective performance and cost control.



Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures

  • Implement approved Function/Division/Department/Section policies, processes, systems, standards and procedures in order to support execution of the work programs in line with Company and International standards.
  • Performance Management
  • Contribute to the achievement of the approved Performance Objectives for the Function/Division/Department/ Section in line with the Company Performance framework.
  • Innovation and Continuous Improvement
  • Design and implement new tools and techniques to improve the quality and efficiency of operational processes.
  • Identify improvements in internal processes against best practices in pursuit of greater efficiency in line with best industry standards in order to define intelligent solutions for issues confronting the function.
  • Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) and Sustainability
  • Comply with relevant HSE policies, procedures, controls, applicable legislation, and sustainability guidelines in line with international standards, best practices and ADNOC Code of Practices.
  • Reports
  • Provide inputs to prepare Function/Division/Department/Section MIS and progress reports for Company Management.






Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management / Engineering / Science; or relevant disciplines with supporting experience.
  • Master’s degree in Project Management / Engineering / Science is preferred.



Minimum Experience & Knowledge & Skills

  • 18 years’ relevant experience in NOC's/IOC's or EPC(M) companies, including at least 10 years experience in addressing technical discipline challenges as Expert / Principal / Discipline Technical Authority.
  • Major Project Management / Engineering Experience is essential.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience of internal / external discipline leadership (Through publications / presentations).
Group Company:  ADNOC HQ

Job Segment: Manager, Performance Management, Management, Human Resources

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