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United Arab Emirates

Senior Advisor, Project Framing & Execution Strategy

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.

In the last few years, significant achievements have been 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




  • Define and develop the Group Project Assurance process pertaining to the early stages of Project initiation, option identification and selection, Project Execution strategy and plan development that drive the successful delivery of the Group’s strategic capital projects portfolio.
  • Oversees the implementation of the annual project assurance FEL programme across the Group Companies.  Report the health of the early stage (Front End Loading - (FEL)) project assurance process on a quarterly basis and developing a subset of the overall project assurance report for the GCEO and ELT.
  • Update and enhance the assurance system on an annual basis and rolling out changes across group companies and all associated ADNOC and PMC staff.






Project Framing & Execution Strategy

  • Design and develop the Group Project Assurance process, defining the assurance requirements of the early stages of the Project termed 'Front End Loading (FEL)' providing direction and advice to Group Companies on all Project Assurance related matters.
  • Translate of business objectives into Project objectives, Project categorisation, Project initiation, Option identification, assessment and selection, Project Execution strategy and plan development against Group Project Standards & Guidelines and the ADNOC Value Assurance Process (VAP), with specific focus on the assurance of the Project Execution Plan (PEP) reviewing and assuring the Organizational Strategies and Plans, Contracting Strategies and Plans, Execution Strategies and Plans and Project Controls Strategies and Plans.
  • Ensure that all aspects in projects risk profile including scope, location, complexity, level of equipment standardization/repeatability, etc. are accounted for in the scope of the Assurance Plan and scale of the associated activities are risk dependent and fit for purpose.
  • Ensure all non-standard risks are identified and additional assurance activities and deliverables are in planned to mitigate the risk.
  • Advice the IPC and MIC on the Project Assurance process FEL. Drive the development and utilisation of the Project assurance process by the business and projects teams for each project based on complexity and risk assurance level. 
  • Pro-actively liaise with all businesses on business strategies and priorities, planning and resourcing of the Value Assurance Reviews (VAR’s) and Value Improvement Processes to match the risk profile of the projects and specific concerns of the Decision makers.
  • Lead Value Assurance Reviews (VAR’s) for projects covering the business and project risk spectrum including report out to senior management levels. 
  • Provides Technical advice to BLD for interface with IPC, MIC, & other group functions.




  • 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.




  • 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.




  • 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

  • Minimum 15 years of relevant experience in NOC's/IOC's or EPC(M) companies, of which at-least 8 years in addressing technical discipline challenges as Expert / Principal / Discipline Technical Authority.
  • Major Project Management / Engineering Experience is essential.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of internal / external discipline leadership (Through publications / presentations).
Group Company:  ADNOC HQ

Job Segment: Performance Management, Human Resources

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