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Senior Specialist, Refining Operations

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.



Review and analyse various operations and development activities related to the Refining business in the assigned Business Line Group Companies (BLGC) i.e. ADNOC Refining and future refining ventures ensuring excellence in People, Performance, Profitability and Efficiency.

Deliver required support in the evaluation of new investments; participate in the JV negotiations, oversee and support the development of JV commercial terms, Corporate, Commercial and Technology Agreements, sales strategies, long term disposal arrangements and marketing of products in order to ensure that the various companies in the Petrochemicals business are run efficiently and in line with the vision, mission and strategic objectives of the ADNOC Group.



  • Review, analyse and monitor the progress of the Refining Group Companies’ performance against the set KPI’s and addresses any performance objective or material variances ensuring compliance of ADNOC’s Refining Company Performance Contract.
  • Review annual budget & business plans and submissions; and suggest optimization options enabling ROD manager to challenge BLGC for effective fiscal discipline and ensuring adherence with ADNOC’s mandates.
  • Provide necessary information to ROD Manager by reviewing the documents and monitoring of the action items for discussions of shareholder board/committee.
  • Carry out review of ADNOC refining companies’ annual and five-year business plans related to HSE, Marketing, Production/Operations, Reliability, availability, plants utilization, manpower and finance with emphasis on flaring, emissions, energy savings, maximizing plant utilization and optimizing maintenance costs to ensure alignment with corporate business plans.
  • Reviews planned turnaround schedule for optimization across stakeholders and monitors actual progress.
  • Deliver required support in evaluating proposals for plant modification or improvements and comments on workability for implementation including review of budget, work plan and ensuring risk assessments are conducted. Follow-up the modification project to ensure its appropriate implementation.
  • Deliver required support in audits and contribute in analysis of benchmarking studies to enhance competitiveness and profitability.



Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelor Degree in Chemical / Mechanical / Petroleum Engineering or equivalent.

Minimum Experience & Knowledge & Skills

  • 10 years of relevant experience with in Refining (Mandatory), Petrochemical or Gas Processing plant operations.
  • High level of relevant technical knowledge and application.


Nov 18, 2019

Job Segment: Operations Manager, Operations

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