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Senior Specialist, Business Continuity


Provide advice on the development and implementation of Business Continuity Management Framework, policies, procedures and strategic plans that underpins business preparedness and operational readiness, in line with the applicable local and international standards. Provide guidance and support to the development and execution of the Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and monitors compliance of a consistent approach to Business Continuity Management throughout ADNOC & Group of Companies in line with international best practice and ADNOC policies. Provides strategic and professional advice in developing risk based solutions within crisis management, business continuity, and disaster recovery.



  • Develop Business Continuity strategies to restore the Business prioritized processes to an acceptable pre-defined level within pre-determined time frame in ADNOC & Group of Companies.
  • Ensure Business Continuity plans (BCP) are developed, tested, audited and maintained up to date in conjunction with the Facility Response Plan (FRP).
  • Provide advice on Business Continuity matters to all stakeholders and support to emergency managers, as requested, when a business disruption occurs.
  • Provide advice and leads Business Impact Analysis to support ADNOC & Group Companies to define and document methods for determining the impact of any disruption of the activities that support ADNOC’s objectives including:
  • Identification of the business critical processes
  • Understanding and assessing the risks to these critical processes and developing strategies to reduce the risks, and arrange acceptance of any residual risks
  • Provide advice in the implementation of the Business Continuity Management process to ensure all appropriate activities are conducted and implemented in an agreed and timely manner in ADNOC & Group of Companies and to ensure a clearly defined framework for the on-going Business Continuity Management capability is in place.
  • Assess the appropriateness of the contingency outputs to the nature, scale, complexity, and criticality of the business and that it reflects the organizations dependencies and operating environment.


  • 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 Unit / Divisional budgets and 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 Unit / Divisional 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 Unit / Division 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 ISO 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 and applicable legislation and sustainability guidelines in line with international standards, best practices and ADNOC Code of Practices.


  • Provide inputs to prepare progress reports for Company Management.



  • Regular contacts with field supervisors and contractors to provide assistance and/or advice on scientific and technical aspects of Risk management


  • Occasional contact with UAE/Abu Dhabi regulators, governmental agencies and ADNOC shareholders / International Organizations/Institutions for HSE regulations and standards


Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Science, or equivalent.

Minimum Experience & Knowledge & Skills

  • 10 years of experience in HSE including Business Continuity, Crisis Management or similar functions in a large organization preferably in oil & gas industry.

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Business Continuity Professional either from Business Continuity Institute and / or Disaster Recovery Institute.
Group Company:  ADNOC HQ

Job Segment: Facilities, Performance Management, Operations, Human Resources

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