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Projects & Engineering

Specialist, Projects (Cost Estimation)

Job Purpose

Support Projects of the Refining BLGC’s and associated potential new joint ventures ensuring optimum utilization of resources and maximize value realization of the BLGC’s assets to achieve continuous growth, profitability and excellence through the application of best practices and alignment with ADNOC guidelines, strategies & objectives.

Job Specific Accountabilities (Part 1)

Project / Investment Assessment
•    Assist the review of all project proposals including design basis, mass and energy balance, assumptions, strategies, etc. to ensure the technical robustness and profitable economics with emphasis on HSE matters and energy efficiency at the project approval stage.
•    Assist the review of Feasibility, Pre-FEED, FEED documents or any studies, as necessary, to make comments, that supports the decision making for a project stage gate approval
•    Coordinate with BLGCs for evaluation of project proposals and submission to Investment Committee for necessary endorsement
•    Assist and review special studies related to ADNOC and BLGC Refining Projects and participate in task forces as assigned in order to evaluate performance, integrity review, inspections and audits.
Projects Review
•    Support in the review of project proposals, recommendations, issues and concerns occurring all through the project cycle from FEED until close-out of the project including technical, efficiency, economics, profitability, contracting strategy, Project management consultancy, key contract terms and awards, Bidders list for Consultants, Post completion analysis and lessons learnt for improvement for future projects execution. 
•    Conduct analysis and provide comments to support management in decision making.
Project Management
•    Coordinate with various project stakeholders to ensure that they are successfully executed within approved budget, timelines and quality specifications and that they meet the required life cycle, capacity, quality and HSE standards and its compliance with UAE laws( for UAE Projects) & respective country laws (for ADNOC International Projects), policies, regulations and ADNOC guidelines. 
•    Ensure compliance to Project Value Assurance Process (VAP).
•    Review the monthly reports, monitors the progress, assess the areas of concerns and mitigation measures proposed and highlights to the higher management of any remarkable, recurring or concerning issues. 
•    Support in promoting fairness and transparency in dealing with the project consultants, contractors and manufacturers, following approved systems and procedures.
•    Maintain the Team’s Technical Support MIS and update data to ensure that accurate data is available for reporting and planning purposes. 
•    Ensures that best practices and lesson learned information are collected and recorded in the MIS and made available to the BLGCs

Job Specific Accountabilities (Part 2)

Projects Control
•    Continuously monitor project cost, schedule and progress and conduct reporting activities and functions of all phases of projects until final acceptance of works. 
•    Plan and monitor updating and maintenance of systems, procedures and techniques in the areas of planning, scheduling, monitoring and reporting for efficient and effective execution of projects.
Projects HSE & Sustainability
•    Assist in the development and control of Refining Projects HSE corporate performance targets and objectives and support in the implementation of a sustainable culture and proactively seeks to incorporate sustainability into the ongoing work practices
Projects Handover & Commissioning
•    Assist the follow up on the issues / status of completion, Readiness for commissioning, Pre-commissioning test run of all equipment with the end user, Pre-commissioning, commissioning, post commissioning check of the performance tests against the design and construction requirements and warranty checks of the status of equipment of the plant prior to the end of the warranty period.
Commercial Support
•    Ensure that BLGCs implemented projects’ commercial and technical requirements are in order to achieve project objectives. Ensures that all ADNOC project execution guidelines are implemented.
ADNOC International Projects
•    Provide Support, as necessary to Business Development Function during identification stage of an International Business Opportunity. 
•    Follow-up on  ADNOC International Projects implementation up to completion / handover (upon transfer from business development Function to Refining Business Function)
•    Ensure compliance of HSE standards (minimum ADNOC Standard as a default), local country laws, international conventions, and ensure preparation and compliance of JV Mandates for each project.
•    Ensure preparation of JV Mandates for each project for smooth execution, project implementation strategy and /or interim arrangements like Oversight committees for project implementation whilst JV formation is taking shape.  

Job Specific Accountabilities (Part 3)

Generic 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 business objectives.
•    Provide input for preparation of the Department budgets, assist in the implementation of the approved Budget, and work plans to deliver business objectives. 
•    Investigate and highlight any significant variances to support effective performance and cost control.
Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures
•    Implement approved Department 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 Department 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 Section MIS and progress reports for Company Management.

Generic Accountabilities (continue)

Internal Communications & Working Relationships

•    Contact, as required, with various project management stakeholders in ADNOC and with assigned Companies for implementation of projects related to Refining business and with other Directorates and Group Companies for project liaison.

External Communications & Working Relationships

•    Contacts with project management companies, project consultants, contractors, engineering consultancy firms and outsourcing service providers.

Minimum Qualification

Bachelor Degree in Chemical/ Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.

Minimum Experience, Knowledge & Skills

•    8 years of relevant professional experience in Technical and Projects Engineering or Management in the Oil / Gas & Refining industry.
•    Good knowledge of industry best practice and technology trends, and of applicable legislation and regulations. 
•    Good skills on Project Management software.

Professional Certifications

PMP certification is preferred.

Work Condition, Physical effort & Work Environment

Physical Effort

•    Minimal – regular walking, standing and keyboard use, as required
Work Environment
•    Mostly air conditioned environment.  Exposed to prevailing environmental conditions during plant visit; may be required to use protective safety clothing or gear while visiting plants

Additional Details

Job Family / Sub Family:    Business Planning & Performance / Corporate Planning

Group Company:  ADNOC Onshore
Aug 12, 2022

Job Segment: Performance Management, Human Resources

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