Monday, 2 June 2014

Engineering Jobs at GASCO; Senior Planning Engineer OPP

Job Title:    Senior Planning Engineer OPP
Job Location:    Abu Dhabi, UAE
Employer:    Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd.

About GASCO:
Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd. (GASCO) was born in 1978, in the heart of the United Arab Emirates – its capital Abu Dhabi – as an answer to the vision of the late Sheik Zayed bin Sultan Al Nayhan who believed in the sound utilization of the Emirate’s significant gas resources.

The incorporation and establishment of GASCO as a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Shell, Total, and Partex, and the integration of ATHEER (a wholly owned ADNOC Company) in 2001, supported GASCO in realizing the vision to be one of the most innovative, respected and caring companies in the gas and hydrocarbon industry.

GASCO’s commitment in meeting the expectations of its various stakeholders – shareholders, employees and community, regulatory bodies and non governmental bodies, was recently recognized through the renewal of the Joint Venture Agreement originally signed in 1978.

Job Description:
Develop integrated plans for GASCO’s plants related to processing of associated/ non-associated gas and analyze alternative options to maximize business revenues.

GASCO is one of the largest and most complex Gas Processing & Distribution Companies worldwide. As GASCO forms an important link at the heart of the hydrocarbon chain, it plays a strategic role in the energy strategy and the economic development of Abu Dhabi and the UAE. GASCO operates six onshore plants and a Pipeline network and coordinates its production and development closely with ADNOC Group Companies and consumers.

The company is continuously going through major development and expansions to increase its processing capacity to meet the high continuous demands for its products, and to cope with the latest development in the gas processing technology. GASCO’s complexity has increased through addition of new facilities, expansion of its current plants and integration with offshore gas and Dolphin Energy with high priority given to continuously improve & sustain Asset Integrity of aging plants and Process & Occupational Safety. GASCO values Corporate Social Responsibilities and plays an important role in shaping the emerging socio-cultural developments by promoting and sponsoring major events in UAE and especially in Abu Dhabi.

The Production Planning Section coordinates closely with all plants operation management staff and external customers to develop production plans, which vary from 5 years, to annual / monthly detailed schedule.

The Sr. Planning Engineer plays a very important role by optimizing Monthly, Annual production plans guided by ADCO associated & non-associated feed gas plans, TAKREER feed & coordinating plants’ shutdown requirements in order to optimize company business and meet customer demands. This includes responding to unplanned events such as trips at GASCO or at consumers end and advice on the best options to mitigate any problems such as Gas supply shortages, production loss and flaring. The former requires a broad knowledge and overview of all plants operations and their interrelationships and to be able to work within broad guidelines due to the constantly differing production plans while achieving company production targets and consumer demands. It is a major challenge to analyze and balance conflicting requirements, particularly for shutdowns, between upstream, downstream customers, to match with plant requirements / constraints and negotiating to achieve optimum performance.

The job requires to-be “On Call” at all times in order to respond to any emergency or requirements regarding Plants operations and to act to situations where production plans are to be adapted as situations/incidents develop.

Job Duties:

·         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

Policies, Processes, Systems, Procedures, and Controls
·         Implement approved Section policies, processes, systems, standards and procedures in order to support execution of the Section’s work programs in line with Company and International standards
·         Comply with all applicable legislation and legal regulations

·         Provide input for preparation of the Department budgets and assist in the implementation of the approved Budget and work plans to deliver Section objectives
·         Investigate and highlight any significant variances to support effective performance and cost control
Performance Management
·         Contribute to the achievement of  the approved Performance Objectives for the 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 ISO standards in order to define intelligent solutions for issues confronting the function

Health, Safety and 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 Section MIS and progress reports for GASCO Management

Specific Accountabilities
·         Coordinate with ADCO, to develop and obtain associated feed gas production plans and assess impact on GASCO’s operations and ensure plans match GASCO and Borouge requirements.
·         Prepare plans based on developing scenario for the supply of Products to OPCO’s to ensure continuity of supply by integrated planning.
·         Study and manage the increased planning complexity due to feed gas quality changes which have to be incorporated in to production plans.
·         Support plants with Plans related to Production / Forecasting and co-ordinate with ADCO by assuring the availability and continuity of associated and non-associated gas supply to the plants.
·         Coordinate with internal divisions and external operating companies to combine and streamline shutdown plans in order to minimize business impact and maximize revenues.
·         Prepare and analyze production plans under general direction and develop scenarios for GASCO’s plants during Planned / Unplanned Shutdowns.
·         Integrate new Major Projects and Technical Projects into the overall production plan through coordination with project divisions.
·         Contribute on regular basis in updating & upgrading GASCO’s Business model utilized for planning purposes and define the development and enhancement of the model.
·         Recommend solutions in terms of production constraints to management based on the detailed knowledge of the plant operations.
·         Coordinate with GASCO’s plants and ADCO, TAKREER, and BOROUGE the annual shutdown plans and integrate into ADNOC composite plans.
·         Develop and maintains all databases and records necessary for production planning and analysis.
·         Prepare documents related to the periodical forums with Shareholders (BAC, TSC, and Supply Committee).
·         Identify operational optimizations and analyze and prepare reports regarding operations improvements.
·         Review the 13 weeks & Quarterly rolling plans for Condensate, Sulphur, NGL, and Ethane Products.
·         Assist in preparing Guidelines & Procedures to govern the broad role of planning.

Job Requirements:

·         Bachelor’s degree in Chemical or Process Engineering or equivalent Professional Qualification

·         8 years or more of professional experience in production planning within large oil/gas sector environment, with at least 3 years in a similar role  

Job Specific:
·         In-depth knowledge of Oil & Gas operations and processes
·         Knowledge of Gas sales agreement and in-depth understanding of customer needs.
·         Sound working knowledge and understanding of planning tools and concepts
·         Ability to analyse problems, assess risk profile, determine action, and develop solutions, communicating intentions and progress to all levels

    Planning and Organising, Scheduling and Co-ordinating, Checking, Examining and Recording

Deadline Date: 14/06/2014

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