Monday, 2 June 2014

Senior Project Risk Officer Job Vacancy at Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd.

Job Title:    Senior Project Risk Officer
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, implement, facilitate and monitor Project Risk Management processes in Projects Group in GASCO. Facilitate Risk assessment process by identification of Risks related to Major Projects and other business critical Projects, develop mitigation strategies, continuity plans and also take part in Risk Engineering studies thereby enabling GASCO to meet its objectives and enhance performance.

GASCO is one of the largest and most complex Gas Processing & Distribution Companies worldwide. As GASCO forms an important link in the UAE’s 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 end gas users.

The Senior Project Risk Officer reports to the Risk and Compliance Section Head along with the Senior Risk and Compliance Analyst, Senior Risk Engineer and Senior Business Continuity Specialist.

The main challenges faced by the job holder include:
  • Embedding a risk aware culture within the Projects Group to manage the risks at all Projects
  • Getting the ‘buy-in’ and concurrence within the Organization in reference to Risk report(s), conclusions and findings.
  • Bringing Risk management into the forefront of strategic decision making and execution

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 that are in line with Company and International standards
  • Comply with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements

  • 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
  • Monitor the effectiveness of risk management processes and suggest improvements
  • 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
Project Risk Governance
  • Contribute to the development, design, establishment of Project Risk Management framework, manuals, procedures, guidelines and continuously update to ensure that they are current.
  • Support the establishment of a process of Risk Governance for periodic review of Risk at the Group and Division levels including the structures for communication and escalation of existing and emerging risks in order to effectively manage risks

Project Risk Management
  • Support the implementation of change strategies to embed Project Risk Management concepts in the day-to day Project management activities
  • Provide advice to Group and Division Risk Coordinators and Project Managers (e.g. for project risks) and coordinate with them in carrying out  activities such as planning, scheduling and conducting  selected reviews and studies including risk analysis & improvement
  • Contribute to the maintenance of the project Risk Management systems and procedures
  • Conduct Qualitative and/or Quantitative Risk Analysis for the Cost, Schedule, Quality, HSE, Reputation and Financial aspects in Projects
  • Monitor the effectiveness of risk management processes and suggest improvements.

Project Risk Management Workshops
  • Facilitate and conduct Project risk management workshops across all Divisions in the Project Group and Departments, in consultation with the Risk owners and support periodical risk review exercises to assess risk levels
  • Proactively review, update and implement systems for risk identification, analysis, reporting, monitoring and risk treatment
  • Participate in HAZOP, HAZID, Incident Investigation, RCA and Quantitative Risk Assessments

Project Risk Engineering Assessment Studies
  • Prepare the scope of work for the proposed Project  Risk Engineering assessments, studies and reviews, evaluate proposals from consultants, coordinate with the consultants for carrying out the consultancy work, review and comment on reports from consultants and send for approval
  • Follow up with Risk owners on the mitigation actions from the Project Risk engineering consultancy work

Project Risk Management Documentation
  • Provide updates on Risk information in the relevant Risk Registers incorporating the feedback from Key Risk Indicators (KRI’s), KPI’s, Audits, Incidents, and Surveys and follow up with mitigation plans
  • analyze, and periodically update the Risk Profile for the Top Risks Project Group and Division levels
  • Monitor and maintain KRIs, KPI’s and incidents in order to change the relevant risk and control ratings in the risk register and follow up with mitigation plans

Risk Assurance and Reporting
  • Prepare Risk reports based on results from risk reviews, risk analysis and risk treatment plans for the Risk Assessments carried out at the Project Group and Divisions
  • Prepare Risk Assurance maps to support the risk assurance process in Projects

Project Risk Management Monitoring and Review
  • Monitor mitigation actions from the Project Risk registers, through the unified action tracking system in order to highlight to management the overdue actions, track implementation status and revise risk ratings based on actions implemented

Project Risk Management Training
  • Promote employee awareness on Project Risk Management and coach the Risk Owners, Risk Coordinators and Action owners in Project Risk Management processes, tools and techniques

Risk Management Application Administration and Training
  • Provide timely and accurate inputs into the relevant modules of QUARTZ in order to ensure integrity of data and facilitate decision making.
  • Receive end user complaints and coordinate with IT to resolve bugs or escalate them to seek Vendor support
  • Train End Users across GASCO on QUARTZ functionalities

Coaching and Mentoring
  • Coach and mentor UAE Nationals in carrying out the functions of Project Risk Management and Risk Assurance activities
  • Supervise and assess the learning progress of the new Developees under the Competency Assurance Management System (CAMS).

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering along with a Professional certificate in Project Risk Management

  • 8 years or more years of relevant experience with at least 4 years in risk management, including exposure to the Oil and Gas industry

Job Specific:
  • Relevant functional and professional skills, good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Planning and organizing, Scheduling and coordinating, Checking, Examining and Recording
  • Requires a broad knowledge Oil& Gas Projects
  • Ability to contribute to HAZOP, HAZID,
  • Ability to carry out Schedule Risk & Cost analysis using PRIMAVERA or any other similar software
  • Good analytical skills with the ability to identify and evaluate key risks and internal control mechanisms, and focus on the important business issues
  • Ability to motivate, coach others and handle change management
  • Excellent facilitation and presentation skills
  • Excellent command of the spoken and written English
  • Knowledge of Project Risk Management principles and application
  • Knowledge of Compliance requirements to the Projects and the impact of non compliance
  • Knowledge of Business Continuity Principles and application

Deadline Date: 14/06/2014

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