Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Manager, Operations Support

 Manager, Operations Support

ADNOC Group Overview:

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. Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) was established on the 27th November 1971 to operate in all areas of the oil and gas industry in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Since its establishment, ADNOC has steadily enhanced its competitive position through its sound business interest in 18 specialist subsidiary and joint venture companies in addition to educational institutions, known as the ADNOC Group of Companies.

Today, ADNOC manages and oversees oil production of more than 3.1 million barrels per day (bpd), ranking it amongst the top ten oil and gas producing companies in the world. In the last few years, significant achievements have been made in the expansion and development of gas fields to meet the growing needs and development plans of Abu Dhabi, and in our bid to support the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, which seeks diversification of Abu Dhabi’s energy supplies. ADNOC is committed to recruiting the best talent the UAE has to offer, and accordingly UAE Nationals will be preferred. All expressions of interest will be treated confidentially.

Group company overview:

We are a young and emerging upstream member of ADNOC Group, focused on unlocking undeveloped oil and gas potential in the UAE.

Al Dhafra Petroleum is a dynamic and efficient upstream company with a mandate to maximize the UAE’s natural resources. Our shareholders are ADNOC, which owns 60% of the company, with Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) and GS Energy owning the remaining 40%.

Job Purpose

Support the Production Operation, Maintenance and Facility Integrity planning & strategies, ensuring the maximization efficiency of plant facilities, compliance with the Company’s vision, mission,

organizational objectives and HSE requirements.

Job Specific Accountabilities (Part 1)


Participate and agree on realistic performance objectives for the support team in line with long and short term plans as well as to cascade and implement them and to monitor progress

accountabilities to ensure the delivery of these objectives.

Review operational issues, follow campaigns based maintenance programs, plant and equipment reliability data management and troubleshooting of existing facilities to ensure the integrity, availability, operability of facilities and equipment is maintained.

Coordination with Operations Team and Projects and Engineering Team for providing inputs at the planning and execution phases of the projects, secure a proper integration and hand-over with the existing assets.

Liaison for planning and executing plant modifications and efficiency improvement initiatives, to improve the integrity of the Plant facilities and to minimize operational disruptions.

Evaluate operational procedures according to specific operational circumstances, troubleshoots on problems and incidents associated with the operation of process equipment.

Conduct all required analysis in identifying the root causes of incidents and implement the related prevention measures.

Identify and analyze any abnormal operating conditions and administer counter measures in addition to providing written instructions/procedures for such activities.

Job Specific Accountabilities (Part 2)


Participates in preparation of annual and long term (5-year) Capital and Operating budgets in conjunction with both Operations team and Maintenance Manager.

Reconciles capital and operating expenditure against planned budget for operations & maintenance activities. Investigates and addresses any variances to ensure effective cost control. Identifies areas of cost reduction.

Participate in finalizing all contracts & purchase requisitions.

Contribute to the development and direct the Implementation of the Maintenance, Asset Integrity and Reliability Management System to ensure reliable operations at highest levels.

Overview all maintenance activities managed by Maintenance Contractor and liaison with Maintenance Manager on daily basis.

Manages the regular and turnaround maintenance activities ensuring optimum levels of performance to meet oil production / Water Injection demand while emphasizing on the facility & asset integrity.

Review, evaluate and recommend proposals for process troubleshooting, improving efficiency, safety in addition to the completed engineering projects.

Generic Accountabilities

Operational Plans

•    Develop consistent and realistic long and short term operational plans for the Department in line with the Division objectives and manage the implementation of the approved long and short term plans and ensure they are effectively converted into its performance objectives to realise the Division Objectives and established service levels.

Budgets and Operational Plans 

•    Develop and manage the Department annual budget in line with the Division’s business objectives and operational plans ensuring that adequate funding provision is made for all Department activities. 

•    Monitor expenditure against approved Department budget on a regular basis; investigate, highlight and reconcile any significant variances to ensure effective performance and cost control.

Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures

•    Develop and implement appropriate Department policies, processes, systems, standards, procedures and internal controls, Company guidelines in order to support execution of the Division’s work programs in line with Company and International standards.

Performance Management

•    Contribute to the development of the Division’s KPI’s and ensure proper cascade of the  Performance objectives within the Department and establish monitoring mechanisms to ensure delivery of these objectives and promote a performance driven culture.

•    Manage the implementation of the Company Performance Management System for individuals within the Department in accordance with Company approved guidelines.

People Development 

•    Develop knowledge, competencies and innovative spirit in the Department and support the establishment of Personal Development Plans (PDP’s), Succession Planning and Talent pipeline within the Department in coordination with the Human Capital to continuously develop employees with emphasis on UAE Nationals to meet Emiratization targets.

Organisation Structure and Development

•    Review, develop and recommend the appropriate organisation structure for the Department that will best utilise human capital while proactively incorporating sustainability into the on-going work practices to meet the business objectives.

Risk Management 

•    Contribute and support establishment of a Corporate Integrated Risk Management System within the Department, while identifying and assessing relevant domain risks and implement measures to manage and mitigate all identified risks within the Department.

•    Communicate corporate business ethics and Company’s Code of Conduct to employees within the Department and ensure compliance to the Corporate Policies and guidelines.

Innovation and Continuous Improvement

•    Promote an organisation culture that encourages innovation, enhances employee motivation and supports initiatives for implementation of Change Management to continuously improve the Department operations and services.

•    Recommend 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 Department.

Generic Accountabilities (continue)

Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) and Sustainability

•    Support the institution and implementation of an HSE culture and ensure compliance with relevant HSE policies, procedures, systems & controls and applicable legislation and sustainability guidelines across the Department in line with international standards, best practices and ADNOC Code of Practices.

•    Ensure adequate HSE training and induction for all Department employees to meet HSE standards.

Management Information Systems (MIS) and Reports

•    Ensure that all Department MIS and progress reports are prepared to provide accurate and timely reports and necessary information to Company Management to effectively manage the business. 

Minimum Qualification

Bachelor degree in Engineering- Chemical or equivalent.

Minimum Experience, Knowledge & Skills

Minimum 12 plus years’ of experience in process plant with five years in management level.

Knowledge of the oil and gas industry

Knowledge of legislation, regulations, policies and procedures for plant operations as per ADNOC CoP.

Excellent people management and team driving skills.

Strong in quantifying issues and applying data and analysis to solve problems.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (with people at all levels).

Strong Analytical thinking and problem solving skills.

Good leadership skills in particular to be able to demonstrate the attributes required for effective teaming with strategists

Fluent in written and spoken English

Group Company:  Al Dhafra Petroleum

Deadline: 10/08/2021

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