Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Senior Engineer, Planning

 Senior Engineer, Planning

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

Lead and coordinate the preparation and development of short/long term plans and programs for assigned area covering, business plan, field development master plan, quality improvement schemes, etc. to meet the operational objectives in line with company policy, procedures and HSE standards.

Job Specific Accountabilities (Part 1)

Coordinate the preparation and operations division’s rolling 5-year Business Plan including the semi-annual plan overview.

Create mechanisms to translate the strategic objectives into a set of measurements to reflect the performance.

Develop strategies, which stimulate continuous business improvement.

Identify, define and analyse key business processes, action and involve in the implementation of improvement programs.

Prepare and maintain the Field Master Plan for assigned area in close coordination with other departments to ensure that all operations activities are fully addressed and duly covered. Review and update quarterly to reflect changes in divisional objectives/targets/Plans.

Conduct technical / economical planning studies and prepares short and long term working programs in line with the division’s business, master plans objectives and Company guidelines in coordination with other departments as required.

Participate in the development, review and maintenance of divisional policies, procedures and work practices and prepare appropriate recommendations for improvement.

Job Specific Accountabilities (Part 2)

Review and scrutinize all proposals for expenditures and any other financial/budget proposal before further processing for management approval.

Undertake and coordinate the development of divisional operation plans in conjunction with other departments and other concerned parties within the company and other OPCOs to ensure that production/export targets are met at all times.

Coordinate and identify the division’s annual self-audit program.

Participate and coordinate the development of the division’s Information Technology plans covering hardware and software requirements.

Understand and ensure HSE policies and procedures relevant to Field Operations are adhered to.

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 Function / Division / Department / Section 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 Function/ Division/ Department/ Section 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 Function/ Division / Department/ 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 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 MIS and progress reports for Company Management.

Generic Accountabilities (continue)

Internal Communications & Working Relationships

Daily contacts with Planning & Cost Control Head, Project Managers and other project personnel regarding planning activities.


External Communications & Working Relationships

•    Regular contacts with ADNOC Group employees on work related matters

•    Frequent contacts with outside Consultants/Contractors.

Minimum Qualification

Bachelor Degree in Chemical/ Mechanical Engineering or equivalent degree

Minimum Experience, Knowledge & Skills

12+ years’ experience in Petrochemical or Oil and Gas project/operations

Excellent HSE appreciation and awareness

Must be conversant with Primavera, MS Projects, MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, etc.

Good knowledge of English.

Professional Certifications

As applicable

Work Condition, Physical effort & Work Environment

Physical Effort

•    Maximum Work involved with Computer. Also exposure to travelling, standing, walking and climbing up to 20% of working time while conducting Audits and Inspections.    

Work Environment

•    Normally A/C environment.  Exposed to prevailing weather conditions during project site visits.

Additional Details

Job Family / Sub Family: Projects / Projects, Facilities & Construction Engineering

Job Dimension

Revenues/ Budget: As per approved financial budget

Direct Reports: As per organization chart

Indirect Reports: As per organization chart

Group Company:  Al Dhafra Petroleum

Deadline: 10/08/2021

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