May 14, 2020
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
Develop R&D strategy to be embedded in the ADNOC Business plan, develop technical content and technical authority for all shareholders, partners, technology developers and providers. Review and propose improvement plans for ADNOC RTD workflows / processes. Implement ADNOC Corporate R & D strategies, identify technical challenges across Upstream and Downstream business lines on investment opportunities and business impact, develop and evaluate Research & Technology Development proposals related to AGCs’ technical challenges, manage projects, assess Research & Development IP portfolio, and ensure systemic integration and deployment of research findings, in order to support ADNOC’s business growth and sustainability.
Research & Development
Identify and screen the technical challenges across the Upstream and Downstream business lines with detailed analysis on investment required and business impact.
Develop Research and Technology Development proposals addressing AGCs technical challenges and in alignment with ADNOC Strategic Objectives.
Technically evaluate R&D proposals.
Evaluate AGCs partners technical capabilities, including academic institutions, share holders, and service companies, to execute R&D activities/projects.
Manage the R&D portfolio to demonstrate value, and assure anticipated Return-on-Investment (RoI).
Technically steer the ongoing R&D activities in collaboration with the discipline technical groups and stakeholders.
Manage the R&D projects to ensure timely execution within the agreed scope and budget.
Establish R&D projects management dashboard, smart objectives and clear KPIs.
Work with the Upstream and Downstream directorates, Functions and AGCs to ensure systematic Integration and deployment of research findings and results back into ADNOC's operations.
Organize, conduct and lead technical workshops that will elevate technical competence across the AGCs and nurture the innovation culture.
Develop technical content and regularly update the technology road-map in collaboration with the relevant technical teams and stakeholders.
Scout for new and emerging technologies for improvements and availability
Be the ADNOC technology qualification technical authority for all share holders, partners, Technology developers and providers.
PhD scholars and Local Development Function
Technically Mentor the ADNOC PhD scholars progress.
Ensure technical alignment of ADNOC PhD scholars research work.
Technically develop UAE nationals through coaching and shadowing programs.
Attract young UAE nationals to participate in R&D activities.
Develop R&D strategy to be embedded in the ADNOC Business plan.
Conduct projects business reviews, Net Present Value (NPV) and RoI analysis as requested.
Continuously review ADNOC RTD workflows/processes and propose improvement plans.
Review R&D patent and invention disclosure applications and ensure its technical soundness.
Review R&D related publication authorization requests and ensure its technical soundness.
Asses the IP portfolio to demonstrate value, and potential for commercialization.
Perform other similar duties as assigned.
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.
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.
Qualification, Experience, Knowledge & Skills
Bachelor Degree in Engineering or equivalent.
12 years of experience in progressive research and development technologies in the assigned discipline with global Oil & gas companies.
Critical strategic thinker, ability to initiate, develop and implement new strategies and processes.
Thorough knowledge of oil and gas operations and processing, production engineering principles and project management.
Demonstrable experience in the development and application of new technologies related to the assigned discipline within oil & gas industry.
Fully understands and actively promotes the use of Research Governance and Management systems. Explores their strategic use in supporting the management of research activity and reporting metrics.
Applies proactive commercial insight to delivery of R&D in the organisation.
Proven experience in alliance/ partnership excellence and cross-functional management skills.
Ability to assess issues/ risks and effectively implement remediation measures.
Very good knowledge of the international standards, specification and evolving technologies to identify and appropriate them for Company’s business and operations.
Good innovative thinker to evaluate the identified R & D need and execute the research through the appropriate institution.
Diverse background in multiple scientific disciplines and strong analytical skills. Ability to gather, analyse, restructure, identify and create original insights from qualitative or quantitative data.
Proven record of excellent negotiation skills, passion for customers and ability to work collaboratively with a dedicated specialist group focused on innovation.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a cross-cultural environment and to communicate across all levels of organization at ADNOC, the AGCs and external entities.
Experience in writing scientific and technical documents.
Ability to understand contractual agreement structure, terms and obligations and be able to translate the terms for management information.
Proven competence for meeting deadlines, multi-tasking and manager work under ambiguity.
Aspiration to constantly learn and improve in par with the advancement in technologies.
Is able to provide advice on, source and/or deliver training on good research practice.
Sound knowledge of HSE principles and their application relevant to Oil & Gas Industry.
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