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Head of Capital Projects - Technical & Operations Excellence

Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA)

Posted on September 15, 2020

14 - 15 years Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Bachelor of Technology/Engineering. Any Nationality

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To manage the development of comprehensive capital spending plans (Business Plan, Operating Plan, and Engineering strategy) and the Transmission and Distribution business line s (BL) procurement activities to drive the achievement of overall business objectives.
• Manage the development of capex strategy plans for the Transmission and Distribution business line (BL) to support the achievement of key financial and strategic objectives and to ensure the required level of resources is made available to achieve the outlined goals for the BL.
• Provide expert advice and facilitate the development of engineering plans and planning of shutdowns and turnaround, and operational excellence to ensure consistency and compliance with TAQA s corporate objectives.
• Oversee the follow-up of major and minor shutdown activities on a daily basis, ensuring that jobs are being executed in line with scheduled turnaround activities.
• Manage the stage gate process for the BL and evaluate the progress achieved on each phase of the project and provide recommendation to management on the right course of action.
• Liaise with the corporate supply chain team to manage and oversee the execution of all procurement activities for the Transmission and Distribution BL based on the operational and business requirements and material acquisition needs collected from BL s functions to ensure their efficient and timely delivery.
• Monitor receipt of all cargos and orders and ensure deliveries are on time, in coordination with Corporate Supply Chain, and as per procurement terms.
• Ensure all delays and overheads are accounted for at the supplier s end so as to avoid any additional costs for TAQA.
• Collaborate with the corporate Supply Chain team to plan and supervise the tendering process and provide feedback with respect to the evaluation of suppliers suitable for the job.
• Ensure that procurement documents (Tender documents, enquiries, call of contracts for supply of materials and purchase orders, etc) are up to date to minimize the possibility for agreement variations and disputes.
• Manage the negotiations with bidders and vendors and provide consultation to ensure scoring and achieving cost-effective contracts and high-quality services.
• Maintain productive relationships with key suppliers and follow up with them on issues escalated by internal teams in order to ensure timely order receipt and complaint resolution.
• Evaluate the suppliers on their performance on the assignments and orders taken up with TAQA to update the preferred vendor list and maintain relationships with the preferred vendors, while taking the consequent follow up actions with the unsatisfactory service providers.
• Work closely with internal stakeholders and/or external consultants to ensure a successful execution of the assigned BL project(s).
• Provide advice on the design and set-up of various BL related projects in consultation with the Asset Managers.
• Facilitate effective alignment and reporting on BL related projects and ensure that execution is at all times within stated timelines, quality and budgets.
• Develop, share and ensure compliance with the project plans developed for managed projects in order to ensure that projects managed are executed profitably and yield the required results.
• Set-up and monitor ongoing operations of facility related projects through reporting, analysis and identifying variances from the project plans.
• Monitor and report on project progress and budgets to assigned steering committees as per the agreed timelines and reporting formats.
• Bachelor s degree in Engineering, Economics, Business Administration or any related field.
• 14+ years of relevant experience in project management or strategy development.

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Head of Capital Projects - Technical & Operations Excellence (Transmission & Distribution)


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Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA)

Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) is an international energy and water company headquartered in Abu Dhabi. Founded in 2005, TAQA successfully operates in 11 countries including, the UAE, Canada, Oman, India, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Morocco, Iraq, the Netherlands, the UK and US. The company has investments in oil & gas production and exploration, pipelines and gas storage, water desalination, and power generation.

TAQA, the global energy company has the vision to be a leading international energy and water operator from Abu Dhabi. The company strives to be safe and sustainable, and delivers reliable and affordable energy and water. The company aligns its strategy with Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision 2030. The company through its ownership interests in 8 power and water production facilities in the UAE provides over 90 percent of water and electricity requirements of Abu Dhabi.

The company employs more than 3,000 people across 40 countries and offers them numerous opportunities to expand their skills and learning. TAQA always seeks to hire passionate and smart people to be a part of its dedicated and experienced team.

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