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Nuclear R & D Director

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp

10 - 11 years Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Bachelor of Technology/Engineering(Nuclear). Any Nationality

, Posted on March 8, 2018 1 Opening

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Manage Nuclear Research Programs
• Overall responsibility for delivery of ENEC R&D objectives and financial management
• Manage, coordinate and steer all nuclear science and related research programs
• Set priority goals of research and other activates in compliance with ENEC vision, missions and goals
• Develop and implement the appropriate strategies and systems for effective coordination, monitoring and evaluating research work
• Develop business plans and businesses cases to ensure availability of funds for research purposes
• Successful delivery of research projects (to time, budget and quality objectives) and ability to manage and deliver research programs
• Developing strategic roadmap for R&D development within the UAE, potentially including creation of UAE nuclear research facility and engagement with Industry
• Developing and guiding business cases for individual research projects and capital investment projects that may be required to enhance the UAE capabilites
Nuclear Research and Development Activities
• Investigate advanced nuclear technologies and publish both quantitative and qualitative research on projects
• Help develop expertise in the field of Nuclear Science and related technologies. Develop R&D competency framework and pipeline of UAE research professionals
• Initiate new research proposals and coordinate research, scientific, technical and commercial activities
• Maintain a R&D program of potential future research projects; such as nuclear and environmental safety, nuclear fuel cycle technology, radiation science, waste management and other areas
• Investigate development of novel advanced nuclear reactors with a substantially improved safety, economics and environment-friendly features
Collaboration and partnership within R&D program
• Collaborate and promote ENEC and UAE Nuclear Program and establish relationship with potential scientific partners
• Establish international partnership with leading R&D institutions
• Build constructive relationships with stakeholders through networking and attending meetings and events which are important to the ENEC research programs
• Establish contractual agreements with research entities that maximize I.P. for the UAE
People Management
• Manage the effective achievement of organization s objectives by setting individual targets, developing and motivating staff, provision of formal and informal feedback and appraisal in order to maximize subordinate and department performance.
• Contribute to the development of UAE National employees in a manner which supports the objectives of the corporation and its Emiratization strategy.
• Contribute to knowledge dissemination/sharing in a way that assists with building internal capabilities of UAE Nationals where applicable and maximize their effective performance.
• Ensure compliance with corporate requirements for adherence to policies, procedures and instructions related to Crisis Management and Business Continuity in order to continue mission-critical activities
HSE, Security & Continuity of Operation :
• Ensure compliance to all relevant health, safety and environmental management policies, procedures and controls across the Division/Department/Section by delivery of the HSE Management Program to guarantee employee safety, legislative compliance, delivery of high quality service and a responsible environmental attitude.
• Follow all relevant Security policies, processes, procedures and instructions to ensure security compliance in all aspects of work, by applying them on self, others and Corporate assets.
• Ensure compliance with corporate requirements for adherence to policies, procedures and instructions related to Crisis Management and Business Continuity in order to continue mission-critical activities.
Excellence and Quality Management
Ensure commitment to culture of excellence and Quality Management by implementing best practices, complying with excellence requirements in terms of policies, procedures and systems, and exceeding stakeholder s expectations.
• Bachelor Degree in Nuclear Science/Engineering

Additional Certification such as P.E. and/or MBA
Ph.D. degree in Nuclear Science/Engineering
• Minimum 12 years relevant experience in Nuclear Energy where 10 years in an R&D departmental leadership role with P&L responsibility, proven record of converting R&D into realized practical benefit or monetized I.P.
• Understanding of the Technological developments in the Nuclear Fuel Cycle
• Awareness of Nuclear Standards and International bodies
• Identify new technologies and other scientific concepts
• Knowledge of Nuclear Industry
• Tendering and Bid Evaluation
• Contract Management
• Research and Analysis
• Policy and Procedure Design
• Statistical Analysis
• Presentation Skills
• Budgeting
• Contract Compliance
• Legal Contracts
• Project Management Systems and Tools

Industry Type : Power Generation / Power Distribution / Energy / Nuclear Energy
Functional Area : R&D / Research & Development


Project management Networking Contract management Monitoring Policies Tools Waste management Business continuity Crisis management Qualitative research

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Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp

Founded in 2009, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) specializes in the deployment, operation, and ownership of nuclear power plants within the UAE to provide clean, safe, efficient and reliable nuclear energy in the region. Established by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahya n, President of the UAE, ENEC is a member of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) and is regulated by the Federal Authority of Nuclear Regulation (FANR). The organization operates under the guidance and standards of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Serving as the investment arm of the Government of Abu Dhabi, the organization makes strategic investments in the nuclear industry, both nationally and internationally. The organization follows the highest international standards and has achieved several international accreditations, including ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001, BS 25999, ISO 27001, and Gold Certification from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply. Apart from this, ENEC has received various awards and recognitions, such as The Institute of Risk Management’s 2015 Global Risk Awards, MEPRA Awards 2014, 2013, 2012, and Abu Dhabi Awards for Excellence in Government Performance 2015.

Working with the vision of strengthening the prosperity and future growth of the UAE through a sustainable and safe civil nuclear energy program, ENEC is also responsible for:

- Ensuring a high level of awareness about the role of nuclear energy in the nation’s energy portfolio among the UAE community.

- Working effectively and closely with the Federal and Abu Dhabi Government to ensure that the nuclear energy program is peacefully aligned with the industrial infrastructure plans of the nation.

- Building the human resource capacity for nuclear energy program in coordination with the UAE’s education sector.

ENEC includes a team of highly dedicated and skilled professionals who help the organization to deliver successful energy projects in the UAE. The organization offers a broad range of rewarding and exciting career opportunities for both, fresh and experienced professionals.

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