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Specialist Strategy Planning (ONSHORE Co.)


Posted on December 12, 2019

12 - 19 years AED 3,000 - 6,000 ($810 - $1,620) Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Bachelor of Technology/Engineering(Chemical, Petroleum). Any Arabic National, Any European National, Indian, Any Nationality

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Analyses Refinery Plant operations, maintenance and sustainability strategies and assists in formulating the
Plant five-year strategies to reflect the Company Corporate strategy.


Job Specific Accountabilities Performance Improvement:
• Reviews operational and technical data related to manpower, production, Turnaround and operating costs and recommends cost reduction and productivity improvement proposals.

• Analyses losses, production volume and quality and cost, suggests measurement strategies, remedial and control measures and reports the results to the Section Head.

Strategy Development:

• Translates the Company commercial and strategic objectives into technical and operational Plant guidelines.

• Reviews plant operation practices, severity limits, energy efficiencies and maintenance practices to establish optimum cycle lengths, Turnaround strategies, energy consumption targets, and equipment revamp and replacement strategies.

• Develops methodologies and frameworks for the implementation of Plant strategies for departments and sections.

• Introduces strategic initiatives within the parameters of Company’s Business Strategy.

• Assists in the preparation of the annual strategy execution plan, such as defining initiatives and distributing responsibilities.

Coordination and Interface Activities:

• Coordinates the implementation of the Plant strategy initiatives with counterparts in other OPCO’s within
the area.

• Offers technical advice to the Plant sections on strategy issues.

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 section objectives.


• Provide input for preparation of the Department/ Section budgets and assist in the implementation of the approved Budget and work plans to deliver Section objectives.

• Investigate and highlight any significant variances to support effective performance and cost control.

Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures

• Implement approved Department / Section policies, processes, systems, standards and procedures in order to support execution of the Department / Section’s work programs in line with Company and International standards.

• Comply with all applicable legislation and legal regulations.

Performance Management

• Contribute to the achievement of the approved Performance Objectives for the 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
ISO 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 and applicable legislation and sustainability guidelines in line with international standards, best practices and CO. Code of Practices


• Provide inputs to prepare Section MIS and progress reports for Company Management

Oil & Gas / Petroleum


Desired Candidate Profile

Minimum Qualification
• B.Sc. in Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical or Petroleum Engineering, preferably with strategy/business related studies.

Minimum Experience & Knowledge:

• 12 -15 years’ experience in the petroleum refining/hydrocarbon processing industry with at least four years in a strategy management role.


• Knowledge of the Oil and Gas Industry, with specific knowledge of process operations and product quality.

• Knowledge of decision analysis, strategy assessment and techno-economic analysis.

• Knowledge of advanced control and manufacturing execution software applications for profitability and efficiency improvements.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

• Excellent organizational, management and planning skills.


• Advanced knowledge related to the oil and gas industry, preferably gained while working in a multi-cultural environment with a multinational organisation

• General knowledge of Business Planning and Strategy


Specialist Strategy Planning petroleum refining hydrocarbon processing oil gas onshore Refinery Plant operations

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