Strategic Projects Manager, Abu Dhabi Ports UAE

  • Full time
  • Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Posted 10 months ago
  • 15000-30000 AED / Month

Abu Dhabi Ports presently has a job opening for eligible candidate for the position of a Senior Manager Strategic Projects in UAE. The candidate will be required to work at Ports Cluster Management. This job has recently been posted by Abu Dhabi ports and desirous candidates can apply for this position to become part Abu Dhabi Ports !

Job Purpose of A Strategic Projects Manager

  • Reviewing existing projects and their operational, financial and commercial performance while developing and implementing strategic plans to optimize operations, improve financial performance, and ensure safe and efficient operations.
  • Responsible for the overall project management of new commercial projects, including acting as focal point for respective clients while managing both internal and external stakeholders as well as vendors, government authorities etc.

Duties of A Strategic Projects Manager

  • Ensuring all project progress metrics are defined and maintained to provide the Project’s management team with accurate performance and forecasting information.
  • Interpreting and challenging supplier performance metrics (schedules, risk registers, change requests, EVM reporting etc).
  • Developing of reporting materials for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Continually improve capabilities within team as required.
  • Overseeing the overall integrated project schedule combining all managed projects.
  • Leading and supporting the development of high level ‘what-if’ scenario planning in support of project decision-making.
  • Ensure clearly documented outcomes are in place for all project activities.
  • Maintaining and optimizing documentation management approaches for the project, in line with ADP standards.
  • Ensuring the project’s compliance with ADP gate review requirements as required.
  • Participating in technical deep-dive reviews and project audits as required.
  • Lead and manage site discovery in order to assess the client’s needs.
  • Leading engagements with clients to understand and interpret business challenges into functional design specifications, through to iterative rapid prototyping solutions.
  • Provide an implementation proposal based on the outcome of the site discovery.
  • Lead creation of the project plan including the implementation phase.
  • Advising assigned teams to interpret business requirements and create the technical solution with them.
  • Building and sustaining client relationships.
  • Lead and manage a team of professionals, including direct reports, to execute projects.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, including customers, suppliers, and government and regulatory agencies, to resolve issues and ensure the smooth operation of the port(s)/terminal(s).

Who Can Apply?


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as business, engineering, or operations management or equivalent internal educations from industry leading organizations.


  • 5-6 years of previous project management experience.
  • Strong staff management/leadership experience, including experience leading teams in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Skills & Knowledge Desired

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Knowledge of relevant safety regulations and standards, and experience in implementing safety programs.
  • Proven ability to develop and implement operational plans, including equipment and yard strategies and commercial review.

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