PGGI SI MEA HBU Operation Manager, based in Dubai, UAE

PGGI SI MEA HBU Operation Manager, based in Dubai, UAE

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You as a PGGI SI MEA HBU Operation Manager will be a part of the power grids division which delivers products, systems, service and software solutions as part of its comprehensive power & automation offering for the grid across the power value chain - serving utility, industry, transportation and infrastructure customers. HBU PGGI unit is the one responsible to deliver the Sub-station System Integration, Service and FACTS solution utilizing its local footprint and integrated Hub management concept. You will Lead the Project Operations function within the Hub business unit, manage, plan and coordinate the various reporting function: Project Controls, Project & Site management, Engineering, Quality, Project SCM, Contract Management & Project HSE, with full accountability of the operation activities in each of the local units reporting to the Hub and be responsible to ensure we overachieve customer expectations through lean, faultless operational execution (Care, Customer, Cost, Cash), in an extended value chain and at the lowest total cost and highest quality.


Your main responsibilities will include:-

1. Safety & Integrity

Responsible to implement and sponsor Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) and all other business compliance standards and regulations across the operations functions across the Hub. Accountable to ensure a safe work environment and continuous improvement in HSE processes and integrity performance.

2. People Leadership & Development

Accountable to ensure that all Hub and Local Operational organizations are properly organized, staffed and directed and where required Capability Assessments are performed on the Operations organization. Accountable to build an effective, capable and high-performing organization. Responsible to develop talent, review organizational effectiveness, performing competence assessments and continuous skill-upgrades across the Hub.

3. Strategy

Based on the overall BU and GPG Operational strategy, responsible to derive and continuously improve a customer-focused Hub Operations strategy and implement efficient and fast solutions for a consolidated, centralized operational system.

4. Management of Operations / Project-Management

Accountable to perform periodic Project Reviews for the assessment of the risk and opportunities within the project. Supporting the local operations for a sustainable and effective end to end value-chain across the Hub, from Customer to Supplier and from Order to Delivery (Packages, Projects & Service). Responsible to guide and mentor the teams towards achieving the targeted project results and even getting more deeply involved in the project execution, customer discussions, risk management and claim resolution where required to ensure that the successful result of the project. Accountable to deliver Hub-level RELEX KPIs in line with ABB expectations, deploys and manages Integrated Project Management system for Project Execution. Responsible for on-time/on-margin project execution and to deliver project EBIT and cash.

5. Standards, Governance and Risk Management

Accountable to ensure compliance with global and local standards, rules, policies and procedures related to Operations/Project execution. In alignment with the respective Group, Divisional and BU policies, responsible to introduce hub-wide standards and guidelines, standardized processes, and KPIs. Accountable for operational risk management, validates and improves reliability and effectiveness of business operations.


Ideally you should have an Electrical engineering degree with at least 12 years of relevant experience in turnkey, engineered packaged, system integration, service and FACTS sub-station projects. You should have demonstrated regional responsibility across geographies and not limited to one. Structured and disciplines with strong project management and contract management background with the ability to work in a cross functional matrix organization.

Excellent communication skills, both written and oral is required with fluency in english and at least one other key language of the region is preferred.

Additional information

Please note: ABB reserves the rights to withdraw this job publication at any given time.

Dubai, Generic, Utd.Arab Emir.
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Grid Integration
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General Management
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ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner in ABB Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.

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