Head of Automation and Digital Transformation

Abu Dhabi Permanent
  • Exciting opportunity to join an ambitious entity in the natural resources sector
  • Must have on the ground experience leading projects at multiple sites

About Our Client

An acquisitive infrastructure holding company based in Abu Dhabi

Job Description

  • Lead the creation and implementation of a visionary "Operations of the Future" program, aiming to position the client as a pioneering leader in digital transformation within the industry
  • Develop and execute strategies for leveraging the latest industry technologies, including IoT devices, AI/ML, VR/AR, automated machinery and cloud capabilities.
  • Build partnerships and commercial relationships with OEMs and technology vendors to support the implementation of digital transformation initiatives
  • Oversee budget planning, monitoring and execution to optimise resource allocation and achieving organisational objectives
  • Design and build the client's remote operations and control centre

The Successful Applicant

  • A Bachelors degree in Computer Science, IT, Software Engineering or other relevant fields. Masters highly preferred
  • Minimum of 15 years experience in end-to-end digital transformation and automation across the energy and natural resources value chain
  • Proven track record of successfully deploying information and operational technology in large organisations
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to manage culturally diverse teams in complex project environments
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen attention to detail
  • Fluency in English; knowledge of additional languages is a plus
  • Willingness to travel internationally as required

What's on Offer

  • Attractive tax-free salary
  • Opportunity to work with an ambitious and growing entity in the UAE
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Senior Technical
Energy & Natural Resources
Abu Dhabi
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Christopher Davies
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