Research and Development Technology Manager

Date: Mar 31, 2024

Location: Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, AE

Company: Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation

Job Purpose

Manage nuclear research and development projects and activities and establish strategic R&D relationships with domestic and international research partners to ensure alignment with enterprise priorities and to support UAE national strategy for advanced innovation.

Activity:Nuclear Research and Development
•Manage the investigation of advanced nuclear technologies and publish both quantitative and qualitative results to promote and bring credibility to the research and development program.
•Manage research and development competency framework and pipeline of UAE research professionals to develop expertise in the field of nuclear science and related technologies.
•Manage the initiation of new research proposals and coordinate research, scientific, technical and commercial activities to ensure alignment with enterprise priorities.
•Manage a research and development pipeline of potential future research projects such as nuclear and environmental safety, nuclear fuel cycle technology, radiation science, waste management, non-electric missions and other areas to support future enterprise priorities.
•Manage the investigation of development of novel advanced nuclear reactors with a substantially improved safety, economics and environment-friendly features to ensure alignment with performance and safety parameters.
•Direct research projects (to time, budget and quality objectives) to ensure successful delivery of projects.

Portfolio Management
•Manage research and development criteria based on enterprise needs and priorities for portfolio prioritization.
•Manage mechanisms for selecting, managing, and controlling the performance of research projects to ensure alignment with prioritization criteria.
•Establish a funding structure and mechanism for research and development projects and joint venture opportunities to ensure alignment with project prioritization and selection.

Collaboration and Partnership within R&D program
•Establish collaborations and partnerships, promote ENEC and the UAE Nuclear Program, and establish strategic R&D relationships with potential research partners in order to advance the research and development program and enterprise priorities.
•Establish a framework to enable collaborations and partnerships with leading international research and development institutions and programs.
•Build constructive relationships with stakeholders through networking and attending meetings and events which are important to the ENEC research programs

HSE, Security & Continuity of Operation
•Implement HSEMS requirement; properly plan and control work activities for ensuring safety; asses HSE risks of both routine and non-routine activities; take appropriate corrective and preventive actions to mitigate any immediate or future risks; ensure employees receive appropriate training and information and comply with ENEC HSE policy, procedures and instructions; maintain Safety Conscious Work Environment (SCWE); solicit employee feedback on HSE; utilize opportunities to learn about ways to ensure/ improve safety.
•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 & 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 expectations.

The incumbent is expected to perform standard activities as per attachments 4 & 5 in the Job Description procedure (relating to Health, Safety and Environment, Security and Business Continuity, People Management, Excellence and Quality Management



Bachelor's degree in Nuclear Science, Engineering, or equivalent as stated in the Job Description Procedure (HRD-PRC-002).



Minimum 10 years of relevant experience.