Project Operations Manager

ABB - Dubai
Project Operations Manager Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.


You will be working as Project Operations Manager and will be part of Robotics and Discrete Automation Business Area for Service and Digital Platform based in Dubai, UAE. In this role you will be reporting to Local Robotics and Discrete Automation Manager and will be responsible for striving to achieve manufacturing excellence by delivering the right automation solutions.

Your responsibilities

  • Manage all the mechanical, electrical, controls and robotic resources including the scheduling of service and installation personnel for onsite and offsite which include both internal resources and resources from vendors.
  • Understanding the customer provided data such as mechanical drawings, process related information, automation requirement and therefore conceptualize the complete turnkey system for the customer.
  • Review customer specifications and examine the new contracts to ensure thorough understanding and adhere to the desired contract terms and conditions as well as accountable for financial outcome of all projects.
  • Formulate project plans, implement schedules, and track the project deliveries to ensure on time delivery with 100% quality. Allocate tasks to resources and coordinate with the resources to ensure successful completion of the project.
  • Conduct analysis and have proper risk mitigation strategy for various projects and communicate delays or improvements to the customer and other stake holders promptly and report progress on projects to all project stakeholders, internal and external.
  • Effectively communicate and negotiate change orders for margin enhancement as well as accountable for revenue recognition, timely and accurate invoicing, and eliminating disputes or past dues.
  • Interact with sales team, partners, and customers to ensure that the required data is available for the various functions. Evaluating the feasibility of the technical parameters that are to be met on the customer requirement.
  • Ensure Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) standards are fulfilled during the project execution.

Your background

  • Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with design background.
  • Minimum 15 years of industrial experience.
  • Experience in project management, design and design validation of robotic fixtures, end effectors and tooling’s, preparing proposals, site management etc.
  • Strong expertise in ABB Robot programming, Robot Studio, CAD tools such as Solid Works or CATIA or AutoCAD.
  • Candidate must have knowledge on various robotic applications like Welding and Cutting, Packaging, Material Handling, Machine Tending etc.
  • Experiencing in designing jigs, fixtures, and other tooling’s essential for various robotics applications will be an added advantage.
  • Must have certification in PMP (Project Management Professional) and should have strong experience in team handling, vendor, and customer management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to influence both internally and externally.

More about us

ABB Robotics & Discrete Automation is a pioneer in robotics, machine automation and digital services, providing innovative solutions for a diverse range of industries, from automotive to electronics to logistics. As one of the world’s leading robotics and machine automation suppliers, we have shipped over 500,000 robot solutions. We help our customers of all sizes to increase productivity, flexibility and simplicity and to improve output quality. We support their transition towards the connected and collaborative factory of the future. ABB Robotics & Discrete Automation employs more than 11,000 people at over 100 locations in more than 53 countries. www.abb.com/robotics We look forward to receiving your application (documents submitted in English are appreciated). If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website www.abb.com.

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