Research Laboratories Projects Specialist

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
02 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
30 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description 

(RL Projects Specialist)  -(Research Laboratories Operations)


The Projects Specialist provides technical expertise in the creation of project plans for all phases such as infrastructure and laboratory development.

He/she will work closely with the Director, Research Laboratories, Facilities, Environment, and Health in the development, effective communication, and monitoring of project plans and administrative activities.

  • Lead the development of project plans and schedules and identify and implement appropriate scheduling methods and techniques in all phases of the project.
  • Lead the development of a progress measurement system to ensure proper implementation of project and time control functions.
  • Direct the laboratory space utilization tracking system to manage space assignments, occupancy, and utilization.
  • Review, analyze and monitor project plans and schedule compliance levels.
  • Ensure that HSE policies and guidelines are implemented in the project in coordination with the KU EHS team.
  • Identify and communicate critical issues and/or risk to the project team that may impact the delivery of project deliverables to establish mitigation measures.
  • Identify reasons for completion shortfalls.
  • Review the scope of work for the different work packages, and coordinate the same with the stakeholders to ensure alignment.
  • Maintain organized files and records that facilitate information retrieval as required.
  • Assist in preparation of miscellaneous presentations, reports and documents, gather information, and provide ad-hoc administrative support when requested.

Operational Responsibilities:

  • Prepare budgetary estimates in coordination with relevant stakeholders in the projects.
  • Monitor and follow up on daily progress with different stakeholders to ensure timely delivery of project deliverables.
  • Arrange scheduled meetings to discuss and monitor progress and to facilitate coordination amongst stakeholders; prepare meeting minutes.
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Line Manager.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Science and/or Project Management.
  • Extensive work experience in planning or project management for research facility projects.
  • Certified Planning & Scheduling and/or active membership in a professional institution is preferred and an advantage.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications and other planning & scheduling software.
  • Must be fluent in English both written and speaking with good communication and organization skills.


A minimum 5 years of relevant experience.

 Primary Location: KUK – Khalifa University
Job: Specialist
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Job Type: Full-time

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