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  • Job reference: RMS0139540

Head of Engineering and Project Support

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Dubai
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 19/03/2014
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (11/04/14)
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The Company:
Our Client is one of the largest privately owned oil and gas companies in the world, currently involved in the development of a major oilfield in the Middle East.

The Role:
Our Client is currently seeking a high level individual to head the Engineering and Projects departments, reporting directly to the Vice President for Production Services.

Key Accountabilities:
• Projects are provided with qualified Managers and key specialists, Methodologies/Standards, project management and tech/engineering support and assurances.
• Continuity of Company’s technical and project capability is ensured

Key Responsibilities
• Ensure Major Capital Projects are provided with qualified resources for Engineering, Project Management and Execution (project and business managers, project support and engineering lead specialists) by working closely with Head of Engineering Support, Head of Project Support and other parts of organization,
• Ensure quality development and implementation of Methodologies and tools for Project management, Project Execution and Engineering by working with T&P internal and external experts, and Major Capital Project teams,
• Ensure Major Capital Projects’ teams’ access to best practices and expertise in area of Project management, Execution and Engineering is provided,
• Work closely with IPA to ensure access to external benchmarking data, work closely with internal experts to ensure internal benchmarking is executed and data is accessible (this to include keeping track of various successful contracting strategies in different parts of the world),
• Ensure quality training/certification system is developed and implemented to train project teams and provide them with required project management skills,
• Facilitate Value Improvement Practices and Best Practices implementation and provide technical and project assurances to Major Capital Projects,
• Provide expert reviews of main project/tech/design decisions and works execution,
• Control over implementation of mandatory IPMS processes and tools,
• Control of design compliance with standards, normative docs/provisions.

Decisions
• Distribution of resources for Engineering, Project Management and Execution across the Projects,
• Rotation and development of Engineering, Project Management and Execution resources,
• Decision follows the results of expert reviews and control activities.

Ownership
• Line - Engineering and Project Support (E&P) block
• Functional – project and business managers, project support and Eng. lead specialists

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Relevant degree or equivalent qualification (Engineering degree preferable)
• Minimum of 20 years industry experience, with at least 15 years experience in a Project Director/Project Manager/Engineering Manager capacity, in projects with overall value more than USD$1bln.
• Vast experience in upstream Oil & Gas development, mixed experience in early phases of project development (FEL, conceptual, FEED) with exposure with Execution environment and Project services practices apply to each stage of the project life cycle,
• Excellent understanding of the EPC contractor’s scene (capabilities, strengths and weaknesses over time) and also a good understanding of the various contracting strategies,
• Broad knowledge of business operations and ability to implement and sometimes lead organizational change effectively within project scope,
• Understanding of organizational context, demonstrated experience with conflict resolution and successfully analyzing, troubleshooting and resolving
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