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Project Director (AlKhobar - O&G)

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Saudi Arabia
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 17/11/2014
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The Company:
Our Client is an international Engineering Consultancy with a particular focus on the Middle East O&G Industry.

The Role:
Project Director

The Project Director will report to the Vice President of Operations and will be responsible for a group of projects organized into multiple business lines. These projects will normally be led by Project Managers who will report to the Project Director for the performance of their assigned projects. The Project Director may be asked to lead a single large multi disciplinary project, however at this time the focus is the successful execution of the group of projects assigned to him. The Project Director will support, direct and lead those Project managers reporting to him. He will liaise with the client PMT and represent the client and its interest with the end client.


• Provides direction and leadership to client policies in HSE, Quality, and project implementation.
• Manage client commercial interest in the project by conducting on-going risk assessment and risk management.
• Coordinates and directs all functional managers to ensure full compliance with all project requirements.
• Accountable and fully responsible in meeting project objectives and Company directions.
• Development, management and approval of all project execution strategies.
• Ensure all health, safety and environmental regulations are met.
• Support business development for other prospects and projects on an ad hoc basis.
• Develop staffing and execution plans for the projects to ensure appropriate skills/talent are available. Has overall responsibility for obtaining the necessary project resources to plan and execute the work.
• Support and mentoring of direct reports,
• Support client efforts to find and develop local talent and the achievement of its Saudization goals,
• Management of the client and all affiliated parties to ensure commitments are understood and met.
• Report on and represent the assigned projects to the internal stakeholders within client company,
• Plan, organize and direct project engineering activities.
• Review engineering and design schedules, monitor and control cost in all phases.


Our client requires a seasoned, hands-on executive with large-scale project experience. He or she must be an outstanding leader, must have excellent political and relationship building skills, must be a strategic thinker who clearly understands work processes and systems. This person will require exemplary leadership skills and a passion for cost control and project execution. He or she must be driven by a desire to meet and exceed exceptionally challenging objectives on time and on budget. This person must be focused on building a world-class team and will take ownership for the results of his or her work.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Minimum 15 years extensive project management experience, including management of large/mega projects.
• Have experience in project estimating, progress reporting, project execution strategies, project risk management, financial reporting, team building and workforce management.
• Has experience in the oil and/or gas industry or similar process industry.
• Has demonstrated an overall knowledge of project planning and execution management.
• Experience should include various phases of project implementation.
• Experience dealing in lump sum and/or reimbursable contracting either from the owner or the EPC side.
• A track record of success implementing projects on time and on budget.
• In-depth understanding of industry and regulatory standards and design criteria.
• Extensive knowledge of a variety of standard project management methodologies and techniques, and of principles and practices of area of specialization.
• In-depth knowledge of cost and schedule impact
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