The Company was incorporated in 1978 to oversee operations in onshore concession areas covering approximately 21,000 square kilometers including five of the most important mainland oilfields in the region. During the first quarter of 2006, the inauguration of the North East BAB has been started.
Directs, manages, supervises and controls the development and implementation of a diverse range of major Multi – disciplined engineering projects from initial inception through to completion and handover, relating to new plants, facilities and modifications to existing plant and systems. Also, to ensure optimal and economic development of projects consistent with Shareholders guidelines. This includes:
a) Reviews a variety of source material and participates in a range of meetings to establish future project requirements in the assigned field. Provides basic technical and administrative input to take projects from initial inception stage to drafting and submission of requirements proposals. Includes defining, revising and refining scopes and objectives, obtaining or arranging to obtain background data on potential cost and technical feasibility, and advising alternatives where appropriate. Develops schedules and project programs in conjunction with Head of Engineering and Planning & Control Unit.
b) Assigns work to subordinates and Project management consultants and participates in the refinement of initial proposals into coherent viable project plans. Directs and participates in the revision and refinement of initial project designs, specifications, costs, and phasing preparation of project strategy in conjunction with user department and other divisions such Finance, Commercial Support etc…
c) Initiates and approves the preparation of overall work programs, terms of reference for contractors, projects standards and working procedures. Establishes the basis for project execution phase.
d) Ensures that all projects are implemented in accordance with sound project management principles and established Company procedures and standards. Initiates/manages pre-qualification of bidders list, exercises overall control over the budget and cost of the project and each contract, vetting authorization for expenditure. Reviews and endorses contract purchase and subcontracts recommendations and variation orders throughout all phases of the project and ensures that approved plans are updated accordingly.
e) Ensures the preparation of the Department’s safety program on the project he supervises and oversees compliance with the Company’s safety rules and regulations. Evaluates and audits adherence to same and takes necessary remedial measures to correct and overcome deficiencies.
f) Ensures that the project is executed in a safe manner and that all contractors adhere to approved safety procedures and method statements for carrying out works / contracts awarded.
g) Advises Management of anticipated completion date of the project for subsequent start up planning. Assists in development of start-up plan and manning requirements. Authorizes alternate studies such as shop vs. field fabricated pipe, concrete vs. Steel structures etc. and agree in consultation with Area Manager on completion of portions of the plant for acceptance by end user.
h) Coordinates overall financial matters pertaining to the project, such as currency requirements and restrictions, import duty exceptions, financial forecasts, etc.
i) Participates in the ongoing training and development of UAE national employees assigned to his project. Directs the preparation of structured development programs monitoring progress of project engineers (trainees).
j) Carries out other similar related duties such as attending Tender Board Meetings, reporting on the financial situation of the project. Appraises contractor’s overall performance for quality, cost, schedule and safety and ensures corrective actions are taken. Prepares weekly highlights and monthly progress reports covering all engineering, procurement and construction activities.
k) Accountable for efficiently managing all projects within budgets and in accordance with Company policies, directives, engineering and project management standards. Poor decisions can involve significant financial losses due to changes of scope, re-work and program delays e.g. the possible consequences of lost production targets.
l) Ensures that Company’s occupational safety and health policy is effectively implemented in all projects of work under his control to reduce unfavorable trends and ensure that corrective actions are promptly implemented. Cooperates with HSE division in the development and maintenance of HSE management systems, HSE plans and programs to ensure that all employees and contractors are competent to carry out their work and are fully aware of all hazards. Shares in the evaluation of the impact of all activities under his responsibility on environment by implementing a sound environment protection program.
m) Keeps abreast of relevant advanced development technologies in Project Management. This includes participating, attending and representing the Company in conferences, seminars, UAE Society of Engineers, Project Management Institute meetings and trade shows to identify new methodologies and technologies of interest to the Company. Prepares reports / papers on such functions and circulates to peers, supervisor and subordinates.
· B.Sc in Engineering or equivalent.
· 15 years varied experience in the oil industry including 5 years in leading multi-disciplined staff and Consultants / Contractors in defining and executing projects within the oil & gas industry
· Project management professional with sound knowledge of contracts, planning and budget / cost control requirements.
· Sound project management and leadership skills.