Amec Foster Wheeler Senior Planning Engineer in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Wood is currently recruiting for a Senior Planning Engineer with extensive experience in the Oil and Gas Petrochemical industry. The successful candidate will join the Project Controls function which provides Project Control services on projects to include planning, cost control, document control and estimating. Project controls are involved in all stages of the project lifecycle including Concept, FEED and the EPC phases subject to the scope of requirements. To assist with providing these services, the Project Controls team utilizes an in-house integrated project management system interfaced with proprietary systems where appropriate.

Saudi Aramco has selected Wood to develop a FEED for a mega program in the Onshore Eastern Province surrounding Tanajib, Safaniyah, and Ju’aymah in Saudi Arabia. The increased crude and gas production will demand the initial expansion of an onshore GOSP (gas oil separation plant) at Tanajib, a Greenfield 2.5bnscf (billion standard cubic feet) gas plant, together with NGL (natural gas liquid) expansion at Wasit. This will all be supported by a new cogeneration power plant expected to generate 750 Mw (megawatts) for both onshore and offshore compression, together with power for onshore utilities.

  • Control, supervise and monitor the day-to-day activities of the Planning team

  • Supervise delivery of resourced robust baseline project schedules (team size dependent)

  • Oversee the coordination and production of all project plans and associated documents (“S” curves, Histograms, tabulated man hour / progress data)

  • Provide the Management Team with the relevant contract information

  • Ensure that all services and deliverables conform to Company, Client and Project QA Plan, policies, requirements and standards

  • Promote good working relationship with the Project Controls Teams and other project departments and client representatives

  • Ensure all planning work is carried out in compliance with Corporate and Project specific procedures

  • Liaise with the project team and planners to resolve conflicts

  • Carry out planning team competency assessment and development

  • Commit to and promote Wood’s values and ensure the realization of company and project health, safety, environmental, quality and ethics, systems, policies and procedures

  • Degree in Engineering or equivalent

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience within a similar Engineering Company environment

  • Level 5 QCF in Planning / Project Controls

  • Member of a Professional Institution

  • Previous Planning experience, responsible for a large sized project or large sized-sub-element of a major project

  • Previous experience in controlling, directing, supervising and managing the day to day activities of a planning team

  • Able to communicate with all levels up to top management

  • Demonstrates excellent leadership skills

  • Capable of setting up, managing and motivating a team to deliver the planning objectives and achieving targets / milestones

  • IT / Computer Literacy, in particular, Primavera P6 102, Primavera P6 106 and Microsoft Excel

  • Understands and applies planning theory, process, and best practices

  • Capable of communicating with project groups and third parties to agreed standards, systems, processes to meet the project and client requirements

  • Capable of managing and coordinated approach to resolving procedural issues in a timely manner

  • Capable of the development and maintaining of performance targets

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion. We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Requisition ID: 2018-24089

Name: Fixed Term

External Company Name: Wood Plc

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Street: PO Box 79311