Sr. Project Engineer "Petrochemicals"

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Oil and Gas
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📢 @ICM Group is Hiring

Location: Saudi Arabia

 European nationalities are welcome to apply


Position Description

We are seeking an experienced Senior Project Engineer (known in the industry as Project Manager) who specializes in Petrochemicals to join our Project Management team (PMT). Client Project Management Teams are responsible and accountable for the delivery of best-in-class capital projects. PMT is directly involved in executing and managing assigned projects safely, on schedule, within budget and to the highest standards of integrity and compliance. This will involve engineering design, procurement and construction of various sizes ($), types and complexity of small, medium to multi-billion-dollar mega projects.

Project Management Team manages and executes projects usually from multiple site offices or engineering contractor design offices, geographically scattered throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The primary role is to lead and manage a unit with several project engineers and site superintendents in charge of executing capital projects. Ensure that engineering design, procurement, construction and project completion is done in compliance with the project objective and contractual requirements i.e. project schedule, cost, HSE, company standards and procedures. The Sr. Project Engineer role also involves managing the business aspects of the unit consisting of but not limited to HR, training, cost control, schedule control, cybersecurity requirements and manpower planning.


Duties and responsibilities

You will be required to perform the following: 

Lead the Execution of capital projects according to the scope, schedule and budget.
Manage the team under the unit in executing the projects and provide guidance and directives to ensure successful completion of the project.
Leverage expertise in Petrochemical projects and provide the appropriate actions for the team to follow in all phases of the project.
Provide the technical and project management oversight to the design, construction, pre-commissioning, commissioning, startup of facilities, and close out of projects. 
Ensure timely resolution of project issues arising in all phases of the project development.
Ensure safety measures are implemented in the projects’ execution.
Implement company initiatives in projects and business processes under the division.
Be fully familiar with company Key Performance Indices (KPIs) and achieve them for projects under the division.
Prepare/Review monthly project performance reports showing the status of design, material procurement, construction, milestones, commitments, payments, charges, variances from standards, waivers and problems and present them to higher management.
Anticipate and plan for changes in project scope, timing or costs. Prepare documentation and obtain management approval.
Assign appropriate manpower to all parts and phases of the project.
Ensure appropriate training and development paths are assigned to each division employee.
Oversee and review incoming and outgoing correspondence concerning projects assigned.
Ensure that proper job records are maintained on all assigned projects.
Negotiate agreements and change orders with design and execution contractors.
Guide and direct team members in the application of client standards. Assure that variances from standards are minimized.
Responsible for project development: engineering studies, licensors selection, technical bid reviews, preliminary engineering, detail design, materials procurement, construction, pre-commissioning, handover, commissioning, startup, and close out.
Review weekly and monthly reports on the status and progress of the contracts, including project costs and schedule. Attend project meetings e.g. progress, stakeholders, design review, value improvement, etc. 
Review of project schedule, coordinate and monitor the assigned project progress and challenge below par performance of the contractor. 
Uphold engineering ethics and maintain high standards of professional behavior and conduct.

Below are the minimum qualifications required:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (4years).  This is compulsory.
  • You must also obtain a PMP , PgMP or equivalent certification.
  • You must have Fifteen years’ experience in project management field related to refining and petrochemical industries with a specialty in Petrochemicals. Including Seven (7) years of experience as Sr. PE or project manager in design, construction, pre-commissioning, commissioning, startup, and operation with values ranging from $500MM to $billion.

As a subject matter expert;

  • You must have Engineering Design & Construction phase experience with a thorough knowledge of engineering practices and economic principles in the applicable International Codes, Standards and Specifications.
  • You will have a mastery understanding of international procedures of Projects Phases, Engineering Phases, Bidding procedures, Procurement Processes, Construction Requirements and up to date Best Practices. In addition, be familiar with client procedures and standards.
  • You will have a mastery understanding of contract documents (inclusive of appendices, drawings and specifications), project execution plan, interface management, change management, construction sequencing, standards specifications and project schedule to support Department Manager in timely completion of projects.
  • You will have a mastery understanding of scheduling principles and recovery methods.
  • You must have a mastery understanding of cashflow distribution in projects, resource planning and distribution and understanding of crisis management and ability to calmly manage project issues.
  • You will have a dynamic attitude towards project improvements and savings.
  • You must be flexible to work in multinational teams and mobilize to different locations including remote areas as needed.



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