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Senior Planning Engineer

Senior Planning Engineer

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Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood are currently looking for a Senior Planning Engineer to work on the engineering and project management services for an Unconventional Gas Development Program in Saudi Arabia. We are committed to managing the program from our Al-Khobar office where the project management team will be based for the duration of the contract. This represents an excellent development opportunity for individuals interested to work in Saudi Arabia, with most assignments expected to be for at least one year’s duration with the opportunity of further extension for the right candidates.


We have been awarded contracts by our client for the provision of engineering and project management services for their Unconventional Gas Development Program. The program covers current field development in 3 different parts of Saudi Arabia with potential further field developments to be added later as the Program develops and expands. The Unconventional Gas development program is focused on increasing gas production via the development of shale gas and tight gas resources in the Kingdom. The new sources of gas are intended to displace middle and heavy distillate fuels currently used in power generation within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 


  • Development of detailed engineering schedules in conjunction with lead discipline engineers
  • Development of engineering progress measurement systems and reporting of progress and productivity
  • Co-ordination of schedule interfaces between licensors' and subcontractors' activities
  • Provide regular forecasting of project schedule including key milestones
  • Lead regular schedule review meetings with the project team
  • Production of weekly and monthly progress reports to the project management team
  • Mentoring and development of locally hired Planning team members, where appropriate
  • Demonstrate a pro-active approach in solving problems and getting the job done

Skills / Qualifications

  • Relevant degree / Chartered Engineer or appropriate experience
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in engineering and construction of refinery, oil & gas, petrochemical, or similar facilities
  • Experience of FEED and EPC projects, including revamp projects
  • Expert with Primavera P6 and spreadsheets, with database capability
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated, energetic, and tenacious
  • Willing to share information and develop junior staff

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard to the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.

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