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Senior Architectural Engineer

Senior Architectural Engineer

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Work Location 
Department / Discipline 
Engineering - Civil
Additional Work Location 
Position Type 
Fixed Term

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently looking for a Senior Architectural Engineer to work on the engineering and project management services for a Marjan 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.


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.

  • Review building plans and site design for aesthetics, environmental acceptability, compliance with codes and standards and accessibility requirements and develop new design as per the codes and standards and prepares plans and specifications where needed
  • Present project design to Client for review and make recommendations to meet their needs
  • Develop cost estimates, and coordinate implementation of capital improvement projects and develop construction bid proposals
  • Support the Client in commenting the Contractor's IFC architectural drawings
  • Participate in final inspection of improvement projects and make recommendation regarding acceptance of construction work and support the Client in all technical issues related to the discipline where necessary
  • Act as a Lead Worker over the activities of subordinate professional staff
  • Prepare reports and correspondence
  • Ensure all work is carried out in accordance with Amec Foster Wheeler CORE Values
  • Ensure all work to be carried out with a positive attitude towards safety, both in design and in the office environment
  • Contribute to the group as a discipline technical Specialist as required
  • Provide technical and architectural design support to Projects as Lead Architect where required
  • Execute assigned work in accordance with Project Execution Plans, applicable Project Procedures and Standards within man-hour and cost budgets and Project schedule targets
  • Provide design and technical interface to project work with clients, other Departments, suppliers / vendors and consultants
  • Advise Chief Architect on technical capability of staff as required to support manpower allocation to projects
  • Review, support and agree project technical and design issues with the Lead Discipline Engineer, including dissemination and implementation of discipline ‘best practice’ on projects

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture 
  • Minimum of 12 years of experience including 5 years Middle East experience
  • Saudi Aramco Codes and standards with excellent safety awareness
  • Extensive knowledge of all international codes and standards, mainly the International Building Code
  • Extensive knowledge in industrial buildings
  • Extensive knowledge in Autocad and Microstation

Company Overview

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 over $11 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, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

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.


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