• Title
    Project Director
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Project Management
    Position Type
    Fixed Term
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood is currently recruiting for a Project Director to work out of our Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia office. This position will be on the COTC project and is scheduled to run for approximately two years.


    Our clients are setting up a new Joint Venture business which will take crude oil and produce a wide range of bulk chemical products. The project will be a first of a kind investment with a fully integrated 600,000 bpd refinery and chemicals complex including two parallel ethylene crackers, and with limited co-production of fuels.  All the individual parts of the project will be world scale, and the integration will deliver world beating production efficiency.  The TIC is likely to be of the order of $20-$25 Billion making it one of the largest ever single-phase investments in the petrochemicals industry.


    • Identify and communicate the objectives for the project team in accordance with the contract terms, scope of work and corporate policy
    • Communicate these objectives to the project team, departmental managers, and client
    • Organize the project team in consultation with departmental managers and agree the assignment of all key personnel
    • Motivate the project team towards the determined objectives, by generating enthusiasm for the project, and by maintaining continued personal interest in achieving set targets
    • Achieve scheduled performance, cost, quality, health, safety and environmental requirements of the project from contract award to client's acceptance
    • Ensure that designated systems are adopted by the project team as soon as possible, after contract award
    • Negotiate all contract changes with the client
    • Act as primary contact and maintain satisfactory relations with the Client
    • Ensure that the requirements of secrecy agreements are strictly observed
    • Deputise when requested for other Project Managers or Department Managers as appropriate.
    • Be familiar with the current application of computer systems to Foster Wheeler's business and endeavor to optimize their use and development within the project / department budget, both to solve technical problems and to promote the effective management of information
    • To ensure that the Amec Foster Wheeler Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality Policy is implemented and understood by all supervised staff
    • Where a Project Sponsor is assigned to a project, the Project Manager shall report to the Project Sponsor. This is in no way reduces the single point responsibility of the Project Manager for the successful execution of the project
    • Lead and support assigned proposals. This includes developing in conjunction with proposals the execution strategy
    • Present execution plans at proposal review stage

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Degree level preferred
    • Professional membership, such as PMI or APM, is essential
    • Contracts management experience is a must
    • Minimum of total 20 years’ experience gained from execution of projects in the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical or similar sector of the industry and understanding key drivers for delivery of successful project execution
    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience gained from international projects specifically within Saudi Arabia
    • Cultural awareness and diplomacy

    Company Overview

    Amec Foster Wheeler (www.amecfw.com) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors. Employing around 35,000 people in more than 55 countries and with 2016 revenues of £5.4 billion, the company operates across the oil and gas industry - from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products - and in the mining, power and process, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.


    Amec Foster Wheeler offers full life-cycle services to offshore and onshore oil and gas projects (conventional and unconventional, upstream, midstream and downstream) for greenfield, brownfield and asset support projects, plus leading refining technology.


    Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.

    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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