• Title
    Executive Government Relations Consultant
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Government & Regulatory Affairs
    Position Type
    Fixed Term
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood is currently looking for an Executive Government Relations Consultant to work out of our office in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia. This position will be part of the core team on the COTC project, a Joint Venture between Aramco and Sabic. As an Executive Government Relations Consultant, you are responsible for processing and carrying out all transactions relating to visas, permits, licenses, registration, pertaining to employees, hotel vehicles and the hotel itself, liaising with various government departments and agencies.


    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.




    • Lead all interactions with regulatory authorities and government entities, involving both Wood and our client
    • Liaise directly with the Royal Commission, plus all other corporate affairs, government relations and corporate relations matters
    • Process all types of visas including employment visas and residence visas for employees
    • Ensure any changes or amendments to the prevailing laws / rules / regulations, changes in forms / formats and other procedures are up to date, and advise Human Resources Department of such changes
    • Submit relevant documents periodically to the immigration / labour office with regards to cancellations
    • Complete departure and exit formalities for employees after cancellation of visas

    Skills / Qualifications

    • At least fifteen years' experience in the field of Saudi Arabian government relations
    • At least five years' managerial experience
    • Excellent communication skills, both in Arabic and English
    • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
    • Current driving licence

    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 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. 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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