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

    Wood is currently looking for an Executive Liaison Manager 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. The successful candidate responsible for leading all government relations activities for the project and establishing government relations philosophies and strategies. 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 400,000 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. The project is located in Yanbu, Royal commission’s land. Therefore, a wide face to face coordination and meetings will be required with Yanbu’s Royal commission.

    • Lead all government relations activities for the project and establish government relations philosophies and strategies
    • Liaise with all relevant parties, and manage the development of government relations with respect to the COTC project execution
    • Lead all interactions with regulatory authorities and government entities across the project
    • Close engagement and communication with Yanbu’s Royal Commission to obtain all required permits
    • Identify and communicate with relevant third - party entities who have interest or responsibilities in the COTC project, including the KSA government ministries
    • Engage at a high - level with senior management for all parties in this mega - project
    • Produce strategy documents for engagement and relations management with key authorities

    Skills / Qualifications

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

    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 60,000 people, with revenues of over $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.  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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