• Title
    Department Head, Structural Engineering
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Engineering - Structural
    Position Type
    Fixed Term
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood is currently looking for a Department Head, Structural Engineering to work on our Offshore Maintain Potential Program (OMPP) in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia. We are looking for a person to co-ordinate with all other disciplines Consultant / Principal and/or Lead Engineers to ensure full compliance of the project design with the requirements specified on project design scope and on the relevant industry standards.


    OMPP is a multi-year, multi program venture covering both greenfield and brownfield offshore projects here in Saudi Arabia. The scope of this program includes Engineering & Design, Procurement and Construction Management support

    • Applies broad knowledge of principles and practices in Structural Analysis and design as required for the design of offshore structures.
    • Has demonstrated contributions and track records in bringing value added to similar projects
    • Has been recognized as Structural engineering/technology Consultant
    • Provides guidance to the project/structural design engineering work
    • Must have thorough knowledge of engineering practices and economic principles, calculation methods, design details, international codes and standards, procedures, and specifications.
    • Should take a lead role in projects and have experience in leading a team of Engineers/designers.
    • Experience on FEED contracts.
    • Must have   experience in the Offshore oil/gas, hydrocarbon, refinery, and is recognized as specialist in a specific engineering field on large to mega projects.
    • Familiarity with quality control systems in engineering design
    • Prepare work force staffing requirements and schedules for projects
    • Assist with proposals
    • Routinely communicate with Client counterpart on project
    • Routinely manage to report job progress status
    • Supervise work of other Offshore Structural engineers assigned to the job.
    • Oversee / review design deliverables
    • Oversee  / review Structural calculations
    • Responsible for the identification of training needs and training in junior engineers.
    • Responsible for staffing plan, vacation schedule, attendance, timesheets & other critical needs.
    • Closely coordinate with the Project Managers to meet the staffing requirement & schedule.
    • Responsible for the continual improvement of the department processes by notifying the Manager of any concerns with the QMS.
    • Overall responsible to manage the Structural department from technical & administrative aspects

    Skills / Qualifications

    • 20 years’ experience minimum
    • PE registration or equivalent
    • B. Sc Engineering or Equivalent. Master’s degree preferred
    • Should be proficient in Microsoft office software (Word and Excel) and WAH purchased and in house created software such as (GRLWEAP, MATHCAD,SACS and STAAD Pro).Should also be familiar with reading drawings in AutoCAD / MicroStation. Should be familiar with responding to E-Mails & doing all necessary actions as required.
    • Lifting and carrying things offshore
    • May be assigned as a Discipline Technical Authority (DTA); a person identified as an overall technically competent team member able to address technically complex issues & mentor team members with their technical work.
    • May be assigned as a Subject Matter Expert (SME); a person recognized to possess a high degree of knowledge on a particular subject and/or piece of equipment.

    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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