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Lead Project Engineer

  • Dubai


Lead Project Engineer

Requisition ID 2023-123608 Work Location AE-Dubai Department / Discipline Project Engineering Position Type Fixed Term
Overview / Responsibilities
Wood is currently looking for a Lead Project Engineer to join our team in Dubai, UAE.

Role Responsibilities

Reports to the Project Manager
Champions both Wood and client Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality cultures. Leads by example in ‘raising the shield’, demonstrating the ‘courage to intervene’. Ensures that procedures are followed and that a high standard of safety and quality is achieved in all associated work.
Supports delivery of project and engineering excellence in support of the Project and Engineering Manager on assigned project scopes.
Takes ownership of assigned project scope and activities, ensuring timely delivery to the satisfaction of both internal and external customers in accordance with the applicable procedures, work practices, specifications and standards.

Coordinates activities, collaborating with the Lead Engineers, engineering disciplines and supporting departments to ensure tender and/or project scopes are correctly interpreted and deadlines met.
Coordinates the development of engineering deliverable lists, manhours, CTRs and risk in support of project scopes.
Takes responsibility for schedule, manhours, key milestones and coordination of medium sized engineering projects in accordance with the established policies, procedures, systems, and requirements approved by the Wood and the customer.
Ensures that the project is delivered in the correct sequence, highlighting and managing risk if works are completed out of sequence.
Expected to be fully conversant with the scope of work assigned, managing project action registers and risk. Is familiar with and across technical and project issues.
Chairs and minutes technical and project review meetings with customers, vendors, subcontractors and other third parties, managing technical and project issues through to completion.
Takes a leading role in project reviews, design reviews and audits to ensure that they are completed as per Wood and customer expectations.
Holds and minutes weekly progress meetings with discipline engineers, ensuring that ownership is assigned and actions are driven to closure in a timely manner.
Manages interfaces with third parties to ensure availability of input for completion of engineering deliverables in accordance with the project schedule.
Liaise with Project Control to ensure that budgets and schedules are revised to incorporate the effects of the contract changes.
Stewards project and resolves issues on a timely manner.
Supervise project delivery and assess client needs.
Oversee budget and ensure financial accountability.
Skills / Qualifications

Degree qualification in a relevant engineering discipline
Minimum of 15 years of experience in the oil and gas industries with experience in infrastructure EPC projects.
Builds collaborative teams and leading by example in the demonstration of Wood’s core values.
Take ownership of scopes of work, coordinating the engineering disciplines and supporting functions to deliver successful outcomes.
Good soft and written English skills.
Good presentation skills.
Should be pragmatic, self-motivated and demonstrate initiative.
Able to present and write technical reports in fluent English.
Experience in working in multicultural and dynamic environment.
Experience in managing detailed engineering and procurement in a brownfield environment.
Experience of project cost control and planning systems.
Worked on projects in Iraq (Basra region in particular) and/or GCC is preferable.
Company Overview
Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

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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