Projects Development Section Head

Projects Development Section Head

  • Post Date:19/09/2016
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Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Job Description
  • Supervises the development of contracts for consultancy services and construction work involving minor projects from inception to awards stage.
  • Pre-qualifies bidders, technically evaluates bids, establishes scope of contracts, estimates costs, develops design, details, drawings and specifications, and assesses and approves variations claims.
  • Ensures cost-effective delivery of assigned new system installations in the existing plant facilities.

Supervision of Engineering Development Section:

  • Plans, directs and supervises the activities of assigned personnel and contractors, including allocating work and determining priorities.
  • Performs supervisory functions and exercises financial authority at Section Head level as established by the Delegation of Authority Manual.
  • Ensures KPI targets and results are communicated to the Engineering Development (ED) Section staff effectively.

Supervision of Projects:

  • Supervises and reviews the engineering design associated with all plant changes and modifications including software analysis, drawings, documents, data sheet preparation and issuance of construction packages.
  • Supervises the engineering review of issues as they arise within units and plants, such as pipeline vibrations and failures.
  • Oversees the development of minor projects initiated by other departments or by senior management including budget planning, opportunity and risk analyses and scheduling activities.
  • Monitors the development of design details, specifications, cost-estimates, tender documents and evaluates bidders and technical bids.
  • Reviews projects’ scope and documentation, develops implementation strategies, follows-up implementation and ensures that all commitments in terms of schedules, budget, performance, guarantee and quality are attained throughout.
  • Implements project and engineering guidelines and procedures, petroleum architecture principles and practices.
  • Evaluates the commercial and technical feasibility of projects against the scope of requirements put forward by user departments.
  • Includes current trends and technological advancements in project scope development.
  • Manages the document submission and endorsement in Work Service Orders and acts as secretary to the Contracts Committee.
  • Supervises engineering document review associated with consultancy services during project execution.
  • Supervises the documentation processing for the Management of Change (MOC)
  • Procedure as per HSE-CP-29 for the entire Ruwais Refinery.
  • Ensures there is interdisciplinary and departmental coordination while projects and plant changes are planned and executed.

Managing Compliance Requirements:

  • Identifies, prepares and checks the required list of documents for project submissions.
  • Prepares and follows up correspondence with authorities and related departments.
  • Coordinates with government authorities for clarification, justification and approval by statutory authorities.
  • Determines which permits, licenses, approvals, standards, guidelines, ordinances, rules, and regulations need to be obtained for a particular project to move forward and coordinates the approval process with the multi-disciplinary project team, boards and commissions, and governmental entities.

Financial Management:

  • Prepares the annual budget for the ED Section and presents to the Integrity and Engineering Manager for approval.
  • Provides accurate and timely costs and cash flow forecasting for each ED Section project contract.
  • Monitors and updates actual project costs, risks, billings, invoicing, provisions, and project reports against forecasted budgets.
  • Supervises and coordinates the Capital Budget preparation for the entire Ruwais Refinery.

Reporting of Operations:

  • Leads and coordinates development studies, internally and outsourced, to provide management with recommendations for decision making on projects including technical, planning, cost and risk information.
  • Reviews development reports or proposals submitted by ED Section staff and prepares weekly/monthly reports for the Integrity and Engineering Department Manager.
  • Maintains a data bank of vendors, contractors, costs and prices.

Health Safety Environment and Fire Procedures:

  • Knows the Company’s Health, Safety, Environment and Fire policy, procedures, regulations and objectives as they relate to his areas of responsibility; ensures that they are effectively implemented by subordinates.
  • Ensures HSEF and quality standards are included in project scope and design, including necessary studies such as HAZOP, HAZID, SIL, WHAT-IF.

Staff Training and Development:

  • Trains and mentors ED Section Developees, in accordance with the company’s Emiratisation policy.
  • Liaises with the Training and Career Development Department to develop and deliver required development programmes to train, motivate and retain employees.


  • Performs other similar or related activities as assigned by direct supervisor.

Job Requirements:

  • B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum 10 years work experience in project design and construction in the Oil and Gas Industry.
  • Experience working on Refinery Project.
  • Knowledge of project management systems in the Oil and Gas industry
  • An understanding of commercial terms and HSEF requirements
  • Excellent planning, leadership and management skills
  • Knowledge of the standards and codes used by UAE local authorities
  • Knowledge of industry recommended practice, design methods, calculation
  • procedures and QA/QC requirements with respect to development and checking of engineering procedures, incorporation of agreed changes and document control
  • An understanding of multi-discipline engineering design and field development
  • Able to lead project planning feasibility studies, conceptual/facility design cost estimation and cost phasing to support operating projects
  • Able to prepare method statements, project specifications and scopes of work, review design calculations and check construction drawings for discrepancies
  • Excellent communicator comfortable with written, spoken and electronic media
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