• Construction Manager - EOI United Arab Emirates
  • Wood in United Arab Emirates, , United Arab Emirates
  • jobs
  • 1 month ago

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Job Description

Wood are actively expanding our project delivery portfolio within the United Arab Emirates and as such are seeking additional experienced personnel for upcoming work.

One of the major projects we are seeking additional personnel for, is to manage the Design, Procurement, Construction Management, Commissioning Handover to Operations, for a portfolio of safety critical systems across multiple offshore assets.

The project is both very exciting and challenging, with a real focus on portfolio delivery to maximize efficiency and deliver the multiple project scopes safely with no impact on production. The project is due to commence in 2024 and has an estimated duration of three years, however this is a perfect opportunity for the right people to join the growing ‘Wood Team’ in the United Arab Emirates and forge long-lasting careers with great opportunities for growth and development.

• The safe and effective delivery of a portfolio of brownfield safety... critical projects on multiple offshore platforms; including large production complexes (multiple platforms linked by bridges) and remote Wellhead Towers, within an EPCM contracting model.
• Effective Construction Execution Planning, focused on delivering a portfolio of similar project scopes across multiple offshore platforms and wellhead towers to meet agreed schedule and costs.
• Efficient management of Jack-up barges to provide accommodation and working area alongside platform and wellhead towers to minimize project cost and schedule.
• Efficient management of Construction Contractors workforce to deliver projects safely, to the required standards within budget and schedule.
• Provide certainty and confidence to the client and Wood project sponsor, that the contract is being delivered safely with a strong focus on optimization, cost control, risk management, schedule adherence and stakeholder management.

Project Execution
• Develop Construction Execution Plan to maximize efficiencies, reduce cost and schedule.
• Obtain alignment with all stakeholders on Construction Execution Plan and initiate actions to drive success.
• Provide expert knowledge into Design to ensure constructability is built into design, minimize the amount of design deliverables required to achieve safe and efficient execution offshore.
• Participation in design review, 3D Model Reviews, Value Engineering, Risk Management workshops, constructability Reviews, PHSERs , IPR etc.
• Jointly establish System Breakdown, Mechanical Completions, and Workpack structure with the Commissioning Manager, to drive completion of each project scope.
• Key member of the Contract Management Team to prepare and issue ITT for Construction and Commissioning Contract, evaluate proposals, and make recommendation to Client for them to place contract(s).
• Establish and manage Construction Management team across the portfolio of projects.
• Manage Construction Contractors to deliver projects safely, to the required standards within budget and schedule.
• Manage specialist subcontractors for activities such as subsea cable / pipe installation and flare ignition systems.
• Establish good working relationships with clients Project Team and Offshore Operations Team to ensure alignment on scope, Method Statements, SIMOP’s, Job Risk Assessments etc. to remove or minimize delays during onsite construction phase.
• Engage with Clients Marine Logistics Dept. and Construction Contractor to ensure Jack-up barges are correctly specified inspected, approved and on-station when required to meet Construction Schedule.
• Ensure safety, quality and environmental responsibilities and accountabilities have been defined and communicated to workers engaged within their area(s) of control
• Ensure all workers within their area(s) of control receive appropriate training to perform their work in a safe, legal, and competent manner including any Health and Safety and site-specific inductions.
• Initiate safety, quality, and environmental processes within their area(s) of control, including toolbox meetings, inspections, and the identification, assessment, and control of risks in accordance with Wod and client requirements.
• Coordinate supply and delivery of equipment, subcontractors, consumables, accommodation, and other project-specific requirements, in accordance with client/contract document specifications and in accordance with Wood Policies & Procedures.
• Understand and manage the industrial relations environment impacting the site and report any issues as required
• Provide leadership and management to ensure safe, cost effective and timely resolution of all interfaces.
• Engage Quality Function to ensure all inspections and testing are performed in timely manner and any reworks are performed expediently to avoid delays to schedule.
• Drive Mechanical Completion to enable handover of systems and subsystems in an agreed structure to maximize efficiency and allow commissioning activities to commence as soon as possible.

• Guides and directs project team including external specialists and construction contractor, working in multiple offices and sites.
• Is an advocate and role model for ethical behaviour and compliance with applicable laws and policies. Coaches, mentors, and empowers others to make decisions within established parameters

• Provides the interface and maintains effective relationships with other contributors to the project.
• Guides and directs project team and functional support teams as required.
• Interfaces with global execution centres as required and manages scope across all offices involved.
• Interface and coordinate with Operational and/or Contract Management to ensure delivery of operational goals.

• Primary point of contact for customer on all aspects of Construction.
• Creates strong relationships with key stakeholders including Clients Offshore Operations Team.
• Manages relationships with Construction Contractors and specialist subcontractors.
• Work is performed under general direction and is reviewed for conformance with policies and general efficiency.
• Actions and decisions typically have a significant influence on the medium-term operational and financial results of a project and some influence on the longer-term results.
• Engages with Project Director and Project Managers to ensure key issues are addressed and any controversial matters with potentially far-reaching implications are addressed expediently.
• Solves problems requiring an understanding of financial and commercial implications.
• Solves problems requiring understanding of social and political implications.


• B.S. or equivalent degree in Engineering from an accredited university
• Advanced degree in construction management is highly desirable.
• Minimum of fifteen (15) years relevant experience in major Brownfield oil & gas offshore projects, including at least five (5) years in similar position.

Knowledge, Skills, And Experience
• Demonstrable ability to manage Construction Contractors on offshore Brownfield Oil & Gas projects for major Oil & Gas companies.
• Experience of managing offshore projects containing marine spreads and materials movement and logistics as part of the scope.
• Specific experience in the Middle East for renowned clients, preferred.
• Personality, ability, and experience to drive, manage, direct, and guide the team to achieve project objectives.
• Thorough understanding of latest construction methods, modern project management techniques and environmental engineering aspects of construction execution. High level of professional competence and management skills to motivate the team to achieve high quality performance during the execution of the portfolio of projects.
• Thorough knowledge of project success and benefits management.
• Demonstrable ability to drive cash flow management and projection/forecast of cost at completion.
• Demonstrable experience in coordinating packages, constructability reviews, site plan management and construction progress measurement and tracking.
• Experienced in developing schedules and cost estimates for standard projects.
• Good knowledge of industry and company risk management processes.
• Experience of implementing successful project performance improvement activities and techniques for recovering poor performance.
• Understands the needs of information management requirements in the project phases (operation), internal (contractual, statutory) and asset (customer) documentation.
• Well versed in international and company quality assurance standards
• Robust knowledge of all handover and close-out activities required for customer, company, and suppliers.

Personal Attributes
• Safety focused with an uncompromising approach to risk management.
• Places the welfare of both internal and customer employees at the top of the agenda.
• Passionately pursues and supports, demonstrates, and embeds company values.
• Pragmatic approach with ability to balance commerciality with operational excellence.
• Amotivatedself - starter,whocanself directwhenrequired,abletouseowninitiativeandhaveautonomytomakeappropriatedecisionsbutalsoknowwhenescalationisrequired.
• Strongteambuildercapableofidentifyingandadoptingbestpractices,engenderingaspiritofcooperationandenergizingpeopletowardsoptimumperformanceenablingcrossfunctionalbestpractice.
• Able to motivate, engage and influence a diverse group of people, many without a direct reporting relationship.
• Customer focused develops sincere and open relationships with customers, current and potential; constantly striving to exceed expectations and add value. Able to develop and maintain strong customer relationships, including ability to influence.
• Ability to effectively manage resources (personnel, equipment, materials etc.)
• Flexibletorespondandadapttochanginginternalandexternalcontext
• Decisive,withabilitytomakedecisionsandfollowthrough,ensuringlearningsarecaptured
• Criticalthinkerwithproblemsolvingabilities.
• Good verbal, written and presentational communication skills.

About Us

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. 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
United Arab Emirates


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