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PMC Project Manager

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Job Description

Wood is presently looking to hire a PMC Project Manager to join our team in Abu Dhabi. Below are more details about this position.
Job Objective:
Create delivery excellence across assigned project/portfolio, provide certainty and confidence to the customer/project sponsor, and robust control of project scope, schedule, cost and risk. 
Specifies and coordinates the implementation and completion of a moderate sized Onshore EPC brownfield projects, portfolio of small projects, or a major component of a large project. This includes responsibility for safe delivery, ensuring that quality, schedule, and cost targets are met and for managing the associated risk. Responsible for delivery of project to agreed specifications, for managing change and customer relationships, and ensuring appropriate reporting and governance is adhered to and controlled.


Project Execution:

Directs and manages an EPC project (multiple EPC Packages) in a manner that achieves project requirements for safety, quality, engineering, schedule, construction, and cost management.
Ensure compliance with Company’s objectives, requirements, priorities, policies, procedures, standards, rules, regulations and guidelines provided by Company from time to time.
Take necessary corrective action to align project back on track in case of deviations from plans (cost, schedule, quality, HSE, performance, operability, maintainability, etc.).
Minimize as much as possible the change orders/variations. Minimize and mitigate the disputes with the contractors.
Prepare, supervises and approves the development of PEP, and its implementation plus ensuring Lessons Learned are properly documented throughout the life of the project including Project Close-out
Liaise and coordinate with Contractors, Project Engineering Team Leader, Procurement Engineer, Interface Engineer, Safety Advisor, Quality Engineer, Discipline Engineers, Subcontractors, Lead Project Control Engineer, Fabrication Engineer, Construction & Commissioning Engineers
Monitor day to day activities through weekly, monthly, and quarterly progress meetings, Subcontractors and Vendors to facilitate achievement of targets. Slippages and backlogs shall be identified, and action plans formulated to keep the project on schedule.
Identify project risks and recommend ways to mitigate them.
Provide technical and commercial inputs and review contract/tendering documentation to ensure a thorough understanding of requirements; participate and direct the preliminary planning stages as necessary.
Participate in preparation of Construction related workshops, Method statements, Risk Assessments and HSE Workshops.
Review, optimize and approve the work of mobilization teams to ensure that all necessary activities are covered with actions properly assigned, timescales agreed, and relevant parties properly briefed with communication.
Execute the project in line with the delivery schedule, contract specifications and conditions.
Shutdown planning with COMPANY overall shutdown.
Develop project management / engineering / construction  organization charts and mobilization schedules.
Promote an environment for building team morale and build consent within the team
Contributes to and reviews the project proposal and plan to determine timeframe, procedures for accomplishing the project, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of the project. Contributes to setting project evaluation parameters
Negotiates changes to project scope or specification with the customer. Follows Change Management process to identify and approve modifications to scope, cost, schedule and quality
Pursue and develop opportunities for innovation, such as digitalisation and technology use
Establishes project procedures and leads production of project execution plan including the scope of work, deliverables list, master schedule, budget, org charts, risk register etc  
Regularly reports project progress to PMT and senior management as applicable
Reponsible for delivery of agreed schedule and financial performance, proactively intervening to avoid slippage
Ensures competence of project team members to carry out assigned work
Leads ongoing focus on risk identification and mitigation during project execution
Responsible for the project HSSE leadership, ensures a program of initiatives and auditing schedule are established and that HSSE and quality management issues are proactively addressed 
Guides and directs a multidiscipline project team, which may include external specialists and involve staff from multiple offices and sites
Responsible for ensuring project team members are competent to carry out assigned duties
Promotes and sets up performance improvement culture and actions on complex projects and into their supply chains
Facilitates the set up of information management systems / applications as applicable to suit various life phases of projects and manage information management project team
Participate in assurance activities and peer reviews 


Is a champion and role model for ethical behaviour and compliance with applicable laws and policies
 Coaches, mentors and empowers others to make decisions within established parameters


Experience, Skills and Knowledge

Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited university with minimum twenty (20+) years in execution of EPC contracts of onshore Oil & Gas
Must have at least five (5) years of experience in a similar position for international major (more than 1Billion US$) Onshore Oil & Gas EPC projects including minimum (5) years in GCC region.
Must have significant experience as a Project Manager in brownfield EPC Onshore projects  that includes detailed engineering, procurement, construction, precommissioning and provision of assistance and supervision during start-up and commissioning
Must have experience to interface with relevant Stakeholders / Site Operation team / EPC Contractors during onshore installation.
Must have EPC Contract management, planning, budget, schedule, management of change (MOC), Selection of Contractors, Pre-qualification of Bidders, preparation of scope of work, preparation of ITT Packages, EPC Contract Bid Evaluations and Technical recommendation of Procurement of Long lead items.
Site visits as needed during critical activities, shutdowns, Pre-commissioning, Commissioning, Start-up and HSE Leadership Visits.
Engineering degree in any discipline
Good level of experience and exposure in ADNOC Onshore projects
Proven project management experience as well as a good understanding of business issues
Thorough understanding of project management techniques and practices
Thorough understanding of project goals, drivers and strategies
Experience of developing and implementing measures of success and benefits on several projects
Knowledge of prioritising stakeholders and the development of stakeholder management plans
Has interfaced with key stakeholders on projects to obtain, create and maintain requirements and acceptance criteria on several occasions
Good knowledge of industry and company risk management processes. Well versed in qualitative assessment methods and some knowledge of quantitative assessment techniques
Able to use common estimating techniques to derive estimates and costs on standard projects
Good knowledge of EPC contract models, conditions, types and their suitability in different situations
Able to deliver effective project initiation on multi-phase projects and produce project execution plans
Well versed in international and company quality assurance standards
Knowledge of EPC commercial and contract conditions applicable to the procurement of various types of goods and services
In-depth knowledge of scheduling techniques, their properties and uses
Good knowledge and experience in project monitoring and forecasting
Ability to manage change control process on project with several sub-contractors and interfaces
In-depth knowledge of all types of project information (deliverables) and its uses and capable of managing information management project team
Good knowledge of all handover and close-out activities required for customer, company and suppliers
Understanding of Cash Flow management as well as projection/forecast of cost at completion

Personal Attributes

Role models company values, behaviors and ethics, and promotes same in others
Significant persuasion and influencing skills
Awareness, respect and the ability to reconcile cultural diversity
Pursues continuous development and progression of own skills and knowledge

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.

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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