Head of Projects

Full ex-pat package
Ras Laffan

Head of Projects


Contract (2 years fixed - full ex-pat package available)


Lead the project team to plan and manage the engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning of capital projects to meet business objectives. Projects are within brownfield environment.


  • Act as the leader in safety for all project personnel
  • Instil and reinforce the culture of incident free execution to project team, ensure safe execution of all project activities
  • Develop project execution plan; ensure the project execution plan is updated as required; ensure the project execution plan is properly executed
  • Manage and administer the engineering contracts with Process SME Contractor, Engineering Contractor, and any other contractors involved in planning and execution of the project
  • Ensure project systems and procedures are set up to support the contractors in executing their respective scope of work
  • Engage and support the team addressing interface issues internal/external to the project team
  • Guide the project team through all required procedures and processes, including company Project Management Practices and Tools and HSE
  • Manage and monitor the performance of the project team to ensure performance deviations are identified and addressed promptly
  • Provide timely reports and engage the Guidance Review Team (GRT) appropriately of the project progress
  • Engage sponsor and GRT members to ensure the project receives proper level of supports from other departments within the project
  • Ensure proper project controls system are created and implemented to control project cost and schedule
  • Supervise and provide guidance to team to achieve project goals and objectives

Quality, Health, Security, Safety and Environment

  • Take ownership and accountability for the safety and health of all personnel working on the project
  • Promote safety culture to all contractors involved in the project
  • Ensure adequate and appropriate safety activities are conducted to ensure personnel safety and compliance with regulatory, health, safety, security, environmental, and quality procedures
  • Ensure compliance with Life Critical Procedures, Tenets of Operations, Consent to Operate, plant policies and procedures to guarantee employee safety.

Policies, Systems, Processes and Procedures

  • Guide the project team through the project execution process
  • Ensure all required deliverables are completed as required through all phases of the project
  • Ensure the project execution plan are written, updated, and followed by the project team

Schedule and Cost

  • Ensure and take accountability for overall schedule and cost of the project
  • Exercise good capital stewardship
  • Establish project schedule and budget for each phase of the project, meeting the requirement of the project phases
  • Ensure the project team creating procedures to monitor and control project schedule and project cost
  • Monitor and control project budget and project schedule

Policies, Systems, Processes and Procedures

  • Implement all relevant Section's policies, processes, procedures and instructions so that work is carried out in a controlled and consistent manner.


  • Develop and execute reporting plan to ensure all stakeholders of the projects are informed
  • Ensure periodic reports and ad-hoc reports are prepared and distributed per reporting plan
  • Keep Senior Manager, Projects abreast of project activities via formal or informal reports per reporting plan


  • Support company nationalisation effort
  • Invest time to train and provide guidance to Qatari engineers and trainees as they are assigned to support the projects




Bachelor's degree in Engineering


Master's degree in Engineering



  • Total of 10 years of project experience in O&G Industry, out of which 4 years at Supervisor/Mid-Management level.


  • Total of 10 years of project experience in Petrochemical Industry, out of which 5 years at Supervisor/Mid-Management level; practical knowledge of phase gated project execution process; experienced managed capital projects > $30 MM USD



English - proficient


Arabic - working knowledge

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