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Chief Operating Officer


Chief Operating Officer - Oil & Gas - Major Oil Refinery - U.A.E - Owner / Operator

My client, an established Owner / Operator, are seeking a Chief Operating Officer to join their organization in the U.A.E. The role will support the functions of a Major Oil Refinery with a planned production of over 300,000 BBLD. This position requires a candidate from an Owner / Operator background, Major Operations Refinery experience and Executive / Director previous employment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Planning of Operations management within the company.
  • Manage and oversee the performance and budgets of projects and operations for all departments.
  • Point of contact with the CEO to report on all technical and operational activities.
  • Ensure all department heads are fully informed of the strategic objectives of the division
  • Establish and monitor performance reporting systems.
  • Coordinate with the CFO on financial performance of company's operations including the bio refinery project and future operational assets.
  • Identify the training and developmental priorities in conjunction with the HR and ensure that staff are adequately skilled to meet the future requirements of the Division.

Experience & Qualifications:

  • A Minimum of 12 years Oil Refinery Operations experience with an Operating company.
  • Previous Executive / Director employment history.
  • Minimum 15 to 20 years of relevant experience in Operations Management in Crude Oil refineries, preferably with experience in the GCC/ Middle East.
  • A Bachelors Degree in an Engineering related subject.
  • MBA preferred.

Chief Operating Officer - Oil & Gas - Major Oil Refinery - U.A.E - Owner / Operator

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

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