Lead Project Engineer – Construction - Tenders Global

Lead Project Engineer – Construction



Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Lead Project Engineer – Construction for Iraq Operations with extensive experience in the Oil & Gas Industry


Job Objective

A senior role within the Wood Iraq business, joining the recently formed joint venture company with Woods long-term Iraq partner Al Majal. The joint venture company is ‘Wood. Al Majal’ and has been formed to combine the strengths of both partners to enter and succeed in tendering, securing, and delivering Brownfield Maintenance Modifications, Completions & Commissioning, and Maintenance Projects within Iraq’s Oil & Gas Sector

The role is to develop the fabrication and construction capability within Wood. Al Majal to secure and execute Brownfield Maintenance Modification scopes. This involves establishing the fabrication workshop, hiring, and developing skilled resources, establishing processes and procedures to execute fabrication and oversee construction/ installation / handover work on sites.
Responsible for the successful management of the fabrication and construction sector of Wood Al Majal

Reports to the Wood. Al Majal General Manager and provides input to Business Plan, Budget, Proposals an Execution Plans

This is an Iraq based position, initially on 6 weeks in Iraq / 2 weeks leave rotation. The longer-term plan is to move to a 4 weeks on / 4 weeks off rotation once the fabrication and construction capability has been established and is performing well


Key Accountabilities


  • Ownership of the fabrication and construction projects
  • Establishment of fabrication facilities, processes, and procedures
  • Recruitment of skilled resources to create competent team to be used across multiple projects
  • Provide input to annual budget and manage costs against approved budget
  • Provide input to proposals
  • Develop Execution Plan and measure performance against same
  • Ownership of procurement and subcontracts required for fabrication or construction services
  • Engage with Wood Engineering to align on engineering deliverables required for project scopes
  • Engage with Wood Commissioning and Construction Regional Managers for support with planning and delivery
  • Meet, engage, and build trusting relationship with clients

HSE, Quality and Assurance

  • Ensure compliance with Wood HSSE, Quality and Ethics & Compliance policies
  • Ensure HSE and Quality Plans are in place and being adhered to
  • Ensure subcontractor compliance with Wood policies and their own HSE and Quality Plans


  • Guide and direct the team, to achieve goals
  • An advocate and role model for ethical behavior and compliance with applicable laws and policies
  • Teach and empower others to make decisions within established parameters

Skills / Qualifications


  • University degree in relevant discipline or equivalent combination of qualifications and experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • Typically requires more than 10 years of experience, covering engineering, fabrication, and construction
  • Site experience, including Brownfield Maintenance Modification works is essential
  • Good understanding of technical work scopes and commercial aspects of projects required
  • Experience in Proposals/ Tendering Process preferred
  • Iraq or Middle East experience preferred but not essential
  • Good stakeholder management and able to coach and advise others in this area

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 and visibly pursues, supports, demonstrates, and embeds company values
  • A motivated self-starter, who can self-direct when required, able to use own initiative to make appropriate decisions but also know when escalation is required
  • Able to make decisions, lead execution, take initiative and seek out improvements
  • Committed to drive projects to completion, taking ownership for all that occurs within it
  • Strong Team Builder- able to motivate, engage and influence a diverse group of people
  • Able to adapt to changing priorities
  • Strong planning, organising and execution skills
  • Good communicator both verbally and in written form
  • Customer focused – develops sincere and open relationships with customers

Company Overview

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.

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