Lead Project Development

Mascat - Oman - Oil, Gas & Mining - Oil & Gas - Construction, Commissioning & Operations - Professional Bachelor

Are you a dedicated, Independent, Enthusiastic Individual and Interested in joining the team of our Client, one of the biggest refinery companies in the Middle East.

Feel free to contact

Jerin Varghese, Account manager

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About this role

Project Development - Main accountabilities

  • Conceiving, implementing and/or participating in capital efficiency improvement initiatives;
  • Lead and provide advice and, whenever necessary, hands on support in such activities as Planning & Schedule, Critical Path Analysis, Risk Identification and Mitigation, Schedule Recovery opportunities, Schedule Estimate Basis Memorandum, productivity data acquisition and data analysis, schedule estimating tools and benchmarks development and maintenance, project controls, and project schedule reporting;
  • Design the Planning & Schedule, including Project Schedule Controls, input and guidance on PT activities;
  • Oversees the periodic review, technical analyses and recommendation of CONTRACTOR(s) schedules;
  • Lead the review of CONTRACTOR(s) Schedules and Productivity Analysis and related documentation and ensuring their adherence to Orpic’s expectations and good working practices;
  • Lead and advice on diverse Planning & Scheduling and Schedule Controls issues relating to all aspects of project management, construction, and equipment/plant activities;
  • Liaise and provide critical coordination and interface management between projects and operations Turnaround Teams in support of Orpic’s main Projects;
  • Develop Office staff capabilities, awareness and involvement in Planning & Scheduling and effective Schedule Controls activities;
  • Communicate estimate lessons learned and best practices;
  • Coordinate for development, implementation and overall planning activities & appraisal of the RES / CAPEX projects as per schedule and within budget;
  • Development of project estimates at all levels in each project stage including MoC (Management of Change) evaluations & implementation of RES (Request for Engineering Services);
  • Define and document project proposals & objectives to translate desired business benefits into clear and achievable project objectives and lead the projects/initiative during the internal gating process;
  • Review/comment & approved work schedule plan, manpower loading & material procurement, to ensure project execution in accordance with given timeline;
  • Coordinate for progress review meetings with contractors to monitor performance, and identify shortfalls and formulate recommended corrective actions;
  • Liaison & coordinate with Program Management Office (PMO) for progress updates (Physical & Financial Dashboards);
  • Develop performance measurement parameters to support the project management team in ensuring on time and within budget completion of their respective scopes;
  • Develop and provide effective Training Program for the development of trainee & young engineers;
  • Coordinate for Project Risk Assessment for individual projects as per Orpic Risk Matrix;
  • Ensure 100% project schedule control process and timely resolution;
  • Project complies with all regulatory reporting standards;
  • Due diligence requirements are met;
  • Provide an accurate schedule and planning performance reports (targets vs. current status) including cash flow projections and budgets/costs related to projects;
  • 100% accurate reporting of project progress (finance and timely);
  • Ensure all commercial terms are covered during schedule and Orpic protected in its interests;
  • Timely availability of financing for projects at the most competitive terms;
  • Compliance with the due diligence, term sheet negotiations and documentation;
  • Compliance with precedent and other obligations related with the project;
  • 100% Compliance with drawdown/repayment formalities for debt facilities;
  • Project master baseline schedule are defined in line with the proposal requirements (RES & CAPEX);
  • Project cost estimates (CAPEX, RES & MOC) are accurately provided and within approved budget;
  • Gate #2 & Gate #3 Proposals for approvals defining financial planning smart success criteria etc.;
  • Project activities are executed as per schedule;
  • Timely progress report provided with accurate documentation allowing clear decisions, agreed action and follow-up timelines.
  • Provide and organize a formal process and centralized cost estimating database to support cost estimating by utilizing historical data;
  • Accurate evaluation on external contractor’s performance as per job mandate and company policy;
  • Training objectives & development are in place and approved by department manager.

About you

  • Minimum Qualifications for this position is a Bachelor degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering;
  • Contractor’s background, preferably in Industrial field (Oil & Gas, reporting systems and controller account codes, and understanding of Controller instructions, which impact Project Controls (including Project Financial Status Reports and Earned Revenue Determination Data);
  • MBA in Finance;
  • Total experience of 15 years in project management and project control. Minimum years of relevant experience is + 5 years in a similar role in Oil and Gas industry. (Infrastructure project finance focused on project development/financing);
  • Proven track record with recognized international standard companies in EPC contracts, particularly in Middle East operations and projects;
  • Experience in reviewing, commenting, developing and communicating Planning & Schedule related documentation and training materials i.e. processes and procedures, method statements, plans, and training materials etc.;
  • Good knowledge of Project Management processes, with specific demonstrated expertise in Project Planning & Scheduling and Project Schedule Controls systems of work, development processes, and reporting systems and ability to establish and maintain them;
  • Experience in developing and implementing Corporate-wide Planning & Scheduling processes would be an advantage;
  • Professional certification in PMP or similar is preferred;
  • Prior experience in financing refinery projects shall be an advantage;
  • Particularly strong financial modelling skills, capable of building from scratch sophisticated “project finance” financial models.

What we offer

  • Work Schedule : 5 Days a week work
  • Duration of Contract : Unlimited, Staff role with expat benefits

About us

Our client is one of Oman’s largest and most rapidly growing businesses in the Middle East oil industry


  • Vacancy number: PUB206030
  • Location: Mascat
  • Market: Oil, Gas & Mining
  • hours per week: 48
  • Branche: Oil & Gas
  • Education level: Professional Bachelor
  • Area of Expertise: Construction, Commissioning & Operations
  • Closing date: Sunday, May 19, 2019
Apply now

Feel free to contact


Jerin Varghese

Account manager Brunel Energy UAE Dubai

+971 4 315 3038

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