• Saudi Arabia
  • City

  • Al Khobar
  • Industry

  • Engineering and Construction
  • Job Type

  • Office
  • Posting date

  • November 29, 2023
  • Job application is closed.


Vinod Maniappan

  • Permanent
  • Saudi Arabia
  • AED70000 - AED80000 per annum AED / Year
  • Applications have closed

Website WTS Energy

Manager of Engineering / Head of Engineering

November 29, 2023

Job Description

Location: Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia 

Job Description
Role involves managing, developing, communicating, and implementing the company’s engineering goals. Responsible for resourcing portfolios of projects, ensuring the right numbers, types, and quality of technical resources required to support the projects. Also responsible for managing chargeability to target levels and ensuring high quality execution performance.

Lead, guide, evaluate, and develop a team of engineering discipline department managers to ensure that the organization delivers on the multi-disciplined engineering project portfolio’s, primarily in the hydrocarbons sector (Onshore – Upstream and Downstream) and across pre-FEED, FEED and Detailed Engineering stages. Achieving compliance with all relevant procedures, regulations, and laws. Also, includes driving support and progression across multiple digital transformation initiatives for smarter engineering delivery and quality enhancement.

Candidate should have experience in engineering management of small to large size project portfolios and with extensive experience in both pre-feed, feed and detailed engineering phases, knowledge of project controls with commercial awareness and be capable of undertaking and supporting business development within the region.

Role Responsibilities

  • Manages / forecasts engineering resources utilization, staffing levels and recruitment requirements.
  • Evaluation of engineering/design staff capabilities identifying development and training needs
  • Deliver portfolio resourcing growth while meeting stringent Engineering Saudization targets.
  • Oversight on all engineering execution
  • Applying best engineering practices and ensures client and company procedures are followed.
  • Key engineering interface with Project Managers and Clients
  • Coordinates with Company Global engineering centres
  • Engineering Team Leadership and mentorship, Management of Engineering Department Managers, Succession planning Mentoring and Appraising direct reports.
  • Oversight of all licensed engineering software requirements, budgets, and usage
  • Proposal input, review, and presentations
  • Technical delivery strategies
  • Engineering manhour estimation and engineering estimation norms – strong practical understanding
  • Engineering quality processes, including checking and approval requirements.
  • Maintaining and promoting Company Values
  • Promoting the capturing and implementation of lessons learned on Projects.


  • Degree in Engineering is required, with professional engineer status from designated point of origin country.

Skills & Experience

  • Proven experience in the management of engineering
  • Must have strong knowledge of Pre-FEED, FEED, and detailed design stages of complex projects. Ideally a mix of greenfield and brownfield experience across the hydrocarbons sector and ideally with some clean energy transition experience and interest. Fabrication/Construction/Commissioning site-based experience would be beneficial to complement a predominantly engineering technical and project management consulting background.
  • Experience of Saudi ARAMCO and Sabic standards would be beneficial.
  • Able to lead motivate and mentor others in a challenging environment.
  • Able to make decisions and drive decision processes.
  • Well-developed management and administrative skills, Strong Interpersonal skills
  • Works within a team to establish direction, alignment, and commitment.
  • Understanding of Risk and Change Management, Program and Project Planning
  • Well organized with attention to detail, credible and decisive
  • High level of awareness and commitment to safety and process safety.

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