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Recruiter NameSuzanne Wood
Industry OIL & GAS, Project
Salary$16,000 to $18,000 per month
Benefitslocal taxes free + accommodation, transport
Town/CitySaudi Arabia
LocationsMIDDLE EAST, Saudi Arabia
Contract TypePermanent




Our Client is seeking an Offshore Programme Director with a Design background to work on a project based in Saudi Araiba.



  • Proven experience in the management of engineering and procurement projects
  • Must have strong knowledge of offshore and experience of detailed design projects. Ideally a mix of greenfield and brownfield experience. Fabrication/Construction experience would be beneficial.
  • Strong financial and commercial understanding of projects.
  • Ideally 15 to 20 years of Offshore experience required.
  • Able to lead others in a challenging environment.
  • Able to make decisions and drive decision processes.
  • Well-developed management and administrative skills.
  • Works within a team to establish direction, alignment and commitment.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Risk and Change Management.
  • Program and Project Planning.
  • Well organized, credible and decisive.
  • Degree in Engineering required.



  • Leadership – sees the bigger picture/interpret wider strategy, leads by example, motivates others, makes decisions, initiates action, takes responsibility.
  • Communication and influencing – establishes communication routes, actively listens, clarifies, gives/seeks feedback, clear and concise, persuasive/negotiation.
  • Client facing skills – confidence to deal with people at all levels.
  • Organisational skills – plans well in advance, sets clear objectives, manages time/delegates, reviews progress against plan, ensures enough resources, encourages improvements.
  • Presentation skills – able to convey complex concepts and lengthy workstreams in clear, concise and visually appealing formats, taking into account the target audience.
  • Values – lives and endorses the company values.



Offshore Program Director responsible for the execution of Pre-FEED, FEED and detailed design projects within the offshore business.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Assures safe project execution
  • Delivers to clients satisfaction and contractual requirements
  • Accountable for project cost performance and accounts receivable
  • Serves as prime point of contact between the client and company
  • Assures the project execution is in accordance with policies, procedures, systems
  • Manages and coordinates project leadership personnel
  • Supports Business Development and proposals for new offshore opportunities
  • Negotiates changes with the client Negotiates changes with the client
  • Responsible for all contracts in their program of works
  • Use and share best practices among the PM's.
  • Negotiates changes with the client
  • Plans the project execution and revises the plan as necessary and assures adherence to the plan.
  • Keeps the client and company advised of project status.
  • Leads the project management team and is responsible for the successful completion of the project
  • Abides by our business ethics
  • Project Delivery to the Quality Management systems
  • Forecast workload ensuring deployment of sufficient resources (which will require close cooperation with the Engineering Manager)
  • Resolution of inter-project conflicts
  • Manage all people assigned to offshore contracts effectively
  • Appraising direct reports on a regular basis
  • Maintaining and promoting Company Values
  • Promoting the capturing and implementation of lessons learned on Projects



Must be committed to working in Saudi Arabia as a local hire worker and as such the role is not on a rotational basis but can be married status in terms of some of the assistance offered.


The role will attract a locally paid monthly salary of between $16K and $18K per month (Local tax free) which is inclusive of local housing & transport the detail of and further package information are below:


Gross Salary:  Employee will get lump sum tax free salary divided into, Basic + Housing + Transportation.  No Schooling allowance

Air Ticket:   Two round trip economy ticket every year to your point of origin as per company policy on Single status.  One round trip economy ticket every year If on family status, air ticket is extended to spouse & two children under the age of 18, who are residing with the employee in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on dependent visa

Medical Insurance:  Medical insurance card will be provided as per company policy

Annual leave:  30 calendar days per year

Working Hours:  48 hours per week, Sunday to Thursday

Contract Period:  One Year, auto renewable


We are instructed to only submit to our Client candidates whose qualifications and experience match client’s specifications.

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