Project Director


Abu Dhabi, UAE

Posted on: 10 May 2024

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Employment: Full Time

Building on our past. Ready for the future

Worley is a global professional services company of energy, chemicals and resources experts headquartered in Australia.?

Right now, we're bridging two worlds as we accelerate to more sustainable energy sources, while helping our customers provide the energy, chemicals and resources that society needs now.

We partner with our customers to deliver projects and create value over the life of their portfolio of assets. We solve complex problems by finding integrated data-centric solutions from the first stages of consulting and engineering to installation and commissioning, to the last stages of decommissioning and remediation. Join us and help drive innovation and sustainability in our projects.

Job Purpose & Scope:
- Ensuring HSSEQ goals, objectives and targets are met through personal leadership and involvement.
- Safe delivery and handover of the Project to the Owner, sustainably, safely, on time, within budget, ensuring that a quality product is produced that represents 'best value' for the Owner and their Stakeholders.
- Responsible for all management aspects, other than day-to-day work allocation and supervision, of the PMC group and the associated PMC Contracts and for appointing qualified, experienced Project personnel to deliver the work on time within the agreed cost plan, safely and to International Quality standards.
- To ensure that PMC personnel are competent to perform their duties relating to the scope of work as identified in the Contract.
- To provide leadership in the development and implementation of processes, procedures and systems utilized by the PMC.
- To ensure the Project is adequately resourced with the correct disciplines and size to deliver the PMC to the requirements of the Contract.
- To provide independent Project Management Consultancy services in coordination with PMC, to provide technical opinion, and advice related to short falls, recovery plans, minimizing potential risks and monitoring the Project progress alongside the PMC.

Principal Accountabilities:
- Champion the Project Safety culture, behaviors and engagement activities.
- Identifying, evaluating, and resolving Project Management issues during the early work phase and EPC / FEED phases of the Project.
- Act on behalf of and as authorized by Owner, on all matters with respect to the EPC / FEED Contractor and shall coordinate Project activities.
- Record decisions and instructions from Owner in Project notes. If such decisions or instruction affect the cost of the work or Project Schedule, the Project Manager will approve/obtain Owner's approval before implementing the change.
- Attend the Project kick-off meeting to establish at the start of the Project the detailed Schedule and Project Procedures.
- Attend regular or as needed meetings at EPC / FEED Contractor's Engineering offices and construction Site offices to discuss the progress of EPC / FEED Contractor's Engineering, Procurement and Construction activities.
- Ensuring issuance of meeting agenda and minutes covering subjects discussed during meetings.
- Assist Owner in obtaining Statutory Approvals.
- Ensuring that the Project quality procedures are established maintained and implemented by the EPC / FEED Contractor.
- Safety and environmental - zero accidents and all environmental compliance.
- Review planning and monitor execution of the work.
- Owner relations:
- Primary point of contact for all activities
- Deliver expected value to the Owner
- Project scope, cost, and schedule control (the Project baseline):
- Review execution plan
- Make sure of common understanding of scope, cost schedule and budgets (measurement and control)
- Contract administration:
- Ensure the common understanding of contract requirements
- Timely administration
- Timely records documentation for change control
- Problem anticipation, identification, and resolution Project leadership and interface management.
- Alignment/integration/coordination of the Project team activities to achieve Project goals.
- Review Project communications plan, including:
- Schedule meeting updates
- Cost trend meetings
- Critical Items Action Reports
- Project status meetings
- Project correspondence
- Management exporting and financial control (financial management).
- Monthly Progress Report
- Project Financial Status Report
- Periodic cost and schedule forecasts
- Functional oversight reviews
- Monitor Owner billings and collections
- Organization and staffing of the Project:
- Project team: match the people to the role
- Project team DOR/accountability interfaces
- Risk assessment and management: ensure the identification and management of all Project risks.
- Ensure the Project objectives are met.
- Ensure that the requirements and the applicable HSSEQ Management systems are implemented for the Project.
- Ensure that all actions, works and services undertaken by EPC / FEED Contractor are in conformity with the
- Owner's objectives, requirements priorities, policies, procedures, standards, rules, regulations and guidelines provided from time to time.
- Manage PMC services during early work phase and EPC / FEED Contractor in a manner that achieves a state of the art, quality installation meeting performance parameters within the cost and schedule targets set by Owner.
- Ensure that effective solutions in Engineering design are adopted while maintaining plant quality, constructability, operability and maintainability.
- Coordinate auditing activities of the EPC / FEED Contractor and ensure that the recommendations for improvement are implemented.
- Manage and coordinate interface activities between the EPC / FEED Contractor, Owner as well as with outside third parties.
- Ensure that the Project is:
- Technically sound and optimally designed
- Engineered to appropriate standards and specifications
- Meeting required product specification
- Meeting Health, Safety and Environmental requirements of the Owner

Qualifications and Experience:
- Bachelor's/ engineering degree
- Relevant years of oil & gas experience.
- GCC experience.
- Experience in large FEED & EPC experience.
- Experience in PMC roles.
- Experiences in Downstream & Petrochemicals.
- ADNOC experience & Ruwais facility is preferrable.

Experienced in managing remote multiple work locations with different packages & contractors

Moving forward together

We want our people to be energized and empowered to drive sustainable impact. So, our focus is on a values-inspired culture that unlocks brilliance through belonging, connection and innovation.

We're building a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace. Creating a space where everyone feels they belong, can be themselves, and are heard.

And we're not just talking about it; we're doing it. We're reskilling our people, leveraging transferable skills, and supporting the transition of our workforce to become experts in today's low carbon energy infrastructure and technology.

Whatever your ambition, there's a path for you here. And there's no barrier to your potential career success. Join us to broaden your horizons, explore diverse opportunities, and be part of delivering sustainable change.


Worley is a leading global provider of professional services in the energy, chemicals and resources sectors. We partner with our customers to address their most critical challenges at every stage of their projects: from initial concepts to sustaining and enhancing their assets. And we provide smarter, bolder solutions while delivering on our own sustainability commitments.

We are 51,000 bright minds across 46 countries all driven by a common purpose – delivering a more sustainable world. While working to fulfill our ambition to be recognized globally as the leader in sustainability solutions.

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