Vice President of Operations


Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Ref: LP742-790

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

51,000 people. 49 countries. Over 120 office locations.

We're not just engineers. We're a global team of data scientists, consultants, construction workers and innovators all working to create a better tomorrow. Every day, we help customers in energy, chemicals and resources get one step closer to solving our planet's toughest issues. Climate change. The energy transition. Digital transformation. And how we can deliver a more sustainable world.

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Role Purpose:

The purpose of this position is to work collaboratively with the location's leadership team, including Engineering, Project Controls, Finance, People, Project Delivery, and GID, among others, to achieve the location's business plan and budget goals.

The Ops VP is responsible for creating a healthy and high-performance culture that attracts, motivates and retains the best talents in the market. We are looking for an innovative leader who can challenge the status quo while operating within Worley's standards and governance system. The Operations VP also plays a key role in cultivating and strengthening relationships with core clients.

- Establishes, implements, and communicates the strategic direction of the global and regional organization.
- Collaborates with executive leadership to develop and meet company goals while supplying expertise and guidance on operations projects and systems.
- Collaborates with other divisions and departments to carry out the organization's goals and objectives.
- Identifies, recommends, and implements new processes, technologies, and systems to improve and streamline organizational processes and use of resources and materials.
- Ensures that departmental decisions and project plans such as those for staffing, development, organization, material efficiency, hardware acquisitions, and facilities are in line with the organization's business plan and vision.
- Establishes, communicates, and implements operations-related policies, practices, standards, and security measures to ensure effective and consistent support and execution.
- Reviews and approves cost-control reports, cost estimates, and staffing requirements for portfolios and projects.
- Establishes and administers the department's budget.
- Presents periodic performance reports and metrics to the local and regional leadership.
- Maintains knowledge of emerging technologies and trends in operations management.
- Identifies training needs and ensures proper training is developed and provided.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.


Qualifications/Key Requirements
- Experience of successfully engaging with client executives, senior management and other key stakeholders.
- Strong commercial acumen and experience.
- Motivational leadership style and strong communication skills with ability to develop high performance culture.
- Ability to mitigate risks effectively through positive decision making.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
- Extensive knowledge of the principles, procedures, and best practices in the industry.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

What we offer you

Providing an agile culture and challenging work opportunities results in a positive work environment. Our people enjoy competitive compensation packages and a fun, personal, collaborative and safe working environment. We value equal employment opportunity and are committed to promoting fairness, equality and diversity.

Our policy is to conduct background checks for all candidates who accept an offer of employment with us.

If you have the passion and talent to keep up, it's time to test the limits of what you can become.

About the Company

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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