Project Engineer


Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: SP124-305

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Project Engineer to join our team in Wood Abu Dhabi office.

Job Objective

Create delivery excellence across assigned project, provide certainty and confidence to the customer / project sponsor, and robust control of project scope, schedule, cost and risk.

Responsible for the implementation and completion of a defined small project or sub set of a larger project; managing scope, cost, schedule and risk, managing change and ensuring appropriate reporting and governance is in place.

Supports the project team by overseeing and monitoring project progress according to agreed measures and organizational procedures, recommending corrective action where necessary. Responsible for ensuring that scope is defined and understood, schedule is adhered to, cost / budget targets are met and for managing safety and risk. Requires knowledge and experience in coordination and problem solving.

Project Delivery
- Contributes to and reviews the project proposal and / or consolidated plan to determine timeframe, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing the project, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of the project
- Provides the interface and maintains a confident relationship with various stakeholders
- Contributes to setting project evaluation parameters
- Negotiates minor changes to project scope or specification with the project sponsor / customer
- Interacts with the project sponsor / customer at a tactical level
- Regularly reviews and reports project progress to senior management and / or the sponsor / customer
- May manage relationships with external suppliers at a tactical level
- Solves problems requiring investigation and interpretation
- Conducts kick off meetings and work initiation processes
- Attends customer meetings and assists with determination of project requirements
- Assists in the drafting and issuance of project proposals, tenders, budgets, cash flow, plans, procedures and preliminary schedules
- Prepares project organization charts
- Chairs progress / site / closeout meetings as appropriate and distribute minutes to all project team members
- Tracks the progress and quality of work being performed by project team members, assuring outputs meet quality standards and capturing lessons learned
- Uses project scheduling and control tools to monitor project plans, work hours, budgets and expenditures
- Effectively and accurately communicates relevant project information to the customer and project team
- Assists in the review of Contractor quotations
- Keeps the Project Sponsor / Customer and other stakeholders informed about project status and issues that may impact customer relations, flagging early signs of schedule or budget slippage in order to agree corrective actions
- Anticipates and takes pre-emptive action to address potential conflict situations that may impact on project delivery


Skills / Qualifications

- University degree in relevant technical discipline or equivalent combination of qualifications and experience

Knowledge, skills and experience
- Typically requires 3 - 8 years in a project delivery environment and have gained;
- An understanding of metrics and data collection and analysis methods as well as business awareness and ability to develop relationships across the project team to facilitate data collection
- Basic knowledge and experience of Project Success and Benefits Management on small, standard projects
- Basic knowledge and experience of stakeholder and requirements management
- Experience of developing basic estimates based on past performance and some understanding of the uncertainties in estimates and their currency during the project phases
- Knows how to calculate costs and has some experience of producing planned and actual cost and invoicing needs
- Basic knowledge of contract models, purpose, value in risk management and the consequences of default
- Awareness of project initiation processes and tools
- Awareness of national and international quality assurance standards
- Knowledge of the company specific and general industry practices in locating and acquiring sub-contract goods and services
- Knowledge of the relevant national and international legal, regulatory, ethical and social requirements and consequences of non-compliance
- Knowledge of the basic principles of WBS, Networks, CPA. Awareness of task logic and durations in design, construction or other relevant activities
- Knowledge of the creation of project plans and S-curves using resource-hours and methods for obtaining achieved progress
- Awareness of the sources of change on projects and ability to identify change
- Experienced in the document control / management environment on standard projects and familiar with the use of electronic document management systems
- Some knowledge of the setting and monitoring of KPIs and value engineering tasks supporting project performance
- Knowledge of operational handover and close-out activities and the importance of meeting the timescales of close-out activities
- Knowledge of the project management system and reporting activities and the ability to produce relevant project management reports
- Good knowledge of company standards and practices relating to design safety matters

Personal attributes
- Skills in persuasion, negotiation and communication
- Highly organized
- Takes initiative
- Capable of working to specific procedures
- Acts in a morally, legally and socially appropriate manner in dealings with others
- Upholds and role models Company Values

Company Overview
Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

About the Company

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

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Project Engineer salaries in UAE

Average monthly compensation
AED 9,500

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