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Program Director

Job Description and Requirements

Wood is currently recruiting an Offshore Program Director to join our OMPP team in Saudi Arabia. The Program Director is Responsible for the execution of all projects within the OMP contract and other offshore contracts as directed; meeting Wood Al Hejailan (WAH) contractual obligations and clients’ needs and expectations. The CM will ensure that all members of the project teams are committed and aware of their responsibilities for total quality of the delivery.

  • Be a Safety leader and champion safe working policies and practices
  • Member of the WAH LT
  • Accountable for P&L and cash recovery of offshore contracts.
  • Leads and directs all offshore-focused staff (vast majority are office based in Al Khobar)
  • Executes all contracts in his/her portfolio
  • Ensures use of WAH tools & processes, sharing of best practices among the PM’s.
  • Business Development for new offshore opportunities and Customer Relationship Management with existing clients in close partnership with Head of BD.
  • Supporting the implementation of and continued improvement of the Quality Management and project management systems
  • Delivery of proposals via assignment of bid managers/project managers
  • Sponsorship of selected Project Management and Project Execution related initiatives
  • Monitoring workload projections and ensuring deployment of sufficient resources (which will require close cooperation with the Engineering Director)
  • Resolution of inter-project conflicts
  • Manage all people assigned to offshore contracts effectively, consistent with WAH people systems.
  • Appraising direct reports on a regular basis
  • Maintaining and promoting Company Values
  • Promoting the capturing and implementation of lessons learned on Projects


  • Must have strong knowledge of offshore and experience of FEED projects. Ideally a mix of greenfield and brownfield experience. Fabrication/Construction experience would be beneficial.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of engineering design development, construction practices, economic principles, international codes, standards, procedures and specifications.
  • Strong financial and commercial understanding of projects.
  • Ideally >20 years of relevant experience required
  • BS Engineering Degree or equivalent
  • Knowledgeable and conversant with Project Management Institute® (PMI). Current PMP certification preferred.
  • Proven experience in the management of engineering and procurement projects
  • Experience with Mega Projects management
  • Proven record of high performance project planning and execution management in coordination with in-house teams, multi-licensors and third parties to ensure full compliance with all project requirements
  • Able to lead others in a challenging environment .
  • Able to make decisions and drive decision processes.
  • Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills, plus excellent organization skills .
  • Well-developed management and administrative skills.
  • Works within a team to establish direction, alignment and commitment.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills. Ability to get along with diverse personalities. Tactful, mature, and flexible.
  • High energy level, comfortable performing multifaceted projects
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical and reasoning abilities and superior numerical skills.
  • Well organized, credible and decisive.