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Project Assurance Engineer -O&G

  • Job reference: FG-005858
  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Al Khobar

SNC Lavalin’s Faithful+Gould business is one of the world’s leading integrated project and programme management consultancies; with over 2,400 professionals operating worldwide.
Our aim is to protect and maximise our clients’ interests throughout the planning and delivery of projects, ensuring they are delivered on time, on budget. We pride ourselves on collaborating with client teams and developing long-term relationships.
Key services include : Project management, programme management, project controls, commercial management, cost management and expert scheduling and construction planning.

Our industry is going through a digital transformation and we have been investing in and pioneering digital methods to improve all aspects of our service. We have focussed our digital transformation around platform modernisation and product development and through standardisation and automation, we are achieving efficiencies that are directly passed on our clients who benefit from a consistent quality of service as well as the savings.

Active in the Middle East for over 20 years, we have offices in the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia. We hire and retain only the best people in the industry. Our success is built on recruiting – and then developing – brilliant people from a broad range of professional and cultural backgrounds. It’s precisely this diversity of talent that sets us apart.

Acquired by SNC Lavalin in 2017, we also have an extensive depth of geographic exposure across 50 countries and the breadth of 53,000 experts. As one of the largest engineering contractors, we have access to 17,000 staff in the Middle East making us one of the largest multidisciplinary consultancies in the region.

Job Purpose & Scope: 

1.Provide leadership through effective consultancy and guidance in the execution of Saudi Aramco Project Management Team processes, procedures and systems

2.Provide leadership through effective engagement and direction in the development and implementation of General Engineering Services Plus (GES+) Contractors processes, procedures and systems

3.Responsible for the implementation of Project Management Quality Index (PMQI) to monitor project management quality and compliance performance.

4.Regular reporting to Project Management Services (PMS) and Saudi Aramco management meetings

2.Principal Accountabilities:

1.Provie project engineering leadership in engaging with GES+ Contractor and Saudi Aramco project management team in addressing shortfall in the following areas:

a.Initiation Planning


c.Monitoring and Control


2.Establish effective communication interfaces with GES+ Contractors, Saudi Aramco and PMS team

3.Participate, initiate and manage continuous improvement in processes and procedures for the PMS program and Saudi Aramco Procedures, Engineering Reports and General Instructions

4.Identifying areas of concern with respect to project progress, recommending corrective actions and necessary engagement with project stakeholders.

5.Responsible for reporting / issuing progress report of assigned project management issues and corrective actions 

6.Lead task force where required to undertake improvement requiring multiple stakeholders alignment.

7.Participate in Technical and Quality Audits in projects

8.Participate in Value Improvement Practices

9.Participate in assisting Saudi Aramco Project Management Team in design concerns during Technical Bid Evaluations, Constructions and Commissioning

10.Participate in the development of Faithful and Gould initiatives and procedures.

3.Organizational Relationships (Work Contacts)

1.Reporting to Design Coordinator

2.Interface with PMS Team – Engineering

3.GES+ Contractor Project Management Team, Engineering Team

4.Saudi Aramco Project Management Team

5.Faithful and Gould regional engineering management team

4.Independence of Operations and Decision-making Authority:  

1.Able to work within a defined role with limited supervision 

2.Able to make judgement in making decisions and solve problems; knows when to seek advice.

3.Establishes credibility with peers and supervisors 

5.Minimum Requirements:

1.B.Sc. (Eng). 

2.Hands on project engineering / interface management experience

3.Mandatory experience in pre-FEED, FEED, Detail Design, EPC  

4.Construction / Commissioning / Operations experience is not mandatory but desirable

5.Minimum 15 years post graduate experience.

6.Good leadership and teambuilding skills.

7.Good written and verbal communication skills.

8.Cultural awareness.

Rewards and Benefits

We offer an excellent package which includes

  • A competitive salary
  • Accommodation allowance
  • Transportation allowance
  • 22 calendar days annual leave (based on 5 day working week)
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • Company gratuity scheme
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin
  • Employee Well-Being Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants

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