11 May, 2021

Lead Process Engineer

  • Wood
  • Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Process Engineer Chemicals

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is looking for a Lead Process Engineer to strengthen our team in Dubai. This is a Home Office position based in Dubai, but it may involve occasional visits to the Client offices and/or site in Iraq. Normal working time will be 48 hours per week (9.6 hours per day).


Primary Role:

  • To manage the Process engineering and design team.
  • To have single-point responsibility for all process engineering deliverables and ensure that they conform to all applicable engineering codes and standards as well as the Client’s policies and procedures.
  • To ensure that the overall project is delivered to meet the asset operational needs.
  • To provide direction and guidance on all technical queries relating to process engineering.
  • To participate in all project safety and design reviews as necessary.
  • To ensure that all work is completed without compromise to quality and is delivered according to the project schedule.
  • To liaise with the Client’s Engineering, Operations and Maintenance staff as required to ensure a consistent approach to project completion.
  • To promote safe behaviour at all times.
  • People:
  • In conjunction with the Engineering Manager, manages succession planning for direct reports.
  • Provides coaching and mentoring for direct reports.
  • Actively supports recruitment, selection, transfers and promotion of resources to meet succession and business plans.
  • Support the development and retention of motivated and qualified people.
  • Ensures support and set performance expectations of direct reports.


Process Ownership:

  • Continuous promotion of, and adherence to, the discipline specific procedures and providing feedback for continuous improvement.
  • Support the development and delivery of the technical assurance framework.
  • Monitor compliance with qualified standards.
  • Participate in incident investigations as required.


Subject Matter Expertise:

  • Responsible in own discipline to provide support to the business.
  • Ensuring learning opportunities are captured and realised.
  • Responsible in knowledge of regulatory framework and associated legislation.
  • Perform the role of Technical Authority when appointed to do so.
  • Supporting and supervising tasks delegated to direct reports / respective team.
  • Management of key stakeholders in the execution and delivery of contracted activities.
  • Manage and direct resources efficiently and effectively.
  • Demonstrate current knowledge with industry and technology development within discipline.
  • Demonstrate continual professional development


Skills / Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • MSc / MEng in Chemical Engineering, or equivalent professional qualification, or BSc / BEng with extensive relevant experience.
  • Membership of a recognised professional institute is preferred

Minimum Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years experience in the oil and gas industry.
  • Minimum of 5 years proven capability as a Lead Engineer in an engineering design company.
  • At least 12 months experience of site-based project work involving field engineering, construction, commissioning, operations, or maintenance.
  • Previous experience of working in the Middle East would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge, skills and experience
  • Experience with brownfield modification workscopes.
  • Experience with upstream oil processing facilities.
  • Experience with Sour Service Operations would be an advantage.
  • Experience in Concept and FEED project stages would be an advantage.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of process engineering design and analysis.
  • Thorough awareness of relevant international codes and standards.
  • Familiar with the typical software packages that are used for process engineering design and selection.
  • Experience of the application of HAZOP, HAZID and SIL Rating to Process Design.
  • Personal attributes

Core Values and Behaviours

  • Provide strong influence in promoting, demonstrating and being a role model in accordance with company core values, ethics policy and leadership framework.


  • Interact with team members in a positive and professional manner at all times.
  • Experience of working with multi-national and multi-cultural project teams is strongly preferred
  • Professional demeanour and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate a level of team working skills.
  • Enthusiastic, conscientious, and keen to learn.
  • Flexible with a can-do attitude.
  • Process
  • Responsible in the execution of standards, processes and procedures to effect delivery of operations excellence.

General Responsibilities:

  • Communication in written and spoken forms.
  • Knowledge in Engineering excellence.
  • Participate in audit and incident investigations as required.
  • Project management.
  • Commercial awareness.

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