Vacancy Details

Process Engineering Head

Process Engineering Head

Part A: Job Specification

Job Purpose

Responsible for overseeing and leading process engineering activities in NFXP/NFW Onshore Common Lean LNG Storage and Loading Expansion Project (EPC-2). Position ensures all process engineering design requirements such as project philosophies, design basis, specifications, codes and standards are in full compliance with project and QatarEnergy LNG requirements. Position shall deliver discipline results to the highest technical quality standards and provides clear guidance to the EPC contractor including facilitating resolution of process issues such that all process design requirements meet project objectives.

Key Accountabilities

(Duties include but not limited to)

  • Provides Process engineering knowledge, expertise and leadership for the design and quality assurance of the process discipline.
  • Ensure process engineering activities meet local regulatory requirements, codes and standards, project specifications and industry practices. Ensure that EPC contractors are conducting process design in accordance with project requirements and specifications
  • Address process discipline issues timely to ensure HMB, PFDs, P&IDs, HAZOP, MDR etc meet NFXP/NFW Project's objectives and schedule.
  • Ensure approved design recommendations and lessons learned are utilized to improve process design integrity, improve operability, and maintain high deign safety standards.
  • Steward Contractors' process design and execution activities in accordance to specifications, verify adequacy of Contractor resources and personnel competency for the tasks, employment of appropriate tools including use of approved process software.
  • Coordinate and analyse discipline issues for resolution. Provide Process Engineering input to other engineering disciplines, procurement, commissioning etc. Support commissioning and system completing activities and make appropriate recommendations to management on process discipline matters.

Reporting and Relationships

  • Reports to Engineering Division Manager EPC-2, NFXP Onshore Project.
  • Internal - Interfaces with various project teams and departments within PMT (EPC-1, 3, 4, NFS etc), and Operations Engineering in addressing process issues requiring effective communication, initiative, flexibility and an ability to foster collaboration.
  • External - Regular contact with EPC Contractor/subcontractors, Vendors, Specialist consultants, and project stakeholders.

Job Context & Major Challenge(s)

  • Position is site based, located in Project Site Offices (Field Operations Center) in Ras Laffan, Qatar.
  • This position is responsible to ensure all technical activities associated with process engineering by the EPC contractor, and all third parties such as 3rd party consultants, vendors, sub-contractors etc are executed to NFXP Project's design requirements and specifications.
  • This could involve technical evaluations, including risk based evaluation of complex engineering issues, resolution of process related matters with significant project execution and/or commercial impact to ensure optimum outcomes that meet technical and execution expectations.
  • Major challenges for this role include (1) effectively guide EPC contractor, including 3rd party consultants, vendors and pre-comm/comm team. (2) maintaining constructive working relationship with EPC contractor, consultants and vendors to ensure delivery and execution of work scope in accordance with project specifications/requirements and (3) maintaining good relationships with stakeholders (e.g., Operations, engineering, commissioning) to ensure alignment of process work execution

Part B: Candidate Specification - Minimum Requirements

Technical and Business Skills

  • Fluent in written and oral English.
  • Strong analytical, organisational, coordination and planning skills.
  • Good communication skills and ability to interact / interface at all levels.
  • Good mediation skills including conflict resolution, problem-solving, creative thinking, influencing and empathy
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of software programs, etc.
  • Deep knowledge of relevant industry codes, standards and practices

Behavioural Skills

  • SHES Focused
  • A team player with a strong focus on supporting others.
  • Information and knowledge sharing across engineering disciplines
  • Works with integrity and ethically, self confidence.
  • Has a proactive approach.
  • Knowledge sharing and Mentoring of others


Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering or equivalent.

Knowledge and/or Experience

  • 10 years' experience in process engineering discipline in large oil & gas projects. Broad knowledge of engineering execution including design practices and exposure to onshore LNG facilities.
  • Strong leadership skills, personal integrity, experience guiding and assisting contractor teams.

Generic Accountabilities - All

Financial Dimension

As defined for this job level in the Delegation of Authority and/or approved budget.

Safety Health & Environment

Ensure all activities are undertaken in compliance with Company Safety, Health and Environment and Quality policies, regulations and standards.

Qatarization Program

Contribute to the development of Qatari employees. This accountability is a condition of employment for expatriate employees.

Firewall Compliance

Ensure all activities undertaken comply with anti - trust and competition laws and the Company firewall policies and procedures.

Technical and Business Skills

  • Undertakes complex tasks and acts as a source of guidance for staff and internal customers. Is expected to handle all but the most complex problems and difficulties that might arise.
  • Takes initiatives, based on experienced gained, to deliver timely and cost-effective service.
  • Sets situations/issues in the context of the entire team and has an appreciation of the wider relationships with other people and organizations.
  • Works independently within established procedures, plans and budgets and contributes to the development of these.
  • Has autonomy over scheduling and planning of own work; organizes efforts of work group to achieve overall efficiency.

Operating Environment, Framework & Boundaries

  • Works in a project environment in which the incumbent strives to achieve best in class Safety, Health, Environmental & Security performance by creating a culture that encourages everyone to perform their best every day on every task
  • Works in a dynamic team environment that has high expectations for flawless project execution in safety, quality, cost and schedule performance which requires the incumbent to demonstrate accuracy, initiative and the ability to multi-task as essential skills.
  • Works in an evolving business environment where expansion opportunities are being identified on a continuous basis adding additional complexity and workload to the existing project environment.
  • Works effectively within established policies and procedures and participates in the further development of these to meet changing needs.
  • Understands organizational authority and seeks appropriate line management approvals
  • Works in a highly visible project environment with large capital expenditures and significant schedule execution pressures.

Decision Making Authority & Responsibility

  • Makes decisions and solves problems related to a specific discipline/field.
  • Establishes credibility with peers, sub-ordinates and supervisors.
  • Exercises judgment in making decisions; knows when to seek advice. Understands organizational authority and seeks appropriate line management approvals.

Problem Solving & Complexity

  • Good supervisory skills.
  • Utilizes a systematic approach to problem solving that ensures accuracy, timeliness and quality of documentation in resolution.
  • Manages complex tasks to completion within time constrains of Project, with minimal guidance from more experienced staff.
  • Manages the resolution of problems in more demanding and less familiar situations using precedent and own acquired knowledge.
  • Good written and verbal communications skills.

Equal Opportunities:

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