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Oil Facilities Planning Specialist

  • Job reference: 914094
  • Location: Saudi Arabia
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Date posted: 18/07/2017

Oil Facilities Planning Specialist

Position Description

We are seeking an Oil Facilities Planning Specialist to join the Oil Facilities Planning Division within Facilities Planning Department.

Facilities Planning Department is responsible for the development and coordination of the capital program throughout the Company. The Oil Facilities Planning Division (OFPD) comprises Production & Processing Group, Upstream Group, and Master Plans & Major Studies Group. OFPD' s responsibilities include planning and coordinating all crude oil operations in support of hydrocarbon exploration and production; developing and optimizing new hydrocarbon processing facilities; engineering technical solutions and enhancing oil facilities optimization as oil fields mature into secondary and tertiary recovery phases; and conducting studies to keep pace with the best industry practice.

As a Oil Facilities Planning Specialist, your primary role is to:

Conduct studies to confirm the scoping requirements and justification for major additions/upgrade to existing oil field crude processing, water injection, and stabilization plants.

Perform evaluations of oil field facility configurations required for new field developments.
Determine facility requirements for alternative methods of artificial lift.

Perform economic evaluations of alternative oil processing and water injection facility configurations.
Prepare scoping papers to define capital projects covering new oil processing and water injection facilities.

Interface with operating organizations, engineering specialists, project management and corporate planning.

Present the findings of major evaluations to executive management.
Advise executive management and operating organizations about the business case for proposed projects.

Mentor young planning engineers to be Facilities Planning Specialists.

Minimum requirements:
As the successful candidate, you will hold a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or equivalent technical field. An advanced degree in Chemical engineering, Petroleum Engineering or related Master of Science degree is preferred. You should have participated in post-graduate technical seminars and course work related to technical specialty. Achieved recognition through activities on committees of professional societies or participation in University sponsored programs. Experience in process/system simulations is preferred.

You should have a minimum of 10-15 years of professional experience in oil production in the petroleum industry, related industry or governmental sectors. Prior experience include Project Management and Operational problem resolution and their relationship to long range planning of facilities and associated economics. Experience should include at least five years as an individual in responsible charge of planning work in his main technical field. You should have achieved recognition as a planning expert in his technical field based on proven ability to handle complex issues in a rigorous, analytical fashion.

You must be able to work with minimum supervision on relatively unstructured tasks. Must have the demonstrated ability to produce top quality written and oral reports. Experience in performing economic evaluations, feasibility studies and preparing requests for budgetary approvals. You must have excellent written and oral technical presentation skills.

Duties and responsibilities

You will be required to perform the following:

Plans, schedules and provides work direction to assigned technical personnel (up to 10) as required for preparation of planning level designs, processes, reports, correspondence and related data and assures the efficiency, adequacy and conformance to overall objectives of all phases of complex technical problems.

Formulates the basis for planning studies in any of several basic or special technical fields by analyzing and evaluating all data pertinent to problems. Evaluates data as to scope, effect on existing installations, economic value, long range planning and budgetary consideration.

Brings all elements of a planning study together. Makes certain that all elements proceed satisfactorily on schedule and within the money and time allowed; and initiates corrective action as required.

Initiates detailed work outline and makes decisions as to basic approaches, processes and/or equipment. Performs work and/or delegates work to other technical personnel, consultants and contractors, for final development of specialized or technical proposals and proposed projects.

Discusses, coordinates and resolves problems with personnel throughout company and subsidiaries, Petromin and the Saudi Arab Government, and with others outside of Company organizations. Works with Government Affairs/Participation Affairs on Government related questions and issues.

Acts as technical consultant and performs special staff work for executive management when required.

Recommends new installations or modifications to improve existing facilities and standardization within broad fields of endeavor. Prepares justifications and completes expenditure requests as required.
Reviews work of technical personnel directed. Checks that reports are written according to established methods of good report presentation.

Makes recommendations for further study or report changes. Approves reports for transmittal to management.

Prepares and participates in the presentation of reports and facility recommendations to Executive Management.

Formulates and coordinates training and professional development programs for technical personnel directed.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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