Head of Civil and Structural Engineering (1234567) Doha, Qatar


Key Job Accountabilities

Key Result Areas:

  • Provides leadership, coaching and guidance to the FEED and EPC contractors.
  • Demonstrates visible safety program leadership.
  • Plans and schedules work (short term and long term) and ensure execution of work per plan.
  • Maintains design integrity and quality requirements through the management of change and specification deviation processes.
  • Maintains full project chronology of civil and structural engineering design revisions (including cause / effect data), for use in contract administration.
  • Ensures issuance of high quality deliverables on schedule.
  • Successfully executes information management requirements throughout project life.
  • Applies and captures lessons learned related to project engineering activities.
  • Engages resources outside the PMT on a timely basis to resolve engineering issues.

Operating Environment, Framework and Boundaries:

  • Project core values that strives to achieve best in class Safety, Health, Environmental & Security performance.
  • Shows dynamism with high expectations for flawless project execution in safety, quality, cost and schedule performance. Demonstrate accuracy, initiative and the ability to multi-task as essential skills.
  • High visibility, large capital expenditure project with significant execution schedule pressure.
  • Well established policies and procedures, with high expectations for business controls compliance and awareness to meet changing needs.
  • Sensitivity to diverse, multicultural environments in engineering, fabrication, field construction and operations.
  • Continuous improvement approach to build on best practices and lessons learned.
  • Significantly complex internal and external interfaces to coordinate.

Communications and Working Relationships:

  • Effective team player that collaborates well with the onshore PMT, the broader project team, venture, contractors and external parties.
  • Leads by example and demonstrates high integrity in all dealings. Builds credibility with peers and effectively uses their time.
  • Prepares high quality written documents and makes effective oral presentations.
  • Sensitive to cultural differences and effective communicating with individuals for whom English is not their native language.
  • Mentors young Qatari engineers in the project team.

Problem Solving/Complexity:

  • Identifies potential problems early and develops action/mitigation plans that consider available options and balance of stakeholder issues.
  • Brings experience to bear in solving complex problems in less familiar situations.
  • Understands inter-discipline relationships and works toward general interest results.
  • Creates high quality, accurate work products in a timely fashion with minimal supervisory guidance.
  • Develops safe, fit-for-purpose technical solutions that meet the intent of project requirements.

 Decision Making Authority and Responsibility:

  • 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.
  • Establishes credibility with peers, subordinates and supervisors.
  • Integrates information well and exercises good judgement to make timely decisions.
  • Takes responsibility for own work products and can perform at high levels with intermittent and / or minimal daily supervision.
  • Exercises judgment in making decisions; knows when to seek advice. Understands organizational authority and seeks appropriate line management approvals.

Person Specification – Minimum Requirements


  • Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering
  • Professional registration with accredited Regulatory Body desirable (PE, C.Eng., EUR ING, or equivalent)

Knowledge and/or Experience:

  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience in projects, in civil/structural discipline including FEED, detailed design and construction phases
  • Experience in Onshore Oil & Gas Facilities, especially LNG plants
  • Previous Experience with Civil works in Qatar
  • Knowledge in geotechnical, foundations design, drainage, precast concrete, steel structures

Technical and Business Skills:     

  • Excellent written English and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience working in multicultural environments.
  • Fluent with common software applications including Microsoft Office, SharePoint, etc